Projects that never end. Part 2.

Friday, March 2, 2012

You may remember this post about our dining room re-do project. Since that post, and wrapping up our dining room, we started (and FINISHED) the kitchen! Woot to having a clean place to eat!

Although it isn't my Pinterest dream kitchen, I really like it and even more so knowing we did it ourselves and on a very small budget.

Some before and after pics:

The kitchen walls were old plaster, with a layer of paneling over top- which was re-plastered by the previous home owners. The plaster was starting to crack and fall off. Our low cost solution: bead board paneling- painted in my favorite color, of course.

We kept the old cupboards and gave them a facelift with paint, crown molding, corbels, new hardware and counter tops.

We replaced the old drop ceiling tiles with new (the previous owners ran plumbing from the upstairs down into the kitchen, so we had to keep that accessible). The ones we used were really affordable and could be cut with a scissors! We put in new lighting as well. I splurged on a pottery barn pendant with a cool mercury glass finish.

Luke made trim to match the original trim in the house, which was completely missing from the kitchen.

Yes, I have a chair hoarding problem.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!



  1. care to share the name of that favorite paint color? Your house is just too cute for words. I love every inch of it!

    1. Thanks :)
      It is Southern Breeze 450E-3 Behr brand from the Home Depot.

  2. Love all the little touches... and the spoons over the stove! Aww!

  3. Love the new space, looks very inviting! Your artistic style is well reflected in the space. And that awesome!

  4. Kylie- I love everything about your kitchen- esp the chippy mismatched chairs, the spoons in all the various places, the tiles arranged on the wall and the vintage box/mason jar display on the fridge. May I ask where you got the stuffed rustic pears?! I love all the little "peeks" into your home-like your pewter plant containers on your porch. Thanks for sharing! (:

    1. Well thank you :)
      I got the pears off of etsy. I went to look up the shop name and it looks like it is no longer open. They are made of a canvas fabric- I'm guessing there are similar ones out there on etsy.

  5. Your kitchen is absolutely charming. The cupboard facelift was very successful.

  6. Wow - what a transformation. Your new kitchen is so beautiful and inviting!