Monday, March 15, 2010

Kitchen Reveal



    If you follow my blog, you know that I have been working on updating our kitchen.   The last bit of painting was finished over the weekend and I am so excited to share the pictures with you.  Everything turned out as planned and I just love it!  The power of paint never ceases to amaze me.  Let's go see...


     In order to keep this post from being too lengthy, I am not posting the before pictures.  To see those you can go here.

    When you first enter our kitchen, you enter through the butler's pantry.   In the butler's pantry, we added the bead-board which I absolutely love!  We had enough left over from a previous project.  It freshened this area up and it looks so much cleaner and brighter.  The prints to the right are from Vintage Printable which is totally free art that you can download.  They have all sorts of botanicals, seashells, you name it.  I framed them in the bamboo frames that I found at the Re-Store for $1 each.  They were originally gold and I gave them a thin whitewashing allowing the gold to barely show through.  The nice man at Lowes cut glass to go inside the frames for $6.  Because the inside of the cabinets are painted BM Whythe Blue, HC-143 (robin's egg blue), I decided to go with bird eggs.  It is difficult to see from here, but several of the eggs are very close to Wythe Blue.


    I asked for advice on painting the soffit.  After much debate, we decided to paint the it white to match the cabinets.  Now that we painted this soffit, we will eventually paint the one above the stove.  It is truly never done is it? 

    Here is a peek at the blue inside the cabinets.  I love the way it makes all of our white dishes stand out.


    As you round the corner from the butler's pantry, to the right is the desk and overhead cabinet and the kitchen table and banquette.  The overhead cabinet, chairs, and banquette all received a coat of primer and multiple coats of white paint.  The overhead cabinet was painted inside with Whythe Blue.  I am so happy with how it all turned out!




    Cords, ugh.  I was planning to paint the desk, but we are going to live with it this way for a while.  Can you have too much white?


    I originally thought about window treatments over the sink.  To be continued...





    78 comments :

    1. I love it! Thanks for sharing these pictures and inspiring me! I have been debating for a long time what to do with my kitchen because I have oak cabinets, black countertops & we just installed beadboard backsplash. I love seeing that combo with white cabinets! Maybe one day we will get around to it!
      Have a fabulous day!

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    2. It looks great Rene! You amaze me at how quickly you get things done.

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    3. Your kitchen looks amazing. I love that you painted the inside of the cabinets blue. It is a great pop against the white dishes. I also really like the lamp shades above the kitchen table.

      Don't worry about painting the desk right now. I think it looks great with the white cabinets.

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    4. Thanks for all the love everyone! I couldn't wait to share!!

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    5. I think I like your kitchen! It looks great. The blue paint inside the cabinets is a nice touch.

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    6. You did an absolutely beautiful job! Some favorites:
      -the butler's pantry (I would kill for your pantry!, and with the beadboard & the inside of the the cabinets painted blue...love.
      -your kitchen table - the contrast between all the light & white with the dark table is perfect.
      -the towel bar in front of the sink...genius! I will be stealing that idea. :)

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    7. Your kitchen looks fabulous. I love the beadboard backsplash and the blue paint detail you added to the cabinets. Our cabinets are very similar, we hope to add beadboard soon, but how I wish our kitchen floors were hardwood and not ceramic. I agree about the 'everything gets cleaned', we are in the process of painting our kitchen and the prep work is half the job.

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    8. How bright and airy you kitchen is. I love your color choices especially the the inside cabinet color. That desk would look good black to balance with your kitchen counters.

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    9. Kim, I actually thought of that too. We might move the desk out of the kitchen. Decisions, decisions...

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    10. Wow. Just wow. Simply amazing, I'm speechless. GREAT job! It puts my white kitchen to shame! Hahaha! :)

      -Ann Marie

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    11. Just beautiful! Very nice. so bright, cheerful, and up to date. I really love the look. Thanks for sharing the colors you used and I love the glass in the cabinet door above your desk. I would like to replace the glass in one of my cabinets with glass like that. Did you have that done? Did you find it in Greensboro?

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    12. Thanks Lisa!!!

      Doug Mack made the cabinet and he did get the glass in Greensboro. He may have gotten it from the place across the street from Natty Greene's on Elm St.

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    13. wow....looks so beautiful! i love the combination of the white with the blue. it is such a clean look. congratulations!

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    14. Rene, it's beautiful! Everything looks so fresh and classic. You guys did a wonderful job! I happen to really like the desk stained. It breaks things up a bit and coordinates really well with the rush seats and dining table.

