Kitchen Reveal – The Kitchen Renovation is complete!

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It is finally done. We have conquered the kitchen renovation. I’m thrilled to show you our kitchen reveal.
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**Update: There have been a couple questions about my faucet. It is Pegasus Lyndhurst Series by Glacier Bay. We’ve had it from the beginning of our re-model and love it! No problems with it at all!
**Update: You can see more (and better) photos of the kitchen and improvements here! Thanks for stopping by!

Kitchen Reveal

The kitchen is finally finished! I posted a month or so back about the new countertops. Well, this is the big kitchen reveal. It’s. all. finished. Backsplash, countertops, cabinets, island, everything!
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This is what it looked like when we first purchased the house back in June.
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On the opposite wall across from the window, there was a wall, which had to go.
And we knocked another wall down as well.
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Luckily, what I did like about the kitchen were the cabinets. I love having the smaller ones on top of the larger ones on the wall. Gives the space lots of character. So, all they needed were some paint and new hardware, which saved us a TON of money!! I used Rust-Oleum‘s Cabinet Transformation kit to paint the cabinets. No priming or sanding required!
We also saved money by going to Ikea for our cabinet hardware. It was about 40 – 50% cheaper there than at other places. We repositioned the refrigerator to the opposite wall, as well, ending up with this. You can see how we covered the old hardware holes on the cabinets here.
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After taking out one wall and moving the refrigerator, we had an exposed open cabinet. I called a cabinet maker and he made me two new doors and a drawer that match my others exactly for only $125! I honestly thought it would be much more than that! We also removed the wall cabinets on one side to make way for some open shelving. And I spray painted the counter tops black to keep me satisfied while waiting for new counter tops. Yes, spray painted.  And then my husband built me a beautiful kitchen island made out of old barn wood and porch posts and in December we got new counter tops!
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We chose Silestone in Bianco River because it has a marble-y look. I really wanted marble, but knew that it didn’t hold up too well in kitchens without some routine sealing that I knew I wouldn’t do like I should. For Christmas, we got a Lowe’s gift card, which meant…..back splash!!!! We chose white subway tile. I. LOVE. SUBWAY. TILE. This is what our kitchen looks like now.
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That’s our big kitchen reveal! What do ya think?
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  1. says

    I love it! It looks amazing! I need info on how you did your cabinets as that is on my to do list.

    Fabulous! And I guess we’ll just have to go back to the Knitting Mill to find another stool. :)

  2. says

    This is lovely…we ere getting our kitchen done soon and i am wanting it own without the long breakfast bar..its 3 metres and it really closes yhete room in…this has given me a glimpse as to what ours could look like…xxx

  3. says

    Charlotte, they make a light kit and a dark kit. I got the light kit and had the paint colored to Frost. They have the different choices on the top of the box, or they used to anyway. You just get the kit, take it to the paint counter and tell them what color! Good luck!

  4. says

    What a great transformation! I’m thinking of painting my cabinets white, you liked that rustoleum kit?

  5. Traci Creel says

    Your kitchen transformation is gorgeous. I love that you kept the original cabinets. Now that you have been living with the Rustolium finish for a while how is it holding up? I have been considering using it on my kitchen island and would love to hear your thoughts on it.
    Thanks for sharing,

    • says

      Traci, thanks! It seems to be holding up pretty well. I would probably give it an A-. There are a couple places where the paint has scratched off. Honestly, its probably due more to me and the family than the paint. We aren’t exactly kind to our cabinets! So happy you stopped by!

  6. says

    Wowsers! What a transformation! I would have thought it was a different house if you didn’t say so. :)

    My favorite has got to be the trestle table as an island. What a genius use of furniture! Pinning for my future dream kitchen!

  7. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Oh wow, your kitchen is totally amazing, I can’t believe the difference. Beautiful redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Krista thehappyhousie says

    I have seen it before but I love it every time. Hopped over from ATOZ because kitchen renos are always on my mind, yours is stunning. So full of character and charm. Great job!

  9. says

    Love, love, love it! What an amazing difference. I love your cute open shelving and your island. Thanks for the great inspiration! Enjoy your day!

  10. says

    Wow! Looks super! Aren’t you so glad that the construction is done? I remember living through it twice, but it was so worth it to get a room we love. Congratulations and enjoy it! :)

  11. KC Coake says

    Wow! What an amazing and gorgeous transformation! It looks fantastic and I am sure you are loving your new kitchen. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  12. says

    Hi Jenna, what a gorgeous makeover. Love it and the details make it so workable. Totally a new kitchen and I bet you are loving it.
    Have a nice holiday weekend. Stopping by from WWAW link party.
    Celestina Marie Design

  13. says

    Great job!! Isn’t it great when you are completely done a reno! We are just about finished a reno in the house we are now calling home and I can’t wait to post some pics. I love white kitchens and yours looks great!! Enjoy it!

  14. says

    Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! It’s an amazing transformation. It was our most featured link from last week’s Whatever Goes Wednesday party, so we’ll be highlighting it at tomorrow’s party. We hope you’ll come check it out and join the party again!

  15. says

    Love all of it! I especially like the mini cabinets on top of the uppers… Great additional storage! So fortunate you guys had cabinets in good shape to start out with. What a fantastic transformation! :)

  16. says

    Just beautiful Jenna! I love the cabinets and I keep hearing how fabulous Rustoleum is for these projects :) Totally going to use that when I’m ready to do my cabinets. Pinned and featuring tonight my dear! Thanks for sharing!

