Saturday, March 5, 2011

drum roll, please........TADA~

The wait is finally over and the reveal is here. It seems like it's been forever; atleast for me; it's worth it tho, I really like the change.  It's definately different, and much brighter.  I still have some touching up to do, but I couldn't wait to show you!!! :)



Okay, before I let you look......lets remember what it used to look like~







OKAY......th cabinets actually look white in the pictures, but they are a cream color.







remember the scallopy thing,.....well...I kept it; what do you think?

I need to finish with some wall decor; I just need to find the "right" pieces.

My chalkboard door that leads to the basement; my daughter and her friend's creation. :)

Okay, so let me have it, tell me what you think; was is a good change?  I kind of wish now that the cabinets were alittle more creamier color and the walls a bit darker; but I like it.  It's very different for me with the lighter colors; it's SO not me to have picked out lighter colors, but I am in the mood for change!!!  So, I have already started to think of some other projects that incorporate some lighter colors....we will see; I don't know if my family is ready for another redo project for a while tho! :)

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I am linking up with Jennifer Rizzo's kitchen party

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53 comments:

Sarah said...

looks really good! We are in the process of a kitchen revamp as well. I just posted about ours on my blog. I can't wait to have it all finished.

Dianne said...

I love it! I really like the scallopy thing. (spell check is freaking out with that word!) You did good....real good!
Dianne @
http://buterflydreamz.blogspot.com/

Kalen said...

I LOVE IT!!! Especially the cabinets. We rent & I hate the wood cabinets... I think they look so cheap (even though they're real wood). The landlord won't let us paint them (and I can't blame her), but hopefully someday we'll have a home of our own that we can have white cabinets!

Megan said...

very good. I have similar cabinets and hope to paint them this summer. I hope I have as good of luck as you!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I love your kitchen! what a difference the lighter cabinets make...such a bright & beautiful kitchen! The chalkboard door is adorabe!
-emily
www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com
p.s. thanks for stoppping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Wow, your kitchen looks great! Such a huge transformation. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Looks great, the "scallopy thing" too!!

Pam said...

GREAT job! I love the new color on the cabinets! And I love the chalkboard door!

I'm your newest follower. It's great to have found your blog.

Pam
Our Adventures in Home Improvement

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

Looks great! It looks so fresh in there. And I love the scallopy thing :) Glad you kept it!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

this is gorgeous!!! It turned out great... we re-did ours last year... hard work, but it pays off! I'm having a party over here if you'd like to join... http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Stopping by from the "Sunday Showcase Party".
I LOVE how your kitchen turned out! Awesome job!!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Heather said...

It looks great! It is amazing how simple it is to update cabinets with paint. Fantastic job!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh this looks wonderful! I found you at Sunday Showcase. What a huge change and a big job. I have a quick question about your hinges. Did you paint the ones you had or get new ones? I have to decide what to do with mine before I paint my cabinets...come visit me if you have time and enter my give away. Nice to meet you ~Ann

Erin said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Isn't it amazing what paint can do! :) It's so bright and fresh looking now.

Jamie said...

I love the chalkboard door!! I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

I am in LOVE with how it turned out!! the cabinets look SO much better and I am SO happy you left the scallop wood detail...it adds charm :) You did a fabulous job! AND the chalkboard door just tops it all off!

Heather said...

Wow! What an amazing tranformation!The chalkboard door is a great idea. Congratulations on your new kitchen!!

Heather

~K @ VintageSkye said...

Wow, what a difference! My cabinets are a cheap oak finish right now. They doors do have the basic straight lines though so they are a prime candidate for painting- One eeny teeny problem- we are renting :) I don't think the owner would be very happy with me if I started painting.
A girl can dream though!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

What a transformation, Jodi! It looks so fresh and clean. Love it! I'm digging the scallopy thing, too:)

Shelia said...

Your kitchen looks marvelous! And I like your scallopy thing! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jill said...

The kitchen looks great! Much brighter and more modern than before - great job! And that chalkboard door is just brilliant!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

I LOVE IT! What a difference it looks like a completely different kitchen. You did a great job with the paint colors too. I think they are perfect. I like that you kept the scrolling thing over the sink. It adds a nice detail. Beautiful job.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I think they look soo nice now, and I like them being an almost white color, lightens your whole kitchen up! Looks so fresh and clean!

Kristie said...

Beautiful. I love the colors you choose.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Wow! what difference the light cabinets make... much brighter & a great transformation!

