Kitchen Makeover Reveal

This is it, amazing friends! Our kitchen makeover is complete and I am SO thrilled to share it with ya’ll today!

Shall we take one last peek at what it looked like before?

Dark, dark, and more dark with the wine-colored cabinets and black granite:

I am so grateful we were blessed with excellent bones to begin with.

But…goodbye darkness, hello light and bright, with a side of charm!

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I knew from the start these cabinets would be painted.

I just like a lighter, more airy feel in my spaces.

And almost one year to the day we closed on our house, it is finally done!

It is like a breath of fresh air!

The first thing I did was get rid of those dark cabinets with a whole lotta primer and paint.

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I used the exact same method as I shared in this How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets the RIGHT way tutorial.

Next I beefed up our island with the addition of a few 1x4s and beadboard:

Updated kitchen island with 1X4s and beadboard from confessionsofaserialdiyer.comn

I shared that process with you HERE.

The next project on our kitchen to-do list was adding this cover to the range hood:

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I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I used.

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Revisit how I built this cover for our range hood HERE.

I also added “glass” panels to this cabinet in the corner:

Add glass to cabinet doors to create interest.

It breaks up the cabinetry and adds a little something to that corner. I shared step-by step how to do this in our last kitchen in this post HERE.

My Hubby switched out the old pendant lights with these gorgeous ones I found on Amazon HERE.

They are so elegant and very reasonably priced!

He also replaced our old faucet:

I absolutely love our new faucet! It has a pull-down sprayer that is so much more functional than our old one. Plus it has three different spray settings. And of course it is just pretty to look at as well. I also purchased this on Amazon HERE.

I also recovered our kitchen stools with new bright white vinyl:

See that makeover HERE if you missed it.

The floors got a refresh with a good grout cleaning. I used the same chemical-free method I used in our Guest bath Makeover HERE.

And can we talk about the backsplash tile?? La piece de resistance! I shared a sneak peek HERE, but it looks totally different when grouted:

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It shimmers and sparkles and makes me happy just looking at it!

I purchased this beautiful mother-of-pearl tile from Amazon HERE.

Mother-of-Pearl backsplash tile

I opted for a bright white grout. I’ll follow up soon with a how-to for the tile installation for anyone who might be interested.

I hung this mirror above the stove using command strips for now, but I can always change it if I find something I like better to hang in that spot:

Just look at how the tile glistens when the light hits it…

I took it up three quarters of the way on this side and capped it off with a piece of tile trim:

(You can also spy my knife blocks that I updated with a whitewash finish there as well. See that project HERE.)

On the other side, I took the tile all the way up around the window:

Tile all around the window

I am still undecided on window treatments for this window and we are actually enjoying it as is for the time being.

The final project in this kitchen was to add open shelving to the right of the sink:

I used the same brackets that I used on our kitchen island from the Home Depot. Luckily there are studs behind each bracket, so I was able to drill screws in between tiles and right into the studs to hang these.

Open shelving in the kitchen adds charm to this space.

They don’t hold a ton, but they definitely hold more than the dinky cabinet that was there, and they will be fun to decorate seasonally.

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I am so thrilled this space is complete! It took us about five weeks from start to finish.

White painted kitchen cabinets

If you can salvage your existing cabinets and opt for painting them, the savings is huge.

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Now I haven’t tallied up all that we spent on this space, add I’m sure it was a good penny, but not nearly as much as it could have been had we replaced all the cabinets instead of painting them.

This is what Brennan thinks of our new kitchen!

He kept peeking around the corner while I was taking photos to see if he could come in yet lol. (And yes, our kitchen doubles as his pizza restaurant as well. 🙂 )

White painted kitchen cabinets

My Hubby didn’t understand the blue on the island at first, and I told him he doesn’t need to “understand” it ha ha. But clearly it is to tie these two spaces together and I love how it does that:

I had painted the walls several months ago and I chose to use the same paint that is in the rest of our downstairs: Campfire Ash by Behr. It works so nicely with what we have going on in here.

