Monday, February 22, 2010

My Kitchen Renovation




I love to decorate and change my home but do not like the mess so I have put off my Kitchen renovation for a number of years. When we bought our home many years ago it was the home of an elderly gentleman and he built it to suit his lifestyle. The walls were all panel board. I have papered, painted and added wainscotting to it. That was so outdated I decided this was the year...it was going to be renovated!

We had the walls all gyproced and changed out the doors for the provincial colonial white style. The trim is white colonial as well. It took me some time to decide my color ....the first choice was much oranger than I wanted so back to the hardware store where the clerk added more brown pigment...I love it. The most astonishing thing is that so does my husband.

We hired a carpenter to do the gyprocing, put in doors and frames and the new trim. My husbands coworker did the seam filling and he did a great job. I did the primer and 2 coats of paint. Also decided to paint our ceiling as well...it is stuccoed in a very nice design. I painted the cupboards one color that is two shades lighter than the walls. This is the first time I did the doors and background the same color. Still not sure if I like this or not.

Well as usual things progressed and the floors looked so out of place that we opted to change it too while at it. We picked the new style of laminated flooring that looks like tile. Counter top now needs to be changed and will do so with in the next few weeks...I want it to match the island I have.



I am so in love with my new kitchen...can not believe it is the same one. It is just beautiful with new accessories up...
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9 comments:

GrandmaLindasHouse said...

It is a beautiful kitchen Mona! Very sunny and airy. Great wall color too.

Joyful HandKnits said...

So nice!! I'm sure it has inspired LOTS of good meals! I can almost smell them from here!!

nikid said...

Good for you! Renovations are always tough, but you did a great job! Enjoy!

BeadedTail said...

It turned out beautiful Mona! Hardly looks like the same kitchen!

Mountainside Crochet said...

Your 'new' kitchen looks so bright and cheerful. I can see why you love its new 'look'. Wonderful job.

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Awesome job Mona! Your kitchen is so bright and cheery :)

The Back Yard Bear said...

I've recently renovated my own kitchen and although it was disruptive for a short time it was all worth it. Looks really great!
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ByNanasHands said...

Mona the kitchen looks fabulous! And I too love that color! It just looks so fresh and bright...I wish you many wonderful meals with family around you in that beautiful space!

Amanda said...

So good to see a blog post about your kitchen renovation! I love what you've done with the colors, the floor, just looks so good, and fresh and new!

You did a great job :)

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