Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kitchen Remodel Reveal


So I've promised pictures of our kitchen remodel and was finally able to get some pics...lets look at the before shall we? Don't be scared...we seen the potential...well, i think :)

Remember the marble tile we scored at a garage sale for $250? Thanks to my boss who owned a masonry company, he helped us cut and lay the tile...which I am forever grateful to. This was no small project since the dimensions of the countertop were all differnent and then at the end, leave it to me to decide to cut them all into subway tiles for the backsplash...oh yes, I did...and sometimes I'm still surprised my husband is still married to me after that one. So...a basic breakdown: We took the upper dividing cabinets out and took down the small wall to open up the space. Primed and painted the cabinets a soft white, the tile is an unmilled grey marble so its veining and pattern is all different, I love it, painted the hinges, changed out the hardware, changed out the top molding to a 4" crown thanks to my dad, Mr. Marvelous for that one, replaced the glass front cabinets above the stove, new faucets and added chandeliers that I'm so excited to tell you about, they were from a restored building out of Idaho Springs from the early 1900's and they were FREE...yes nada, zip did I pay for them. To sum it up...we did this remodel for about $700...yes you read right...$700... because we did so much sweat work into it and salvaged what we could. We're not planning on staying in this house for too many years, so this was great for now. You can view the cost breakdown HERE. Hope you like it!















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61 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I really love the scale!

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  2. Your kitchen looks amazing!
    Congratulations!
    You did a great job.
    Love your blog. I found you because you followed me on blog frog. You have a great blog.
    Take Care,
    Maria
    I am now a follower!

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  3. What a fabulous transformation. Just incredible. When I saw the one picture that looks out the window, I knew you were from Colorado. I have a similar view. ;o)

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  4. Love it! It looks so clean and crisp...great work you guys!

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  5. Wow!! Amazing! You all did a wonderful job on such a tight budget. I have a question for you...where did you find your microwave? I desperately need one that will fit in an upper cabinet, but all the ones I see are too deep. Yours doesn't seem to stick out at all. Would love to know. Thank you!

    Liz

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  6. This looks stunning. You should be so proud. The scale is so old fashioned- love it.

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  7. What a wonderful remodel. I can't believe it's the same kitchen!

    Did you make new cab doors? I love the updated look with the trim.

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  8. Thanks for all of your comments!
    Liz-I found the microwave new at a garage sale. We were going to use it in the camper, but the size was perfect, so we used it in our kitchen instead. We built the shelf according to its dimensions, so it wouldn't stick out at all. You can usually find smaller inexpensive ones at Walmart or Target.
    M-We used the original cabinet doors, just added trim on the outsides to look custom.

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  9. Wow, everything is so gorgeous!! I love that little yogurt jar you found it's adorable. And peonies are so delicious, they are the perfect accessory in there! :) I love it all!!

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  10. Wow, gorgeous makeover. You have a beautiful kitchen and a great view. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great job! My hubs and I are just about to paint our kitchen cabinets and I just love the color you have used. Would you mind telling the name of the color and where you got it from? Thanks!

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  12. Sure, Megan. It's Sherwin Williams Creamy, in a semigloss finish. We have tons of natural light in our kitchen, so we had to go with the one with the best undertones. It still changes throughout the day, but this is such a soft white, it was definately our favorite.

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  13. What a beautiful makeover! You have done a great job in making your kitchen warm and welcoming as well as beautiful!

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  14. I am so much more inspired now seeing what you have done for so little money! I love the french country/farmhouse feel but I am stronger on colors! I have really enjoyed your blog and you now have a new follower!!

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  15. I love your makeover. That marble is gorgeous! I have white marble on my counters, maybe the subway tiles would work for me too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Just found your blog and this makeover is to die for. You have such talent! When do you appear on Design Star? Seriously though, I can't even imagine the return you brought to this space, its gorgeous. Consider me your newest reader. :)

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  17. What an amazing space. So light and sophisticated! Pleae tell me where you got those stools from - I want some of my own!

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  18. Jessica-You can find them at some high end stores like Sundance, but I got mine at overstock.com.

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  19. What a lovely country kitchen. I'm bookmarking this!

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  20. i should have never looked at your kitchen. now i'm wishing for a remodel more than ever before!!

    it turned out beautifully!!

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  21. It looks beautiful. So light and bright. Love the stools and the hardware. That towel is adorable in the bowl with the pink flowers.

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  22. I love this kitchen! Anyway you can come and redo mine?

