Peeks From The Kitchen Re-Do...


In my last post, I shared photos of my kitchen as I prepared to begin a redecorating project!  I didn't get as far as I had planned as I had some sick family members, and we traveled out-of-state for a funeral.  But we did a lot of painting and work...and I am loving how it is turning out!  I was a little nervous as the painting began...I could see it completed in my head, but took awhile to get used to the changing room (I'm weird like that...).  There were many doors to paint, and they needed three coats on each side to get the best look.  I  primed worn paint spots and bare wood.  I was a little worried when I started, that the paint (Benjamin Moore's Simply White) would be a little bright for the space, but that was just seeing it against the darker color...as I painted more pieces, I could see it was PERFECT for what I wanted!


Of course, the kitchen was in chaos for awhile...

 

I found drawer pulls and hinges I liked, but decided to paint and re-use the wood door pulls, which saved about $75.  I painted them with 2 coats of acrylic craft paint and topped them with a coat of satin water based sealer...




All the wallpaper was removed from the backsplash area~ it was a lot of fun as it actually came off in huge pieces!  It brightened the room so much!
 

The wood beadboard was put up, primed, and painted...



We are only about halfway finished, but thought you might like to see some peeks...here's a finished cabinet...


on the lower sink cabinet, my husband added hinges and door trays for storing sponges, etc...


and I am loving the backsplash...so bright and fresh...


So much still to do, but I'll show you more as we work!  We found a great deal on new flooring, too, so that has become part of the project now, too!


My parents are coming to visit for the next week!  I have not seen them for 8 months and am really looking forward to it!  I'll be taking a little blog break to spend time with them and will be back with more kitchen progress next week!

Until next time...I'll be resting my sore arms and legs...
Linda

66 comments

  1. At least you are working on your projects! I just look at the mess and think about what it is I should do! Really looking great and will be just beautiful when all is done! Enjoy your time with your parents and we will catch you later!

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  2. It all looks beautiful! Love the cabinet pulls and all that white beauty!
    Mary

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  3. It's looking really good ! You are going to love it !

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  4. Your kitchen is wonderful to begin with. Now it's going to be gorgeous! Can wait to see it.

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  5. Wonderful Linda! Looking so good. Enjoy your visit with your Parents.
    XO

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  6. Linda it looks great! I love the brightness of the white. Enjoy time with your parents! hugs, Linda

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  7. Linda, it really looks great - what a difference! I've been toying with a beadboard backsplash for our kitchen. Have a wonderful time with your parents.

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. It is looking great! I love how crisp and clean the white looks. Oh, and I LOVE your pot rack. I have a thing for pot racks for some reason?

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  9. How exciting Linda! Your kitchen is so dreamy - I'm in love with the wall paper - so cozy. It's going to look great with the new cabinet color.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  10. The white cupboards are looking GREAT! The bead board is also looking so beautiful, I know I sure love my bead board back splash. Your black cabinet pulls are lovely, so are the ones below your sink. I notice that you have a coffee maker like mine. We have had it for about four years and plastic parts are now breaking on it, we can't use the grinder on it anymore. How is it working for you?
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. The kitchen is coming along beautifully.

    I love what you dried your knobs on , I really got a kick out of the creativity for such stupid little pain in the arse pieces.

    Nicely done!

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  12. Your kitchen is looking fabulous, and I love the addition of the beadboard. I added some over the icky tile backsplash in our kitchen several years ago, and I've never regretted it! Enjoy your visit with your parents!

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  13. I am loving the changes in your kitchen..so fresh and bright and that white is just so beautiful!

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  14. Linda
    Your kitchen looks amazing so far what a big project to tackle but well worth it. Enjoy your family this week

    xo
    Kate

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  15. Linda it is soooo beautiful! I love love love it. I know you must be so excited. I cant wait to see more! If I had to choose today a new kitchen I would choose the black granite and white cabinets with the beadboard. All my favorite things!

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  16. The finished cabinets are beautiful, Linda! I love the backsplash. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. I love the picture of the finished cabinet so very nice♥ The door pulls are great and sure saved you some money that you can use elsewhere...thanks for posting this as soon I will be doing mine!

