The Power of Paint: Kitchen Makeover Reveal

It has been a busy few weeks around our house, but I am excited to finally have some beautiful "after" pictures to share of our kitchen and breakfast room makeover!

Last week, I shared the big reveal of our freshly painted kitchen cabinets. They went from a dingy off-white to a fabulous stark white.

Before
After
As you can see, our second big step was to take that salmon pink/orangey color and transform it to a calming gray. The paint color is Behr's Mineral, a perfect mix of beige and gray. Which, if I might add, goes perfectly with it's new fresh white trim :) So here's the big reveal!

Before
After
Here are a few more shots of our shiny new kitchen.

Our view of the kitchen as you walk into the house from the front door.


Our breakfast room (picture taken standing in the same living room doorway). That beautiful wall of windows literally makes me happy every single day.


View of the kitchen from the breakfast room.


The back of our brick living room fireplace, which extends into our breakfast room.


Our newly painted cooking station (next to the brick fireplace).


Our new cabinets (again).


Every beauty needs her close ups.



And one more shot, for good measure.


So there we have it! It's amazing what a little paint will do! David and I are suppper happy with the results. We woke up yesterday morning, walked in the kitchen for our coffee and just smiled :) It is so much more "us." What do you think?


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53 comments:

  1. Michelle,
    It's gorgeous! I love the wall color, and that you painted the brick too. And, that leaded glass cabinet door is beautiful. OMG...those windows! So much natural light. Great job!!

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  2. This looks fantastic! I love the colors you chose.

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  3. Simple gorgeous, paint is the most amazing "tool" in design, I swear! The transformation is stunning, love that you painted the brick and the wall of windows is a really striking feature of the space. I see why they make you happy! ENJOY! Janell

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  4. Beautiful... I dream of one day painting our cabinets white, it just brightens the entire space.

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  5. It is amazing what a little paint can do! I had to scroll back up to see if you changed the color of your table, it really stands out more with the new color.

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  6. It's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys did such a great job!!!! I love your kitchen table! Love the brick wall! LOVE everything!

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  7. Just stopping by from Met Monday. Looks really nice! It looked good before, too!

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  8. I do love it. What a difference it makes. So fresh and inviting now.

    -Rene

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  9. Oh, what a difference! Your before was pretty but your after is fabulous!! I love you bright white cabinets and the wall color!
    Your color changes makes your space look so much bigger. I would love to have a wall of windows like yours! It's gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. No better feeling than holding that cup of coffee and just enjoying all your hard work. It is beautiful. The color is perfect. Those windows in your breakfast area are stunning. It all flows so nicely. Congrats.

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  11. Gorgeous!! And you even painted the brick- what a transformation. I can see why you love those huge windows! You and your hubby deserve a big congratulations and I'm sure the finished result makes you ecstatic. Great job on all your hard work!!

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  12. What is the brand & color of paint on the walls? It's so beautiful and peaceful! Would love to use it in my dining room. - Debbie

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  13. A-Mazing!

    I love love love it. Your kitchen looks a lot more open now and more crisp. It really makes other aspects of the room/area pop out a lot more [the white cabinets, granite, white molding/trim]. You did a great job!

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  14. This is one the prettiest kitchens I have ever seen!! The wall of windows in the dining room are my favorite, did you guys put those in?
    Better Homes & Gardens magazine should be knocking for a photo shoot!

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  15. Oh, I just love it!!! You did an excellent job! You guys are such a cute couple and I can't wait to explore the rest of your blog!

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  16. I love how calm and relaxing it looks. Great job!

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  17. Thank you, ladies! We are thrilled with the results. And all of your sweet comments :) All the hard work (and almost a month of walking into a kitchen with drop cloths and paint buckets!) has paid off.

    Debbie- the color on the walls is Behr's "Mineral." It's got a little bit of taupe in the gray, which works well with our counters. And it's the paint with primer- we didn't want to have to do 85 coats to get rid of the orangy-salmon color! It's a beautiful color.

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  18. Great job! Your paint choices are so calming.

