Monday, July 9, 2012

Kitchen reveal

It's been awhile since my last post but I promise I have been busy! We got to spend a fabulous week at the farm and got much accomplished. I can proudly say after 5 busy brutal days, the kitchen is finally finished! A great shout out to my friend Cindy for helping with me two hard painting days. I wouldn't have gotten it done without you! Plus, she made us the cutest pillow. Aww!

And thanks to my wonderful husband for helping me get the cabinet doors and drawers painted. whew. It was hard work, my hands were cramping but it is done. It looks wonderful! Everything is slowly coming together. I'll let you enjoy it through the pictures.

doors off and ready to paint

23 doors and 8 drawers to paint
Here it is with primer and the first coat of paint:

Chalkboard Wall!!
Here's some cute things I painted to put on the shelves of the open cabinets:

wood blocks and barn birdhouse

Wood plaque with wood chicken
The door going to the garage had a really bad grain pattern. I don't know if you can see it in this picture but I called it the "saggy boob" door. ugh:

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The door is now painted white. The Order sign is one I got from the cafe closing. Adds a nice punch of color:

blackboard wall with ORDER sign and door painted white
Here's what the finished cabinets look like. I left the doors off the upper cabinets next to the sink and painted the backs green:

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In case you didn't notice, the curtain changed. I found this funky chicken print and couldn't resist. Thought it tied in well with the blackboard wall. The "B FARM" letters are metal and I found them at Michael's, strung them together with twine and hung them above the sink.

The sign on the top shelf says "Simplify"

view from the garage door

Nice and painted!!
Everything looks so different. And clean. I even painted the insides to seal the wood and cover over the grease stains. It also allows me to see if there are any critters (aka scorpions) in the lower cabinets. Yikes, we have too many. Had to get the bug man to come spray. They were just down right creepy. 
I love how it looks now. It's feeling very homey. We even have a regular-sized refrigerator! Yes! We can have more than a couple of items in there. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my lovely kitchen. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Awesome. Can't wait to see it in person...

  2. Oh it looks so great! I really love it. Seems like you originally showed me different fabric for the kitchen curtain. Am I correct? or just dreaming? Either way I love the curtains too. The whole project really came together nicely. Now it's time to enjoy!

    1. Yes Susan, the curtain was a yellow and red chicken print originally but then I found the other and couldn't resist so I made a new one to replace the other new one. ha. I also found a black scroll pattern that I made the dining room curtain out of so they all tie together.

  3. I love what you've done - quite a LOT of work!! The white brightens the kitchen and makes it very welcoming. Enjoy your new kitchen!

    1. Thank you! It has really transformed the space. Not sure my hands will ever be the same again though. haha! No, I'm really pleased painting worked to spiffy up the kitchen. A nice, inexpensive solution for now.

  4. Your kitchen reveal is great! I love the chalk wall and the light fixtures are so fun. I know how much work had to go into this was worth it...Your kitchen is now so bright and cheery!! Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog earlier...Best Wishes, Bobbie

    1. Thank you! I love it now when I walk feels so fresh and clean!


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