We are lucky enough to have some very talented friends, and we thought this kitchen makeover was too good not to share.
This is our friend Tracey. She has been mentioned many times on our Blog, just not by name. For some reason, I always say things like “I was talking to a friend” or “My friend said” because we talk a lot about decorating and she has great taste, so here she is in real life:
She has great style–fun, colorful, fresh and she’s made her house amazing on a budget. In fact, we came to photograph her kitchen but wound up taking pictures of several rooms, so we’ll be back with her Dining Room, Living Room and Office in a Part 2 post.
Here is the “Before” of her kitchen. This renovation is close to my heart because she had the same cabinets I had in my former home and wanted desperately to paint. Tracey and her handy husband recently tackled remaking their standard kitchen into something really fun and beautiful.
And (drumroll….) is the AFTER!
They painted their maple cabinets, added new granite counters, hardware and lighting–including converting recessed cans to pendants and added under cabinet lighting.
Here are some pretty pictures~
She has such appealing accessories and vignettes.
We loved that Dash, the dog, has his own treat “Bar”
You can also see the under cabinet lighting a bit in this picture.
Here is the great in-process shot of the lighting going in. Since I have known them, Tracey’s husband has completely finished their basement, redone bathrooms and built their deck (a full story off the ground). He is very, very “handy”, as you can tell.
While they intended to do the painting of the cabinets themselves, and even followed Christy’s Tutorial on painting cabinets HERE. They had some issues with paint on the doors, and wound up having the doors sprayed professionally–a great timesaver, and they look great.
I really want a cute Pantry sign like this now too.
Thanks Tracey, for letting us share your makeover! Did you like it? We’ll be back with more of her cute house, so stay tuned either by Facebook or Email Subscription.
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