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Kitchen Makeover Reveal – One Room Challenge Week 6

Kitchen Makeover Reveal - One Room Challenge

It is here! It’s finally time to show you all my new and improved kitchen!

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This has been such an exciting makeover series with Linda from Calling It Home and all of the other guest participant bloggers. We all got 6 weeks to take one room in our homes and completely revamp it. If you missed out on our beginning stages, see our kitchen makeover journey here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6 (This post)

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 This is what we started with. Brown stained cabinets and yellow walls. The tile floor was in great condition but was not working well with the brown of the cabinets. The goal was to lighten and brighten the entire room! We came up with a list of everything I wanted to change, then got right to work with the help of my wonderful family.

Without further ado, here is what my kitchen looks like now! (Be ready for a ton of pretty pictures!)

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I just can’t believe how much of a difference the white cabinets made to transform this space. Painting cabinets, especially in the kitchen, is time consuming, but oh-so-worth-it in the end! And the yellow is gone!

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This little area above, is what I call my baking center 🙂 I have my mixer, cake pans, pie pans, baking ingredients, and fancy china all in those cupboards.

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And to the left of my baking center is our coffee bar. This was a hand-me-down sideboard from my husbands family, and was ready to be thrown away before I got my hands on it! This was the first area we set up in our kitchen; as my husband would say ‘Coffee = life’ !

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Our kitchen space has an eat-in dining area, which also got the same farmhouse makeover. I painted the table, constructed a bench at 7 months pregnant, and last minute, found those wonderful chairs at Goodwill for $8 a piece. This last weekend they got a quick couple coats of paint just in time for the makeover reveal!

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We just love having those new pendant lights as well. It adds extra light into our kitchen when cooking, not to mention they are super cute!

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One thing I loved about our kitchen makeover, was that it was done with a relatively cheap budget. It was pretty much paint, new shelves, lights, and a few decor pieces here and there, besides the chairs. Most of the items on the walls and counters were all pieces I had already!

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Lets take a peek back at the entire “To-Do” list that got us to this beautiful kitchen.

  • Paint all kitchen cabinets (inside and out)
  • Update paint color on walls
  • Paint trim white
  • Purchase new shelving to replace warped shelves in cabinets
  • Cut new shelves to fit cabinets
  • Knock down scalloped wood piece above sink
  • New light above sink
  • Install pendant lights in bulkhead above peninsula
  • Paint Kitchen Table
  • Find new chairs for Kitchen Table
  • Build/Find Bench for Kitchen Table
  • Paint the Windows – (If weather permits)
  • Decorate

And we even added painting the kitchen chairs to the list! Whew! I can’t believe we pulled it all off!

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Shop My Style/Sources: Tray / Tobacco baskets / Metal drying rack / dough bowl /“Farmer’s Market” Sign / Rug / Table Runner / Placemats / Wreath (Similar) / Small Topiary / Hydrangea / Cabinet Color / Wall Color

And for those who are like me and just LOVE seeing the before and afters…enjoy the pictures below!

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And just a few more…because….Why not!?


Thank you so much for sticking with me on this crazy kitchen makeover series! (I told you there would be lots of pretty pictures for the reveal!) What’s your favorite part?!

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    May 10, 2017 at 7:23 am

    behold the power of white paint!! what an incredible change! it looks awesome!

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    May 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    love the refresh!

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    May 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    What a difference. It is so light and bright now! Love the pendant lights, and those $8 chairs where a great find! So glad you rescued that sideboard, it is perfect for your bright new kitchen!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you so much Maureen, so glad you like it! I just can’t believe how lucky I am to find those chairs and rescue that sideboard! Amazing!

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    Diana | Dahlias and Dimes
    May 10, 2017 at 9:17 am

    What a beautiful transformation! You did an amazing job in such a short amount of time!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much Diana! It was so much work, but so worth it!

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    Nicole Q-Schmitz
    May 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Wow – the white cabinets really transformed the space, and you’re right, those pendants are super cute 🙂 Our kitchen layout is really similar, and I wish we had thought about adding pendants above the sink and island…

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Nicole! I just thought the bulkhead was so out of place before! Needed something there!

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    Tee @ Beauteeful Living
    May 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    It’s a completely different kitchen! Congrats on a job well done! I bet you love cooking in this newly revamped space. Nicely styled with just the right amount of items. Enjoy your new space :).

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Oh thank you so much Tee! I am so relieved we knocked this big project out right away!

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    Carol ("Mimi")
    May 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This is a super makeover! Congratulations! I love the clean, white, open appearance. And, the vintage touches really add a homey feeling to the space without cluttering it up. Nice job!

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    May 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Your kitchen looks great! Such an amazing before and after! I love how bright and clean it is now!

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    May 10, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! You really made this space so light & bright! BRAVO and you are so brave to tackle an ORC kitchen!!

    I also shared my reveal today, check it out here: http://www.charlestoncrafted.com/2017/05/10/orc-reveal-fully-diy-remodeled-walk-master-closet/

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Morgan! I knew it would be a project, but we wanted to get it done ASAP!

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    Susie Mertl
    May 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    WOW! That white paint really laid the one-two punch on those dated cabinets. Now, they are fresh and fun. A total transformation. Great job, Kristen. Truly. A great job! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you so much Susie! What a difference a little bit of paint makes!

