The Kitchen Makeover

8.21.2011

We are continuing the tour of my sister's home and this time we are showing the kitchen. The new and improved kitchen. Funny my kitchen used to be green and then I went to an off white and now my sister has gone from green to off white, too. Hmmmm, is she copying me? That's okay.


Here is the new bright and light kitchen. She used the same linen white by Benjamin Moore that she used under the chair rail in the dining room.

Here is an old picture of the before. She also painted the red cabinet black. She loves the new lighter walls. Sure am glad since I told her to go for it.


She added cheap work lights from Home Depot to the top of her cabinets for extra lighting since the lights under her cabinets had to keep being replaced. Love the added industrial element.

Here is the before.




Yes, my sister has the same cow canvases I do because I was sent two sets for some reason so I gave her the extra set.

Before




One of these days that basket will be missing. he he

Read this strange sign. lol
She found this at Home Goods.





This platter may come up missing, too. Just sayin.



The lampshade is from Hobby Lobby. So cute on her alabaster lamp.


Thanks for all the nice comments regarding her home.
One more room to go.

Have a super week!

Joining the following:
Between Naps on the Porch
Dittle Dattle
A Stroll thru Life 

95 comments:

  1. I love all the little touches in your sister's home. She has great taste.

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  2. Your sister has some great lamps, Kim! This one in the kitchen is no exception. Love all her little touches and I love the new color. The black cabinet looks great! Love her countertops, too.

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  3. I think the before and after are both charming. I especially like the home depot lighting:)

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  4. I love the black cabinets, it makes the white dishware really stand out... I especially love the ornate plates on the bottom shelve... any chance your sister would reveal the source?

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  5. I love the white walls in the kitchen but how great are those lamps from Home Depot? They are perfect! Love the alabaster lamp too with the HL shade. Very pretty kitchen.

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  6. You can't beat an alabaster lamp. I'm always on the lookout for another one. Her lampshade makes it even more endearing. Sally

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  7. Your sister's kitchen is beautiful Kim. I love all the attention to detail.

    I've enjoyed seeing her home.

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  8. I don't blame her for copying you!
    Looks absolutley wonderful!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  9. Another beautiful room. You guys have fab taste.

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  10. All I gotta say is Kim will you please be my sister? You two are incredible decorators with incredible vision!

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  11. Oh my, what a beautiful kitchen! I love the black and white color combination and that cow canvas too. What else? The clip on lights and the Home Goods sign, really, I could go on and on :)

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  12. What a great idea for the lighting... Love it and not to much money even better... It looks so good just my style

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  14. Oh I love the transformation, the lights on the top of the cabinets is a great idea. I have the same problem with the under-the-counter lights. Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. I love the kitchen... love the sign, and love Home Goods. Just so sad I don't live near one anymore.

    Di

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  16. Kim, Your sister's kitchen is wonderful and I love all the decor. Both of you have the best accessories!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  17. Good taste runs in your family. I like all the black and white and industrial spot lights.

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  18. What a cozy kitchen! Absolutely gorgeous :) !!! I really love the industrial yet still cottage feel, and the trophy cup for her wooden utensils! Definitely will be keeping that one in mind :) thanks for sharing!!

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  19. You and your sister both have fabulous taste. I have really enjoyed the tour of your sister's home. Love the kitchen and I don't blame her for copying you!

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  20. Hi Kim love the black and white cabinets in the kitchen. Lots of charming vignettes. Also, loved the ironstone post....I've been collecting white ironstone, pottery, etc., since beginning blogging, too. Linda

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  21. Hi Kim,
    Her kitchen looks wonderful. I think that was an ingenious idea with the industrial lamps.

    Love all the accessories too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. It's looking great Kim. I really like that lamp and shade. You both have exquisite taste.

    Pop on over and visit my blog too, if you get a chance...

    ciao

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  23. I love it all.. it looks fabulous in white. you and your sis have such fab kitchens .. great taste must run in the family.

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  24. FABULOUS! You girls need to go into business I swear you do. I love the makeover. I really liked the touch of industrial lights, that was cool!

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  25. Her kitchen is so lovely. It is warm, inviting and has great work space. It is so neat that the two of you are so close.
    Have a great week. Ginger

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  26. Hi Kim! I'm getting caught up on my blog reading and just saw all of the previous posts of your sister's gorgeous home. This kitchen is so fantastic and I just love it! The work lights attached at the top were just genius and I also might just copy the wooden spoons in the silver ice bucket. You both have such great style and isn't it nice to have a sister to bounce decorating ideas off of? :-)
    Vanessa

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  27. There must be some fever of wanting to paint kitchens lighter and brighter because I am waiting for my fave painter to free himself up so he can paint my red cabs white and my creamy yellow walls a lt khaki. LOL

    I love the single black cabinet. I might have to think about stealing aka borrowing that idea. ;-) Tell your sister she has done a fantastic job on her home. Where is her blog???? :)

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  28. Oh my goodness I LOVE those lights above the cabinets! Think I might have to copy that idea! That sign is so great and funny! It's all so beautiful! Two talented sisters for sure!

