A Kitchen Makeover – Hey, Bob Vila, check it out! It’s finally done!

My kitchen makeover is finally over!

It all started with the hardwood floors that were flooded last year.

 They got redone (thank you insurance).

Then we got new GE appliances.  I love the pewter finish as it’s not a finger print magnet!

YAY me!

The Kitchen Island Makeover

I went ahead and refinished the kitchen island with a beautiful tile mosaic.  Here is the front where the mosaic is now.

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Here is the other side of the kitchen island:

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AND here it is WITH the mosaic and the eye catching blue paint finish on the cabinets.

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I added bead board (and showed you how in this ‘how to add bead board to your cabinets‘ post.  There is also a post on how to make a mosaic that I wrote so you can make one for your home! icon wink A Kitchen Makeover   Hey, Bob Vila, check it out!  Its finally done!

Retexturize the ceiling!

A little while ago, I posted about being a DIYer and shared some photos of myself and my boy plastering the ceiling.  I love it when they help me {in small doses … just being honest}

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The eye sore of a light box hovering over the kitchen island was removed and replaced with 2 pendent lights.  These aren’t just any pendent lights, they came from The Broadmoor Hotel & Resort in Colorado Springs!!!  Whoa!!!

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With the removal of the rectangular light box, left a large ugly outline and random holes in the ceiling.  The small miniature ceiling fan was also removed which left a hole as well.  So, instead of trying to match the slight existing ceiling texture, I decided to just re-texturize the whole kitchen ceiling.  If I didn’t do this, the areas in the ceiling where the holes were covered and the rectangular outline would have been very apparent.  So, I just went ahead and used joint compound to redo the ceiling to make it uniform.  {I will be sure to post a tutorial on how to do this}

Refinish the kitchen cabinets

Then, the biggest undertaking of the kitchen project was refinishing the cabinets!

Here are a few of the before photos:

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Sanded with 180 grit 3M sand paper {that I love}, and stained with Java wood stain and sealed with a satin finish polyurethane.

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 I replaced the ‘jewelry’ with handles I purchased from Lowes eons ago.  {however, I believe I will change them again as they blend into the dark finish too much.  I’ll either purchase new ones or paint them}

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I just love the transformation of my kitchen!!!!

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I wish my counter tops were always this tidy and clean!  It is NEVER like this {just keepin it real, friends!}

Replace the kitchen faucet

The kitchen faucet was replaced as well!  And made such a difference in the kitchen!

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It has been MONTHS and MONTHS in the making and I’m so glad it’s almost done.  Yes, I have decided that I need to repaint the walls as well.  And maybe sew a new valance and curtain for the sliding glass door.

My work is never done around here … and that’s just the way I like it….

What do you think?  Leave me a comment and share your thoughts on what you think about the transformation….

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  1. Stunning!!! I LOVE the mosaic. Now where do I sign for you do come and redo my kitchen?
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  2. I absolutely love your island! It is gorgeous, and so artsy.
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