Friday, May 4, 2012

Kitchen Remodel: The Reveal

Hello Friends, I’m finally ready to share my new kitchen.  This post will have lots of pictures so it may take some time to load.  I love my new kitchen.  I hope you do too.

Feel free to Pin any of my pictures.

Remember the before?


Not really a bad kitchen just blah.  I had a vision of a French Manor kitchen. A little bling, a little shabby, and a lot lovely.


In my mind’s eye I could see tin ceiling tiles, a farm sink, distressed cabinets, and chandeliers.



I wanted a look that seemed to have happened over time. So my hardware on my cabinets starts on the top cabinets with glass knobs, then on the drawers I put cup pulls that were black and I painted them Paris Gray and distressed them. The bottom cabinets have black wrought iron pulls.


The pulls I painted were not sealed so they would continue to distress.

Do you remember the eat in side of my kitchen?


Again not so bad but very uninspired and cluttered with too much furniture.


Now I love coming into my kitchen! It makes me smile and is so relaxing.  My curtains are from Bed, Bath, & Beyond and I was so excited when I saw them as they were exactly what I wanted! I had thought I was going to have to drag out the sewing machine, which I can use but hate to. lol. By the way the curtains are actually shower curtains.  The sheers are from Wal-Mart.


The flooring is by Allure in Cherry.



I’ll be sharing how I refurbished this table and chairs in a later post.


My wrought iron chandelier I found on E-bay.  The flush mount chandelier and the tear drop one over the sink are from Lowe’s.




I hope you read my post on upgrading your stock cabinets by closing them in and adding architectural elements like I have done on mine.  If not you’ll find that post here.


I have never enjoyed my view of the cooking porch and the lake more.


Who said task lighting had to be hidden or ugly?  I found these on my trip last year to Tennessee.


I still have a few things I want to do and when I finish them I’ll be sure to share them with you.  Oh yes,  my budget was $3,000 to $4,000 and I went over that a little because I chose a more expensive refrigerator and curtains.  I also decided to carry the new flooring on into the laundry room.  I spent right at $4500.

Getting ready to go to Canton, Texas to the First Monday Trade Days.  

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Cristina Garay said...

What a transformation!!!I love the farm sink and the distress look of the cabinets! Great work!

Kathleen said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous!You did a great job. The sink, the ceiling,the cabinets! Give yourself a big pat on the back! I can't believe you did this yourself and for that tiny budget. I am very jealous.:)

Unknown said...

OMG You are kidding me!!! Good job!
I would love if you link this to the Monday French party!

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - very beautiful transformation! Love it! It was nice and serviceable before...but now, it must be so nice to cook meals and eat in your new kitchen! I know that feeling - I transformed mine as well.

I put up a project right before yours on At the Picket Fence. Please say "hi."


Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic job, you would NEVER know this was a $4500 remodel, you would guess more like 45k! You should be very proud of yourself for such vision and for the hard work of seeing it through, it is truly lovely!

Journey's End (at the Beach) said...

What a beautiful kitchen!! My great grandmother was French and she would defineately be at home there! Love it!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

wow, what an amazing transformation, just beautiful!! thanks so much for linking up to VIF!

Http:// said...

Your redo is incredible!
I have just given you an award on my blog-please stop by soon :)
Make it a great day!

The Kim Six Fix said...

Wow! What a difference. I love the molding on the cabinets, and the ceiling and the floors.. Oh, I pretty much love it all! Nice job!

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a vision! Love your final touches and pink glassware.

cgammeter said...

Hi Peggy, I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too. Oh what a beautiful job you did on that kitchen. I love it. And, is $4500 a lot for a completely refurbished kitchen? Well, it's perfect. So much brighter. (You have amazing talent) Thank you for sharing.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love those glass tiles in the backsplash and the farmhouse sink. The breakfast area is so feels like a little french cafe.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Amanda said...

My goodness, you did an amazing job! The kitchen and eating area look so refreshed and airy.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful transformation, Peggy! Your vision was spot on and you completed it wonderfully! :)

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

So cute! love the ceiling especially! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back at

Cassie Bustamante said...

so pretty! i especially love the eating nook!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Visiting from Under the Table and Dreaming. You did a fabulous job! You must love spending time in your "new" kitchen! The ceiling is amazing.

Kristi said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous!!! LOve your new kitchen! :)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Amazing transformation... it's perfectly 'shabby' - love it!!

I'd love for you to share this project at Shabbilcious Friday ~

Anne said...

A lot of hard work and the beauty of it shows, Beautiful.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking, There is another one going on right now...I would love to see you there.
Happy Mother's day!

Kammy's Korner said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! So glad you shared the "almost" end results with us!!!!!! Love the ceiling!! And light fixtures! And everything! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Fabulous makeover!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You had a wonderful vision and executed it beautifully! What a lovely kitchen!

Karen at said...

Wow! It is really beautiful! Love the cabinets, the floor, and the ceiling especially :)

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Wow - I absolutely LOVE the look of your kitchen now. It's so gorgeous. You should be proud of yourself!!

Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this.

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Kip said...

FABULOUS! From “not really a bad kitchen” to an awesome and relaxing one! I can see that you maximized your space and removed the furniture that you don't usually use. A spacious kitchen will allow you to move more freely when cooking and preparing your needed ingredients. You'll avoid bumping to anything and keep plates and utensils from falling. Well, I hope you're enjoying your new kitchen! Why don’t you try hosting sumptuous parties when you prepare the food here. :)

Kristopher said...

It's not easy to maximize the space for the kitchen since our mind’s set on all the utensils and the appliances that we need for cooking. I commend you for a job well done in renovating a spacious kitchen. Are you done with the redo? Please direct me to your grand reveal! I hope you can share the budget tips that you've used for this renovation. :)

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