    Heathe

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  29. LOVE it!!!! That alabaster lamp and shade is amazing!

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  30. Oh, Kim! Your sister's kitchen is lovely. I love green, but the new color opens up the room so much. I'm with you about taking things you like.....I carry a big purse (just-in-case) when I visit my friends' homes. I haven't taken anything, yet....but I'll be ready ;0

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  31. Fantastic! Lots of great inspiration and clever ideas! The lamp shade from Hobby Lobby I love with the little buttons!

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  32. I do truly love that strange sign! Beautiful house your sis has!
    Brenda

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  33. Beautiful! I just "pinned" the photo with the vase of flowers! Love that piece of art!
    -trish

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  34. I love those industrial lights. What a great solution to a problem.

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  35. I'm am so loving the black cabinet! And those industrial lights - who would have thought!! Love 'em!

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  36. Your sister's kitchen looks great! Her home is beautiful!

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  37. Her redo looks wonderful. Isn't it great that you can share so many things--as sisters and as friends? I think it is hysterical that she has the same cow canvas..was that from the guy that sent you the wrong ones to begin with?

    I think that Cheese platter might go missing if she doesn't keep an eye on you! Maybe if you whine a bit she will give it to you!;>) just a thought- xo Diana

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  38. The black cabinet is perfect. I've never seen any lamp shades like the one here at my Hobby Lobby. Love the buttons. You are lucky to have a sister nearby. Enjoy the week!

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  39. Kim,
    Your sisters kitchen is stunning. So glad she followed your lead! I adore that lampshade...hm~m~m~m Hobby Lobby did you say? Perhaps I will follow HER lead? Thank you for sharing this transformation with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  40. Looks great Kim!
    You two have very similar tastes I can see!
    Thanks for calling out the lampshade...was going to ask!
    Love all the galvanized touches too.
    The farmgirl in me... cannot ever seem to shake it.
    :)
    xx
    Alison

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  41. One word...GORGEOUS!! I think my favorite thing is the lighting above the cabinets...genius!

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  42. What a pretty kitchen. Ya'll make me want mine off-white! That silly sign, reminds me of something my DH might say :0).

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  43. Love all the details and I'm especially in love with the inexpensive work lights, what a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing your sister's kitchen.

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  44. Your sisters kitchen is gorgeous. It's a nice compliment to you when someone follows in your decorating footsteps :) I love the industrial lighting over the cabinets....may have to compliment your sister and 'steal' this idea!

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  45. where is the cow head from??

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  46. I agree, talent sure runs in your family! :) I really enjoyed this post and gathered lots of ideas. You two should go into business together, truly you should! XO ~Liz

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  47. I'm loving touring your sisters home. It is beautiful you guys are talented decorators. I'm using the work light as a pendant in my laundry room. The way your sister used them is ingenious.

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  48. Lovely, hats off to both of you Kim! What pattern are your sister's dishes (the white ones)? I just love those!
    Lisa

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  49. You can most def tell y'all are sisters! Love her kitchen too!

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  50. Hi Kim! Great makeover - so happy she took your advice. I am so impressed with the home depot lighting -I have to know - how did he work the electrical part out? Is there and extension cord that is run behind the cabs? Inquiring minds want to know...

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  51. What a beautiful home your sister has! I loved the red in the kitchen, but painting it black REALLY compliments the countertops now. I also love that "be thankful" sign of hers! And the silver champagne bucket for the utensils? Genius idea, love it!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  52. Hi Kimmie! Loving the tour of your sister's home - how beautiful! Her kitchen looks marvelous and I can tell you two came from the same bunch - you decorate so much like each other - gorgeously!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  53. Just beautiful! I love all the changes she made. I just saw that shade at HL! Loved it! As before, you and your sis have great taste!

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  54. What a beautiful change though it was just as beautiful before hand as well!:) It is amazing how a little paint can transform a space. I love the HomeGoods sign! It made me laugh which I needed right now. School starts tomorrow....

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  55. Beautiful kitchen!
    So many fun details. :-)

    Kimberly

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  56. The change in colour has given her kitchen a real lift. I also love the industrial touch and I will totally understand if her wire basket and cheese stand end up missing! x Sharon

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  57. Nice makeover! I love the details.

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  58. Amazing transformation! Your sister is so very creative. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  59. Kim, I loved your sister's before and i really love the changes she made too. You girls and two very talented sisters.

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  60. Wow how I would love to have a kitchen like that hopefully someday!!! She did a beautiful job!

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  61. She has such a great sense of eclecticism! I adore that Hobby Lobby lampshade.

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  62. I love that 'strange' sign! Loved it when I saw it in one of the previous features, but couldn't quite read it all. perfect. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  63. Your sister's lighter and brighter kitchen looks fabulou, Kim! She must be enjoying the "new" look ... love her fun pillows and art. I need a Hobby Lobby "fix" soon! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. HI Kim, your sister's kitchen looks terrific too! Thank her for allowing us to peek inside again! I LOVE her white dishes in the black cabinet!!!! Source???? The black cabinet is beautiful, wish I could do that! Love it all especially the lights over the cabinet, so clever! XO, Pinky

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  65. Girl!! You KNOW I love it! My kitchen is green....yeah....guess I know what my NEXT project is!

