Saturday, August 2, 2014

White Kitchen Reveal

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Who says over 50 yrs. old Knotty Pine (KP) wood cannot be painted on?? Painted white of all colors too!!   Not this girl!! Check out the post on my whole kitchen by clicking HERE.  

 First of all, let's take a trip down memory lane.  This was my Knotty Pine Kitchen back in June.

Scary, isn't it?!!!
I used TSP to scrub down each door, cabinet and wall.  What a chore that was and I'd have to say, the hardest.
These next three pictures are from before I painted the countertops and after.
PREP AREA

 U Shape Countertop

Another view of the U Shape Counter





I have to use this kitchen island for the next 13 days since I can't use my countertops yet.

Every cabinet door took two coats of primer.  The wall only took one.  I used Zinnser Cover Stain Primer.  The salesman at our local hardware store was very nice in helping me figure out what I needed and I owe it all to him!!  Thanks Neal!


After I primed I painted at least 2-3 coats of white paint on everything.  I have one wall left to paint in the kitchen nook area and hopefully I will be able to tackle that one in the week to come.  I'm not going to paint the KP ceiling because I believe that will add character . . . .yeah right, who am I foolin'?  I'm afraid I'll break my back in painting so I'm going to let it go!

I used Giani Faux Granite for my countertops.  YES!  It's faux granite.

https://gianigranite.com/
A 3-step process that was very simple. The instructions and video tutorial were VERY helpful.  The only drawback is that I won't be able to use my countertops for 14 days because it needs to "cure".  I'll let you know if I make it that long!! (click on image above to take you to their site).

So there you have it, all my cupboards are painted and my countertops are totally transformed.  I can't believe the hard part is over but I'm sure glad it is.

The carpet?  Well it's going to stay for now.  I do want to get rid of it but that will have to wait until next summer, I hope!

The kitchen isn't decorated the way I want it just yet.  I just couldn't wait to show you.  But I'm certain I'll be posting projects and crafts for it as I go along.

 I think I need me a good little break, an icy cold drink and some "me" time for a day or two.

Until next time,

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24 comments:

  1. Bev, it turned out beautifully. I am totally in love with white and black in a kitchen and your's is no exception. I would love to know what the process was for painting the counter top. I am looking forward to your next kitchen project. And yes I agree you deserve a break after all that work.
    Traci

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    1. Thank you Traci! I am very happy with it and so glad it's all behind me now. The kit comes with primer, decorative paint and finally polyurethane. I chose Bombay Black but because I just wanted plain black countertops, I only used the Black Onyx paint and not the other two. Here's a great video showing how it's done:
      http://youtu.be/QHWuXmb47wQ

      Hope this helps but if you have any more questions, PLEASE feel free to ask! I'm only an email away! :) -Bev

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  2. It looks fantastic all your hard work paid off. It makes such a big difference to lighten things up.

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    1. Thank you Dawn. I'm so glad it's over! :) It's definitely brighter in there! -Bev

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  3. Wow that's a big job and it turned out wonderful! The faux granite looks marvelous! You've definitely transformed your kitchen and I bet you love it!

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    1. Thank you Liz. You know, it seems like it happened so fast but it did take me about a month or so. I wasn't rushed although I wanted to get it over with and I'm glad it's done :) I'm so glad I found that faux granite kit. It's amazing! -Bev

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  4. What a lot of hard work, but it certainly paid off! Your kitchen looks darling!!

    Zinsser is the best product out there!! Love that stuff!!

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    1. Thank you Kerin. I really am happy with it, just need to get that carpet out there though, it's driving me nuts!! :) Zinsser primer reminds me of Annis Sloan chalk paint. Have a great week! -Bev

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  5. I applaud your courage and determination.
    And it looks like a pro did it all..Bravo!
    How resourceful.

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    1. and I take a bow with a thank you!! :) Such kind words too, I am humbled :) Have a blessed week! -Bev

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    1. I appreciate it Kirby, thanks so much! :) -Bev

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  7. Wow! It looks amazing! I know that had to be a ton of work. The white really opens up the space and I love the contrast between the cabinets and the counters now.

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    1. Thank you Kelly. It was a ton of work but because I had the time, I took it slow and still can't believe I'm done with the hard part. Now, if I could only get rid of that carpet!! :) Have a blessed week! -Bev

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  8. New follower! Found you at the Insipration Monday Party! Please follow me if you'd like! Love your updates!!

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  9. I love your countertops..WOW..I in fact am a huge lover of Giani myself. We used it in our guest bath over two years ago and it is holding up fantastic. Your kitchen looks so light and bright now. Glad you kept that hardware, it is fantastic with the white!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments Debbiedoo. I'm so glad you're a lover of Giani and that you have used it yourself. I'm so happy with it too :)

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  10. WOW! It's so light and bright and beautiful! Amazing transformation! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thank you Abby. DIY is the only way! :)

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  11. Bev, I know you are so proud of this kitchen! It turned out beautifully! SO much lighter and brighter. I chose this as one of my features from our party. Will go live tomorrow morning. Thank so much for sharing!

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    1. That's so sweet!! Thank you so much Christy! I am honored :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, Bev, what a wonderful transformation!!! Your kitchen is so light and bright now. The counters are awesome!! Aren't you proud of all the hard work. It's going to be such a pleasure to cook in there. Fabulous job!!!

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    1. Thank you Kitty. I am so thrilled with it. It definitely is brighter in there and I'm happy with it along with hubby :)

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