Monday, March 12, 2018

Before and After Kitchen

Happy Monday.

The past couple of weekends Terry and I spent time with our youngest daughter Kim re loving the kitchen in her new home she just purchased.  

 My daughter Kimmie works as a pediatric oncology nurse at Rush University Hospital in the city of Chicago and is also busy in graduate school. 

Even with all of this going on she managed to buy her first home.  Terry and I are really proud of her and all she has accomplished so far in her young life.

We were excited when she asked Terry and I to come and help her re love her kitchen from the stock builders kitchen to something a little more her style.

 Terry with his trustee tools and me with my designer cap on joined her to re love this kitchen.

Her kitchen had builder grade cabinets that were in good shape and laminate counter tops and a basic stainless steel sink.  The cabinets, hardware and counter tops were pretty dated.   Her place was built about 20 years ago.  

A nice galley kitchen with good bones but not her style.


We used good cabinet paint and purchased new hardware for the cabinets.

Kim purchased a new farmhouse kitchen sink and faucet along with some glass backsplash tiles.
 
We then were able to transform this kitchen to a more modern feel for Kim's taste. 

Sorry for the night time cell phone pics.  It was late when we finished up. 

The counter tops were in stock at Menards so that was easy peasy and pretty inexpensive.  Terry cut them to fit. 

We extended the counter top on this side of the kitchen to accommodate her wine refrigerator added at the end. 

I am sorry I did not get a picture of the wine fridge up close with the extended counter top.  If you look at the picture above you can see the wine refrigerator way over the the right in the picture under the counter. 

The glass tiles were in stock at Menards and matched perfectly with her new counter tops and cabinets.  Some of the gray in the tiles pulled out the color of her cabinets.

We had some butcher block counter top left over from our house and Terry made this small counter space on the other side of this galley kitchen.

  We will seal it with salad bowl oil so she can use this counter space for food prep.

The cabinets were painted with the Lowe's Valspar cabinet paint that I love.  I love this paint because there is no sanding and the coverage is great.  It holds up well in a kitchen.
Kim had them tint the cabinet paint to a beautiful gray color.


During the day this kitchen gets lots of great light and is so bright and pretty.  So for the cost of some cabinet paint $49,  about $40 dollars in glass backsplash tiles, $189  Ikea farmhouse sink and a new modern faucet $169 and in stock counter tops we were able to bring this basic somewhat dated kitchen to a new and pretty modern kitchen.

It was fun to go outside my decor style and help my daughter by designing this new more modern kitchen. 

Terry and his wonderful set of tools were the hero's of making this all happen.

Now that we have the kitchen finished Kim can move in this next weekend and begin enjoying her new home.

Have a great new week. 

Stay tuned later in the week I will have something special  to share with you.
Hugs,
Kris

54 comments:

  1. Wow, Kris what a great job y'all did! I know she is loving it!! She must have a great big heart working as a pediatric oncology nurse.

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  2. Oh my word, what a fabulous transformation. I love it. The new finishes are amazing. Congratulations to her on her new home.

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  3. Great job! Kim's kitchen turned out beautifully! I hope she'll cook you a great meal soon to celebrate!😉 have a wonderful week! Hugs!

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  4. The kitchen is fabulous and I'm so happy for your daughter!! Can't wait to do this type of thing with our sons. :)

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  5. Whoa and WOW! It's fantastic!

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  6. Kris, I truly love that make-over. The sink and countertops are really a great change from the old worn ones. I know your daughter is going to love her new kitchen. I need to get my tool man busy here in our kitchen. LOL. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Oh my gosh Kris, you are Terry are amazing. I love the way it came out. Your daughter must be so excited, her first home and a beautiful kitchen to go with it. Love it so much
    deezie

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  8. This looks fabulous, Kris! I love how much of a change you made for just a little $$. I hope your daughter enjoys her new kitchen.

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  9. What a wonderful and what great teamwork! I love that you jumped out of your box into hers...such a great Mom thing to be able to do! Kim is a very lucky girl to have such talented parents. Beautiful!! Good luck to Kim on her move...such exciting times for her!!

