Monday, February 22, 2010

Kitchen Update

When my mom told me that I had finally convinced her to paint her kitchen cabinets, I said one thing, “Make sure you take before photos!”.  Here’s what she sent.kitchen

Oh, and this one.  From two years ago.  And my daughter is wearing make up.  Ack!family_08_004[1] Luckily, the before pictures (or lack thereof) aren’t the focus of this show.  It took some convincing, but she painted them—and then some!

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She replaced the flooring, painted the walls, added some trim, and had recessed lighting put in.  I just said paint the cabinets, Mom! ;)

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I’ve spent countless hours in this kitchen, so the memories of meals with my mom and dad took precedence over the dark cabinets.  However, with all the changes in her bathrooms, it just seemed like the next natural step.  IMG_0453

Of course, I think my mom’s talent lies in the details.   

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My heart gets all fuzzy when I stand at the sink.  She may not have a window view, but I think this is pretty close.  You done good, Mom!

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61 comments:

Magic Brush said...

Oh yeah, that wreath behind the sink is cute to boot!!!!! Love it all!

Andrea said...

Adorable. Again I have to say that it is amazing what you can do with paint. It looks like a whole new space.

I am sure there will be many more wonderful memories made in that kitchen. Even more memorable after all that hard work.

Brittany said...

beautiful! i'm painting my cabinets this weekend because we just bought a fixer-upper! i hope my turn out so great but i really dread it!

mary'smom said...

Wow!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love it. And it makes me want to paint my own cabinets. But...I won't. Your mom did a fantastic job! Yay Momma JAG!

Misty said...

I can see that AWESOMENESS runs in the family!!!!

Vee said...

Wow, beautiful! What a difference a little white paint (and some added personal touches) can make! =]

ProudNana said...

I love it!!! I have a remodel coming up this spring, adding on and some major kitchen/dining room changes. Your mom's colors are sooo close to what I have in my head :D

{The Classy Woman} said...

Wow, what a great job! That is a lot of painting! I'm sure she's just thrilled with the outcome.

It is inspiring me to tackle our 90's kitchen cabinets. Same sort of inset pattern, but ours are a lighter oak.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Well I guess it is no secret anymore where you got your talent from. Love the kitchen makeover!

TanyaLea said...

Looks like you mom has caught the 'itch' !! ;) ...it's amazing what some paint and new hardward can do! Good for her!!!

Have a blessed week!<><
~Tanya

daph-a-dills said...

Oh I LOVE your mums kitchen....its gorgeous and a jobe well done indeed. PS: LURVE the eye candy over the sink :)

Alysa@atticgals.blogspot.com said...

How did she do it? I so want to try this but feel overwhelmed by doing this. Did she follow any instructions or special paint or what? I know kitchen cabinets are hard. way to go . It looks awesome. alysawhitlock@yahoo.com

Mrs. Dew said...

This looks amazing! Great job!

Danielle said...

I love this. I want to do it but I'm afraid of having chipped paint all over and it looking even worse. What's a girl to do?!? Any tips??

Astrid said...

Gorgeous transformation!! It really looks like a completely different kitchen!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look great,Chris! I just did a post looking for inspiration on painted cabinets. I really want to do ours and it would help my argument to have pics to show hubby. I'm adding your Mom's to the mix! Please thank her for sharing!

Jodee Leader said...

These pictures make me want to paint everything white in my house! I love it! She did a super great job!

Cyndi @ 6 Ring Circus said...

They look AWESOME! When I saw the "before" cabinets I thought they were MINE! Tell your mom she has inspired me to get off my arse and make them look better. Now that I know it CAN be done! :o)

kpmattingly said...

Big difference! That looks great!

Andrea said...

WOW you have just inspired me to paint mine!! What type of paint did she use?? You can see where you get your talent from :-)

ABandCsMom said...

LOVE it! Dumb question...what's the prep for painting kitchen cabinets? I would really like to change up my kitchen and do it in the most inexpensive way possible.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such an affordable way to update her kitchen. It looks fabulous. Love the little wreath too.

Kaye said...

I love your Mom's new kitchen!!! She did a great job!!

I think it is awesome that you and your Mom have this decorating-thing in common!

Your blog is so inspiring; bring on the paint!

Kaye

Danielle and Clint said...

WOW! Fab after!! Paint rocks my socks!

Sheri said...

Looks wonderful! It's amazing how a little paint can really brighten up a place!

Jill said...

