Mini Kitchen Makeover Reveal

8.06.2019

We updated our kitchen three years ago by raising the cabinets to the ceiling and adding large crown molding all the way around the kitchen and breakfast room, but since then I have grown tired of the sagey green colored cabinets on the peninsula and the hardware needed to be updated. The handles were bronze and the finish had worn off of many of them. We bought those with the first remodel many years ago.
So with a few simple updates such as painting and new hardware plus a large appliance getting replaced the kitchen has a fresh look.




The new color on the peninsula has lightened and brightened the kitchen.

I found the new cabinet hardware at the perfect time on the last day of a sale Pottery Barn was having. I got all of the brass handles for the whole kitchen at a good discount plus free shipping. I love the new look and now they go well with the brass on the pendant lights.



The hydrangeas in the little ironstone pitcher are dried. I placed them in that weeks ago and just left them.

Summer is peach season which is my favorite fruit. I went to a farmers market and bought some really good local sweet peaches.

I made a peach cobbler a few weeks ago and this time I made a quick peach shortcake by using store bought pound cake. I mixed some sugar with the sliced peaches to make a nice syrup and spooned them over the pound cake and finished with whipped cream.

Another new purchase is the faucet. The other one was bronze and the sprayer was super heavy and hard to pull out. I picked up this one at one of the big box stores and the mister grumbled as he installed it. 😒

I ordered this fun bright rug which is another Dash & Albert rug by Annie Selke. I bet I have owned fifteen or more of these rugs over the years. I still have several of them. These small ones can be tossed in the washing machine.

This view is from the other side of the peninsula. You can see my very old and favorite breadboard on the hood.

This old enamelware pitcher holds store bought flowers and some clippings from my yard. I bought carnations and the eucalyptus at Trader Joe's and it was just sort of blah so I cut some limelight hydrangeas and some pink flowers from our crape myrtles in front of the pond. The crape myrtle blooms are quite messy, but I love the added pop of color.

Another new item is the refrigerator. The icemaker quit months ago in our old one and repairmen don't won't to fool with repairing Whirlpool icemakers so we bought a Samsung on sale. No more buying bags of ice.

I love placing my most used kitchen items together close by and this basket tray is from McGee & Co.

And the other day my Keurig that I've had for a few years decided it was tired of making coffee as it spit and sputtered so I went on Amazon and ordered a new one in this taupe color. I didn't know they came in so many colors. I like this better than my old black one.

In the past for kitchen shoots I usually put Miss Bailey's bowls away, but not this time. Anyone else still have the old Southern Living At Home products? These are the only bowls I have ever used with her and she will be twelve in October. My daughter still uses hers too for her yorkie.



More of my vintage breadboards or cheeseboards.


There is still one more thing I would like updated which will be big and expensive so I'll wait until the money tree comes in for new countertops. We have had this granite for years and it has chips in it and almost all of my cotton tees have holes in the belly area where I lean against the counter in front of the sink. Also the sink needs to be replaced and that can't happen without replacing the counter.

I used Maganolia Home cabinetry paint and the color is Sunday Stroll.
I bought the paint at Ace Hardware. It took me only two days to paint the penisula and doors.

You can see the before photos in these posts:


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29 comments:

  1. Kim, This looks so beautiful! The color looks so fresh, is it a gray or blue? Hard to tell from the pictures. Love the update!

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  2. It's looks sooooo good! I love it!

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  3. Looks so fresh and light filled! I like the new color - did you have to use a primer with that brand of paint?

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  4. Did you paint over chalk paint and if so, did you do anything to get the surface ready for the new paint?

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    1. Yes, I did paint over it. I had a sealer over mine and not wax so I just painted right over it. Wax would need to be sanded first.

