Thursday, May 19, 2011

House Envy* Kitchen Reveal




The Kitchen Reveal 





Here is what we had to work with during this kitchen project.  The cabinets needed to be white but even the most magical white paint was not going to cover up the Dixie May western finish on these babies. 


Q:  What's a girl to do?


 
A:   Brainstorm with your incredibly ingenious husband. 
Ding, ding, ding. 



Dixie May, I would like you to meet your more attractive cousin. 
Oh, by the way, we won't be seeing you anymore. 
Buh-Bye! 
(oh, and don't let the door hit you on the way out!)

We decided to recycle our old cabinets by adding beadboard and framing the doors.

Here is a side by side comparison of before and after.  We love the results!




 

  subway tile
(My favorite and the favorite of everyone who has any sense at all!)




butcher block countertops 




We came in under $2000 on this project by recycling our cabinets and being selective with the products we used.  Yeah, us! 



Now, without further adieu,
here is the kitchen! 
















Living green (literally),
Jackie


 



34 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks great! $2000 for such a huge difference is a fantastic price.

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  2. Oh my goodness! I can't believe you did that for $2000. It is gorgeous!! Can I come live in your kitchen? :)

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  3. gorgeous results...I love me beadboard & butcher block so you're transformation is perfection to me!

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  4. Complete and total swoon! LOVE the butcher block counter and totally love the cabinets. Completely agree with subway tile backsplash. We must be kindred spirits in kitchen decor :)Well done!

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  5. Amazing transformation! I just featured you over at Polish The Stars! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/05/link-party-monday-21.html

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  6. Saw you on Polish The Stars and I must say...this kitchen redo is oozing with awesomeness!!!

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  7. This is my dream kitchen! Love the idea of beadboard and a little woodwork on the doors. I've even heard that they have beadboard wallpaper that's pretty cheap, but would it hold up in a kitchen?

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  8. This is an amazing transformation. Love the refinished doors and counter-tops. Great job!

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  9. Amazing transformation...the sink really brings it all together too! I get that you used beadboard to cover the doors...but the paint job on the cabinets themselves looks professional. Great job!

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  10. LOVE THIS! Found you on the DIY Showoff. Stunning transformation and even though you made it look easy I'm sure you worked really hard. Did you get your sink and counters at IKEA? I love that you left the wood trim around your window. Matches the counters perfectly. Well done. I'm a happy new follower. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. OMGoodness...LOVE! I hate my kitchen cabinets. I painte them white a few years ago, and they looked much better, but they are looking bad again. I wonder if I could talk my hubby into this...the look is amazing! Beautiful! I can't wait to show him this and ask him if I can transform ours like this!!!

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  12. Great makeover! I have always wanted butcher block counters and a farmhouse style sink. I am getting ready to give my own kitchen a makeover but it will mainly consist of a new paint, pillows, bin pulls and new knobs. Someday I will hopefully get my butcher block and farmhouse sink!

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  13. I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff

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  14. what a fantastic makeover! i love your sink and the subway tile...totally jealous and having kitchen makeover envy!

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  15. Your kitchen looks so fabulous now! I know you must really be loving it. I'm amazed that you did everything under $2000. Love everything that you did.

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  16. Your kitchen transformation is wonderful! I love the way you changed the look of your cabinet doors with the beadboard and framing. Brilliant idea!

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  17. Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  18. This is gorgeous! Great job!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  19. Jackie, What a fabulous transformation!! I love the beadboard and the farmers sink. Beautiful! Thank you for joining my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  20. WOW! What an outstanding job! I love the hardware you chose for the cabinets. And I'm loving the apron sink and faucet. I'm shopping for a new kitchen faucet now, and we have to stick with a one-hole option. Can you share where you got your faucet? Does the sprayer release from the gooseneck and retract well? Since I use the sink - oh I don't know - maybe 200 times a day, I gotta make sure it's great. And our retractable sprayer is the cause of our problems....thanks!

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  21. Amazing transformation! I love the beadboard!! Beautiful job!

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  22. You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday at Sweet Tea Serendipity. Drop by & check out your feature & pick up your award! http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  23. I came across you kitchen remodel via pinterest and am curious about the process you used to reface the cabinets. My husband and I have almost identical cabinets to your "before" and were hoping to be able to salvage them in a similar way. Would you mind sharing? Also, are the countertops you used from ikea?

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    1. Hi Libby! My husband and I found 4x18 sheets of bead board at Home Depot, glued them and nailed them. Then we trimmed all the cabinet doors and drawer facings with 1inch strips of wood. It doesn't end up super thick on the edge either. Yes, we did buy the countertops from Ikea. Love them!

      Thanks for checking out my blog!

      Jackie

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  24. ABSOTIVELUTELY FREAKING WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
    Let me get this right. You simply applied the beadboard over the cabinet panel, and added the framing and WHAALAA? My cabinet doors are so old and ugly. They have vertical cutout lines going down each panel to make it look as if they doors are wooden 4' wide strips (imagine flooring strips of wood) YUCKKKKKK! Can you give more insight on how you did the cabinet & drawer facing.

    Thanks so very much for sharing!

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    1. Hi Linda!

      Thank you so much for the awesome compliment! It was a lot of work but we love how it turned out. My husband and I found 4x18 sheets of bead board at Home Depot, glued them and nailed them. Then we trimmed all the cabinet doors and drawer facings with 1inch strips of wood. It doesn't end up super thick on the edge either. I will really miss this kitchen as we are moving into a brand new house next week.

      Thanks again for checking out my blog! I love that!

      Jackie

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  25. I am coming onboard kind of late and you likely are in your new home - congratulations! I'm concerned about the extra weight that this might add to existing doors. If this isn't a problem then we will do the same thing, LOVE it and the counter too! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your kitchen makeover is freakin fabulous! I totally love what you've done! Your work definitely paid off. :)

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  27. Hi Jackie, how thick was the beadboard paneling? Did you use paneling or wallpaper?

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    1. Hi Seth! We used paneling. I would guess less than a 1/4 inch thick. Hope that helps.

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  28. I have already that kind of information. Thank you!
    subway tile

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