Thursday, February 7, 2008

It Is Finished

We finally finished the kitchen. It's been almost done for awhile now, but I didn't want to post photos until it was completely done.

Here's a list of the changes:
1.Tear out cabinet on far right and "wavy" things
2. Add pendant light fixtures and dimmer switch
3. Sew and hang new half-curtain
4. Add bead-board around door
5. Re-drywall damaged ceiling
6. Paint the entire ceiling (it used to be painted tan)
7. Paint cabinets
8. Paint the non-bead-boarded wall "silver sage"
9. Purchase and install new hinges

Cost - Approximately $900, and much, much time. It makes such an unbelievable difference though. Our kitchen feels so much lighter and brighter both in the daytime and at night (because of the new pendant lights. Our friend, Brian did an excellent job leveling out our ceiling, and it makes it feel way more put together. We think the before and after photos are pretty dramatic!







A couple more photos...

11 comments:

krystle maria porter said...

That looks amazing! You guys are so thrifty and come up with awesome ideas :)

kierstin said...

wow! it looks great! makes me excited to have a kitchen soon!! (we're getting white cabinets too). yay for your new kitchen!

Mom said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous!! What an amazing change. It's a nice feeling making a house into a home. Great job to you and Dave...take the day off!

Carol Phillips said...

I love it! It just dawned on me, did we get to eat the first meal cooked in the finished kitchen? If so, I'm really honored. :) It was great to see you guys last night.

Ali O said...

it looks SO good! i'm now inspired to rip down our wavy thing, too! i spotted you at rocketown last night, but had to leave before it was over. okay, must take crayons out of sadie's mouth...

Pauly said...

Wow! The black countertop really pops against the white. And it all looks so CLEAN! Love that Silver Sage—hmm ... where have I seen that before? And I can't believe David took his life into his hands leaning over that stairwell to paint. Couldn't you have gotten a robot (or flying monkey) to do that part? Love you ... xxoo

Sarah S said...

lovely. you need a succulent kitchen plant to warm up the room... and bring it back some earthiness... xo

TheWinnFamily said...

Love it JJ -AWESOME!!

Following Forward said...

Your kitchen looks amazing!!! I am so very impressed!

Courtney said...
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Courtney said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! We have hideous cabinets in our kitchen. How did you paint your cabinets? We already tried to paint a kitchen table we found for a great deal on craigslist, but it was an ordeal and didn't turn out as we had hoped.