the big kitchen reveal.

this is the post that you have all been waiting for: the big reveal!

i have shown you the kitchen updates in pieces, but it looks so great when its all put together.

in case you missed the updates, here are links: painting cabinets, painting backsplash tile, painting counter, & roman shade.

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{a reminder of where we came from.}

{sorry in advance for the dark pictures. when we had lots of sun in seattle, the kitchen was still a mess. naturally, as soon as i was ready to take pictures, the rain came.}

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crazy, huh? it is amazing what a couple of coats (okay, a lot of coats) of paint can do to a space. when we first bought the house, we thought we would have to eventually gut & remodel the entire kitchen (including taking out the pantry). but, after seeing it, i think we may be able to replace the countertops & the appliances. {sidenote: i didn’t like the appliances when we first moved in, but come to find out, older appliances work amazingly! despite not getting consistent temperatures in our oven, i can get boiling water in two minutes!} also, we are thinking of eventually replacing our kitchen table with a kitchen island (since we have a table out in our dining room).

i also added a bit of art to our kitchen walls. i really loved the idea of framing vintage flashcards into sayings {see here} but i was too lazy (& cheap!) to find all the flashcards i would have needed. so, i decided to diy it. i also couldn’t find red frames either, so i diy-ed those too by spray painting white target frames red.

to make the flashcards, i just typed out the phrases i wanted, printed them out on resume paper, cut into long rectangles, & rounded the corners. then i glued the “flashcards” onto white cardstock.

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i would love to hear your thoughts about our new kitchen. is your mind blown? (mine is.) it doesn’t even look like the same room. i can’t believe it every time i walk into the kitchen. it is so much more light & airy.

i still need to add some more color back in, as well as find new kitchen lights (aaron & i both hate the track lights that are currently in there). future plans: globe pendant lights, brightly colored rug(s), fresh flowers, colorful trivet.

what have you updated lately? have you ever thought of painting your kitchen?

M

13 thoughts on “the big kitchen reveal.

  1. I think I hear angels singing…I totally second the old appliance thing! I was like “gross–that stove!” and now he and I are old friends. You guys are doing a lovely job!

  2. Holy cow! The kitchen looks amazing! It’s crazy what a little (or a lot) of paint will do. The fabric of your shade pops and looks awesome. I’m very impressed!

  3. A-mazing! Way to have a vision and execute it.

    And, yes, about the old appliances. I love my old washer and dryer so much that I’m contemplating taking them with us whenever we find a new place.

  4. Misha it looks sooooooo good! I love it! Especially the color of the counter tops and bottom cupboards. I will be referencing this someday when I’m redoing my future non-existent-as-of-this-moment kitchen 🙂

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    • Jenny – the countertops are holding up well just over a year later. There are some places on the edge of the counter that are getting banged up – like above our utensil drawer – and the old pink is showing thru. We have been really good about not putting anything hot or wet on the counter as that seems to wear thru the paint. I would definitely recommend this paint upgrade if new counters aren’t in your future. Thanks for reading! Misha

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