Monday, January 30, 2012

Mission Impossible? Mission Possible!!!!! Chalk Paint Kitchen Remodel!!!

Well...We did it!!!! The kitchen is done!
Before I begin the photo journey, I would really like to thank my husband (Ron) and his friends (Jason, Charlie and Tom) for all of the work they have put into this project. THANK YOU!!!

Ok...here we go! We just moved into our new house and we just couldn't wait to change this space!

Do you remember the before?
Dark and Dated
How could you forget the "During"!























Husband hard at work. ;)
Dusty and Scary! We could see though to the basement while standing on the kitchen floor. Yikes!






Now for the after:

Love my new (old) enamel soap tray!




Can you tell we just finished by the stain still in the wine cabinet?





My new chalkboard was the perfect fix for this cabinet side.

Updated Kitchen Photo:  April 2013


Our theme was "Farmhouse Chic". I think we achieved our goal. 
Here were some of our thoughts going into it:
1. We love a rustic and casual feel.
2. We loved the butcher block at our old house.
3. I really wanted to paint the cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

For my full thoughts on the cabinets, visit my review page.


I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. 
Originally, I had also planned to organize my craft space. That didn't happen. I had to put it all in perspective. ;) This was definitely the way to go.

Linking up to Jen Rizzo

61 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh- I LOVE IT!!!!!!! It is beautiful. I can't wait to come over and see it in person.

    Sherrie

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  2. Wow, so pretty! I love that you kept the wood trim and that gorgeous door, great patina! I love the beadboard backsplash and wood floors too. We won't be able to replace our floor for a while but the beadboard backsplash is on my list.

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  3. Beautiful kitchen makeover! What color chalk paint did you use? What color did you use on the walls?

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  4. It looks beautiful! You should be so proud of yourself! I love the floors and the butcher block. Where did you get the butcher block from? I also love the chalk painted cabinets. Gorgeous.

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  5. Lauren, it's really pretty. I love your color choices. You definitely gave it a Farmhouse Chic look. Congrats!

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  6. Love it! You guys did a great job! The little enamel soap tray was meant to be there! Can't wait to see it in person! (I think that's the same green in my kitchen! lol!)

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  7. It turned out amazing!!! What colors of ASCP did you use? I will be curious how you think the paint holds up on the cabinets after a few months. I want to do mine too.

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  8. Gorgeous, Laura! You both did a GREAT job on it! I can't believe the difference in "feel" of that room!!! What color ASCP did you use? It's just beautiful! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  9. oh, my word! it is simply gorgeous! the last shot of that beautiful door and chalk board is fabulous! i love that you did something different in the room with the two colors (the base is my fave!!) and that amazing countertop.

    are you just grinning ear to ear all day long? i'd even want to cook in that kitchen!!

    hope your feet are up as you read your comments!

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  10. Beautiful kitchen. I hopped over from the ItI party, so glad I did. Your cabinets are gorgeous, can't wait to read more about the process. Great job!

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  11. So Amazing! I saw your post over at "Shades of Amber"...I had to take time to see a whole set of kitchen cabinets done in chalk paint!

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  12. Beautiful transformation. You did a really nice job. I'm jealous of the floor. Gorgeous!

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  13. Wow! That looks absolutely fabulous! I think your workmen all deserve something cold and beery to say Congratulations! You have all done an awesome job. It makes my bit of crocheting look really feeble!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love the floors, the countertops, and the two-tone cabinets. Your appliances look GORGEOUS interspersed with all of the rustic colors. Congratulations! What a transformation!

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    1. Since I can't find the comments box, I'll just have to leave my comment here. That kitchen renovation is amazing! Farmhouse Chic mission accomplished! Do you find yourself hugging your countertops and finding excuses to go into the kitchen hundreds of times a day?

      Thanks so much for joining our "impossibilities" challenge ...

      Linda
      itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  15. How AWESOME!!! I love your soap dish too!! And the floors, and the counters, and the sink. So many great details. Give the hubs and friends a big hug!

    Thank you so much for joining the challenge!
    Karah

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  16. What an amazing before and after! I love the farmhouse feel, you did a great job capturing that. I am looking forward to the tips on how to paint the cabinets. I'm your newest follower coming from A Sort of Fairytale!

    ~Shanon

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  17. What a difference! It's beautiful. I love it all from the butcher block to the chalkboard!

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  18. You definitely hit Farmhouse Chic. A great success! Congratulations.

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  19. Your kitchen looks awesome! It has so much charm!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful. The muted colors are compliment each other very well.

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  21. OooohhhH, I love the new "vintagey" look you have going on. It turned out wonderful. What an accomplishment...so much work!

