I bought the corbels at Home Depot and used MDF board for the shelves. Next, I added a wainscoting backsplash, which I don’t have ANY pictures of that process (sorry!). But, I do have pictures of the nearly finished kitchen at Christmas!
Just for dramatic effect, let’s see where’ we’ve come from the beginning…
Here is an “after” picture (as of December 2012)!
We added a new light fixture above the sink and painted the trim around the window. The trim, shelves, corbels and backsplash are all the same color. I used white trim paint from Sherwin-Williams.
Here is a “before” from the right side of the room. Remember how I said I was going to build a cabinet to hide the range hood pipe? (where the greenery is in the picture below)
Well here it is!
I took a cabinet door from a “lazy susan” cabinet that I bought on Craigslist. I cut the cabinet door down to size, and hung it. It opens from the bottom (the hinges are on the inside top) but I LOvE that it gives us extra storage space! The other big changes on this side of the room is a new fridge and range hood! I also added wainscoting to the back of the open cabinets (the one with the microwave and the cabinet above it). This really prettied them up :) What do ya think?!
These pictures pretty much bring you up-to-date on how my kitchen looks today. We recently replaced the light in the kitchen ceiling and put in recessed lighting. We also finished taking off the popcorn ceiling and now have a “knockdown” texture on the ceiling. It looks so much BeTTeR! All I have left to do is paint the ceiling (white) and add crown moulding to the top of the cabinets. We eventually need to switch out our kitchen sink and replace the countertops (since those are the ones I painted 5 years ago!) but I am so indecisive on what I want…so it could be a while :)
My kiddos are officially on sUmMer bReaK, so who knows when I will finish up the kitchen! We are so close though, and I am thrilled with the results! It has really opened up the space and feels like we doubled our cabinet space since we added the open shelving. Gotta love that!
Let me know what you thought of the kitchen makeover!