Kitchen Reveal!

Happy Monday!

I am thrilled to report that my biggest DIY project to date is now complete.  After three weekends and nearly every weeknight in between, my kitchen cabinets are finally painted, and I am over-the-moon-giddy with the final result!  They look light, bright and beautiful – like a brand new kitchen!

Best yet, I’m so proud that I did it all myself.  Every now and then during this process, I would catch my husband saying, “We’re repainting the kitchen cabinets.”  Um, no honey.  I’m repainting the kitchen cabinets.  😉

I was hoping to have the walls painted too, but ran out of time and didn’t want to delay sharing the end result with all of you.  (So, don’t mind the overspray – it will be fixed soon)

So, let’s get started with the photo overload, shall we?

And what reveal would be complete without some before and after photos?  I’m particularly happy with how the white cabinets completely change the look of the granite.  Before, I was happy to have granite, but I didn’t love it.   Now, I am really loving the granite – it doesn’t look so muddy anymore.

Here is a picture from when we first bought our house, almost a year ago (to the day).

(Pay no attention to the big, lazy black dog in the doorway.)

UPDATED:  Here is a glimpse of the kitchen after the walls were painted.  You can see the full Kitchen Evolution here and a complete tutorial here or click on the photo below.

Honestly, a year ago, I never would have imagined having the courage or the confidence to tackle this project on my own.  Watching so many of you make amazing transformations in your own homes, has, in turn, not only inspired me, but also given me the confidence to do this myself.  

And for that, I thank you.

Come on over and check out a new feature at A Vintage Vine, called “Did You See This Friday”.  Lisa is featuring great projects from around the blogosphere, and I’m thrilled to be included in this series debut!

Linking to:

Dittle Dattle – Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphosis Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday’s Treasures
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday
Jennifer Rizzo – Impromptu Link Party
Somewhat Simple – Strut Your Stuff
House of Hepworth’s – Hookin’ up with HoH
Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Feature Friday
The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday
Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday
Beneath My Heart – Best DIY Projects of November
Thrifty Decor Chick – Before and After Party
Just a Girl – Show and Share Day

Best DIY Project of 2011 Contest - Not JUST A Simple Housewife


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    November 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    FAB to the Licious!!!
    Good for you Jenny. You knocked it out of the park!

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    November 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Those white cabinets make that whole room so much brighter. It looks so very nice. I love the range area.

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    Sherika Lovett Alston
    November 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    WOW! I might cook every night if I had this kitchen!!:) Beautiful! Great job!

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    November 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Please share a tutorial! I would love to hear how many coats you used and what products you used.
    We want to tackle ours too but want to go dark,although white is awesome too! Great, great job!

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    Daffodil Hill
    November 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Wow! That's amazing. You were very brave, and it looks gorgeous!

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    November 18, 2011 at 5:10 am

    You did an outstanding job! You're right–the new color just makes the granite look beautiful.

    I love your choice of hardware too. Those handles on the fridge look amazing.

    Very well done!

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    Galexi Cupcakes
    November 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful kitchen!!

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    November 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Your kitchen looks beautiful! I thought I liked the antique look, until I saw the white. It makes it look like a new kitchen. Great Job!

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    November 20, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Wow, it is just beautiful! Hard to believe the color difference in the cabinets could make that much difference.

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    November 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Looks stunning.

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    November 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Beautiful! I want to paint my off-white/ beige glazed cabinets. Please share your paint color, was it oil based? Sheen? Thanks so much.

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    November 28, 2011 at 2:41 am

    It looks amazing! Love white cabinets too!

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    Linda @ It All Started with Paint
    January 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Love it!

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    Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest
    January 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    It looks so gorgeous! I am going to be tackling this project soon and I am so excited, but I also know I have a lot of work ahead of me.

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    Leslie and Joe
    March 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I LOVE how the handles for the fridge are up high! that would be perfect to keep my little ones out. Ingenious!!

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    Something Nice and Pretty
    March 20, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Looks so good, like a brandnew kitchen!

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    January 15, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Fabulous. My dream kitchen would be like that.


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    January 22, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Absolutely gorgeous job! Love it! I agree it makes a huge dramatic difference with the look of your granite!

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    June 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Gorgeous! What a transformation! When I remodeled my kitchen I used this measurement guide: It saved me a ton of time and guess work! Hope it helps someone as much as it helped me.

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    malik aayan
    September 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I love the look of white kitchen cabinets, You two did a great job.Kids Car Beds

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    Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
    October 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Amazing!! Your cabinets look so beautiful now and the hardware you chose is perfect.

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    Caitlin Burchett
    January 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful! What color white did you use on the cabinets? We are redoing our kitchen and I'm having the hardest time deciding!

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      January 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      We had a cabinet sample color matched for a custom color. If you email me directly, I can give you the formula (since I don't have your email from your comment and I can't post the photo in the comments). Looks like I need to add this to my post! 🙂

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        Gisella R
        June 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

        I’m totally in love with your kitchen! I am interested to know what color was used to paint your kitchen cabinets. They are beautiful!

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    February 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I love your cabinets! Can you tell me about the underneath lighting of your cabinetry: is it a strip light fixture or individual pucks? How is the light controlled, by a button on the light itself or a wall switch? I'm not an electrician, I am a wife just looking into remodeling our kitchen so all the right terminology would be helpful!

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    Gena Granucci
    January 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    What is the name of your granite? Thanks!

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      January 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I’m not sure what our granite is called Gena – we didn’t build the house. I can say that it is a mix of a lot of brown, with some black, gray and cream – if that helps at all. Sorry!

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    sherry thomason
    April 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful re-do. What color white are your cabinets?

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