Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kitchen Makeover!

Since I don't own a home and I rent an apartment I live vicariously
through my friends when it comes to home improvement projects.

So, when my friend Amanda e-mailed me over the weekend with a
few pictures of the work in progress on their kitchen makeover I immediately
told her to PLEASE send me more!!!!! She of course obliged :)

So here are a few before pictures...

And here is the after...

Why hello there you gorgeous gray!
And buenos dias you crisp white back-splash!
What's that? A terracotta color on the walls? I die.

Here are the changes that were made:
  • Fresh coat of paint on the walls and the cabinets
  • Reglazed back-splash, sink and countertops
  • Spray painted hinges
  • New handles/knobs
Okay, I need to see some more pictures of this delicious makeover...

Here are the paint colors:

  • Wall color = Valspar Florentine Clay
  • Cabinet color = Valspar Semi Sweet
  • Cabinet paint = Behr "Porch & Floor"
  • Spray painted hinges = Rustoleum's Hammered Dark Bronze
Total cost of the makeover?
Under $500!

I think it looks absolutely amazing! And I love those color together!

What do you guys think?

P.S. - I have to tell you what Amanda said in her initial
e-mail to me about her kitchen...Her words exactly were:
"So, since I don't have a blog, I'm just sending YOU my before and afters!
After all, this is all your fault ;) That owl of yours has created a monster in me..."

I thought y'all would get a kick out of that!
Happy Wednesday y'all! :)

Oh, and don't forget to check out my blog sale here.
I'm only keeping the items active until Friday night!


  1. That is incredible!!! She is a star!!! I love the darker colour...Wow!
    She should do that for living...hahah

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

  2. Amazing! That's so inspiring to hear that she did that for under $500. I'm going to be creating a studio soon and have been stressing over how I'll afford to decorate it but this has made me feel hopeful. They did a GORGEOUS job :)

  3. thanks for the love, Kelley! when are you coming over for dinner?? :)

  4. looks amazing!! i love it. and the grey with the wall color looks so great!!

  5. Oooolala, I would stay in the kitchen all day! :]

  6. Their kitchen make over turned out fabulous! I absolutely love the color on the cabinets, it's to die for!

  7. This is hilarious. I know Amanda and Bryan! What a small world!

  8. it looks great Amanda!! So beautiful! Thanks for featuring it Kelley!


  9. ok I have to ask... what did she do to reglaze her sink and countertop? My counter is in sore need of help and I like the idea, but not sure what she did!

  10. Love the charcoal cabinets - going to use that color on mine. Thanks!


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