Tuesday, March 16, 2010

done.

After more than 75+ logged man hours, {no exaggeration} we are finally done with the kitchen! I really don't think you understand how excited we are... plus, we have our weekends & cocina back, {plus our garage}. It was all DIY... {even my strained, tedious attempt at making the curtains} which is the reason it took us so long, but we saved lots of moola & actually {at times} had a lot fun doing it. It feels so good to be done, esp. after working so long & hard!
My wonderful father came & helped with the painting multiple times... thank you, thank you dad!
Before:
{We didn't take any before pics, so these are from random occasions}


{right after we moved in 2 yrs ago.}

{at Christmas 2009}
During:

{sanded, stripped, de-glossed}

{primed & caulked}

{our set- up in the garage.}
After: {sorry, the quality of these pics are not the best.}






We think it really opens the kitchen up... if you can't tell, the walls are a grey-ish blue... We are excited to just veg on the couch this week! {again, sorry if the pics are a weird hue.} Happy Tuesday!

17 comments:

anne said...

oh my goodness, melanie this is so beautiful! i am so impressed! it looks SO wonderful. you have quite the touch.

:)

Emily NIckson said...

Oh wow Melanie! It's absolutely beautiful. Everything flows so nicely. I LOVE IT. You have such wonderful taste.

Catherine said...

nice work, melanie! I love how it looks so fresh and clean.

NGJagers said...

OH, I love it!
great job.

Wynne & Stephen said...

MEL!!! OMG it looks so so so great! you have great style! so impressed you did all of that yourself. I should not show stephen....haha. I am so proud and impressed with you & ryan's DIY skills!

Katie and Justin Cox said...

WOW! Melanie and Ryan's DYI at your service!! It looks great!! I have been SO begging Justin to let me refinish our cabinets white... we have almost the same paint color on our walls so now I KNOW it would look fabulous! THANK YOU! :)

Dean Shaari said...

Been following you for a while,
you finally have that chalk board you wanted! very 500 Days of Summer

Will and Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! How did you do this? I am impressed too with the whole construction.

Love white kitchens....

Shelly said...

WOW! You guys did an awesome job! I'm so impressed! It must feeling amazing to have all your hard work pay off and look SO beautiful!

Sarah Feigleson said...

Ya'll have SKILLS! I'm so impressed, it looks really beautiful. And it does open up your kitchen! Where did you find that enormous chalkboard? Love it! What a great idea.

The Lacys said...

wow! amazing!!!

Lady Hatch said...

Looks amazing. I don't think I have the courage or patience to DIY a whole kitchen. Very impressive.

Lindsay said...

Looks so so great! I love white cabinets and love how it turned out. I have 2 questions though...where did you get your giant chalkboard and where is your microwave!? :)

Chanes said...

looks awesome!!!

Ashley said...

Mel! It looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see it on Sunday

Rebecca Foley said...

I love what you did to your kitchen cabiets! A friend of mine is getting ready to move and is going to paint her cabs. I showed her what you did and she was so excited to see how well your kitchen turned out! Could you email me some of your DIY tips? rfoleyinteriors@gmail.com

Rebecca

p.s. love your blog!

Kristine said...

Chris and I want to do this to our kitchen... advice? suggestions? we can use all the help we can get!