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  19. What a great transformation. Do you know the color you used? I am getting ready to repaint my kitchen, and love that calming color! Nice job!

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  20. SOO pretty! It all really looks fantastic! Amazing job:)

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  21. gorgeous! Love the colors. Its really stunning
    ~Tana

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  22. Breathtaking!!! Great work my dear. I had to do a double take with your kitchen table to see if it was in the BEFORE. It is so beautifully magnified in the after with the new paint color. So lovely indeed.

    Cheers~
    e

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  23. Wow!!! Its sooo beautiful!!!!
    Love the cabinets...the paint color..the windows..that door!!! Its truly beautiful!!

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  24. Wow what a difference! I think it looks fantastic!

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  25. I love the grey paint with the white cabinets. Such a pretty combination! I heart grey. ;)

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  26. Thanks for linking up! Nice to "meet" you! I'm your newest follower. I LOVE the new color. It's gorgeous and so much fresher/brighter. Great choice and super job! Thanks so much for sharing your transformation in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Have a great week!
    Roeshel

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  27. Looooooooove it. That wall of windows is to-die-for!

    I love the gray colour you chose. It is definately more "you". :)

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  28. wow - that is just gorgeous! i love everything about it!! very nice work!

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  29. I just found you through the Girl Creative link up! LOVE your makeover!! It is so beautiful. I would love to hang out in that kitchen all day! The wall of windows is fantastic. This is such an encouragement to me- we have the same countertops and are planning on painting our cabinets white after the start of the year. Nice to get a little preview :) Signing up to follow you.

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  30. Hi Michelle; I found you through MM on BNOTP! I have to say that you already had me with the first kitchen! I had to look at it again, because that warm paint color was gorgeous too. But toggling back and forth, this really helps me to see what will happen when I repaint my kitchen. Suddenly with the new colors, your floors stand out beautifully. So do the windows (which I'm so jealous of) and it's just a much cleaner backdrop to your greenery (which adds so much). This is the color scheme I'm considering going with in my kitchen and living room but am still on the fence about it. Love what you did though and am following you now, and look forward to seeing more posts.

    I hope you'll take a minute to look at my blog and consider following me too :)

    Michelle
    www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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  31. Hi Michelle! My email is hfamily916@gmail.com And I know I've already said it, but I really love your kitchen:)

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  32. great change!! at first, i thought the orange was the new color, and i was sad... but then i realized you went with grey... yay! so clean and crisp. perfect for winter.. and spring... and well, everytime. :)

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  33. Your kitchen is beautiful! We have similar granite countertops. I've been considering painting our cabinets off white. I like how crisp your cabinets look. Love the wall of windows, also. Don't think I'd ever leave the breakfast table.

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  34. Beautiful! I didn't think your before was bad, but I love the after! What a difference!

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  35. Looks awesome....love the new colors. They offer a great calm serene look. That wall of windows made me smile with envy :) Great job!

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  36. Looks amazing...love the brick too! I just added you to my blogroll...I was missing posts...this way I won't!

    :)

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  37. Michelle,
    It just gorgeous...love the new color on the walls!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. Wow! Beautiful transformation!!!! I'm your newest follower!

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  39. Everything is lovely! I sure am enjoying seeing all of the projects from the past year. You have done a great job! Lisa~

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  40. SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!

    HUGS FROM MY HEART

    http://sophiemyfriend.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love the brick breakfast room wall and the breakfast table!!!
    Is it a DIY table top and how did you managed to put it together?

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  42. I just found your blog by way of Young House Love. What color white paint did you choose for your cabinets? I'm planning to paint mine soon! Lovely kitchen!!

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  43. yes - what color paint and brand are cabinets?? love it!

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  44. I love it!! what is the color of the brick fireplace?? please i need to know.

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  45. Isn't it amazing how a paint color can make such a difference. I loved it before but after is gorgeous. I'm in love with the exposed brick and you have the same countertops as me. Thanks for letting me stop by and enjoy.

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  46. I know I'm a little late to the party, I LOVE it. I was wondering how do you like the Baltic Brown granite? Did you pick it or did it come with the house? Thanks!
    Kathe C.

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