Another thing I added was this pull-out trash container for our trash:

Our trash can used to sit out on the end of the island facing the dishwasher because that was really the only spot for it, and when the dishwasher was open, you couldn’t get by on that side. This was a great solution and I love that it’s out of sight. I found this pull-out trash can with hardware on Amazon HERE.

And that’s our big kitchen reveal!

How to paint kitchen cabinets


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I couldn’t be happier with the finished space! I hope ya’ll love it as much as I do.

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Thank you so much for your encouragement every step of the way!

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If you missed any of my kitchen makeover-related posts, you can find them here:

Barstool Update

Knife Block Makeover

New Pendant Lights and we have Glass!

DIY Range Hood Cover

Kitchen Island Makeover with Beadboard

Kitchen Makeover Progress: We have paint!

Kitchen Before

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to add Glass to Cabinet Doors

I’ll be back Thursday with this cute bookcase I picked up last weekend for $15 at a yard sale:

See ya then!

UPDATE: No need to wait…see how this cutie turned out HERE now! 😀



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  1. Mary Kaiser says

    WOW, I love it! What a transformation! I just bet you don’t mind cooking in there so much now. You are amazing and oh so talented. What a great way to have a “NEW” kitchen without the hefty price tag, good job! Now would you relax for five minutes-LOL!!

    • Thank you so much, Mary!! I absolutely love being in there now, and yes…cooking ins’t so bad at all ha ha! I did try to have a couple of relaxing days and I found myself digging in the pantry every five minutes…time for another project lol! XOXO

  2. Your kitchen is so beautifu, I love how bright and airy it is! Can you tell me what color of paint you used on the kitchen island you used? I’d love to use this color for my island too.

    • Thank you, Vickie!! The island color is Sunken Pool in a satin finish by Behr and it is one of my favorites! XOXO

  3. Beautiful!! Worth all the time and effort you put into it!

  4. you must feel so great when you walk in…do you pass by and turn on the lights and just look with a huge smile and a sense of accomplishment? Well you should because it is just gorgeous! I luv the shelves…you did good by removing that cabinet. Am I seeing correctly, the left side near stove top isn’t tiled and is that a piece of the old 4” backsplash remaining? Need to know why!

    • Aww thank you so much! I do smile every time I walk in there now! Yes, when we removed that 4″ granite backsplash all the way around, under that piece, the counter had a weird chunk cut out out of it. So from the front it looked like the counter went all the way to the oven cabinet, but about two inches back it had a cut out in it. You couldn’t really see it until you got close since the counter and the hole were both black, but we had to cover it with something. It works for now and protects that cabinet as well. Glad that was the only issue! XOXO

  5. Bravo!! It looks awesome, Christy!!!

  6. Just beautiful!! And I like the canisters in back too. Love how you mix the colors to all blend together. Great Job

    • Thank you, Donna!! Aren’t those cute? I found those at HomeGoods and they were a perfect match to the island! XOXO

  7. Beautiful Kitchen…. I know that you love the outcome !

  8. Brenda Hichborn says

    Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful and inspirational!

  9. Janice Holt says

    The kitchen is beautiful. Love the light airy space. As usual, you’ve done a fabulous job.

  10. WOWZA!!!! The kitchen looks AMAZING! what a beautiful transformation. Loved following you weekly and yet I was surprised at the reveal. LOVE the colors and how everything ties in. My hat off to you. 🙂

    • Thank you SO much, Lilly!! Sharing the progress each week was fun for me too and helped keep me on track! XOXO

  11. WOO HOOO ! ! ! Christy, ya’ll did a GREAT job and your kitchen looks absolutely resplendent! I am thrilled with and for you. It was a LOT of work and I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. Kira M Sayler says

    Your kitchen is just beautiful. You should be so very proud of your work. Enjoy looking at it every day!

  13. Michele Branham says

    Your kitchen is beautiful!

  14. Fresh, bright & beautiful!!
    This is a very special kitchen makeover. Wishing you so much happiness enjoying your new happy space!
    Thank you for sharing your transformation with us.

    • I appreciate that so much, Tamara, thank you! I so enjoyed sharing the progress each week, and it helped keep me on track! XOXO

  15. All I can say is, “Stunning!” Just a beautiful makeover, and an inspiration for those of us who are going to try the same job! Keep up the good work!! Canada is loving you!

