To me, a kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s where families and friends join together for great meals and fellowship. It’s where creativity happens. Well lets face it… it’s where the food is!!!! Of course it’s the most important room in the house!
When we bought our home I took one look at that kitchen and saw a pit, while my husband saw a blank canvas that he could create anything I wanted. It was small, but had potential. One thing I’ve always wanted in a kitchen was a window above the sink overlooking the backyard so I could watch my children playing outside one day. It had that plus big french doors that gave some great natural light to the room. I just had to see past the outdated oak cabinets and old appliances!
My husband blew me away again with this room transformation and honestly this is my favorite room he completed. Here are the before and after pictures:
Sam started the project by thoroughly cleaning the outdated cabinets with simple green. Being sure to remove all the oils and grease. The cabinet doors and hardware was removed to make painting easier. After everything was clean and prepped he sprayed on the primer. Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer was used. This stuff will stick to anything and does not require you to sand the old finish. It can be applied directly over a glossy finish. After the primer was allowed to dry the top coat was sprayed on. Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Pre-catalyzed Water Based Epoxy in the color Snowbound Semi-Gloss. Both of these paints are commercial grade and will hold up to the abuse kitchen cabinets take. My husband says spraying while living in the house is not very practical. But very similar results can be achieved with a low nap mini roller.
Some added touches to the cabinets was a modification to the cabinet above the stove. Sam shortened it to accept the larger over the stove microwave. To the pantry door, he added some trim molding to give it a pop of detail. It’s funny how these small changes can make such a big difference!
Just like our bathroom remodel (which if you didn’t see our DIY industrial farmhouse bathroom remodel, click here to see that) we used the reclaimed wood plank HD laminate for the counter tops to give it more of that farmhouse feel.
Now to my favorite part of the kitchen, the back-splash and stone wall. This gave the room the perfect farmhouse touch that I’ve always dreamed about in a kitchen. Every time I walk into my kitchen I get so happy looking at it! It really gives the room that extra charm. These ledger panels were found at Home Depot. They can be cut with a diamond blade on a grinder and are glued to the wall using Liquid Nails construction adhesive.
For the decorations, there is still A LOT more I would like to do, but with a new baby its a little hard to browse up and down aisles at Marshalls or the Salvation Army like I used to love doing. But slowly and surely I will get there! But here are some of the decorations I have and where you can find them!
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