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    15. Thanks Tricia. I'm definitely glad that I didn't paint the desk now. It would have been too touch white.

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    16. It looks so beautiful! Like out of a magazine. Great job and I know you'll love using it.

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    17. That was quick! Great job, everything looks so nice. I love the blue in the cabinets and I am glad you painted the soffit white. Absolutely beautiful, of course. ;)

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    18. It looks beautiful. I love the colors you chose. I think the window looks nice without a treatment.

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    19. Absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity.

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    20. Hi,
      I just found you at BNOTP and I really like your blog. I am your newest follower.
      Bonnie
      http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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    21. Beautiful!! I LOVE the Bay Window over the sink! That is gorgeous! The whole room is just beautiful!

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    22. This is beautiful! I need to go and check out your before pictures!
      Wendy

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    23. I love it! So bright and beautiful! Love the bead board and the blue inside the cabinets is a great touch!

      Great job!!

      Lou Cinda :)

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    24. What a lovely kitchen! It makes me want to go paint my kitchen white.

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    25. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love the blue inside the cabinets. So subtle. I love it all.

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    26. Your kitchen looks fantastic! I am in the middle of a kitchen/dining room redo. I am stripping wallpaper as we speak.

      Have you mentioned what color paint you used? If not, I would love to know.

      Thanks.

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    27. Beautiful Kitchen! Love the colors ~ so bright and fresh!

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    28. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, the textures and the simplicity. I'd leave the windows alone for a bit, you can always add something later.

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    29. Your kitchen is fabulous, Rene! It is so fresh and warm. I could cook in there all day! I love the blue inside the cabinets and the arrangement of the plates on the wall! Love it!

      Cheers!
      Tina

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    30. Yes Amy I listed the blue paint color, but the wall color is BM Gray Mirage 2142-50 done with Lowes Valspar eggshell. The trim paint is Valspar semi-gloss white.

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    31. So beautiful You did a wonderful job.

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    32. Your kitchen looks fabulous. So fresh and clean. I agree with leaving the window bare. Nice job!

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    33. Really! The blue inside the cabinets is gorgeous! What a beautiful job! I bet you are proud!

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    34. Love your light fixtures! Where did you get them?

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    35. Leslie, the lights are from Uttermost.

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    36. So pretty! Love all of the white and blue. Love the lights in the cabinet above the desk too. Looks awesome!

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    37. Love it all - when can I move in?
      Just kidding but don't paint the desk, it makes a nice contrast.
      lise

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    38. That's beautiful! I'm a new follower. :)

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    39. What do I love
      1. the white cabinets
      2. the interior blue of the cabinets
      3. The pendant ceiling lights
      4.;your white dishes
      5. the bead board
      6. your kitchen window
      Love it all. Well done.
      Pam @ Becolorful

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    40. How wonderful! I'm running right over to check out those cool botanic art downloads!

      Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you. Stop by my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance http://juliechats.blogspot.com I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers!

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    41. ABSOLUTELY stunning! I love every last single bit of it! I especially love the dining area...the plate display and the dining table and chairs, just beautiful! Great job!

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    42. I love the RESTORE!!!! It rocks. I've done several posts on them!

      Dig the blue and the beadboard! Your kitchen looks great. Even though I paint cabinets for a living, I wish I got more requests for all white. I've done several black kitchens lately....

      Stop by my blog sometime and say hello! Jennifer

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    43. Absolutely beautiful! I love the soft, muted colors!!!

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    44. I absolutely love your new kitchen! The interior cabinet color is my favorite, most unexpected part! It's all amazing, though. Great job!

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    45. Wow! You must be on cloud 9! This is incredible. I wish it were my kitchen. The thing that stands out to me the most that I keep going CRAZY over is your paint color!!

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    46. your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL! thanks for sharing it with us.

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    47. So beautiful! To me, simple is always elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    48. very pretty! i love the lights above your table!

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    49. Oh, I love the color you chose for the walls! I'm actually having a "green" posts week on my blog as that is such a soothing, beautiful color. Amazing job!

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    50. nah, you can never have enough white. I'm renovating my kitchen right now, and your towel bar on the drawer front (below the sink) is EXACTLY what I've been wrestling with. Couldn't decide if I should put knobs there and stitch a loop on the towel so I could hang them? Never saw a towel rack like that before, it's a fabulous idea!!
      And I love the blue color behind the dishes. Yummy!

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    51. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! I like the beadboard backsplash. We haven't figured out what we're doing for a backsplash yet. I like it a lot!