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  5. Kim, I love the color of your peninsula. It's hard to believe it's already been 3 years since your brought your cabinets to the ceiling. Time really flies! I always love to see what you do in your kitchen. You have so many beautiful pieces and yes, I still have some of my Southern Living at Home products. I still use the bulletin/chalk board and one of my favorites is their scroll lantern. It's still on my coffee table! Have a great day!
    Shelley

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  6. Gorgeous as always...the brass adds such a warmth to the room. Enjoy!

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  7. Looking good! We recently bought that same fridge, but elected to not go with the ice/water on door this time. I like the clean look and we didn't use the water feature anyway. I keep toying with painting our cabinets, but can't decide. We have very nice oak custom cabinets but we have lived here 21 years in a couple of months. I might hire it out if we do it. Did you like the magnolia cabinet paint? Oh and glad someone else does white appliances! I know stainless is THE thing, but I'm one to buck trends and it's just not for me.

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    1. Yes, I am a white appliance girl especially with white cabinets. I do like the new darker stainless, but we aren't changing out all the appliances. I did like the paint. It goes on well, levels out and dries fast.
      Oh, and I use the water feature all day long. I drink a lot of water.

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  8. Your kitchen is beautiful Kim :-) . We recently bought new appliances and the difference in the look is amazing. We have cherry finish cabinets and we had white appliances. The new stainless steel appliances give the kitchen a whole new look. I love your drawer pulls from Pottery Barn. We need to update pulls and light fixtures. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. SO beautiful, I love the new paint color and the name is so cute too!!!
    ~Des

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  10. Your kitchen looks beautiful. I love the new paint color and the new handles look amazing. New hardware really makes a difference.

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  11. I especially like the way the coffee maker blends into the tile color and just sort of disappears!

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  12. Kim,
    Your cabinet make-over is beautiful and I love the new color! It does brighten your kitchen up so much. I looked at the Magnolia trim & cabinet paint you used but I am not sure if this product is right for stained cabinets. It appears it might have a built-in primer? I have been thinking about painting my stained cabinetry for a while and was told to have them sprayed not rolled with a brush as it would show brush marks and not look as clean. Maybe you can give me some insight.

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    1. Yes, sprayed looks best, but the new paints have come a long way and they levl out quite well. If I had not usd chalk paint before on these they would not have any marks on them and they really don't have many you can see. Yes, it has kilz primer in it and you may need to prime yours first before painting them, but I would ask a professional. I bought my paint at Ace Hardware and I'm sure they could tell you what to do. We paid to have ours sprayed the first time many years ago and it was very expensive so now we have been tackling them ourselves.

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  13. It all looks so pretty. I especially love the hardware! You amaze me tackling these projects yourself! What is the name of the beautiful china that your yummy peach dessert is on? I could swear that was my mother's pattern. Thanks Kim!

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    1. Jan, I inherited my grandmother's china a long time ago and it is Pasadena by Theodore Haviland New York.
      Thank you

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  14. Love the new color and the hardware. What kind of countertop are you thinking of?

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  15. Two days to paint all of that??? I'm inspired :)

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  16. Hi Kim,
    I love the pretty new hardware from Pottery Barn. So beautiful. It really sets off the cabinets and drawers. It all looks great. I am on the hunt for a new faucet and I like the one you bought. Happy New Week.
    xoxo

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  17. Love all the updates especially the brass hardware! My SIL kept getting holes in her tops and couldn’t figure out why until she realized it was her granite countertops. She had someone come out to polish the edges again.

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  18. LOVE this new color, Kim. the hardware is perfect. You always do a wonderful job painting your cabinets!

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  19. I notice in the photo that you seem to paint right over the electrical plugs and plates around them. Don't they tend to chip after a while?

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    1. Painting them the same helps them to disappear. It can come off a bit right in the slots you plug in, but I just retouch it after awhile.

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  20. Your kitchen is lovely! Did your cabinet doors have thermofoil on them? Ours do. We recently had them professionally repainted and they are a disaster: flaking, peeling, uneven paint lines! We're waiting for the painter to come back and fix it.

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    1. No, ours are poplar wood doors. Sorry you had that happen.

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