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    Diane Rath
    May 10, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Painting cabinets IS a pain in the butt, yet what a difference it makes! Fantastic!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Sure is! We agree! And I am just loving my new kitchen 🙂

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    Sue Purdy
    May 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    This is straight out of an episode of Fixer Upper!!! I love it, and that dough bowl is so awesome. Well done 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Oh my gosh Sue! Hahah Thank you so much! Fixer Upper Farmhouse style sure was the inspiration!

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    May 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Wow what a clean and bright looking space! The counters really pop now too. Love it!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      The counters should really be replaced also…but they are much better with the white cabinets!! Thank you Jillian!

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    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    May 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Seriously loving what you did! I am SO tempted to repaint all our cabinets… I just need to find the time. You did a beautiful job… Two questions: 1.) What color did you paint the walls and 2.) Where did you find those gorgeous dark purple tulips?

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 10, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks Erin! The power of paint is great! The color for the walls is called “Parisian Taupe” by Behr. We have that in the living room and hallway too. Just beautiful! And the purple tulips came with the new house! I was pleasantly surprised to see them pop up this spring!

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    Kate Smith
    May 10, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Such a big difference. Looks so bright and cheery in the reveal!

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    May 11, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Fantastic makeover ladies!

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    May 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Wow, the white cabinets look so refreshing in that space. I really like how the countertops make it look like a cottage kitchen. Good job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you Jessica! So glad you don’t mind the old counters! They do look much better next to the white!

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    Jessica | Petal + Ply
    May 11, 2017 at 10:51 am

    You absolutely made the right call painting the cabinets! They look fabulous! And so bright and fresh! Love this space.

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    May 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

    So beautiful, the white paint brightens it up so much!

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    May 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Great job! I love the white painted cabinets! Beautiful fresh and new, I love the look!
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

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    May 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    What a difference!! The white cabinets look amazing! I am always so impressed when people do kitchens for the ORCC!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you Amanda! Well we knew we needed to get this project knocked out first thing!

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    May 11, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    It looks so much brighter! 🙂 Nice job!

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    May 11, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Wow! What a huge difference the white cabinets make! Great space and great job!

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    May 12, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Such a fresh and bright makeover!! The white cabinets make such a huge difference!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      They sure do make a big difference! Thank you so much Bre!

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    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    May 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Beautiful! It looks like a totally different kitchen. I really like the light fixtures you chose over the counter they add a lovely touch.

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    May 12, 2017 at 7:52 am

    A little paint can go such a long way right?!?! Looking good!!

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    May 12, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It’s so pretty, classic, and simple! I love how the space looks, and how bright it is!

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    May 12, 2017 at 10:08 am

    The white cabinets have completely transformed your kitchen!! I’m in love with the table you refinished, too! What a beautiful space!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! So glad you like it and the table too!

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    May 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    The power of paint never ceases to amaze me! It’s so beautiful and fresh now!!

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    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    May 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    The white paint has made a world of difference! It doesn’t even look like it’s the same kitchen. Beautiful!

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    May 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    That white paint makes such a huge difference! Your kitchen looks gorgeous 🙂

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    Kate Hollingsworth
    May 14, 2017 at 6:18 am

    It all looks SO GOOD! I can’t believe how much better your benchtops look against the white, when compared to the dark cabinets (at first I thought you’d replaced the benchtops too!). xx

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Haha! Thanks Kate! No we didn’t get to the counters this round..we had a very tight budget. Hopefully in the near future, but for now they aren’t so bad!

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    Cindy Richter
    May 15, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Oh my golly what a transformation! Love everything about it – the color, the décor, the table with those magnificent legs, all of it. You even removed the scrolly trim thing above the sink. Nice vision – great job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Haha! YES that scroll trim just HAD to go! Thank you so much for visiting Cindy!

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    May 15, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Amazing what a difference paint can make. Marvelous!

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    Katy {ashadeofteal}
    May 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    It looks so good, it’s really amazing what white paint can do! If feels so much brighter now!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      It is so much brighter now! Thank you for visiting Katy!

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    Iris Nacole
    May 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Isn’t the power of paint just amazing? Your kitchen looks amazing! Congrats!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    May 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Amazing makeover, Kristen! I love white kitchens and yours is so pretty and bright now! Wow!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you so much Kendra!!! It is so much brighter and better!

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    Botanic Bleu
    May 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Whoever invented paint gave the world one of its best inventions. The entire space was transformed, and even your countertops look better and brighter against the white paint.


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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you Judith! I totally agree with the counters looking better. I might want to do butcher block now when we finally do get new counters.!

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    May 17, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    What an incredible transformation………..absolutely beautiful.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    [email protected]
    May 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Monday Social. I will be featuring your kitchen this Sunday night.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much Eilis for the kind comment and for featuring our Kitchen!!

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    May 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Love the white cabinets. Such a wonderful makeover. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

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    Rita C at Panoply
    May 22, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Kristen, congrats on your kitchen makeover and feature on the Monday Social. I told Eilis I felt in good company with you and Marie (another feature), as we were in the throes of both kitchen updates and master bath reno the past few months. Your kitchen turned out great!
    Rita C at Panoply

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you so much Rita! Too funny, we got our kitchen done but need to do our main bathroom too! That is next on the list 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! What a huge difference and I am sure that you are loving it! Thanks for sharing for IDIYedThat!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Oh we sure are loving it! Thank you so much for visiting!

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    May 26, 2017 at 1:01 am

    What a beautiful transformation, I love your kitchen, wow!!! It looks so much bigger too!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      May 29, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Katrin! Yea, brightening up the space does make it look so much bigger!

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    June 23, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I love a good makeover and your kitchen is amazing now! The power of paint never ceases to amaze me, you did a wonderful job.

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