Kitchen Makeover Reveal

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Hello, sweet friends! I hope you’re having a great week so far.

I’m soooo excited for this post as it has been in the making for a long time. Over the last several weeks, I have been providing little peeks into our kitchen makeover and the time has finally come to share the reveal.

But before I do, I wanted to say thank you to Decor Gold Designs and Randi Garrett Design for allowing me to be part of this amazing group of homes. Did you see my friend Rachel’s gorgeous kitchen? She is such a sweet girl and I can’t get enough of her gorgeous photography skills.

And now onto the reveal.

Every good makeover story starts with a ‘before’ photo, right? So let’s take a look at what we started with…

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Our beautiful kitchen was all the rage…12 years ago. I know I’m so fortunate to have such a kitchen, but as you well know, tastes change and things start to become a little outdated and in need of a refresh.

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When we first moved in 12 years ago, I had visions of a white kitchen, but unfortunately, the white cabinets I wanted were considered the highest upgrade (of course they were) and outside our young family’s budget. So instead, we elected to go with what was considered trendy at the time.

I loved it for about two years before it began to lose its appeal, but as we were not in the position to remodel, it remained “that” room that we would “one day” get to. For the next 10 years, my dislike for it grew with each passing season and I would continuously remind myself how fortunate we were to have this kitchen.

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So when the opportunity to complete a makeover presented itself this past fall, I knew my dream of a white kitchen was about to come true.

For those of you who have done – or contemplated – a kitchen makeover, you know it can be pricey.  We’re no longer a “young” family, but a family with 3 teenagers, all of whom will be in university in the coming years and so to save money, we did all of the work ourselves, save for the countertop install and lighting electrical, which hubby swears he could have done, but was best to leave to the (licenced) professionals.

I knew our cabinets had great bones, and with the help of products from the AMAZING folks of Fusion Mineral paints, they turned out just like I imagined. Most of the time, using Fusion paint does not require sanding or priming, but the sweet Jennylynn recommended we do so to avoid any bleeding through as the cabinets are not solid wood, but a veneer. Re-finishing the cabinets was probably the most time-consuming on our ‘to-do’ list (sanding, priming, painting, sealing) but oh so worth it. We used a color called ‘Casement’.

I also should mention that we intend to build the cabinets all the way up and add moulding so there is no gap between the cabinets and the ceiling. But I need to give hubby a little break…ha

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This gorgeous range is from the Frigidaire Professional Series and I couldn’t be happier with it. Can you believe we went almost 5 years without a working oven? Yeah…I know.

 

GET THE LOOK:

 

 

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I love how these appliances provide a built-in appearance, giving the kitchen a cleaner and custom built look. I invite you to read more of our kitchen makeover HERE to find more details on the appliances.

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Moving on to my new kitchen sink and faucet. Well….just sigh. Hubby installed both and while I know it’s inappropriate to love material items, I can’t help it. This beautiful farm style faucet is from Wayfair and you can find it HERE.

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We installed a matching look on the island, which you can find HERE

GET THE LOOK:


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See that backsplash? Well, it was a point of friction between hubby and I as one of us wanted subway tile (as they were concerned with the cost), while the other insisted on marble herringbone and it’s timeless, classic look. Yes, hubby won that battle and I’m so glad he ‘convinced’ me (but please don’t tell him).

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We installed a new hood range (also from Frigidaire) and removed a couple of cabinets. The first – which stood alone above the dishwasher – always seemed out of place and the second is where we installed a little wine cooler – also hubby’s idea, and also from Frigidaire Canada.

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One of my favorite improvements is the kitchen island, which hubby revamped. As mentioned, we contracted an electrician for the lighting and added an extra ceiling light to enable two pendant lights, also from Wayfair and can be found HERE.

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New 36″ X 18″ luxury vinyl flooring tiles, which hubby installed directly onto the old ceramic tiles, and lots of photos as follows…

 

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A view from the family room.

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And that’s it!

You may have noticed that in every home tour I’ve been fortunate to participate in, I’ve never shown our kitchen. But now, I adore our newly remodeled kitchen and am so happy to be able to finally share a space I’ve had a love/hate relationship with for the last 10 years.

Let’s end with one more ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot, shall we?

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Please don’t forget to visit my talented friend Janet next.

Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour - Gold Wreath

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Thistlewood Farm

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Maison De Pax

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Craftberry Bush

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Shabbyfufu

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CC + Mike

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MONDAY – ENTRY/PORCH

StoneGable | Decor Gold Designs | Eleven Gables

Randi Garrett Design | Dimples & Tangles | Dear Lillie | French Country Cottage

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TUESDAY – LIVING ROOM

Jennifer Rizzo | Sita Montgomery Interiors | CC + Mike

Lindsay Hill Interiors | I Don’t Know How She Does It | Shabbyfufu

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COMING

THURSDAY – DINING ROOM

Tone on Tone | Sunny Side Up | Just a Girl and Her Blog

Lindsay Hill Interiors | The Leslie Style | Eye for Pretty

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FRIDAY – BEDROOM

Edith & Evelyn | Randi Garrett Design | French Country Cottage

Decor Gold Designs | Life On Virginia Street | Zevy Joy

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Comments

  1. Mary Harrison says

    Beautiful! You have inspired me to paint out cupboards! Love the floors too! Can you tell me the product name of the luxury vinyl tiles and how you installed over ceramic. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Thank you for any info. Mary, Ontario, Canada

  2. Kathy Cuddihy says

    Stunning kitchen re-do!!

    I am with you on loving the white kitchen and we have similar issues when moving into our home, it took almost 10 years as well before I got my dream white kitchen :-) Congratulations :-)

  3. Suzie says

    Dear Lucy,

    I love your kitchen makeover. It is beautiful. I am
    so happy for you and your family. The best accessory
    is Brody. I love him. I would babysit him in an instant.
    Don’t feel bad about not having an oven for five years,
    I am going on nineteen years.

  4. Emily says

    Your kitchen is breathtaking!! I was wondering where you got your marble backsplash from and what brand it is. Love everything!

  5. Pam says

    So envious (in a good way) of your kitchen remodel, of which I am in desperate need. Favorite feature? A refrigerator big enough to keep a body in!

  6. RuthN says

    Fantastic!! SO bright ! Bet you needed sunglasses for a couple of days! Brody definitely sees himself in charge, doesn’t he! :-Dx

  7. Ardith says

    Congratulations to you and your husband, Lucy, for transforming your kitchen so beautifully. You both can be proud of your great design and hard work. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Ardith

  8. says

    Oh Lucy I don’t even know where to start. It’s hard to believe this is not a whole kitchen makeover. This is a powerful statement on what paint (and a lot of elbow grease) can accomplish. I love the appliances and I have a confession…I am glad your hubby won out on the tiles too. I LOVE the herringbone. It’s just beautiful and I know you are happy to the moon and back! Merry Christmas, my sweet friend. xxoo

  9. Kris says

    Gorgeous. We renovated our kitchen 3 years ago–I had to wait for over 10 years with an ugly kitchen which was original to our house (built in 1960) so I understand your joy in finally getting a beautiful workspace. Enjoy!

  10. says

    Lucy it’s so beautiful!!! I love how much larger and brighter everything looks! What a fabulous Christmas gift to have it finished in time to enjoy for the holidays! Merry Christmas my friend!!!

  11. says

    Lucy, everything is so stunning in your new kitchen!! I also love how you’ve styled it for the hokidays and what a treat to have it finished in time for the holidays!! Merry Christmas:) Xo

  12. says

    Lucy your kitchen makeover is amazing! The before and afters are breathtaking! Loved taking your tour and was so glad to be a part of this Deck the Halls Christmas tour with you!

  13. Tiffany says

    I have been hesitant to paint my cabinets but now I’m definitely going to go for it. Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I love how clean your countertops look, what material are they?

    Thanks

  14. says

    Stunning kitchen, I really love everything about – right up my street! The backsplash is stunning!! We are renovating our kitchen in a couple of years so I am gathering some ideas, will definitely pin this post!

  15. Maggie says

    Love, love, love everything about your new kitchen. You must love cooking (and baking – LOL!) in it. Everything just looks so very high-end. Congratulations and many happy, delicious years of cooking and congregating in it! (Anything you can do about that horribly annoying pop-up ad that covers almost all the right side of the screen and doesn’t have a way to remove?)

  16. Krista says

    Beautiful! We’ve been debating if we should do a herringbone pattern. I love it! Could you source the backsplash tile? Thanks!

  17. Marsha says

    I love your kitchen!!! It’s beautiful. I’m in the middle of remodeling our kitchen. Do you mind me asking where you got your lovely white table and the chairs….love the look!

  18. Shanna says

    Did you spray your cabinets with the Fusion paint or roll. If you sprayed would you mind sharing if you diluted, spray nozzle size, gun type, etc? Gorgeous kitchen!

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