Thursday, July 28, 2011

A 67% Kitchen Reveal

I can't really call this a final kitchen reveal, because well... there's still a lot to do.  Even for "Phase 1".

What Phase 1 includes:
  •  Getting new appliances (done)
  • Tearing up the old linoleum floor (done)
  • Painting and stenciling the subfloor (50% done)
  • Painting the cabinets (DONE!)
  • Painting the walls
  • Switching outlets to white three-prong (50% done)
  • Changing the light switches from off-white to white
  • Replace cabinet hardware (50% done)
So for Phase 1 ... I'd say we're about 67% done :-)

Phase 2 will be much later - really one of the last things on our list for this house.  Phase 2 is gutting, possibly expanding, and getting a new kitchen!
But back to the big accomplishment of the week.  This was one of those projects that was on our list to do, but suddenly we found ourselves doing it much sooner than expected.  Maybe it was the salmon pink brick that finally got to us.  Or perhaps it was the doorless cabinets (totally my fault - I took the doors off hoping to start painting them before we even moved in).  Maybe it was just the disguistingness of the whole thing.  But whatever the case... we started, and we didn't stop.  
We started painting the brick on Saturday night, as in, 5 days ago.  And of course who wants to stop with the brick?  I figured it was a good time to go for the cabinets, too.  So we went.  One coat of primer and two coats of extra white semi-gloss paint later, the cabinets and brick were white!  
And of course... we couldn't stop there.  The microwave which had been living on the floor needed to be dealt with, too.  Which meant building a shelf to support the top of the microwave.  Which we started around 6:30 last night :-)

So we'll get to painting the walls and the final details when the mood strikes, but for now, I'm basking in the happiness of clean white cabinets.  With oil-rubbed bronze (ORB for short) drawer pulls.  Picture me jumping up and down in happiness.  For real.

So without further ado, what you've all been waiting for... the before and "67% done" pictures!

Gotta love those projects that you do on a whim, and that make such a huge difference in your home :-)  I'd love to hear any stories you have from similar projects!!!



Anonymous said...

Wait...what happened to the swining saloon doors?!?!?! =)

I know all about wanting to get something I can imagine your wanting to get right at it. The result is one amazing transformation. I especially love that you used what you have for now and have made it look 67% beautiful!

Can't wait to see 100%!

Laura said...

looks GREAT Erin! I'm jumping up and down for you here! ;)

Beautiful, clean, crisp, white and the "ORB" is very nice as well.

We're gearing up for some new paint in the bathroom and this has me so excited!

Alicia said...

I LOVE IT! Looks awesome!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh wow! It looks fantastic so far. What a big project... but so exciting! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay Erin! It looks great already! So much different from when I saw it only a short time ago. Cheers to clean and white :) Michelle-o

Alison said...

wonderful new kitchen!! amazing transformation :)

Bethany said...

I love this! Your old cabinets remind me of my "Here and now" ones... I might just have to give painting them a try. :)

Thanks for sharing your house-beautiful-in-progress, I've truly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful touches you've added to your home.

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