    • Thank you so much, Julie!! It can be a lot of work, but so satisfying when you’re done for sure! XOXO

  16. Oh, Christy! It turned out great! Love, love, love the open shelves on the right side of the window! The backsplash reminds me of the inside of a shell- just gorgeous! And of course, the island has to be blue! Duh. Lol. My husband doesn’t get that either. ????
    Wow! What a beautiful transformation!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I am really enjoying it now that it is complete. And of course I had to get my favorite color in there ha ha! XOXO

  17. Marcie Lovett says

    So lovely, Christy! All that hard work really paid off. I had my doubts about the open shelves, but they add such a nice accent on that side. The family is going to enjoy this space for a long time.

    • Thank you, Marcie!! I actually wasn’t sure about the shelves even up to the last minute, but I am pleased now that they are done! XOXO

  18. Betty Messer says

    Awesome job Christy! It turned out beautifully. It has just the right amount of color and looks so fresh and clean. Thanks so much for taking us on your kitchen journey and sharing the process. I love your style and look forward to your posts every week!

    • Thank you so much, Betty! It does feel so fresh and clean now and even bigger than before. I’m so glad you enjoyed following along…that made it fun for me too! XOXO

  19. Shellia Ventura says

    Congratulations, you did a beautiful job! I’m sure you just love being in there. It’s so bright and calm. Hope you have many years of enjoyment and memories with your family in it.

    • Thank you, Shellia! It really is so much more relaxed in there now…I find myself just smiling at it lol. XOXO

  20. Absolutely lovely! It is amazing what you have achieved. I’m sure your entire family will enjoy your new kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Having painted cabinets in two kitchens and four bathrooms over the last 4 years , I know how much time and effort is involved. This is a great job and I can not tell you how much I love that tile!!! I have no idea how you got it done in such a short time.
    Love everything about it.

    • Oh wow you know all too well! Thank you so much, Deb! I am in love with the tile too, and I think sharing my progress with ya’ll really helped keep me on track! XOXO

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! It IS like a breath of fresh air. I love the hood fan, faucet, open shelving, island…I just love everything!!! ????????????

    • Thank you, Denise! It just feels so much more calm in there and I haven’t even minded cooking ha ha! XOXO

  23. Your kitchen looks amazing, Christy, what a difference! The backsplash is gorgeous and love the pops of blue and chrome in the room. Pinned to my Kitchen board.

  24. Pat Hilgendorf says

    Beautiful transition!

  25. LOVE it! It is so you now 🙂

  26. The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! The back splash is the jewel in the whole makeover. Love the new pendants (among other details).

    • Thank you, Donna! I couldn’t be more pleased with the backsplash…glad you love it too! XOXO

  27. it is spectacular! what a great job! loving the coastal feel!

  28. Debra Wise says

    So breath taking! Your kitchen looks so amazing and that mother of pearl tile is so unique and beautiful. Great makeover Christy!

  29. I love it!! I’m so jealous all your stuff matches too-even the soap!! I bet the prior owners would be so jealous! Love how the shelves by the window turned out 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Sharon!! Ha ha I bought that soap from TJMaxx and it had orange scented soap in it, but I loved the bottle so much, I keep refilling it with one of the Dial scents that just happens to be the perfect color! I’d love for the previous owners to see it lol! XOXO

  30. It’s so “you”. It’s absolutely lovely. Great job!!

  31. So beautiful! A breath of fresh air!! I need to clean my grout as well, and would like to know which grout sealer you used. Thank-you.

    • Thank you, Catherine!! I have yet to seal the grout, but I have had to wipe up a couple of spills since I cleaned it, and they came up really easily. So now I wonder if I really need to seal the grout if it cleans up so easily?

  32. What an amazing transformation. ❤️❤️❤️

  33. Abso-bloomin’-lutely BEAUTIFUL. I don’t even know what else to say! Christy, this is GORGEOUS!!! Perfection… and in FIVE weeks?!? Does anyone else think that some talents are distributed unfairly?!? Haha! No, really, I know you worked to get to this skill level. Well done.

