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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Before and After: The Kitchen

You won’t believe your eyes when you see this.  I think. 

Here’s the before:

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And the after:

 

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Well, almost after.  I still have to paint the window and the bar stools.  And replace the baseboard.  And put the knobs on the cabinets.  And…probably a million other things. Use your imagination. :)

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More details, timeline, and in-progress pictures to come.

But you should know, we did this 100% DIY.  100%.  All the plumbing, all the electrical, all the flooring…oh shoot, not the flooring.  But the cabinet installation, countertop installation, cabinet painting, window replacements, 100% (except for the floor) was DIY by my amazing Daddy and husband.  They’re pretty cool.  And I think it cost less than $4k, appliances included!

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56 comments:

  1. katie, that is GORGEOUS!!! you did a fantastic job with all of it! i love the cabinets and countertops and i love the open shelving! it all looks so fresh, clean, and updated!

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  2. WOW wow wow!!! You did an amazing job! Great work!

    We are also renovating our farmhouse that was built somewhat around the same time! (we've had estimates between 1850's - 1901).

    I LOVE your kitchen! Bravo!

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  3. Great make-over!! I'm jealous! I've always dreamed of restoring an old home. (Although my brother tells me it can be more of a nightmare than a dream!)
    Thanks for the welcome to the world of blogging. I'm still getting my sense of direction on the whole thing! We went with Big D and Little D, because my daughter wanted to blog but it had to by annonymous--she is 12, afterall, and can't be found out to be doing this sort of thing with MOM!

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  4. Beautiful...where did you get your little black swirly rug?

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  5. Your kitchen is absolutely amazing. I love it!!!
    An absolutely amazing DIY project.

    P.S. I think I have the same bar stool.

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  6. LOVE it! Gorgeous color scheme...I just love that look on a kitchen :)

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  7. What a world of difference!! Great Job! : )

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  8. Katie - your kitchen is FABULOUS!!! I love it, what a transformation! I cannot wait to read about all the details:)

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  9. WOW!!! Love it, like the black and white! Great transformation....

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  10. AH-MAY-ZING. You should be so proud of yourselves!!! What an incredible transformation. I love your color palette.

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  11. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your home! Nice kitchen! I look forward to seeing more of your farmhouse. I love old homes. We have a 1925 home in Idaho that our daughters used when they went to college. Do you collect white milk glass?
    That is great that you have vintage bedspreads. It would be easy to make a throw. If you give me your email, I can email more info to you.
    ~ Julie

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  12. WOw! what an improvement! it looks so nice now :D

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  13. Amazing! What a change. I bet you love, love being in your kitchen now!

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  14. Looks FANTASTIC!!!!!
    Glad I got to see your treasure.
    Great Kitchen,
    d

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  15. WOW - that is an amazing renovation :D I love all the black and white/cream. Love it, girl. Can you come decorate my kitchen???? :D

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  16. wow!! wow!! wow!! this is simply gorgeous... YOur kitchen looks beautiful.. you've done a great job.. I love the display of plates of the wall... Well done!

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  17. Wow...what a great redo! The men in your family did a wonderful job!

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  18. NO WAY. No way, no way, now way, no way! How long did this take you?!

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  19. That is amazing. Yeah, how long did it take? And how nice to have men-folk in your family that do that kind of thing. I could put them to work in Georgia if they're ever this way.
    Beautiful, beautiful Katie.

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  20. Beautiful! I have cabinet and storage envy! I need to show this to Tall Guy......hmmm....maybe after the sun room is done ;-)

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  21. Loving you kitchen! Great job!

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  22. Wow! What a great job! That looks a great deal like what I want to do in our kitchen, right down to the colors. I love the cupboards! I want something similar, but we are going to have to create our own... I'm scared to start, but this inspiration sure helps me want to get it done!

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  23. Wow, amazing! Where did you get all new cabinets for that price?

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  24. An incredible transformation. It is hard to believe it is even the same space and you did it all yourself. Well done!

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  26. It looks amazing! It's very similar to what my husband and I have planned for next spring, including the DIY and the budget! LOL! I'm so encouraged by seeing your beautiful kitchen that it CAN be done! Hope you are enjoying yo

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  27. No way. This is NOT the same kitchen. Is it? What a great eye you have!

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  28. Gorgeous! And you went and picked to die for white cupboards too. And lookit that pretty big white sink! Goodness.. lucky you to have handimen like that around!

    Donna

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  29. Amazing is right! I'm in love with all the white, too.

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  30. Such a transformation! It certainly does not look like the same space. Was that carpet in the before photo?

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  31. You are so talented!! What vision!! I love what you've done to the space, it's so fresh and inviting. Terrific job!

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  32. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

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  33. Wowsers, Katie!! That looks awesome!! Great job and hats off to your handy men!! :)

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  34. Katie your kitchen makes me want to cry (in a good way!) It's SO beautiful! It's exactly what I want to do in my kitchen - dark counters and white cabinets. You certainly did quite the transformation!

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  35. Oh - and I am AMAZED at the price tag on your kitchen! GREAT JOB!!!!

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  36. Wow! That is some change!! Looks beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful! Fantastic job! Wow!

    ~Chelsea

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  38. Wow, what a transformation!! It's gorgeous! And the best part is you did it all yourselves!

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  39. That is absolutely amazing!!! I mean amazing!!!!! Wow! I am enjoying your blog and so glad you stopped by mine! I was a teacher before we moved here and I feel the same way about your t.v. post! I catch myself singing Dora and songs from Barbie movies! Oh well... I think they will be fine!! Stop by my blog anytime! I would love to have you!

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  40. Wow! This look so wonderful! You really transformed it into a wonderful, welcoming place!

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  41. Wow! Great job! This looks amazing, wonderful transformation!
    Sharlotte

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  42. GORGEOUS!! I am completely amazed and in love with your kitchen. Great job.

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  43. Your kitchen looks beautiful!!!! I absolutely love the floor mat in front of your sink!!!

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  44. Katie, This is gorgeous! I love the black and white. The top of your cabinets are amazing - so pretty! I can't wait to hear more! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  45. I am soooooo impressed with you, your hubby, and your father's craftmanship! Amazing before and after photos! You ROCK!!!

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  46. Just love your new kitchen Could move in tomorrow. You did a great job. Takes time to do anything the right way

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the white pottery you've displayed so beautifully. Love, love, love it - makes me want to paint my cabinets!

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  48. Looks wonderful! I know how it is remodeling an older house as we are remodeling our's. When you start working on one thing then you have to fix something else first!

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  49. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous makeover with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  50. Katie, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for all of your comments!! Even my old lady fabric:) lol Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the black counters with the white. Super pretty. I'm going to go check out some more pictures of your house...:)

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  51. Wow!! So much better!! Great job! Just discovered you through Lettered Cottage. Nice to meet you!

    Happy New Year!
    Rosa

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  52. WHAT a transformation!!! It looks amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog- I'm a follower now!

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  53. Color me thoroughly impressed, my dear! I'm as in shock as the rest of them...but in all fairness, you did warn us!!! (c: I hopped over from Elizabeth's and I'm so glad I did! Have a great weekend!

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  54. Awesome! I can't believe the before and after are the same house. You go girl!

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