Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen? Is not done.

But I am tired of waiting. And I trust all of you not to sit and pinpoint all the little imperfections that are there still and I am going to show you anyway.

As a refresher, here is the kitchen when we bought the house. As my 4 year old likes to say, this is when the house was disgusting. It really was.

Here it is after we had put in all the new cabinets, countertop, floor, walls, etc…

If you are interested, you can see more at House Remodel Photos page, Progress on Simplifying the Kitchen and Our $3000 Kitchen Makeover.

The past week, we have spent changing some cosmetic stuff. Hubby finished painting the walls Sherwin Williams Regale Blue and then put up the subway tile backsplash I have wanted for the past 2 years. He also added a countertop to the right of the stove, using black granite tiles to match the rest of the kitchen. We had a metal cart that I picked up at a yardsale last year for $10 that he built in under the countertop and now stores my pots and pans that I use the most, along with some of my baking stuff.


Here you can see those shiny black granite countertop tiles right next to my shiny black Frigidaire oven



Hubby finished painting trim that he installed over two years ago – yes, really. Basically we are attempting to tie up all little loose ends in here – finishing it off so we can simply enjoy it. It’s getting there!


I added an island cabinet that I got on Craigslist a few months ago for $30 (it was along a wall, but I like it better as an island). I still need to find a stool to go there and I know our Goodwill has them often for $4.99 so I am waiting to find one there. I also want to get the Ikea Latt Table and Chairs to go in front of the chalkboard. Ikea doesn’t ship it so I will either drive down there, find it on Craigslist or ebay and have that sometime in the near future.

There is still some touch up painting to do, hubby still has to add trim to the front of the new countertop and then he has to clean up all the paint spills on my floor. But it’s coming along and I am really happy with it so far!

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  1. LOVE IT! I love the contrast of black & white- it makes everything look so clean! great job

  2. Wow, great job! Your cabinets are beautiful. Also, I love the trim work around the windows and the chalkboard is such a fun idea. I can relate to it taking a while to finish. We remodeled our kitchen three years ago and I am still waiting for my husband to finish some of the back splash grouting and our doorway to the laundry room still needs some trim work yet!

  3. Wow it looks great…and almost home! Congrats on such beautiful work!

  4. Thank you, everyone, for the compliments on our kitchen re-do! We did move the overhead cabinets that were in the corner but didn’t get rid of it altogether. There is another little section that you can’t see in the photo because of my ginormous fridge that has two overhead cabinets and a shelf below it for storage. It’s a big kitchen – takes up more than 1/3 of our house – and I wanted to pack as much function into it as possible so we kept the storage but moved it so I could have more of an open and airy feel on the window side.

  5. I’m putting in subway tiles, I freking love em!

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