Today I am overwhelmed!
Everyone that stopped by,
and offered encouragement for sharing my
has left me feeling so blessed.
I appreciate you all from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for your encouragement to keep writing, creating, and being me!
With that said, I wanted to answer your questions regarding my kitchen.
Remember when I said there was a lot of Elbow Grease involved?
Let me show you the kitchen before and after…
Here is where we began 6 years ago…
We stripped wallpaper and painted with
Benjamin Moore, White Dove.
I wanted an all white kitchen, with white walls and white cabinets…
and a pop of contrast with dark floors and counter-tops.
We removed a couple of cabinet doors
Because the kitchen is small, I wanted open shelving to give the illusion of more space.
I also like the fact that it is easy to get to all of my daily dishes without opening and closing cabinet doors.
The Builder Grade Cabinets…
were sanded, primed, and painted
with Benjamin Moore, White Dove.
The appliances were replaced
with stainless steel.
The oven was a Craigslist purchase.
The dishwasher remained and is black.
(It works great, so until it dies, it will stay).
Next, we added new hardware in an oil rubbed bronze finish,
spray painted the hinges with
an oil rubbed bronze color,
and installed new flooring.
The flooring looks like natural wood,
but is laminate by Quick-Step in Dark Wenge Wide Planks.
The kitchen peninsula was wrapped in thin wood.
and the baseboards were not as wide as I would prefer.
So we added 5 1/4″ baseboards painted in Benjamin Moore, White Dove.
I also wanted a chalkboard, so I thought this was the perfect spot.
Notice how we bumped the baseboard trim out to look like the
cabinet was built into the wall.
Moving back to the Peninsula…
I wanted an updated, custom look with the peninsula area.
The thin board seemed cheap to me.
I know I am on a budget,
it doesn’t have to look like it, right?
So we added bead-board and framed it out with wood trim.
Here’s a closer look…
In my next post I will share with you how I turned my white laminate counter-top
into a dark slate.
I hope you enjoyed the kitchen before and after transformation!
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