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  22. I am in awe of you! I remember the before pictures well! Now....it's perfection (especially that soap dish)! It looks like you conquered your "impossible." Thanks for joining the party!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  23. Oh my goodness! I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw this! It is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be posting this to pinterest. You have inspired me. My kitchen is my next impossibility! Thank you for sharing yours, make sure to check out mine and follow back if you haven't already :)

    ~Misty
    www.413sparrowlane.com

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  24. Beautiful!! What a difference from the before!! Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the chalk paint on kitchen cabinets - I have used it but not in such a high traffic environment. Good job!!q

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  25. Your kitchen is definitely a lovely farmhouse kitchen now. I love it!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  26. It's an amazing transformation. Your kitchen went from yikes to yowzers! Very impressive Laura! I just love the wood door next to your chalk board. Please have me over to take a closer look.

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  27. Beautiful remodel!
    Great job....
    love your sweet soap dish!
    Dee Dee

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  28. Wow - it's fabulous! Love the countertops and that new/old soap dish (it's all in the details). Glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge - you go girl!!
    Kelly

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  29. I started with a very, very small project with the chalk paint..wow, you sure did take on an enormous task and finished it to perfection. Looks so awesome!..You have reaped the benefits of your labor of love.

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  30. It looks great and I can't begin to hear what you have to say about everything. I am starting to paint my with AS paint tomorrow and we are using butcher block too! You'll have to come by and see it soon.

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  31. Looks great! I'll be interested in your cabinet post as I've been thinking of painting mine with the AS paint but there don't seem to be a lot of people that have used it in high traffic areas (mostly furniture).

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  32. Love it!!! I can't wait to read about the colors you used! I love the wainscoting! I definitely think you achieved your goal! I am pinning this. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too.

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  33. Love it! What a transformation.

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  34. ooooh aweseome AFTER - what a transformation! Love the soft farmhouse vintagey vibe you have going

    www.northerncottage.net

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  35. This looks great and I look forward to what you have to say about using the chalk paint on the cabinets. I am thinking about painting my island side with chalk paint.

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  36. It looks fantastic! I've been wondering about using chalk paint for cabinets. Looking forward to seeing how it works out.

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  37. Wow what a gorgeous transformation. That was some serious hard work you guys put into the kitchen, but boy was it worth it. Congratulations! I would love it if you would share this post at our linky party. Hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  38. Stunning remodel! We did our kitchen over the summer so I totally remember the "mess." Love that old enamel soap dish too! Coming over from Funky Junk Interiors and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  39. Unreal transformation. Looks fabulous. Hugs, marty

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  40. WOW! Gorgeous... all creamy and dreamy! Can't wait to hear the details on chalk painted kitchen cabinets. My maple cabinets are wanting to be all creamy too! I'm featuring your cabinets in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. I'd love for you to submit your kitchen to my new site... www.powerofpaint.net too... it's stunning!

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  41. Looks great! I have considered Annie Sloane chalk paint for my cupboards too.

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  42. This is so awesome! I've been considering a "two-toned" look for our cabinets, too. We painted them white a few years ago, but the white gets so dirty with two little boys, a dog and a farmer. A darker color like yours would be awesome!

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  43. Absolutely to die for!!!! Can I come live with you?

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  44. Fabulous! What an amazing difference. LOVE your countertops!

    Donna

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  45. Your kitchen looks just fabulous!!! I love the counter tops, the cabinets, the floors...i guess I love it all!

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  46. It looks fantastic! I love that soap tray.. I want one!!! You did a beautiful job!It's just lovely!

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  47. I love it. Its so pretty now and all the details are amazing. There is no ressemblence to the before now. Wow.

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  48. What an amazing job you did. Those floors are to die for and I love the chalkboard.

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  49. Laura,

    I featured you today! Stop by and grab a button ...

    http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

    Linda

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  50. Such a beautiful transformation!
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com
    sarah

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  51. How are the cabinets holding up? How many coats of paint and wax did you use? I'm just about to tackle my cabinets with AS Old White and am a little anxious about it!

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  52. HOLY Rusticness...... This is awesome yeehawwwww.

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  53. GORGEOUS!! Your kitchen looks awesome and I adore the wood counter tops and flooring. We had butcher block counters in the house our daughters grew up in and always loved them! Fabulous paint job my friend. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  54. Wow! What a transformation. I have only been chalk painting for 2 months but Love it! Just did counter in graphite and I too will be chalk painting my cabinets in old white. Thanks for the inspiration:)
    http://reginaschalkpaint.blogspot.com/

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  55. Nice Images. Thanks for sharing. http://www.krozakremodeling.com/kitchen-remodeling/

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  56. I just now discovered this. 4 years later. I noticed you haven't replied to any comments, however, for the sake of my love towards the hardwood floor I have to ask. Where did you buy it?? I have to have it.

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