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  23. I had to do a double take! Seriously, that looks like a totally different house! You have a great eye for design, it all looks like it came straight from a magazine.
    THANK YOU for sharing it with me and everyone else on our first Fresh Coat Friday!!!
    Holly

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  25. Gorgeous! I commented before on how much I love how you worked a fresh, high-end look on a tight budget - great job!

    I had asked about the stool but read all the comments and realized you have already provided a source. Thanks!

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  26. This is such an awesome transformation! It's so bright and cheery now! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your kitchen remodel is SO awesome!!!! I love it! We are doing our whole house on a very tight budget as well, so I love to see other peoples results! Yours is so great! I cant wait to see your entire house!

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  28. It is wonderful! The chandelier really makes the kitchen, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  29. Where did you find those stools! I love them...

    we revamped an entire HUD mobile property with the help of the Lord and are now mortgage free...

    your kitchen reminds me a little of ours, but I love your tilework!

    Beautiful!

    flyingheartfield.wordpress.com

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  30. just gorgeous! I'm jealous of your kitchen!

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  31. The chandeliers are the perfect touch! Love your kitchen, beautiful job!
    New follower, nice to "meet" you.
    Londen

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  32. This is quite the transformation!!! I'm so happy for you. I'm working on my own kitchen remodel and am trying to budget $300, mostly for paint and cabinet hardware. Getting nervous that this won't be enough, but you've inspired me that I can do this! Thanks so much,
    Autumn Clark

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  33. Beautiful job--love the chandelier!

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  34. Fantastic remodel. I love that you cut your own subway tile. My hubby cut 1x1 pieces out of 12x12, it took him 8 hours! We were on a deadline and we wouldn't get if for 3 weeks if we ordered it. Love your resourcefulness, $700 and what a difference!

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  35. It is beautiful and I love your stools! Where did you get them?

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  36. That is an amazing remodel...and for only $700? I'm blown away. Whenever you do sell your house you will get big resale value for that!

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  37. You really knocked this one out of the park! I really love it all! You just added tons of equity to your home! I love the back splash and the hardware. I collect old kitchen scales so I love that too! Great project!

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  38. Amazing trasnformation! I looks so beautiful and I love the view from your kitchen window! The tile is awesome. You did a great job, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous!!! great job! I love the way it turned out. Love the countertops and chandeliers!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  40. Love the countertop and cabinets. Good work. This gives me hope that I can make a lovely home on my tight budget.

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  41. I heart that subway tile backsplash!! It turned out so beautifully. :)

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  42. How does the paint hold up? i want to paint my cabinets but do NOT want to use oil based paint. If you used oil based, I must have missed it, but if not i would like to know that this works. It looks brilliant.

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  43. Little Hen-We used regular latex paint and it has held up perfect. Latex is easier to work with than oil in my opinion and the paint doesn't matter as much as the primer you use. We did have to use the adhesive primer and it made a HUGE difference. Would recommend a great primer and then your paint you can use what you like.

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  44. Oh, my gosh! It's perfection! I love what you've done.

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  45. Beautiful! I love your kitchen!

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  46. Well that sure turned out stunning!

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  47. Looks great! Where did get your stools? They make the perfect accent for your new kitchen.

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  48. I absolutely adore your kitchen. I didn't know what to expect when I read natural marble, but I seriously love it. Even if the subway tile was a pain it looks worth it!

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  49. Wow that is a beautiful transformation! Thanks for sharing - I'm so inspired! Love the colors you chose and the cutting those tiles into subway tiles for the backsplash was genius!

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  50. What a pretty kitchen! Love the view outside your window!

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  51. Your kitchen looks great! I can appreciate all the hard work as I am currently in the process of repainting our kitchen cabinets ;-) I still have to pick out coutnertops and a sink, yikes!

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  52. What a great transformation, especially for $700! It's amazing what you can accomplish when you're willing to do the labor yourself. (and have Mr. Marvelous for a father and get your chandys for FREE (awesome!) :-)). Taking that wall of cabinets out was definitely the right choice too - really opens up the space.

    Thanks for joining the Paint Party!

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  53. WOW...great makeover and your pictures are awesome!!!

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  54. Your kitchen is beautiful...you did a fabulous job....just found your blog while hopping around this morning. It's lovely....I just became a follower...I recently started a blog of my own. I'd love for you to check it out...
    thank, Mariaelena...:)

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  55. Very Nice! You did a great job!

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  56. Gorgeous! Love the marble tile-what a find!
    http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  57. what a great transformation! can't believe that marble-a garage sale? unbelievable!

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  58. wow - what a transformation....I'm so jealous!

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    xoxokara

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