Friday, June 1, 2012

The BIG Kitchen Reveal


If you would like to look back at our DIY kitchen project you can check them out here:
Part 4

As I promised, here's the photos of the completed kitchen remodel.  I was literally using a hair dryer to dry some wet paint prior to taking the photos.  Never a dull moment!

Here is the kitchen before.

And here is the GORGEOUS kitchen now!!!

A new stainless steel stove and hood.  The rugs are from Target.

Remember we only painted the wall halfway because we were going to do something striking.  What do you think of the board and batten?  I LOVE it!!!  My SIL wasn't too sure at first, but she loves it now that it is done.

The floors are curly walnut laminate from Lowes.  She went "cheap" on the laminate and went high end on the underlayment...a suggestion from my contractor BIL.  They turned out amazing and the noise is minimal because of the quality underlayment.

We added 2 contemporary pendant lights above the sink and chose not to hang a curtain on the top of window so the lights would be a focal point.

To give some character to the kitchen I suggested adding some moulding around the doorway that leads to the living room.  I am glad she went for it because it is one of my favorite features now.

I made this board with drawer pulls 5 minutes {REALLY} before taking photos.  She needed a place to hang items such as her Coach purse {this is the one I was telling you about here}.  Oh, and her potholders and apron also have a spot now!  This is what I was using the blow dryer for...ha!

The kitchen curtains are actually napkins!  We used 4 of them so that you can see them from the outside as well.  It was so simple and they can be easily changed because we used curtain rings with clips.

We added some simple wall decor from Target.

A few accessories to add a pop of color!  The yellow fruit bowl is from target along with the coffee cups, table runner, and potholder.  No kitchen is complete unless you have a Pioneer Woman Cookbook!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember me mentioning I went to an auction.  We scored this sink there for $47!!!!  It was BRAND NEW in the box and I know it is a $350 sink because I have the same one in my kitchen.  SCORE!!!  The cabinets did not have hardware on them before so we added some contemporary hardware in a brushed nickel finish.  The drawer pulls are rockin' it!!!

A couple of before and afters.  What do you think?

It is a totally different kitchen now!!

To recap what has been done to the kitchen:
Removed soffit
Painted kitchen cabinets {inside and out...a BIG job}
New countertops
New backsplash
New lighting & ceiling fan {it is Nebraska and we need them}
Scraped the popcorn ceilings
New laminate flooring
New hardware
New sink
Added board & batten and moulding
Painted EVERY square inch of the place including window frames and doors
I'm sure I am forgetting something.

Future plans for the kitchen are updating the fridge with a new stainless steel one, adding a stainless steel dishwasher, and maybe some more decor, but other than that it is FINISHED!!!

Like what you see?  I have included links to some of the products we used for the remodel.

Countertops were from Menards
Cabinet door hardware was from Menards
Drawer pulls were from Menards
Backsplash was from Home Depot
Flooring was from Lowes
Kitchen curtains {napkins} were from Target
Table runner was from Target
Wall decor was from Target
Rugs were from Target
Pendant lights were from Menards, but I couldn't find a link for them.  These are very similar.

I 'm anxious to hear what you have to say.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the kitchen.  Don't forget to follow The Farmer's Wife on Facebook!

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  1. This is amazing! I would love to cook and clean that kitchen!! Job well done. The photos are fab too, a magazine should be calling you, seriously.

  2. BRAVO!! you did a beautiful job!

  3. Farmer's Wife,

    Great job! I have a very similiar "before" kitchen. I'm dying to redo it, but right now it needs to wait. Congrats!!

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  4. I am simply amazed! It looks fabulous!! Love your new flooring, the trim about the doorway, the back splash, all of it, it looks amazing!! Such a beautiful job and a beautiful new kitchen!!

  5. Beautiful! And I LOVE the purse! Great job ladies
    Amy Warner

  6. Wow! Great job! Makes me want to redo my kitchen now! :)

  7. You guys rock!!! It's beautiful. Is there anything you CAN'T do, Jodi??? Margie

  8. It is absolutely Beautiful! Coming over from TT&J link party. Have a great weekend!

  9. You've done a great job on the redo! Love the board and batten and all the decor details! Bravo! {You deserve that Coach bag!} :)

  10. Oh my goodness! It is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! ALL of it. I love it, love it, love it! So much! Love the colors and the board and batten (although I've never even heard of it before). Great idea on the curtains! I'm all about having natural light in the kitchen, so it's neat that you only covered half of the window! Can you believe how much work it was to paint all those cupboards ~ and they look so great?! You guys worked so hard and it paid off ~ so beautiful. Love the decor, too.

    Jodi ~ What a great post! So professional. The pictures are beautiful. The step by step explanation was perfect. Wowie! Zowie!

  11. Love it Jodi!! You did a great job.

  12. Wow! Your kitchen is so pretty! You did an amazing job!!


  13. It's freaking gorgeous! I love it!

  14. Wow, what a difference! Your kitchen looks fantastic!

  15. So gorgeous! I love the floors, and the backsplash, and the board and batten! It looks delicious :)

  16. OMG I love it all, especially the tile backsplash and board and batten!

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  17. I love the new kitchen! You SIL is one of my favorite friends from my school days...cant think of a nicer person! Kelly

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  19. Nice kitchen transformation! I love how it turned out.

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  21. Wow! it looks FREAKIN AWESOME, you did a GREAT job! Love it!

  22. That looks awesome! I absolutely love the white cabinets with the black granite counters. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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