Emily said...

Seriously loving your blog! I am nominating you for the Stylish Blogger Award. Stop by my blog for the details.
-emily
www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

Humble Homemaker said...

Great job! It was worth the wait, it looks fantastic. So fresh and inviting. Thanks for sharing. :)
Humble Homemaking

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Janet said...

Wow, this looks INCREDIBLE!!! Such inspiration for me, I need to do our kitchen BAD!

SH said...

Love it ! You did a great job !I'm preparing to paint my cabinets soon. Did you use a sprayer or just a brush ?

janet said...

A....to the Amazing!!!! Don't you just love what a coat of paint can do for a room?

Well done girl...take a bow!

Janet xox

http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Mikalah said...

It looks great! I recently painted my cabinets white too, and I am amazed at how much it opened up the kitchen. I like the scalloped thing too! It's very cute and cottage-y. =)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

What an incredible transformation! We have white cabs in our kitchen, and I love the brightness they lend to the room. Our walls are chocolate brown, so the white balances it out nicely. You did a great job!

Sommer said...

Hey where did you find those ugly pictures of my kitchen?? LOL OMG this is like better times ten! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html

Cheers!
Sommer

extrafrostingplease said...

Loving it! My dream kitchen has white cabinets. Ours right now has pretty nice cherry-ish cabinets that The Husband won't let me touch.
I'm glad you kept that scallopy cornice over the window. Reminds me of my great-grandma's old kitchen. :)

queenbee1994 said...

Awesome transformation, I love the chalkboard door.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks great! Wonderful job! You did a great update!

Sommer said...

Thanks for linking this up! Hope to see you next week with another fabulous project to share!

Cheers!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Your kitchen makeover came out great! Amazing what a difference paint can make :-) And the chalkboard door is so creative and fun.

I think the scallopy piece actually looks really good. Good call keeping it :-)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your kitchen with the painted cabinets. I think the white looks fresh and cheerful, but then again I love white kitchens. I recently painted our cabinets white on the uppers and grey on the lower cabinets and love it (http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-250-kitchen-makeover.html). You will notice how simiar our cabinets are - our kitchens must be similar in age.

I personally, would have eliminated the scrolly bit over your sink as I'm more of a stream-lined kind of person, but everyone has different taste. I bet you are enjoying using your new kitchen.

Simply Domestic said...

Wow! It looks so good. Amazing what some paint can do. I found you from Emily's blog. I'm a new follower!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

Holly Austin said...

I think it turned out fabulous - so much brighter! And I'm not normally for scallops, but I don't think it looks bad at all with the new lighter paint. Great job!!!

Lori said...

That is a fabulous change. Great job.

Kim said...

Love the look! It gave me great insight as to what mine could look like! Your scallop has more detail than mine and goes nicely with the rest of your cabinets. I'm tearing mine out, as well as the fluorescent light behind it, and adding a pendant. You've inspired me to start on mine!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Very fresh and pretty! I'm trying to decide if I should paint or re-stain my kitchen cabinets. Did you do the painting yourself? Did you use a brush or a sprayer?

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love the way your kitchen turned out. And I like it that you kept the original scallop. Sometimes these are not very attractive but your's is and I think adds to the charm of your kitchen. I think the color of the cabinets is perfect.

cndesigns said...

Love it!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love it! Your kitchen has moved into the 21st century. Great makeover. And what a lot of work it must have been. Wow.

I finally found a quiet morning to visit everybody again and actually leave a comment this time.
Thank you again for playing in my We Love White linky party!

Mariaelena said...

Just beautiful...thx for sharing your finished project...currently working on ours...enjoy your new space...Mariaelena

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Browsing for some kitchen ideas, ive come across ur lovely blog and simply had to comment on ur kitchen transformation! I love it, the cabinets are stunning!!!........Now following along, have a good Sunday, Bonnie

Dawn said...

OMG! That's MY kitchen!!! Including the lazy susan on top and bottom. I don't have the scalloped detail over the kitchen window but I have exactly that layout. Weird. I am trying to figure out how to paint my cabinets. Do you have to sand all the finish off them? That seems like it will take forever. Any tips? Ideas? Websites you used for getting rid of the oak?? My blog is TwoOnTwoOff.blogspot.com and any advice is welcome. :)

Erica {let why lead} said...

Just came to you through the Thrifty Decor Chick, and I gotta say, I love it! I am all about light and bright, especially in the kitchen. Congrats!