Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kitchen Reveal: Before and After

The kitchen reveal! Finally! I won't go into the gory details of what took so long( weather, contractors, etc)  but I will tell you that I am excited to be finished. I like to live a clean ordered life and I do not like living in a construction zone, call me high maintenance but that is the way I am.


 As I mentioned before,  we did not do a complete remodel and gut job, as this is not our forever home, all we wanted to do was to update the kitchen and freshen it up. That said, we did have the cabinets painted, the island top custom made in African mahogany, new granite in leather finish, subway tile, under mount sink, new faucet, floors refinished, and a few other cosmetic things. For as long as this has taken we could have ripped the entire room out and started over. No matter, it is finished and exactly as I envisioned.

Here are a few Before photos.

Before Kitchen


Old bookcase area

And finally, the AFTER!!!

Cook top

Refrigerator, cook top

Island, bookcase

To the right of the cook top

Left of the refrigerator and the cook top

View from bookcase to window

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  1. Wow looks amazing! The power of beautiful, I love how it just opens and brightens up the space and now your wood floors really pop. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing!

  2. My darling friend,

    I am so sorry to have missed the previous post and this one; my early mornings just don't seem to be allowing me to even visit all of you wonderful friends. BUT HERE I AM, and what a glorious transformation is really stunning. NOW you are confirming to me that my wood cabinets in my vintage kitchen would look wonderful in GRAY with my black granite....THIS IS WONDERFUL and are you lovin' it??????????


    Much love, Anita

  3. Hello Dear Elizabeth!

    You know, the kitchen was lovely before, but now it is a breath of fresh air! And it seems more spacious, doesn't it? Beautiful and happy for you! Love that sweet morning light from your window. How is your leg doing?

    I want to thank you so much for SUCH SWEET words! I am so glad you enjoy visiting me...thank you thank you!

    Wishing you many joyful and delicious moments in your beautiful new space...(did I see a bit of candy corn:)?

    Take Care,
    - Irina

  4. Oh my dear... your kitchen in devine!! I love the clean, crisp whites. Enjoy your new kitchen, I am sure you will be inspired to whip up something extra yummy.

  5. It looks just gorgeous!!!! I love the warmth of the wood!

  6. Very nice...I love fresh white...everything looks so good with it!

  7. How gorgeous! It is a beautiful transformation! I love the island tops! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  8. Absolutely wonderful!!! Nothing that paint can't cure! Such a pretty and refreshing kitchen. Visiting for DIY Showoff. Toodles, Kathryn

  9. Wow, Elizabeth! The before was pretty but the after is a dream! Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing in the Roomspiration - Kitchens linky party!

    Enjoy the weekend!

  10. Looks beautiful...we are in the process right now of painting our cabinets...looks like we had the same cabinets that you did...Debating now on glazing or not...I like it both new kitchen looks lovely and like a great place to spend your time...going back to look some more and follow along...xo, Mariaelena

  11. It is so beautiful, I'd say it has forever home potential! The storage area with the glass fronts in amazing. So many beautiful--and useful--accents like the built in wine rack!

  12. what a great transformation. I especially love that island with the shelving. visiting from polo house!

  13. Your kitchen was pretty before but now it's amazing!! I love, love the new transformation, everything is so pretty and neat. I specially love the island and it's contents. Thanks for sharing at The Polo House's Favorites linky.

  14. Oh, I just became your follower as I like your blog. Hope you like to follow back.

  15. I love your wood butcher block counters. Are they walnut? I have always wanted walnut countertops. Your kitchen is so pretty! Great job!


  16. Hi Elizabeth!
    This turned out AMAZING!!! You know I do so love a white kitchen too. :)
    What vision you had and from all of our view.... so totally worth it with THIS end result! A treat for us to see. LOVE it! Your wood counter island top is the perfect addition too.


    Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth.

  17. Oh I just LOVE IT!! What a fabulous transformation!


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