    Rondell

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  18. Your cabinets/bead board photos look so nice, thank you for showing the steps and describing them, to get there. A lot of work.
    - Joy

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  19. Hi Linda!
    My you guys have put a lot of work into the makeover. I absolutely love the hardware and the beadboard. You are inspiring me to get started on ours. Looks great! Enjoy your time with family. See you soon! :)

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  20. What a great feeling to brighten up a kitchen. I just redid the cabinets and walls last summer on our Alaskan kitchen and what a difference it made!
    xoxo Kim

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  21. You are going to just LOVE your kitchen! It looks very similar to mine - painted cabinets, black granite tops, stainless appliances. So I am going to be very interested on how you decorate! Lots of work but oh, so worth it in the end!

    I think we are coming up to the Bachman House the end of the month. Anything else going on that is interesting or junk worthy?

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  22. Loving it! I'm still having a hard time getting into the groove to move ~ to get my rooms painted.
    'hugs from afar'

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  23. It's amazing how white paint can change a room. I'm loving your makeover and can't wait to see the rest.

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  24. All that hard work paid off ~ it looks beautiful!!

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  25. Lookin' good!
    Can't wait to see it all finished... love the bead board and the hardware.

    Pat

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  26. Linda, your kitchen makeover looks so good. I am getting ready to do some work in mine, too. Enjoy your parents' visit.

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  27. Wow, I am very impressed. It does look so much brighter and lighter. And I'm loving the beadboard backsplash. I couldn't picture it when you blogged about it before, but seeing it makes me want to try it myself. Looking good!

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  28. Linda your kitchen is looking fantastic!
    I love the black handles on the white doors and the black hinges!!
    I can't wait to see the reveal!!!

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  29. Oh Linda I am loving the white!! And the beadboard backsplash as well! Have a wonderful visit with your parents! Vanna

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  30. It's looking wonderful Linda. Have a wonderful visit with your parents - hope you have great weather! Ann

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  31. The disarray will all be worth it! :)


    Kelly

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  32. I LOVE the peeks and it looks wonderful!!! Love the beadboard and have been thinking about it for my back splash..now that you have the experience...are you hiring out??
    Have a great time with your folks!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  33. It looks good! Looking forward to seeing the final product! You're so fortunate to still have both parents. Enjoy your visit!

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  34. So, this is what you have been up to! Looks great. The back splash is awesome. Hey, you can come to my house next. I won't mind:)
    hugs, Liz

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  35. Looks so great! I love the bead board. I had it in my kitchen in NJ. Can't wait to see what else you're doing. Have a nice visit with your parents!
    :)Heidi

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  36. Wow, you've been busy...your kitchen looks lovely! Have fun with your family and I'll look forward to the big "reveal" :) Laurel

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  37. Linda this is looking fabulous! I love the backsplash and the painted hardware. The room is much brighter. Just gorgeous. Enjoy the visit with your folks.

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  38. It's stunning! I'm waiting to see how your beadboard turns out because I really need a backsplash! I've been wondering how the beadboard will hold up against the kitchen splatters. You'll be my test kitchen! Mimi

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  39. What a busy lady! Can't wait to see the result! looks Fab so far!

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  40. Looks like lots of work Linda, but your kitchen is looking great! I've never heard anyone say taking wallpaper down was fun, I've always heard it was hard. Enjoy your time together with your parents!
    xo

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  41. Enjoy the time with your parents. Your project is looking great. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Have a fun week.

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  42. It's looking good Linda! I can relate to how you are feeling....it's alot of work. Enjoy your time with your parents.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  43. It loooks wonderful so far Linda! Your cabinets are so prettyh anyway and now the white really made them stand out! Love the beadboard backsplash too, I have the fake paintable wallpaper version, it was good for a while but it needs to come down, it must be spring... I had Cam wash the kitchen walls Sat. so that I could get them painted! We did a bit of early spring nesting around the house, boy did it need it! xoxo

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  44. It's going to be beautiful! I'm glad you're posting your progress pictures - will keep me motivated! I know what you mean about being apprehensive, the same things are wandering around in my brain too. I'm going with the beadboard backsplash too since we have lots of leftover pieces from the livingroom celing. Wish it was all done - lol