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    52. I love your kitchen! Great job! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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    53. Wow is all I can say! It's simply gorgeous. The kitchen I dream about! I featured your kitchen makeover in my Week in Review post this week! Bravo! Bravo!

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    54. Your kitchen takes my breath away! You did an amazing job... adore the blue in the cabinets! Thank you for sharing at the POPP.

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    55. i without a doubt adore your posting kind, very charming.
      don't quit and keep posting due to the fact that it simply just nicely to look through it,
      impatient to looked over a lot more of your current stories, enjoy your day ;)

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    56. I had just about decided to leave my 1970's oak cabinets alone, then I saw your kitchen. So undecided now. If I could be guaranteed it would look like yours, I'd be painting now. Really nice!.

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    57. So clever and well thought out!

      I love all your touches.

      Where did you find the drum pendant lights above the table?

      Natalie

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    58. What an amazing space! It is so beautiful! I love all the white but think the desk looks great the way it is.

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    59. Great renovation...I have all white kitchen too and I love it! How about painting that desk glossy black?

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    60. WHAT A LOVELY KITCHEN!! I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A KITCHEN REMODEL AND I JUST PAINTED THE DARK, 70'S STYLE CABINETS, WHITE. SO FAR, SO GOOD. I LOVE YOUR WALL COLOR IN THE KITCHEN..WOULD YOU MIND TELLING THE COLOR? THE COLORS FLOW BEAUTIFULLY FROM ROOM TO ROOM!! I CAN ONLY HOPE MY KITCHEN TURNS OUT AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOURS!!!

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    61. Rene...love your kitchen redo! The white is really pretty. Oddly enough we are getting ready to have our kitchen painted...black!!! I'm excited but nervous. And yes we are paiting the soffets too! I'll feature before and after photos so be on the lookout!

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    62. AS a fellow recent kitchen RENO person...I LOVE yours and certainly appreciate the TIME AND EFFORT. It looks FABULOUS! Our kitchen cabinets are now painted black (well since the summer) and the island is FRENCH SILVER (like a dove grey) and our desk area is WHITE. YES, we went ECLECTIC! :-)

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    63. Great job! I have been looking for egg photos to frame. I'll be heading over to Vintage Printables! I did my cabinets all white as well and LOVE it!

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    64. Your kitchen turned out just beautifully! I have been working on a kitchen re-do of my own. Hope to finish up with accessories soon! It was so nice to visit here :)!

      Blessings,
      Stacey

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    65. Rene, your kitchen is beautiful. You did a great job! Can you share how you printed out your Vintage Printables? Did you use special paper? Did you copy them on a laser printer? Thank you.

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    66. Yes, I'm happy to share Kimberly.

      I first made my selection and clicked on it to enlarge the image. Next I right clicked the image to copy and paste. Then I pasted the image in a word document. Once you have it there, you can retrofit it to fit your frame. You do this by again right clicking and it should give you sizing options. You can either keep the ratio or change it. You'll see what I mean when you try.
      I printed the images onto card stock using a regular 'ole printer.
      This is probably more than you wanted to know. Let me know if you still have questions.

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    67. Thanks, Rene. Your step-by-step instructions were perfect! I can't wait to try this.

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    68. Wow, I'm so loving your kitchen! What is the color you used on the walls called?

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    69. Rene!!!!!!!!


      Whats a better word for love? Like I more than love your kitchen! MORE THAN LOVE IT!!! Awww... I can't wait to start on mine AGAIN!

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    70. You have such a nice, clean, crisp, uncluttered home. I am striving for that.

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    71. I'm loving your kitchen, everything is so fresh and crisp, it's gorgeous!
      Take care
      Kristin

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    72. Hi Rene-
      I adore your bamboo frames, bamboo is my latest "thing" after I found a bamboo mirror last week.
      Also, are your pendant lamp shades made out of seagrass? I have been looking for something like this.

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    73. http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd581634 I have to say that your kitchen is my inspiration! I am in awe of it! I did find this fabric that I thought would be stunning in there and I plan to make my shades with it, so since I shared with you can you tell me the paint color? :)

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    74. AHHHH,,,
      we are redoing our kitchen and I have been looking (forever) for the perfect wall color, you have it...Love all your ideas, do you mind if I steal??
      Or cabinets are white to the ceiling , dark counters, stainless appliances, Pergo stone floor and now I can have the perfect walls to go with all of it. Thank you, thank you! Your kitchen is so amazing!

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