    • Aww you are the sweetest, Becky, thank you!! Now you know that the only reason I was able to keep this pace is because I was sharing it with ya’ll as I went ha ha! That was a great motivator!! XOXO

  34. Hi Christy,

    Just beautiful!! All of your choices were spot on, from the sparkling back splash to the pendants! Every ounce of work paid off! It has the coastal vibe you love, blending so nicely with the rest of your gorgeous home. You are an inspiration to all of us DIYers out there! You and your husband make a great team. Thank you for sharing all your projects with us which transformed your stunning kitchen!
    Be blessed enjoying your new space!

    • Aww thank you so much, Julianna! The kitchen is supposed to be the heart of the home, and I am SO thrilled that it finally got the love it needed! I’m so glad you enjoyed seeing the transformation…it was os fun for me to share it as I went!! XOXO

  35. Diane Pieton says

    It’s absolutely beautiful!!!! Great job.

  36. Marge Touchette says

    Omg Christy! I have followed you for some time now and I am in awe of your kitchen remodel. Your vision and talent are really quite amazing and whatever it cost to do, it was worth every penny. You have inspired me to paint my existing cabinets and given me some great ideas of things to try myself. Thanks for all the “how to” links I am studying them as we speak. Enjoy that amazing new space.

    • Wow thank you SO much, Marge!! Hearing that you are feeling inspired is the best compliment ever!! Best of luck to you on your own space! XOXO

  37. I rarely use the word love, but this reveal is lovely and I do love it. Leave the mirror over the stove! Perfect. Thank you so much for letting us in. Oh man! Im salivating.

    • Aww you are so sweet, Dee, thank you so much!! I am thrilled that you love it too!! XOXO

  38. Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I’m so impressed with your carpentry skills. I love how the shelves turned out. You have both the ability to visualize and to actually do the work of decorating. What a gift! Love it!

    • Thank you so much, Marty!! There was a time when would have my husband cut things out for me, but I tired of waiting for him ha ha. XOXO

  39. Christy, it is beautiful! I love everything about it. You are amazing at how fast you get things done. I wish I could do things that fast. Although I did finally get my son to pull out the old TV from the cabinet. I was able to put the legs on it and it is in my kitchen. You can see it on my Thursday blog. I move to just once a week for the summer because of babysitting my grandkids. Now I just have to work on getting the inside of the cabinet set up and the top finished and I will be able to paint it.

    • Thank you, MaryJean! I am so glad it is done! Sharing my progress really helped keep me going. I will have to pop over and check out your new “island”! XOXO

  40. Wow, I follow you and see all your work but don’t usually comment. However, this kitchen is stunning! What good work. And your boy is so beautiful! Ladies watch out when he gets older.

    • Thank you so much, Terry! I’m so glad you like it! And thanks…that’s my sweet boy! XOXO

  41. It’s lovely just everything is lovely fresh and updated. Should be featured in a magazine before and after!!

    • Aww you are so sweet, Gina, thank you!! I am so pleased with it, and I’m thrilled that it’s done! XOXO

  42. Simply beautiful!! and your son is adorable too!

  43. Kristy J Bussiere says

    Your kitchen is simply beautiful!! Love the colors and decor. Congrats!!

  44. Christy you are the Bomb.Com. Your kitchen turned out amazing!!!. It speaks your style from top to bottom. I love the idea of saving what you could and not getting rid of perfectly good materials like the floor,cabinets,what a $ savings. Honestly, I didn’t expect any less from you. You always do a Beautiful job!! Thanks so much for letting us come along on this ride and for teaching us sooooo much. BTW, did you make that cute tray on island top, if so, somehow I missed it. ???? your work.

    • Oh ha ha thank you SO much, Mary!! I am so thrilled you love it as much as I do!! It really is me, and yes being able to reuse most of what was in here was such a blessing! I loved being able to share the progress, and honestly that was a great motivator. The tray came from Hobby Lobby! 🙂 XOXO

  45. Debbie in TX says

    So much better than before! My favorite things are the pendant lights over the island and the gorgeous shimmery backsplash. I also love the rug at the kitchen sink. Where’d you get that, btw?
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work. It really paid off and looks fabulous!!

