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Friday, August 14, 2009

kitchen redo!

old post is now part of Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party! Head over for some great ideas!

** I forgot to add that the whole thing was done for right under $300... $180 for the new counter, $60 for the stain on the cabinets and supplies, $30 for handles, $10 for spray paint.

well, as i had mentioned earlier, we did a little bit of kitchen updating this summer! in july, justin's dad and younger brother came down to visit... so we put them to work! ha! the pate fam applied a gel stain to our kitchen cabinets to make them look super rich. we also spray painted all the hinges and got new handles (thanks to angela and tj!). then we took out an old counter the guy we bought the house from had put in, and replaced it with a new one that matched better and has an overhang for a bar! yay! now if only we could do the floors and get new appliances... cant have it all!!

so i wanted to share the before and afters!
before...
after!
before...
after!
the new counter
a view of the color palate
a close up of some drawers

the new handles

9 comments:

  1. it looks SO good! glad you got to do the updates! if you ever redo the floors, Ramsey's is who we used for our hardwood and they're great and very well priced!

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  2. Love the new kitchen! I am big on design and updates in rooms. I'm addicted to HGTV! You all did an awesome job it looks so great; it makes me want my own kitchen. That cabinets make a huge difference. Well don!

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  3. um, your kitchen looks great! Goodjob!

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  4. OH!! SO funny! This was our first hous after we got married. I have got some pictures that would shock you! It was all painted lime green. We worked and worked on this house. Looks like 10 years later it is still getting a face lift. Loved this house:)

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  5. Great redo...it looks amazingly better and beautiful! I love the design of your blog, by the way!
    Janell

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  6. um... WOW! That's so rich and warm now!!

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  7. So much better... You did a great job! It looks awesome!
    ~Whitney

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  8. Wow, what a big impact for such little money! Great job!!

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