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Jan 7, 2013

Living Room & Kitchen Before & After!!!

I have been talking your ears off writing your eyes off about all the things we have been doing to the house and now I am finally going to share some before and afters!


First of all, we tore up the linoleum and put down laminate flooring from Costco


I didn't count the fridge as part of our budget for the remodel, because we had to buy one when we moved in anyways.


Read about our antique brass drawer pulls here







Painted our cabinets white.

























 Read about our budget here!

I will be linking here! 

76 comments:

Aaron & Adrian said...

I can't believe you let the old owner take those bull horns with them when they moved. ;) It was really an addition to the space.

Just Kidding! You did a great job! I can't wait to see it in person.

Jamie Clark said...

So pretty! It looks like it should be in a magazine!

tripping tiffies said...

I'm quite jealous, actually! This is fantastic! You did an amazing job!

♥Tiffany
fashionintheforest.com
lifeofalostmuse.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

Your update turned out really nice! Love the table light and LOVE white kitchens.

kelly thompson said...

great changes, so much fun making things look new!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

This is amazing! I'm a new follower ;)

Jess said...

Yeah, we totally should have requested those bull horns as part of the deal...dangit! :) Thanks! You need to come see it when we are all better!

Jess said...

Well thank ya sister!

Christine said...

Wow! What a change with those painted cabinets. Love it.

Jess said...

Thank you!!

Jess said...

Aren't white kitchens the best? I hope they stay in style a long long time :)

Jess said...

It totally is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Jess said...

Thanks! And thanks for following!

Jess said...

It's amazing what a little paint can do! :)

Craftivity Designs said...

Beautiful. I LOVE the Chandelier!
-Lora

Jennie Larsen said...

Incredible after, it looks so clean and gorgeous. I am going to be sharing this in a roundup on COM. I would love it if you could include where you are linking at? I don't see COM-MON. linked up anywhere, if I am mistaken I apologize. Thanks, jen

Marti Cooper said...

That turned out very nice and I love the clock! :)

Marti

Ashley Estep said...

What brand and color paint did you use for you cabinets?

Jess said...

The cabinets were a challenge! I will probably do a whole post on what I did (including everything I did wrong:) But, in the end I liked the brilliant white by Behr (semi-gloss) I think it was a paint and primer in one, but I didn't have them mix any color at all in it because the paint I used before looked yellow! :(

Jess said...

That would be great! Thanks so much Jennie! I usually just post a link to all the parties I link to at the bottom of my post - it is so much work to include every single button to each blog, and my "parties I link to" page actually generates quite a bit of traffic from my blog so I am getting a lot of exposure for those blogs even when I am not linking to their parties. If that is a problem though, feel free to take my link off your party and sorry for the inconvenience. :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Gorgeous painted cabinets! I am SO hoping I can painted mine this year. I'm featuring you in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up to the party.

The Harkers said...

Wow it looks so amazing! Great job, I'm excited to see how you decorate the rest of your house. Good inspiration :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks so bright and inviting now. Fantastic job!

Sherry Clarke said...

Wonderful kitchen makeover. I'm always amazed by the power of paint...and granite, and fixtures, and curtains!!! It all goes together perfectly. :)

Jamie Dorobek said...

WOWZA! You're kitchen looks awesome... I LOVE that chandelier! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

Jess said...

It looks really awesome! I love the choice you made on the knobs/pulls...it's a little different but it makes it look original. Beautiful!

Laura / The Shed, Pet Scribbles, Socks for Sandy said...

I love the white cabinets with the metal (copper?) drawer pulls and knobs - such a great accent detail that really pops! Congratulations on your new kitchen! :) (Visiting you via Kim's blog party at 733 blog!)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! It's a great kitchen now! I love a white kitchen so much. Can you tell me what your countertops are?

Laura said...

So pretty! I found you on Better After. Can you tell me where you found your dining room light? I've been looking for something like that that would work on our vaulted ceiling. Thanks!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your redo, it is totally amazing. Hugs, Marty

The Quiet Mom said...

For some reason, white colors make me happier. Love it!

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

sturdydesign said...

I would love to know where you got the cabinet hardware! Those drawer pulls are amazing!!!!!!! Love the makeover. You have a great eye, everything is really well balanced. Great job.

LK said...

It looks amazing! Where did you get those great bin pulls?

J and M Manire said...

Did you make or buy the slipcovers for your chairs?

Jess said...

Thanks! I got it on clearance on Home Depot.com!

Jess said...

Thanks! I got the clock on CSN stores.com in case you were wondering :)

Jess said...

Thank you! And thanks so much for the feature!

cndesigns said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Better After :-)

Wow what a transformation! Your layout is almost exactly like my parents kitchen/dining area and I have been dreaming about a redo just like this for them for e.v.e.r! What's stopping me? They like their wood cabinets :-( The cabinets aren't even very good quality and frankly would benefit greatly from painting! Ah but I can dream....and keep your photos for inspiration if the day ever comes when I get to influence them ;-) For some reason, they just don't trust me, their interior decorator daughter. {sigh}

LOVE LOVE LOVE the 'after' of your room! Definitely a two thumbs up!

