Thursday, May 22, 2014

DIY Kitchen Reveal Update

It has been over 7 months since I revealed our kitchen makeover.  It is hard to believe it has been that long and I am speechless about all the opportunities and attention that came with this experience.  I never thought I would be doing anything other than teaching much less having a blog, guest blogging on Remodelaholic and being featured in Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeover Magazine.  How is this even my life?




When I first revealed the kitchen in October, it was bare bones.  Just finished and barely used.  Naked.  Nothing on the counters, no curtains, nothing.  Now it has some personal touches, curtains and it is definitely more lived in.



To see the first reveal click here.


Here is what I started with.





















Here are the updated photos.  Thanks again to Jessica of Ever & Anon Photography for taking the amazing pictures.


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography



Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography



Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography



Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography


Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography

Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography
Photo Credit:  Ever & Anon Photography



LOVE. IT.

We are so excited with how great it turned out and how different our house feels and looks.  I can't believe I live here.  Thanks again to my husband for trusting my design choices and for helping me with this makeover.  I could not have done it without him.


See the rest of our home tour here.


Here are links to progress pictures & tutorials:




Hinges and Knobs (sink and faucet info is in this post)

Countertops  (DIY Tutorial is HERE)





Products:

Appliances
LG Counterdpeth Fridge
LG 5 Burner Stove and Double Oven with Convection
LG Over the Stove Microwave
LG Dishwasher

Sink & Faucet
Sink - 30" Single Basin, 10" Deep Stainless Steel - Overstock.com
Faucet - Elkay Pursuit - Amazon.com

Paint
Zinsser Shellac Primer
Benjamin Moore Waterbone Impervo Satin in White Dove

Lights
8" & 12" Retro Style Schoolhouse Light in chrome - DestinationLighting.com

Hinges
Original hinges, chrome plated at Speed & Sport Chrome Plating in Houston, TX

Glass knobs
1 3/8 Octagon knobs with polished chrome base - LookintheAttic.com

Backsplash
Tile, thinset, grout all purchased at The Flooring & Design Center in Beaumont, TX
Tile is manufactured by SOHO Studio and must be purchased through a distributer
- 4x12 polished glass in Natural White

Countertops
Countertops - American Walnut - Lumber Liquidators
Waterlox - Waterlox.com

Flooring
Installed by Floors for Living - Friendswood, TX
Luxury Vinyl Plank -  MetroFlor Konecto Engage in Woodland Oak

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48 comments:

  1. The professional photos are beautiful. Congratulations on completing such a great renovation! :) I'm working on my mom's kitchen next week, so I may return to your posts again soon.

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    1. Thank you and good luck with your mom's kitchen!

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  2. WOW your house, your kitchen and your blog are just beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday, featuring it a little later today and I just shared your blog on FB. Seriously in love!

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  3. Oh my! This looks like a different kitchen AND eating area. So beautiful!

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    1. It feels and looks twice as big as before. I was scared when we first bought the house because the kitchen is small and there is nowhere to add on or expand. Thankfully it all worked out and we are loving it! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Your kitchen is amazing. I'm in love with your home and style. Seriously so beautiful!!!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love, love, love your kitchen! The floors and countertops are amazing and the backsplash - to die for. Well done.

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  6. WOW! Your kitchen looks amazing! Every detail is beautiful!

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  7. A truly amazing transformation! I'm happy for you. The kitchen is the heart of every home and when it regenerates so do we :)

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  8. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it so much, you're being featured on The DIY'ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-diyers-link-party-new-and-improved-2.html

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    1. Thanks, Kayla. Thanks for the feature.

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  9. Wow! This is an amazing update! I love the colors you used.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! This gives me hope for my kitchen!

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  11. My mouth is still dropped to my knees! Holy moly what a difference...it doesn't look like the same room! Aside from loving the cabinets painted white and those gorgeous glass knobs, I love the dark butcher block, the gorgeous glass back splash, the pops of turquoise, the hardwood, that cute wood utensil holder...and the list goes on. Amazing makeover!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you, Marie. It was a long and hard 10 weeks but it was worth all the work.

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  12. WOW!! What an awesome transformation! I'll be keeping those glass back splash tiles in mind...
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  13. NICE JOB!! Your kitchen looks AMAZING! I love the decor and the white cabinets! :)

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  14. Hi Kaylor! This looks amazing, great job. I really like the butcher block counter tops and would like to do the same in my kitchen but worried about care for the long-haul. Do you have any info you could share or website you went to regarding care? Thanks so much!

