Here is the kitchen in our new house..pretty huh? hee hee I just wanted to show you the before picture first and then how it all came together.
All these dark cabinets...not my thing at all.
I love a white kitchen...light and bright! Sooo
Bring on the white paint!!!! We found this adorable Finnish man named Stig (through our fabulous new next door neighbors) who has been painting for 50 years!! He is in his eighties and still works hard...he loves it. He and is grandson painted all our kitchen cabinets white (akimina from Kwal paint) and we love
how it all turned out!
The pot rack hanging above the kitchen island (which is a must for me) is made from a rod iron wall hanging decorative piece that I found at Tai Pan in Salt Lake city.
We hung it from the ceiling using chain link and large hooks and then added pot rack hooks to hang the pots from.
Saves so much room in the kitchen cupboards and I love how it looks.
Here is another picture of the cabinets before they were painted and before the
appliances were installed.
Right across from the kitchen is our breakfast nook and it is quite roomy.....perfect for our new dining room table and chairs that we found at a consignment shop in Durrango, Colorado.
My amazing husband worked his buns off painting, sanding, painting and sanding! Our daughter helped us put the new seat covers on each chair.
Once the table and chairs were painted we changed out the seat covers from the yucky Naugahyde to this darling cottage looking fabric from Joann fabrics. I found the fabric in the outdoor fabric section for 50% off. It works perfectly for seat covers because it is already stain resistant and water resistant.
NO STAINS! I will post a DIY on this project later.
We love the look of distressed furniture and so my husband worked really hard to create the effect by hand sanding the furniture first, brushing on the white paint, hand sanding between each coat then using and electric sander to get it super smooth and then finally finishing it all with a coat of polyurethane to protect it.
It turned out so nice!!! It can get nicked up (by my grandkids) and it won't hurt it a bit...it just adds to the look.
Here is the kitchen nook all completed. The little black chandelier came from my mom's consignment shop ..... I think I paid $15.00 for it!! The black shelving unit is from Ikea...remember it in my red kitchen...Here
Up next the Dining Room!