Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kitchen Makeover—Metamorphosis Monday

I’ve already shown you a couple of master bathrooms that Connie and I updated, so this week I want to show you a kitchen.  Charlene’s kitchen was one of the first remodels that we took down to the bare walls.  Here are a few before pictures.  You can’t help but notice the white cabinets, white countertops, white tile and white appliances.  It positively glares at you.

Before 002 Before 003 Before 005 Everything that you see went away except for the furniture in the breakfast nook.  As you’ll see in the after pictures, even the window disappeared to make room for more cabinetry.

The new cabinets are an off white with a chocolate glaze and bronze hardware.  We added recessed lighting in the ceiling, accent lighting above the cabinets, under-cabinet lights to illuminate the work area and three pendants over the peninsula. 

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We chose St. Cecelia granite to compliment the cabinet color and used an antique style art glass for the display cabinets.

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We even had enough room to add a narrow island for additional work and storage space.

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Charlene chose stainless steel appliances, and the decorative vent hood houses a power module and has a stainless steel liner to make for easy clean up.

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A local artist painted the bowl of fruit on the front of the vent hood cabinet.  The decorative grape molding and the corbels on the island are from Enkeboll Designs.

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Pic_for_Body_of_Blog3 Now that you’ve toured Charlene’s kitchen, head on over to Susan’s place at Between Naps on the Porch for some more fantastic makeovers.


D said...

Wow! What a difference. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

texasdaisey said...

Wow, you took that from nice to stunning. What a great job you did.

xinex said...

Amazing transformation, Kathy! This kitchen is gorgeous now! You did a great job....Christine

Shelia said...

What a difference! This is one of the most beautiful kitchens I've ever seen! Oh, to have a kitchen like this! You're good!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue said...

Whoa, I need you here and now!!! Great job on this kitchen. I need to do something soon- I glazed my cabinets as a temporary fix- now they are not so dark and oppressive.

skyesofblue said...

Wow, it looks beautiful.

Malvie said...

This is my favourite of all your kitchens. Looks great.

Kammy said...

Hi Kathy !
Love this kitchen, the color is so warm ! I love the narrow island...I keep going back and forth in my kitchen- if I should do this...We remodeled our kitchen but, still have the floor to day I will post pictures !
I bet the owners just loved this remodel as it is completely lovely !
Hugs ! Kammy
p.s. I will post more info on my blog on my new camera and pics as I figure it out.....Thanks for the visit !

Linda said...

I am in shock with the change - so warm, classy, elegant, inviting. Wow! We had our dark stained cabinets professionally painted and glazed a few years ago and I am glad to see that look is still in style. We love it! Linda

tale of many cities said...

that is incredible transformation!! absolutely love.. from stark white & cookie cutter- to french country showpiece! great job!!!

thanks for the well wishes! it did go amazingly well... though we're in atlanta, not nashville. :) heading home soon.

Tonja said...

Love, love, love this! An amazing job! It's beautiful!

Robin said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I cannot believe that is even the same kitchen! I tried to convience hubby to do our cabinets exactly like that, but he won out and we have dark-stained cherry. I think I like yours better! HaHa!


Robin :o)

marty39 said...

That is absolutely a dream kitchen. I would LOVE it. Such a fabulous transformation. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
What I would give for that kitchen!
Y'all do good work!

Florida Sue said...

Kathy this is nothing short of magnificent. You have so much talent. I am in awe.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! Kathy that is a gorgeous transformation! Ya'll get yourselves back to Ark. and help me! laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow what an amazing change! Thanks for stopping by - the girls are such fun - you've got one who'll be right behind them - such joys!

Cindy said...

Just stunning! I love the vent, it adds so much character! Cindy

g said...

Wow, what a difference! I'm in awe at your skills.

It's also interesting that what really makes the room so welcoming are the textures and surfaces and treatments. Though I'm sure the new cabinets are great, if a person were on a budget, the basic bones of the room could benefit from the decorative touches you brought.

Brava!! Wonderful job.

Chandy said...

Kathy, that's amazing! What a difference! I love the cabinets!

Sares said...

The kitchen looks stunning! I especially like the color of the kitchen cabinets. They are so warm and make the kitchen look so inviting! I would want to cook in there or eat!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Kathy, this is absolutley amazing! Beautiful! What a huge difference. The kitchen now evokes a mood, a charater, style and class! LOVE IT!

SILVER said...

That's one gorgeous looking kitchen.

The colours all came together beautifully.

from One Day at a Time with Silver

Valerie said...

Hi Kathy!

WOW...simply stunning! You did a beautiful job on this "makeover".

Now, I'm off to see that beautiful granddaughter of yours!


Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for coming by and taking a look at the metamorphosis of my frenchy studio/office... about metamorphosis!!! I can't believe that this is even the same kitchen!!! My friend...this may very well be the prettiest kitchen that I've ever laid eyes on...seriously!!! It's spectacular!!! What a talented lady you are!!! I love it all...the color scheme...the color and style of the cabinetry...Ohhh myyy...this is definitely my "DREAM KITCHEN"!!! I saved the photos to my computer and plan on showing them to my honey!!! I just can't say enough about how very beautiful this kitchen is!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us...ahhhhhh!!! Simply breathtaking!!!

Warmest wishes,

Lou Cinda said...

Kathy! This kitchen is stunning! I LOVE the cabinets and the granite AND that island! I just keep staring at it and studying it! You are SO talented!!

As soon as I hit the lottery I am hiring you.....

Lou Cinda :)

darnold23 said...

Just gorgeous! The white kitchen could almost be mine except for my red walls! Once the MBR remodel is done, it's all holes barred for the kitchen:) Off to the beach late next week - can hardly wait.

momma said...

what a gorgeous kitchen make-over. it hardly looks like the same place. i love the fruit bowl. how nice to have something special and unique like that in your home :)