    Oh and I found your blog from Centsational Girl's B.O.T.B http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2014/05/botb-5-28-14/

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    1. Hi Jules. We love our butcher block countertops. I read other people having problems with watermarks, etc but we have not experienced that. I wipe down the counters after I prep food and other daily uses and keep things clean just like I would with any other counter. We are careful around the sink when we wash our hands and dishes to make sure any splashed water is wiped up. Waterlox is a must for sealing. Here is the link to my tutorial: http://fishermanswifefurniture.blogspot.com/2013/09/diy-butcher-block-countertops.html If you have anymore questions let me know. Good luck.

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  15. I love the curtains! where did you get the fabric! Beautiful kitchen! great job!

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    1. Thank you. I am in love with the fabric too. I put it in the dining room as well. See here: http://fishermanswifefurniture.blogspot.com/2014/05/dining-room-reveal.html

      I purchased the fabric from www.housefabric.com or you can buy it from www.sarahrichardsondesign.com

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  16. this is just amazing! I love every detail...I pinned and I'm going to share on my FB page...great job! (and thank you so much for sharing with Twirl and Take a Bow!) xo

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  17. What a beautiful job. It doesn't even look like the same place. How do you like your counter depth LG fridge? We are thinking of getting one and I am wanting some reviews.
    Vee in Pearland

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I love the fridge. It has plenty of storage and I love the pull out freezer. All of our LG appliances have been great.

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  18. This seriously makes me want to tackle a new project. I cannot believe how much more open and airy it looks. Now i'm looking around my house wondering what i can tear apart. Thanks lol.

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  19. What a wonderful redo! Love it!

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  20. so bright and beautiful i almost had to put my sun glasses on..this is the most gorgeous make over ever love it xx

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  21. I love your kitchen! I too have the dreaded soffit/fur down that I would like to disguise. After exploring your blog, I'm a little surprise you left the cabinets "plain." No glazing or any of the other magic you create on your furniture pieces. Can you tell me why?

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    1. Hi, Kirsten. Thanks for visiting the blog. :) Glazed and/or distressed finishes are very pretty but that is not my personal style. I have one glazed and distressed piece in my home (my grandparents' dresser that is now my coffee bar) but that is the only one I want. I like the clean and classic. Simple design, neutral colors and finishes that never show a homes age. Also, this house is not our forever home. It's transformation is mostly us and our style but decisions were/are also based on what we think will be sellable in 5 - 10 years.

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  22. Love your kitchen!! Where did you get that cute wood utensil holder? We are in the middle of doing our kitchen, was going with quartz counter top but after seeing your wood top I may go that way,,Thanks for sharing..-Teresa

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. The utensil holder is actually a planter I ordered on Joss & Main. I didn't use it for its originally purpose and had been stored away for months. When it came time for the utensils to have a home, it was the first thing I thought of. I am so glad I didn't sell it, like I had planned. :)

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  23. This has inspired me to get going and do something to my kitchen. I love the countertop, glass knobs and backsplash. Hope you don't mind if I use the ideas!! - Nancy

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    1. Thank you! And of course not. My kitchen is a mix of several different ideas I have seen in other people's homes or on Pinterest. I just put them all together and in colors that worked for us. :)

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  24. Wow, I can't believe what I'm seeing. Its like you reached into my head. This is the exact kitchen I want. White cabinets with walnut butcher block counters and that beautiful blue accent color. I call this style rustic chic.

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  25. I love your kitchen! Do you have a budget break-down post? I'm dying to know if this is doable for us!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren. We had a $10K budget and $4,500 of that was spent on appliances. It was important to me to have the counter depth fridge and the double oven so the appliance were a little expensive. Our other splurges were the backsplash and supplies: $1,100 And we had the original hinges chromed which was pricey but worth it. Chromed hinges and glass pulls:$1000 Our biggest save is the countertops: $1200 The rest of the money went to wood, moldings, paint, sink and faucet, lights and other misc items. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask!

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  26. Your kitchen is beautiful!!! I am a huge fan of the clean white cabinets and wood flooring!!!

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  27. Hey Kaylor.... could you tell me the name of the tile you used? trying to find but no luck!

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    1. It is called Crystal Series Natural White Polished, 4 x 12 by Soho Studio Corp. I had to purchase it from a dealer. You can email them to find a dealer in your area. info@sohostudiocorp.com Good luck!

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