9.29.2013

A Small Update in the Kitchen


 This is my sister's kitchen.  It is a lovely kitchen, so we didn't have to do much in here.  

But do you see her poor island?!!  

Those noodles had to go!!!  
For one, they were not my sister's style, and second, they even opened to allow her two year old to scatter them throughout her house!  
We decided to remove the noodle cabinet faces, replace the glass with beadboard, then paint the island white.  We thought this would also brighten up the kitchen a bit since it doesn't get much natural light.

So we started by having Blane (my sister's awesome hubs) knock out the glass from the cabinet face.  We then attached beadboard in its place with liquid nails.  We also glued the cabinet face to the island so it would no longer open/close, then caulked the edges.

 When the noodles were taken care of, we started painting.  Instead of sanding we started with a coat of Cover Stain and then finished with a white semi-gloss.  
 Doesn't it look amazing?!  Just one little update in this kitchen made a HUGE difference. And it definitely made the room feel brighter!


My sister also wanted me to decorate above her cabinets, so I had lots of fun doing that!
 I tried to use some of what she already had, but we incorporated some fun pieces we found at her local antique mall and thrift store


Here is her kitchen all finished!  


 I think it turned out beautiful!!!


 


31 comments:

  1. What a difference a can of paint makes - so much better!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  2. The island is amazing. Love it painted white with the beadboard. You also did a fabulous job with your decor on top of the cabinets. Gorgeous kitchen. Hugs, Marty P. S. Be sure to link this up to Inspire Me tomorrow afternoon.

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  3. Much better and brighter too. Looks fresh and clean. You did a great job.

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  4. I just recently did the same thing to my kitchen. I love how you added white items to to cabinet tops, it pulls everything together. Great job. I am not familiar with Cover Stain, is that a primer?
    Traci

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    1. Thanks Traci! Yes, it is a primer, but it is a primer that doesn't require sanding beforehand. I love it!

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  5. It did turn out beautiful. It looks "busy", and I love a busy look. Great job!

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  6. love the new island. The beadboard looks wonderful in that space

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  7. Wow, so much brighter...it looks great!

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  8. Oh my! That white island is such a great addition to that kitchen. I hope your sister loves it....

    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thanks Crystelle, my sister loves it, thank goodness! lol

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  9. Wow, the island is beautiful! The white really makes it stand out and brighten the space. You did a great job. :)

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    1. Thanks Angela, I love how much brighter it made the kitchen!

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  10. The difference is amazing.
    Love the color.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. I love how the white paint really makes the island look updated! I would have gotten rid of the noodles too! Thanks so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home!

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    1. Thanks Carrie, yes we were thrilled to be done with those noodles! lol

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  12. the white really brightens them up--- anything would have been better then those noodles! haha

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  13. Love your painted island! I'm thinking of painting some parts of my cabinets another color so always happy to see a successful re-do by painting cabinets. Your blog name says it all for most of us.

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  14. Your island turned out great! Thanx for sharing the makeover at THT.

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  15. Looks really good -- did a good job and I like what you did!

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