  17. says

    Wow; it looks awesome! I love the bright colors! Now you can sit back and enjoy all your hard work! :) After we redid the kitchen in our first home we just wanted to sit and stare at it for hours; probably because we were so exhausted too! haha :)

  18. says

    This looks fabulous!!! Ya’ll did such an amazing job at taking your kitchen from old and outdated to fresh, new, and stylish!! Love the white cabinets and vintage charm accents. I’m featuring you this week in our Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop! Thanks for linking up!
    xo, Jennifer @Blissfully Ever After

  19. says

    Jenna, I’m having kitchen envy! Y’all did a fabulous job on yours. Love it. Is your island movable? Just thinking looks like there’s room to rotate it for a change if you wanted to…saying that because mine has the cooktop in it. Thanks!

  20. says

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your kitchen. Someday I’ll have white cabinets and white subway tile because I just LOVE it. But until then I’ll just drool over yours. :)

  21. says

    What an amazing transformation! I used the dark kit in my kitchen and love it. I could not remove walls and had to work around existing counter tops and backsplash, but that Rustoleum product is a miracle in a can :) I am so jealous that you got to do white!

  22. says

    Hey Jenna,
    This is amazing! I just sent you an email about being featured over at Remodelaholic. My messages have been getting caught in spam filters lately, so I wanted to drop you a line here to make sure that you got my email. Just let me know if you’re interested in being featured! Thanks!


  23. Lindsay says

    Hi, great remodel!
    I have a gray stool just like the one in your photo. Just wondering if you could reply with a little list for how you refinished it. Did you just take the seat off, spray paint the chair, and put fabric on the seat?


  24. kris says

    Love your makeover and ideas . We are going to begin a huge remodel project very soon. YIKES. I have been looking at dark flooring. I like the look of yours but didn’t notice you mentioning it. What is it and how is it holding up? Thank you for sharing

  25. Kate says

    Love your kitchen! So inpsiring. What is your floor? Is it stained or painted wood? I pulled up layers of tile to reveal a wood floor but it’s in pretty bad shape. Would love to replicate so tell me what you can if you don’t mind. Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Kate! Thanks so much! The floor is stained hardwood that we purchased already stained from Lumber Liquidators. At my old house – a 1925 farmhouse – I pulled up layers of carpet, vinyl, you name it and had the floors sanded and re-stained. They turned out beautifully!

  26. Sharon says

    Your kitchen is beautiful! I Love so much about it! The Island is my favorite! Do you have Plans for the island? I would love to build one like it. :)

  27. Teresa says

    Can you share the specs on the island that your hubby built? I would love to try and build one I love it!!!

  28. Kathleen says

    I can’t believe how the hardware changed the look of the cabinets. What did you use to fill in the holes left by the old hardware? I’ve wanting to do this but never thought of totally repositioning the hardware.

  29. says

    Hi, What an amazing transformation, i have a question about your space. i have a slightly similar layout with my kitchen and living room, We also have a wall in-between them. Could you tell me how you feel about now living with such an open space, maybe some of the pro’s and cons?


    • says

      Hi Jennifer! I LOVE having an open space between all three rooms. Its especially great with a young child, because I can easily keep an eye on her. When people are over, I’m not closed off in the kitchen unable to talk to friends, all the action is right there. Honestly, the only con for me is that I can’t listen to music while I’m cooking if Grunt Labor has the tv going in the living room!

  30. Laici says

    Hi, Jenna! My fiance and I are in the process of purchasing (fingers crossed) a 1968 Rancher that has NEVER been remodeled. Luckily, the only major projects we’ll have to tackle are the master bath and the kitchen. I am in L.O.V.E. with your kitchen remodel, but can’t convince the future Mr. that it can be done for a decent price. Do you have a breakdown anywhere of your costs? I’m just trying to keep him from having a heart attack…:)

  31. says

    This is a great remodel and you have a really good eye for design and style! Wish I did :). My daughter and daughter-in-law have that in their DNA-thank heavens for me! Pretty, pretty kitchen and such a great functional layout. My favorite is the island and the pretty yellow drapes! Love it!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Jackie! That is such an awesome compliment to receive! I love our island too – we built it ourselves from reclaimed pieces – its very special to us. I often threaten to be laid out on it when I die – haha!

  32. Susie says

    I saw your kitchen and you on the last page of the November issue of the Better Homes & Garden magazine. I couldn’t wait to see you blog. WOW what a transformation. Just incredible what DYI can make over. I’m so impressed. Love to you and your adorable hubby “grunt labor”. My husband would agree that should be his nickname also.

  33. Maega says

    LOVE your kitchen!! I also saw it in the BHG and had to look at it more! I have done one kitchen (years ago) and now have a “new” old ugly kitchen to plan. I want to know one secret- just HOW did you cover up the holes in the middle of your cabinets? We have these ugly ’70’s handles that are screwed into the middle of the cabinets! I like the cabinets and want to keep them but anticipate filling holes and an imperfect finish. If you can, please share what you did b/c I LOVE the way your cabinets look.
    Great blog!

    • says

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Maega!! Ok, filling the holes is EASY! All you do is take off the hardware and fill in the holes with wood filler. My favorite is Elmer’s wood filler max. After it dries, sand it smooth. Run your finger over it to see if it level with the rest of the cabinet. If not, add another coat and repeat. Then just paint over it!


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