Evolution of a Kitchen

With the kitchen cabinets painted, the only unfinished (kitchen) project was to paint the walls and put away all of the additional kitchen crap that is still littering my hallways.   The added bonus is that there really isn’t a whole lot of wall space to paint in the kitchen.

But, it’s just enough wall space to make a nice impact.  I took the color that I painted the little nook near the pantry (featured here) – Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Laurel.  I love this color, and it’s a great contrast to the freshly painted cabinets.

As a refresher, here is the before:

I love this rug in the hallway, but I’m going to have to get a new one to go with the new color palette.

And finally, here is the Evolution of the Kitchen – beginning with a photo of the kitchen before we moved in (one year ago), to where we are today.

 Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking to:
Emily A. Clark – Working with What you Have

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday Treasures
Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Feature Friday
Just a Girl – Show and Share


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    ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    November 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Jenny your kitchen turned out BEAUTIFUL!!

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    A Vintage Vine
    November 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Sorry I had to delete my last one….This kitchen rocks! You did such a great job!

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    November 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    It's stunning! I love the color of blue and the way it accents all your beautiful tile work and cabinetry!

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    November 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Beautiful. love that blue. So pretty.

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    November 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    So pretty!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    November 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Jenny, I love what you've done with your kitchen! So pretty and bright!

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    A Few Pennies
    November 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    That is too gorgeous! I so want that kitchen to be here in my house–I'd even cook more.

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    modern jane
    November 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I can't believe what a transformation you kitchen has undergone. You are good girl! It all looks fantastic!

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    November 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    That colour is beautiful! I'm sad about your rug tho….I love that rug lol!

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    the cape on the corner
    November 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    that is such a fabulous color, and it makes the painted cabinets really pop!

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    November 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    What a lovely color. The kitchen is fabulous!

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    November 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I LOVE your final transformation the best! Would love to have a kitchen as beautiful as yours.. 🙂

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    Strawberries and Sweet Love
    November 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I love the transformation, what a difference paint makes. I'm a new follower =)

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    November 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful new color! I love seeing the evolution with each step you took in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Wow! That's amazing.. love the transformation, it's so much brighter and open looking now! I love the contrast of the black island too!!!

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    November 22, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Breathtakingly Beautiful!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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    November 24, 2011 at 4:39 am

    This looks amazing. I am thinking about doing the same thing to my kitchen cabinets. Can you please share how you did this and the products that you used? I am nervous to start this DIY by myself as many people have said that I could really ruin my cabinets but you made it look like I could do it!

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    December 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, that wall color is awesome! And I just love that you painted the island black. Great kitchen upgrades!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    December 28, 2011 at 3:19 am

    This transformation is GORGEOUS!! You just may have given me the courage I needed to paint my cabinets! It wouldn't be so hard for me to paint my cabinets if they were old, but they still look very nice. It's hard for me to take that risk! But yours were gorgeous before and they are even more gorgeous now! I just posted my kitchen makeover from 2011 and plan to do more to it in 2012. Happy New Year!! 🙂

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    January 25, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Jenny, I have been meaning to do this for sometime but your transformation is beautiful! I love Mountain Laurel and the new white cabinets. As always, it looks amazing. Would you mind if I featured it sometime? Love it – thanks for the inspiration.

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    Lori A.
    February 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I have been wanting to do a job like this for 5+ years. After seeing what
    you have done, I may just jump in and do it. It scares me a little but you did such a great job and Had such great pointers that it sounds almost do-able. Thanks

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    Party of 6
    May 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Wow! Amazing! Beautiful! I wish I could pain like that! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope to be brave someday!

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    Annie Ostler
    August 16, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Holy crap. Our kitchens were the same color! (like down to the tile and granite!) I am totally looking to paint and glad I got here. You have tons of awesome useful information.

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    Emily A. Clark
    March 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Jenny, great color! Makes those white cabinets pop. And, I loved seeing the progression of your kitchen. Thanks for linking up 🙂

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    Pam Jackson
    March 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Just that little bit of color made a big impact. Looks great.

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    March 20, 2013 at 1:52 am

    It's so moody! Looks great!

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    Michelle Thornton
    May 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Wow! This looks absolutely beautiful. We are working on giving our whole house a make over and the kitchen is next! We are redoing our cabinets through cabinets in Halifax and they have lost of really promising options. I am going to suggest something like you've done. I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing!

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    Divena Lachana
    October 24, 2013 at 5:53 am

    wow! this is super impressive.love the blue.Discount Beds and Mattresses

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    L Bourg
    October 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful! I love the mountain Laurel paint on your walls. WOW

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