Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kitchen Reveal

For those who've been following my blog for a while, you've seen pictures here and there of my kitchen. Well it's about time I do a full reveal. So here ya go--our kitchen. And since we're big fans of dramatic before and afters here at MLST, let's dig into the archives.

Kitchen when Mitch first moved in. (he bought the house about 6 mo. before we were married...we got to work right away!) Can we say dark and dated??


This was after we painted the walls a sunny yellow and added crown.


Then to the cabinets--first we removed the soffit above since it was just wasted space and then we painted. Everything. Walls, cabinets, trim...I would have painted the floors if that were an option! 

And here are the "afters" of that makeover. What a difference a little paint can make! It really brightened things up.



I loved my vintage '50s kitchen! The pictures above were taken right before we remodeled so it doesn't show this kitchen in its "glory." At one time I had a vintage '50s refrigerator and an old chrome-legged table where the island is pictured. I had vintage touches everywhere. Loved it. But then we figured the fridge wasn't so efficient and put it out alongside the road and some lady snatched it up in a jiffy:( (update: Mitch found an old photo...sorry the quality is bad, but you get the idea--super cuteness!)





We ended up removing the closet you see here. I'm pretty sure that was the very first "big" project in our house:)


Okay, you ready??? 

So it went from this...


to this. 
Detailed post(s) will be next! Hope you enjoy:)

















For a detailed post on the kitchen go here.


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28 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous!! I love it! I can tell you love it too!! ;) Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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  2. Wowza!!! That is an amazing transformation and it all looks gorgeous!! There are so many incredible details and I love the "hidden" dishwasher. It is totally magazine and drool worthy. :-) You should be very proud of the job you've done!
    Vanessa

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  3. This looks amazing! Seriously, my jaw dropped when I saw the after pics!

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  4. Awesome Job! Are your countertops butcher block? If so, did you buy them or make them?

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    1. Hi, Laura. Yes, they're butcher block. They're from Ikea. Here's the post where I talked about them.

      http://www.mapleleavessycamoretrees.com/2011/01/where-were-at-kitchen-reno.html

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  5. SO GORGEOUS! I love seeing all it's phases :)

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  6. Awesome! Linked here from Green Street; it's my first time here and what a first impression! This looks like my mental fantasy of how I'd like to see my own kitchen one day. So jealous! Excellent choices all around. I'm going to have to pin the crap out of this for future reference :)

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  7. Loving it, especially after seeing the before pictures from the very beginning when you bought the house! Gives me ideas for upgrading our kitchen. Are the cupboards still the original or did you replace them at some point during the process?

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    1. Yes, the white cabinets are custom. I'll do a follow-up post all about them!

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  8. It's gorgeous!! You did an awesome job!

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  9. So beautiful! Every detail from the glass-front cabinets to the butcher block counters is perfection.

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  10. Great transformation! Visiting from Shabby Nest linky, come take a peek at my Project: Dining Room if you have a chance! I'm #275 @ http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2013/03/frugal-friday_28.html

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  11. Hi Kat! So happy you found me because now I've found you. Wow, I am jealous! That kitchen is awesome. Awww, and to be finished. I'm getting close but still a few weeks to go. Looking forward to keeping up with your projects. Vikki

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  12. Great transformation Kat! Love that you went with black hinges and knobs and a contrasting gray on the island. Well done!

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  13. Oh my goodness, are you even kidding me?!? I adore this kitchen! Not only is it beautiful, but it still looks vintage and so appropriate to your home. The only thing I'm missing is that sweet vintage fridge (even though I love your new one). My grandma used to have one like that - good memories. :-)

    Thanks for linking up to my March project party - I will be featuring it next week!

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  14. I love that you chronicled the changes through a twice redone reno! This last incantation is AMAZING! And the jadite... don't get me started. Can I come by for a a glass of vino?

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  15. I have one word for your kitchen - gorgeous! I love the wood on the counters and the hardware you chose and the white cabinets, of course - love white cabinets, and the lighting you chose. I bet you love cooking in there now.

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  16. So cool I didn't know you had an old fridge! We use to have one like that at our lake house, wish it was still there. I wish we lived close enough so I could come over and you make me a skillet cookie while I sit at the island talking to you! ha! I also wish that your kitchen would be in a magazine because it totally should!

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  17. Yep it's amazing. The cabinet doors look amazing and I just love the hardware.

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  18. Wow! Gorgeous! You should link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday {1 party, 5 blogs!}.
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-3.html
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  19. This is so amazingly fabulous!!...what a wonderful job!!...enjoy you fab space...I'm going to make sure I'm a follower...please come visit my blog too...we repainted our kitchen as well last about a year and a half ago...come check it out and let me know what you think...follow along too...so nice to meet you...have a great day, Mariaelena

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  20. What a transformation! I love so much about it. I went through your blog too & you've done a great job- it all appears very creatively collected.

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    1. Thank you, Tina! We enjoy making our home "us!"

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  21. Wow. Love the new look. So pretty. We have the brown dated cupboards yet. Love the faucet. Want to find some of those for my house. What is the countertop made of? It looks like wood. Very beautiful. Wonderful job!!

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  22. I love the final kitchen. And the fire king dish collection!

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