January 7, 2013

If you give a girl some beadboard......

For awhile there, I didn't think I'd ever see this day. My kitchen makeover is finished!!!!
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I. Love. it.

Let me give you a little reminder of what it used to look like.....
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Absolutely nothing wrong with it....but it just wasn't "us".

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The first step was putting beadboard on the island. It was my birthday present from my mom and husband...you can read about the process here

If you give a girl some beadboard, she's gonna want to paint it.....

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So we had the cabinets painted white. I've wanted the cabinets white since the moment I stepped in to the kitchen. We hired someone to do it (I was 9 months pregnant after all) and it was totally worth it. I blogged about that here

We could have just stopped there. But if you give a girl white cabinets, she's gonna want some granite counter tops.

Thankfully, my husband is amazing and agreed we should go for it!

 I blogged about getting the granite installed here. But do you see the gap where the back splash and granite don't meet? 

Well....if you give a girl some granite, she's gonna want a new back splash. 

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Bam! Beadboard back splash for the win.

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My husband and my mom installed it themselves. And it is awesome.

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Love love love.

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It took them a while to finish it....turns out when you have a baby every other project you have comes to a standstill. 

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My kitchen has been torn down and put back together more times than I can count....but it was worth it!

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But....if you give a girl a beadboad back splash, she's gonna want to paint the kitchen.

Shhhhh....don't tell my husband that's next!

34 comments:

melissa said...

It turned out FANTASTIC! I love all your choices. What a beautiful kitchen!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness it looks SO great!

Carolina Charm said...

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Your hubs is so handy! I love it! The white brightens up that room so much!

Ashley said...

Looks awesome!! You must love it, because I would!

Sam said...

Love it! I would have never thought of a beadboard backsplash, but it looks great! That's how kitchens are though, one improvement always leads to another!!! We are debating redoing ours!

Life With Lauren said...

It looks perfect!

Married...with a Pup said...

It looks sooo great!! I absolutely love the granite you picked out. Haha and I can't wait to see what color you pick.

SHAYNA said...

I love it!!! It looks so great!!!

megan said...

Looks amazing, Julie! Obsessed with the granite countertops.

KRISTIN said...

It looks absolutely amazing!

Caitlin said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!!

Katie said...

haha it looks amazing girl! We put beadboard up in our kitchen too on our part that faces the family room and we couldn't believe how such a small touch made it look so much better! Big fan of beadboard :)

Hilary said...

Looks amazing!!

Danielle said...

Love the breadboard backsplash. I may have to use that in our house. Our kitchen has brown glass tile as a backsplash and I hate how dark it is. I would agree that having a baby makes projects move waaaay slower. We moved into our house when our little one was 5 months
and it takes forever to get the littlest project done. On the plus side it makes you appreciate the little thins so much more!

Jen said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic. I really thought all the decorative accessories above the cabinets and the window treatment were new before I saw the old photo. It really makes all your black, white and red accent colors pop.

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Oh my gosh! Your kitchen is so cute!

Lori said...

I love the makeover! What a beautiful kitchen!

Carolyn R said...

It looks SO CUTE!! :) I absolutely love it!

Shari said...

It looks awesome! Such a transformation from the original. :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

It all looks fantastic! We recently had our cabinets painted white in our new kitchen too, and I love it. You actually were one of the bloggers that inspired me. :) I have yet to post the new pics of our white kitchen, but I plan on getting to that soon.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Amazing Julie!! I love how it all turned out! My whole house is white, so this is right up my alley :)

..:danielle:.. said...

im still so jealous! it looks amazing!!

Mrs WASP said...

It looks beautiful!!!

Ashley Brickner said...

Beautiful! I would totally cook more if I had that kitchen. :)

Emily said...

Love it!! Looks so great! We ALSO have a beadboard backsplash and beadbord on our island... crazy similarities! ha

Meg Cady said...

FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

love love! Totally my kind of kitchen!!!

erin vancura said...

looks great! jon did such a good job with everything!

Alexa said...

Love how it turned out...the white is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

GAH! I love it! You have impeccable taste, my friend!!!

Kristin said...

Wow. I LOVE the finished project! So light and beautiful and modern and vintage and welcoming and cozy and chic! Every good thing :-) Well done!

Tamsen Horton said...

So glad it is all done! I love it! Of course you have VERY good taste :) From one beadboard, white kitchen to another :)

Joanna said...

Swoon! Your kitchen is a dream. You decorated it perfectly!

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

Looks awesome! I can't wait to start redoing our kitchen.

Sheila Lynn said...

Love your new kitchen! We did some major rennos in ours but still have light oak cabinets. Would love to give it a major lift at some point but with baby one the way money is tight. We did knock down a wall though over xmas holidays and it has opened our home majorly. Love the white and your new counters. Amaze-fest!

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