    • Thank you so much, Debbie!! Those are probably my two favorites if I had to choose as well! The rug came from HomeGoods. 🙂 XOXO

  46. Margie Bramer says

    Beautiful results!!

  47. OOO, I just love the kitchen! You guys did an amazing job, congratulations! The open shelving is terrific and I really like the look of the mirror behind the stove. The light and bright look is really wonderful. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Claudine!! It really is so much more enjoyable to be in here now! XOXO

  48. Rita Corblies says

    Your kitchen makeover is spectacular. I like white kitchens too. You saved a lot of money in painting your existing cabinets…and who doesn’t like to save money!
    The addition of the beadboard to the island and painted the color you chose is very soothing to the eye. All your reuse and recycle ideas are spot on. Enjoy…enjoy…

    • Aww thank you so much, Rita!! We were very lucky that we were able to reuse a lot of what was in here! XOXO

  49. LOVE!!!!!!!!! ????????????????????????????

  50. I absolutely love it! Soooo much better. It looks so clean & bright. GREAT work!

    • Thank you, Lizzy!! It really is SO much better, and I haven’t even minded cooking ha ha! XOXO

  51. Love it!!! Every. Single. Bit!!! Great decision on the open shelves. It’s balanced , functional, versatile and unique. Much better than dinky cabinet! And that backsplash is the perfect “jewelry” for your “outfit”. Thank you for sharing your kitchen reno along the way. It is really exciting to see the finale!

    • Thank you, Paula!! The shelves worked out great in that space and I don’t miss that dinky cabinet one bit! The backsplash is probably my favorite thing in this space…so glad you like it too! XOXO

  52. All your hard work sure payed off. It’s beautiful. Great job.
    Now I have to get up the courage to paint my cabinets. lol
    Love your blog.

    • Thank you so much, Peggy! We have really been enjoying this space! You can do it…go for it! XOXO

  53. It looks so great! My boyfriend wants me to help him redo his beachside cottage and we are thinking of painting the cabinets.

    • Thank you, Rose! It is my dream to have a beachside cottage one day! Yes paint away! XOXO

  54. Cyndy Cook says

    Gorgeous! I love how this turned out! You really are amazing!

  55. Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!! You are to be commended for your vision and hard work. It is just beautiful, can’t say it enough.ENJOY

  56. Fabulous job! Take a bow! Love the shelves where the skinny cabinet was. Love the mirror over the stove. I once mirror tiled the entire back splash in my skinny galley kitchen so I could keep an eye on my 4 kids at the table and I love how it opened the entire dark “alley” up. I happen to love the window as is, as the eye is drawn to the wreathe and on out the window creating more space. Curtains would stop the eye. There are so many other beautiful things to view, the light fixtures, back splash, the island etc. You did a terrific job in a short time. Give that husband a big hug for all his help and patience. Your vision came to life.

    • Thank you, Mimsie!! The mirrors probably made your kitchen look so much bigger as well! I think we may just leave the window as is…we love how open it is too. I’m so glad you enjoyed our makeover!! XOXO

  57. Constance Colvin says

    Beautiful job Christy. You inspire me with your goal setting and determined follow-through! And you still had time to go yard saling! Awesome!

    • Thank you, Constance!! I think sharing my progress with ya’ll really helped keep me on track for sure! I left on that Saturday morning to run errands and of course I can’t pass up a yard sale sign ha ha! XOXO

  58. Christy, I love your kitchen, especially the blue island. I want to paint my cabinets white but my window above the sink is oak, as is the trim. My entire house had oak trim. How would you work around this one area?

    • Thank you so much, Penny!! In our last kitchen, when we painted the cabinets, we chose not to paint the trim around the window which was also oak, and it looked fine. 🙂

  59. Wowsers!!!! We love it!!!! Love every single thing about it!!!! Good Job!!!

  60. Absolutely stunning & the back splash ❤️❤️❤️.You deserve a long spa day. It’s so light & bright it has to put you in a good mood just to walk in there! If Iived close I might show up on your door step for coffee ????????I would bring cookies for those cute boys.