Jess said...

Definitely! My countertops are granite- you can read more about them here: http://thehillsarelivin.blogspot.com/2012/10/remodeling-your-kitchen-on-budget.html

Jess said...

Yes! I love my light and it was on clearance for $43 at Home Depot.com! You can find it here:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202060811&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-202060809-_-202060811-_-N#.UPh9ePIVIlQ

Jess said...

I got the drawer pulls on Restoration Hardware.com on clearance! Here is the link and it looks like they still have them!
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?type=finalSale&productId=prod1160290

Jess said...

Thanks! Here is the link for the drawer pulls:
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?type=finalSale&productId=prod1160290

Jess said...

I got 2 of the slipcovers at Goodwill and just pinned them with safety pins to fit my curved chairs (thinking I will replace them someday soon and possibly with square-backs.) I made the slipcover for 1 of the chairs though (the one with less fabric)

cndesigns said...

I love love love your redo! I'm a big fan of white kitchens! Your layout is so similar to my parent's kitchen/dining area. I've often dreamed of a redo like this for them. But they like it 'as is' so...... :-)

In our former house, I got tired of the wood toned cabinets and painted them a creamy white. Wow it really opened up our small eat-in kitchen. Never regretted doing that! I loved them.

What a beautiful job on your entire kitchen/dining area!

Julia Kendrick said...

Your new Kitchen is gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing! Julia @ juliakendrick.com

SocksRocker said...

I love the bar stools. Where did you find them?

Ginger Bergemann said...

Great job! I love a white kitchen,but with two littles at home I'm scared to do it myself.

I'd love if you shared this project at my Show & Tell party this week! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-9.html

Bev said...

hi, i following the "aloha friday blog hop" and i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

thanks
new follower bev

Jenna LaFevor said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the light fixture and chair covers!

Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

Kristin @ Navy Bean Lane said...

Oh I love it! You can't go wrong with white ... always classic!

kacie @ mama case said...

so do you just sit in there all day now? i would!

new follower from hop!
www.mamacase.com

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Beautiful! Love everything you did and adore the big clock!
♥ Jil

Jess said...

Thank you! Hopefully you can convince them, but honestly, I would avoid painting cabinets at all costs if I were you! haha

Jess said...

The bar stools were a garage sale find- $5 each!

Jess said...

Haha I do love my kitchen and it is the main living area so YES! :)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Jess,
Love your white kitchen cabinets! Looks beautiful!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Lisa

Olivia said...

Ohhhh my goodness this adorable!!!! xoxo
Olivia

gardenhousestudio said...

What a glorious transformation! Great Job! I too am contemplating a more neutral re-decorating scheme and it will not be a quick re-do!
Blessings, Peggy

Cocalores said...

What a difference! Love the brass pulls and ... basically, all about it! =)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

The Paper Princess said...

What a fabulous makeover!

Congratulations Jess - you are one of my featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Maria said...

Oh wow what a GORGEOUS kitchen!!! Absolutely beautiful! So warm and inviting, love the white cabinets! Just beautiful!

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

Very nice - great job! Joining from Inspire Me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. I love your countertops.

I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

Ladybird Ln said...

This is beautiful, what a transformation! I will be showing this off tonight at my party, thanks so much for sharing it!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

DIY Show Off said...

Jess, every detail is stunning! Wow. I love your choices, I love your style. Beautiful job!

Jacqueline said...

I love your kitchen and living room! Its so bright! I featured this at Simply Creation's Link Party!

Cheryl @ mycuprunnethover312 said...

This looks so beautiful! I love the white cabinets - wonderful job!

Lauren said...

Hi Jess. I am featuring your kitchen on my blog today. Thanks for linking up to my party. The next party starts later today and I hope you will link up again. Thanks again.

http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

Michelle Smith said...

Well that's an amazing article! I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
Hunter Douglas

A to Zebra Celebrations said...

HOLY AWESOME!!!! Amazing transformation! Love it. I am visting for the 1st time. I hope you stop by to visit me- http://atozebracelebrations.com/
Nancy

cyndee starr said...

the kitchen looks great. love your choice of counter top.

Roberts Tracy said...

Lovely and much inspiring way to organize your kitchen and corridors in a very simpler way, with such a little effort, this really inspired me and being one of the NYC Professional organizer I'm gonna try it in one of my organizing services.

Andy Z said...

I saw this on Pinterest and it's brilliant! Amazing use of color (or lack there of)! Love it!

www.designlovechild.com

COSprings2025 said...

The kitcken looks amazing! I am wanting to paint our brown kitchen cabinets white but everyone I talk to said to just buy new ones... how did you do it?

Jess said...

COSprings2025- I didn't do a very good job...I should have sanded them down better (I just lightly sanded then cleaned with TCP) Then I used a Kilz primer that gets rid of the yellow and a couple/few coats of a really good bright white Behr paint. There were a couple spots that peeled because I didn't sand, but I think they wouldn't have if I had kept the heat up in the house the week after they dried. Hope that helps!