    LOVE that lamp and lampshade! And the open shelving painted black AND those dishes in the open shelving!

    Lou Cinda ;)

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  66. Hi! I popped over from Between Naps on the Porch and your sister did a WONDERFUL job! I like the way she used the shop lights on top of the cabinets. I never would have thought of that, but they are great! And easy!

    I know what you mean about the basket disappearing! :) It is really wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my time over here.

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  67. Love it all! The white plates really look wonderful against the black. We're getting a Hobby Lobby soon I understand and look forward to finding great lampshades like hers! Bead board is in my kitchen and I want more! :)

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  68. This is really really exceptional! I love love love the industrial clip lights, what a great idea! All the elements you chose for the room look so great together. I usually shy away from black in my decor, but what you have done is so inspiring!

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  69. I just looked through your past post this weekend because I recalled how lovely your sister's kitchen was.....I am getting ready to paint my cabinets and had decided to stick with my red....despite the pull to go lighter....and then imagine my suprised when I saw this post....wow....I think I love how your sister went lighter without it seeming cold...it still has so much warmth as yours does....maybe I will rethink (again)...glad I didn't start yet!!! I love her counter tops.....would she reveal the pattern? I assume they are granite? Could we see more of your sister's house? please....just a lovely as yours.....

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  70. Pretty before . . .pretty after . . . nice to have such a wonderful, bright, cheery space to feed the family from!

    Come back soon for a visit Kim!

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  71. AndeM, I have been posting her rooms for the past week. Check through the older posts. Her granite is New Venetian Gold.

    Thanks

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  72. OMG i had to go very slowly through this post so i could take in every detail!
    A magazine needs to do a Sister feature here on both your homes.
    I love how she painted her interior door black. I love that statement.
    I'm right behind you in stealing that cheese platter!!!

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  73. What a gorgeous kitchen....love the lighter color palette! My favorite change though is the black painted cabinets and lights on the top....very clever!!!!
    ~Des

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  74. Kim I LOVE LOVE her kitchen makeover!! The lighter walls the black cabinets and all the beautiful touches, looks like a page out of a magazine!! Love it! Martina

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  75. i love all the little touches and that shade is adorable! love the white, i'm planning on painting mine lighter (i didn't tell my husband yet!). have a great week!! susan

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  77. Hmmm, might still that idea for black paint on the cupboard. Thank you for the inspiration, Kim.
    Apol
    www.lapommehome.com

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  78. Love the pics and was wondering about the cow canvas---where did you get this from ??

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  79. Loving her kitchen and your blog!!

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  80. Everything looks gorgeous. I can see you have similiar taste and that is a good thing. I love the lampshade-I may have to look for something similiar. After all, that is why we read blogs isn't it? To "steal" ideas???

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  81. The cow canvases were bought through One Kings Lane. I have a widget on my sidebar where you can sign up to be notified each day of new sales. They sell things daily up to 70% off retail. The cow canvases have shown up twice so they may again. They came as a pair for $15.

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  82. What a cute kitchen..
    I have really enjoyed seeing her house. Try to get HER in one of your pics...I love putting a face with a house.:))
    Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to see if those lights would fit above MY cabinets...:)
    xo o, and I really want that cheese platter...

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  83. I loved her before but the after is wonderful. I LOVE all the details. She has a beautiful home too.
    I may have missed this but has she considered blogging?

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  84. I love the kitchen - just as much as I love yours! I have to admit that I liked the red/green befores (I am a red addict) just a little more though ;)

    When I move next year could the two of you come on over and help me with my place?! You could just bring everything you've discarded, etc. Oh, and the red...

    Annalisa C.

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  85. Lovely kitchen and lovely blog! <3
    Mia

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  86. Wow, her kitchen is beautiful! You two girls do a fabulous job!

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  87. Love this kitchen! The new paint made a great difference. I just repainted my cabinets from black to antigue beige,kinda wishing now I had left them black!Fabulous job!

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  88. Kim, her kitchen is fabulous. I love the black and white and the open shelving. All of her accessories are just wonderful. I think she needs to send me that cow poster. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  89. Stunning kitchen! It never ceases to amaze me what just a few changes like paint can do to a room!

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  90. Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous week!

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  91. Beautiful home! I love the transformation..she did a wonderful job.

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  92. Kim, just when you think it can't get any better, you go and take your home to a whole other level! I can only dream to have a home as warm and inviting as yours. I have to feature your kitchen on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

    Have a great weekend!

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  93. I LOVE what she has done in her kitchen!!!!! You both have such a sense of style.....the black cabinet just makes it I think!

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  94. I adore her space I will be bog stalking you while I file away some of her ideas.Thanks for sharing.

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