    • Thank you so much, Margie!! A spa day sounds amazing! Wouldn’t that be awesome if you could just come right over? I might just eat the cookies myself lol! XOXO

  61. Christy — Absolutely gorgeous. Everything is tied together so perfectly. Your backsplash is amazing. Thank you for sharing your progress. I truly enjoyed each installment.

    • Thank you so much, Denise! I truly enjoyed sharing the progress as well… I think that really helped keep me motivated! XOXO

  62. Beautiful! And only 5 weeks, wow!

    • Thank you, Janice! It only took five weeks, but now I am wondering where the summer went?? XOXO

  63. Bennie Mattox says

    Lovely! Everything is so fresh and crisp. The windows are to beautiful to cover with anything. I can see a hummingbird feeder hanging in front of the windows for you to enjoy. Your color choices are so calming and I know it must be wonderful walking into such a special place each morning. Congratulations on a great finish!

    • Thank you, Bennie! I love the idea of hanging a hummingbird feeder outside that window! And yes this space makes me smile every time I walk into it! XOXO

  64. It is beautiful and I am jealous! Just love everything you have done.

  65. Love, love, love your new kitchen! And all of this is just 5 weeks, amazing!!! You are so gifted in all you do! The island is gorgeous! I’ll bet your husband loves it now and sees the connection with the rest of the house.
    Enjoy that very lovely kitchen!

    • Than you SO much, Sandi!! It seemed like a long five weeks ha ha. And my hubby had never realized painting the island a different color was a thing, but he lets me do whatever so works for me lol! XOXO

  66. Very nice – love the colors!

  67. Bravo job well done the kitchen looks so beautiful…and amazing…and all of a sudden i like to cook Enjoy your pretty space

  68. WOW! It is gorgeous. So bright and airy. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing.

  69. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I’m envious…mostly bc you’ve finished yours! Haha. I’ve been wanting to repaint my cabinets for 2 years now, but have put it off bc I remember how much work it was the first time! Also bc I can’t seem to figure out why some of my cabinet doors won’t close all the way. When we bought this house I painted the cabinets, changed the hardware, incl hinges and they’ve never closed properly since. I had hoped to switch to hidden Euro hinges, but they won’t work on our cabinets. You’re very skilled – any suggestions?

    • Thank you, Holly!! Well it took me a year to work up to it so I get it! As for your hinges, it is hard to say without seeing them, but you could always install hardware on the doors and inside the cabinets to hold them closed…magnetic, or like you might find inside a china cabinet door. XO

  70. Absolutely gorgeous, Christy! It so fits you and the rest of your beautiful home – hard work that paid off so beautifully! It is amazing how much you have accomplished this past year – maybe you can relax a little for a while and just enjoy it! Of course it wouldn’t seem “finished” without a photo of your cutie, Brennan! 🙂

    • Aww thank you, Patty!! The reward of seeing our kitchen completed is so worth all the work! We have a to-do list on our fridge and have already gotten started on our next project ha ha…will share soon! When I rest, I get bored, and when I get bored, I eat so…I keep busy lol! And of course if Brennan is nearby when I’m taking pictures, he wants to be in there too…plus he gets tickled seeing his picture on my blog. 🙂 XOXO

  71. The kitchen looks so fabulous. I love all of the selections you made. Please come over and do my kitchen, LOL

  72. This is so stunning!! You did an amazing job ???? What color of white did you use for the cabinets? We’re gearing up to paint our cabinets white and choosing between shades of white is not my idea of fun ???? would you recommend using the same white we have on the trim throughout our home?

    • Aww thank you, Brandi! Yes I would reccommend using the same white as your trim. That’s what I did. It is Behr’s Ultra Pure White right off the shelf in a satin finish. Good luck with yours! XOXO

  73. Perfectly perfect and perfectly gorgeous! Well done!

  74. You are a miracle worker! I’ve really enjoyed reading about your kitchen update and the “after” pictures are stunning. What an awesome transformation!! I too have dark counters (granite) and I think that white cabinets would really update my kitchen. Are your counters solid black? Thanks for inspiring so many of us DIYers! 🙂

    • Aww thank you SO much, Lisa!! Yes my counters are solid black and the white cabinets work wonderfully with them! XOXO

  75. Sheila DelCharco says

    Seriously gorgeous! Those five weeks flew (for me!) I love how well you document and explain everything!