OMG amazing transformation! Can you do a post with how to paint cabinets? Mine are in desperate need, but I don't know where to start!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I will be doing this one day. It has inspired me. I'm sure that is one big job, but so worth it. It looks great.
Thanks for sharing.
Brooke

Juggling Thoughts said...

My husband and I are about to move into our first home, and want to paint the cabinets white. What process did she go through to make sure she really coated them well?

Did she sand them? Or just simply paint? And what color did she use?

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Great job 'mom'! Would love to hear how she painted them (what she used, how many coats, etc). Done a lot of research lately, but have yet to decide which is the best method.

Sweetpeamommie said...

Hi,

Kitchen looks great! Any chance you could find out the brand and name of paint on the walls? Love it! Thanks!

Irene said...

Great job mom! She did a terrific job and now that kitchen looks light and welcoming.

sfretwell said...

They look so good!! I am with some of the other people...How did she do it? What paint, process, ect. did she do? I am debating between painting or staining our kitchen cabinets right now.

Thanks for sharing! You both have the most amazing talent!!!

Stephanie
sfretwell@suddenlink.net

New Every Morning said...

Girl, you've got some good genes!
It looks amazing!

Richella said...

Wow! This looks great! Your mom did a wonderful job. How nice for her to have a consultant right in the family!

Isn't it funny how taking "before" photos is just part of what we do now? I never took "before" photos before i had a blog. Now I can't bear to begin a project without snapping a photo first. :)

Staci said...

our mom did a great job! Can you ask her where her paper towel rack came from, I love it.

Amanda said...

What color did she use? It doesn't look white but a nice cream color? I'm thinking about painting my bedroom furniture but don't want a stark white color.

Blarney said...

Do you think she was sheepishly asking for your permision to remodel things? I find whenever my Dad is asking it's more because he isn't sure he should change anything ... for memories sake. She did great! Can't wait to see more of her projects. Maybe she should write a blog feature from time to time. Just a thought. :)

Dana D said...

Oh, my! I ADORE the green glass canisters in the before picture! They are crazy-gorgeous! I think I'm coveting them! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the white cabinets. I just can't wait to paint mine!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a pretty kitchen! Your mom did a fabulous job! Love the wreath with the birdie over the sink ;)!
Blessings,
Stacey

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I love it! White cabinets look beautiful.

sissie said...

It's amazing what painting the cabinets did for your Mom's kitchen.

Great job.

Sissie

Michelle @ My Nest Now said...

Amazing transformation! Love the bird ^^

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh how I love white cabinets. You're momma did good!

Jill Elaine said...

Wow! Great job! Tell your Mom she rocks!!!

Melanie said...

She did do good. Go mom!

Kristen said...

Your mom is so cute...she did a great job. Tell her I am a scare-dee-cat about painting my cabinets. But if she can do it...

Jessica Hills said...

The cabinets look so great! Love the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic change!!! I'm not always for painting cabinets, but these look simply marvelous! The entire kitchen is just BEAUTIFUL!

~Jennifer

Lea Liz said...

what an amazing change!!! I have been trying to talk my husband into letting me paint my cabinets white and change the knobs until we have saved up to get new ones!! How long did this take her? What kind if paint did she use?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is awesome. It looks fantastic. I mentioned my mom and her talents today in my post too. Very inspiring, they are!!!

Jamie said...

Wow! What a difference! And your mom did a great job with the accessorizing!

jomama said...

did SHE paint the cabinets or did she have them painted? I want more details on the process- steps taken, paint used, hits and tips, lessons learned, etc. I'm trying to convince my sister to paint hers and I'd love to use this as encouragement. well done mom!

Sarah Sarniak said...

This looks amazing! You had some really good bones to work with.

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks amazing, so bright and cheerful. I love the wreath and bird above the sink, too cute.

Christina hearts said...

I love the "view" in the kitchen. That's a great idea!

Ruth said...

It looks amazing!!! I am using these pictures to show my husband and maybe get him to agree to paint our cabinets.

Ruth

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Wondering what paint color she used? I am planning on painting my kitchen cabinets this spring also. :)
rebeccahalverson80@hotmail.com

The Nunn's said...

Okay, I am just like everyone else, did she use "the paint"???? The BM wood/metal paint? I got some for my front door and it came out great. Loved it.

Kitchen said...

I find whenever my Dad is asking it is more because they is not definite they ought to alter anything. for memories sake. They did great! Cannot wait to see more of her projects. Perhaps they ought to write a weblog feature from time to time.

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