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  45. Hey Linda! I LOVE IT!! (with a great big puffy heart kinda love!!) I have a serious on-going affair with beadboard...I swear I'd marry it if it was legal! lol :)
    Your cabinets are looking amazing! I'm so excited for you!
    Hope you have a wonderful visit with your parents...you deserve it!
    Love ya girl
    missy ;)

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  46. Linda the kitchen is looking fabulous!! The cabinets painted white are just beautiful and I love the dark hardware. I can't tell you how much I love the bead board. This is so much fun to watch the transformation.
    Have a wonderful visit with your parents. I'm fortunate to live close by my parents now but there were years that I was across the country from them. Visits were always special.
    Take care,
    Jane

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  47. Everything looks great so far, Linda! WOW, you have been a hard working woman! Enjoy your visit with your folks and keep the pictures coming!

    Take care of yourself,
    Julie

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  48. Linda I love it!!! It is turning out so beautiful and don't you just love the Simply White!!? We have beadboard as a back splash too and I love it! It is a lot of work but you are doing so great! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
    Have fun with your parents!

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  49. Hi Linda,
    Oh my gosh--is there anything you do that is not sheer perfection? I love everything!!! And that backsplash is ingenious!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  50. Wow, Linda! I am loving your new kitchen! It is worth all the work! The white looks so nice and fresh against the black counters, and I really love your trick of using the wire basket to paint your knobs. Oh, I love the beadboard, too! Great job:)

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  51. Oh my! Kitchens can be such a big project, but I LOVE the way it looks now. So crisp and bright. Bead board is one of my favorite backsplash materials. I'll look forward to seeing more. Have a lovely little break and enjoy the time with your parents.

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  52. Hi Linda,
    I just came over to ask you what's for dinner in your amazing kitchen!!! lol
    XO

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  53. The cabinets are gorgeous! I also like the beadboard idea. We did a complete kitchen reno (gutted the whole thing) a few years back. What a mess...but well worth it!

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  54. Looks great so far! I'm lookin' and lookin' at the pictures and I think 'Oh, she got a new fridge." No, you have 2 fridges in your kitchen?! How cool is that?!
    Looking forward to the finished reveal. Have a good week with your parents.
    Susanne.

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  55. Linda,
    Your kitchen is really turning out to be fabulous!! Of course it will-you have a magic touch!
    Enjoy your family.
    xoxo
    lynn

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  56. I am LOVING how it is turning out too!! So very inspirational to me of the dark cabineted house...and I love the hardware too...you go girl! Thanks for showing all the hard work to get the after shot!
    Love
    Hollie

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  57. I am LOVING how it is turning out too!! So very inspirational to me of the dark cabineted house...and I love the hardware too...you go girl! Thanks for showing all the hard work to get the after shot!
    Love
    Hollie

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  58. You are doing a nice job! When your arms rest up Please stop by for my Giveaway!!

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  59. its looking really great! enjoy your visit!

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  60. Your cabinets look amazing already! Love the beadboard and the pulls!
    ~Carol

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  61. Hello Linda;
    Your Kitchen Looks Fabulous! What a Wonderful Transformation!
    Hope you are having a Wonderful Visit with your Folks!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  62. Your kitchen is looking lovely! Are you putting up individual board bead board or sheets? Can't wait to see it all finished. Enjoy your parents' visit!
    ~ Julie

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  63. Your kitchen is looking lovely! Are you putting up individual board bead board or sheets? Can't wait to see it all finished. Enjoy your parents' visit!
    ~ Julie

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  64. Oh WOW! The kitchen makeover is incredible.....Love it!

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  65. Linda I'm now following you, I love your blog! Your kitchen is beautiful!
    I soooo want to paint my cabinets white but I have so many of them it would be quite a chore!
    Susan @homeroad.

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  66. I love the bead board back splash! We decided not to tackle the tile backsplash in our kitchen when we did a mini renovation last year, but now I'm really wanting to replace it with either this or with vintage-like tin tiles. It's looking great and I can't wait to see the results!

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