    • Thank you Sheila! Honestly, they went by really quickly for me too! Sharing it with ya’ll made it way more fun as well! XOXO

  76. Amazing transformation! All your hard work has paid off. You should be very proud of yourself! Gorgeous!

  77. Lisa Greene says

    Christy, I have been following you for a short time now and absolutely adore everything you do!! You are my go to for inspiration! I do the same kind of thing you do (i.e. sell in a local shop) with the occasional show tucked in. My colors and the coastal dash are very similar (yet new to me, I mean the coastal part). We moved to Florida 3 years ago now from Minnesota so it’s still new to me. The market is so different that I have had to make MANY adjustments. But back to your awesomeness, your kitchen redo is fabulous!! A lot of hard work but so worth the outcome! I almost had a fit when you put in the mother of pearl backsplash!!! It is so beautiful! I had an idea not long ago to purchase some similar mother of pearl tile from Amazon that I used in the back of a cabinet and on a lampshade. The both turned out so beautifully. I am looking for more ways to love it as well. So keep up the beautiful work and thank you so much for all the inspiration you share with us! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! All my best to you and your lovely family!

    • Aww your comment totally made my day, Lisa! Thank you so much!! I can imagine how different the styles would be going from Minnesota to Florida, and I bet you did have to make several adjustments. As for the tile, I just knew that mother of pearl was the one the moment I saw it. I’m so pleased with how it turned out too! Thank you so much for following along with me!! XOXO

  78. Stunning, Christy!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love absolutely everything you do! You are such an inspiration!!

  79. Woo hoo! Doing a happy dance for you over here! Absolutely gorgeous! Every detail is perfect, friend! Congrats!

  80. You are so talented, woman. I have been reading your blog for last one year and recently I have started my own blog as well which seems like going in the right direction…lol

  81. Thank you for your response. Please come, check out my blog and give me if you have any advice for a new blogger like me.
    I am very inspired by you. You are so awesome, lady!

    • Aww thank you! I did visit yesterday, but I could not remember my WP password to leave a comment. Your new living room looks so much better with the new paint color and beautiful floors! And what a deal on your furniture! How lucky that was! Your husband also did a fabulous job on the built-ins!! XO

  82. Beautiful kitchen!! Where did you find your mirror?

  83. Amazing Island! Christy, you are super talented. The cabinets and tiles are such a wonderful touch! I love the use of colors and the energy it gives off. How beautiful!

  84. Hi Christy – LOVE your website!!!! I’m also in the process of redoing my kitchen cabinets, and I used chalk paint. Do you have a recommendation for a sealer? Would you still recommend the Dixie Bell Satin Sealer? Thanks!!!

  85. Hello Christy,
    I was surfing the internet for inspirational ideas in remodeling my kitchen and I came across your post and I LOVED your kitchen makeover! It’s stunning! 😍😍😍
    It got me so inspired and excited about starting mine as well. My question to you is how the paint is holding up after time. Do you see any extra wear marks or chipping paint? Would you do it again? I’m a little concerned about doing mine due to some feedback I have received from some warehouse store employees that said the paint always chips and it looks bad after a few months. I appreciate your time and again thank you for the inspiring ideas. Have a wonderful week!
    Kelly. 😊

    • Thank you, Kelly!! My kitchen has held up very well since I did it last Summer! I did our previous kitchen as well the very same way. I shared a full tutorial when I did that one here: At the bottom of that post, I shared an update three years later showing exactly what they looked like…fantastic! The key is absolutely 100%: proper prep! I cleaned mine first with a TSP substitute that was also a deglosser AND I sanded, so my primer and paint adhered beautifully. I say go for it…you won’t regret it! XO

  86. Have you ever redone a mid century (1960-1970ish) stereo cabinet?


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