The New Old Kitchen…The Finished Product

Hello from the land of insomnia, frantic nesting, birthday party preparation…and A BRAND “new” KITCHEN! As of last night we are finally finished our biggest project so far (Other than all the work Justin originally put into the house)  It’s been over a year that we started to plan and save and now we are finished.  Our inexpensive but amazingly transformative project.  Oh I love it…love, love, LOVE IT!

As you may remember our kitchen used to look like this.

Let me introduce you to our new/old kitchen…Bright, cheerful and so much better!

Here  is my baby…a $50 craigslist purchase that only needed a coat of paint plus a new piece of wood underneath.

So perfectly beautiful with her enamel top…loving the little bit of retro.

See those curtains?  I bought two panels from Ikea and we cut one panel into four small curtains and then fabric glued each one to size.  We used a little twine to tie them up…(I cannot sew and therefore fabric glue is one of my favorite things to use).

They are so far from perfect but for some reason I like a little imperfection…

The built-ins and bottom cabinets were painted Ellie Gray (Sherwin Williams) the paneling and upper cabinets were painted white.  I cannot remember the name of the wall color we chose.

The flooring Justin bought for a ridiculously inexpensive price…one of the advantages for working for a major flooring company.  We love it…although it does not match the rest of our hardwood it looks surprisingly good.  Our brother-in-law installed it for us and did an amazing job.

Justin removed some of the cabinets to make a desk area.  Now I can surf the internet in the kitchen but also have a space to store craft supplies and other miscellaneous items.

Here and there I have collected, been given or inherited little knick-knacks that I love to display.

Some with very sentimental value…

I know it’s a picture overload but I am tired and I don’t want to spend the time figuring out which one is the nicest…I posted them in the hopes that they would do the kitchen justice.

I hope to be back to blog Saturday as my sweet girl turns 2.  A bittersweet day as I feel she is growing way too fast.  I cannot wait to celebrate her day of birth…our beautiful blessing.

10 Responses to The New Old Kitchen…The Finished Product

  1. Jessica says:

    Love it! So beautiful.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Grace — your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL! I love white and grey. I adore the enamel retro Island (SCORE!) and I feel like I could spend a good afternoon admiring all your pretty things. I also have been meaning to tell you how much I love your artwork and how sentimental it is. Such a blessing! I don’t have any artists in the family (at least none that have gifted me with their art!) but I have been blessed with a few special things from my mom and Grandma and I treasure them.

    You have a real gift for making a home. And you seem pretty speedy at it, too. Your home seems so much more ‘finished’ then mine and we’ve been here just over a year now — I’m pretty impatient.

    Warmly,
    Vanessa

  3. Betty says:

    WOW. Such a transformation! Looks beautiful. Such a great pay-off for all of y’alls hard work and saving!

  4. Lindsey Sieders says:

    um…WOW!!! all the hard work paid off, and now you get to enjoy it while you get ready to met your little girl, it looks really great. And its reminding me that we have paint sitting in our crawlspace waiting for us to paint our kitchen :)

    Happy birthday Cora!

  5. Jo says:

    You have that magic touch. (And a large dose of patience). The kitchen looks amazing.

  6. Beth says:

    beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful! I cannot wait to see it tomorrow in person!!

  7. Linda LaFleur says:

    Love the kitchen. Thanks for all the photos. And Happy Birthday to Little Miss Cora!

  8. It looks great in pictures, and better in real life. So glad it turned out so well. Now, on to the addition:)…

  9. LeAnna says:

    Oh, girl!! It looks wonderful! I absolutely love how light and airy your kitchen is now, and those curtains are PERFECT! And your computer desk/station is awesome, love those old RC cola crates. Happy beleted birthday to your sweet girly. Time does go so fast, I’m amazed every time. How is it being a mother can make the day feel like eternity yet the weeks and months a blink of an eye?

  10. Susanna says:

    Wow…incredible transformation! I can’t wait till we have a home to transform!:)

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