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  10. You guys are incredible! How hard was it to paint the cabinets - did you take the doors off and perhaps lay the across a workhorse to paint both sides? Our kitchen is extremely outdated - we still have the oak cabinets and laminate butcher block counter tops from when this house was built almost 30 years ago!!

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  11. Kim's kitchen looks fantastic, Kris! She's lucky to have such talented parents who did an amazing job. Wishing Kim all the best in her new home. I hope she'll spend some happy years there.
    xo Julia

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  12. Oh wow! Kim's kitchen turned out beautifully!!! I love the counters and the backsplash brings all the pretty colors together. You know I love that sink and I have a similar faucet, so I'm sure she'll enjoy those. Job well done!

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  13. What a sweet transformation. You should be proud of Kim. How wonderful for you and Terry to help transform her kitchen into something she loves. Great job! xo

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  14. WOW, what a transformation!!!! I love the cabinet color...so pretty! Congratulations to your daughter on her new home. :o)
    ~Des

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  15. What a wonderful transformation. And, I love that it became a family affair.

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  16. Such a beautiful kitchen! Congratulations to Kimmie on her new home. You know we will expect updates from time to time (if she's willing). xoxo

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  17. What a smart looking kitchen! She must be thrilled! Lucky girl! Congrats to all of you.

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  18. I love her new kitchen. What a lucky young woman to have such amazing parents. xo Laura

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  19. Wow, what a fantastic looking transformation! Loving the cabinet color and the glass back splash together. She's a lucky girl having a Dynamic DIY Duo for parents! Congratulations on her first home sent your daughter's way.

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  20. Kris, you did a fantastic job. I bet Kim was as happy as could be. It looks so rich and how exciting for her to start off with her new home. Love to see the young generation taking pride in their lives..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  21. Fabulous look. The gray cabinets are really nice and definitely upgraded the whole thing. I love your choices...she will be happy with all the countertops!

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  22. Thanks mom and dad for all of your help and thank you to everyone who put all the very nice comments. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and thank goodness my parents are so talented and wonderful or I wouldn't have been able to do it! Love you Mom!!

    Kimmie

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    1. You are so welcome my sweet angel. With all you have going on with work, going back to graduate school we are so proud you could buy your first place all by yourself. It was fun to join you in getting your new kitchen up and going.
      Love love love you
      xoxoxoxoox

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  23. Wow, what a great kitchen redo! Love the colors and how the tile pulls it all together. It looks great! Many happy times in that sweet kitchen, Kim!

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  24. What a fantastic update!! Hey are you and Terry around this weekend to do the same to my dated kitchen? :) Kidding, my kitchen upgrade is farrrrrr in the future, it's staying just as it is for now!! Your daughter must be beyond excited - my younger daughter is looking for a house as well, it's amazing what garbage is out there!

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  25. It all definitely created a wonderful new look for the kitchen!

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  26. Absolutely awesome Kris! Seriously you two need your own television show. You work magic. You are like two cute elves!
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. I have been telling them this for years, and I said now she has modern sleek chic to add to her arsenal! I'm going to call HGTV right now! :)

      Kimmie

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  27. Miracle workers for sure! Could you bring Terry, his tools and your expertise to my house?? My kitchen is WAY MORE updated that your daughter's was! :-) It turned out just wonderful and so chic and perfect for a young lady. I would take it the way it is but with white cabinets. So awesome. She is so lucky to have a mom and dad to help her out like that. Hugs... Marilyn

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  28. Congratulations Kim, on your success and ability to purchase a home. Pretty, pretty, the counters are wonderful and you found some super deals. Like the butcher block added. She has a custom cutting board. You and Terry rocked it out

    Cindy

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  29. Hi Kris,
    What a great achievement for your daughter. That is awesome, I can tell she does not give in, just like her mom and dad. :-) I can tell she is a hard worker and goal setter and pushes on when times get hard. High Fives to her!!
    You are so talented, and I do say, you guys need your own show. ChicagoLand House Re Love's?

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  30. The kitchen looks fantastic. You did an incredible job!

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  31. wow, just WOW! Amazing what you accomplished in such a short period and with such a reasonable cost. The counter tops are lovely. what is the material? Such a fortunate daughter you have.

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  32. You and Terry did a great job! The gray made a huge difference! xoxo Su

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  33. WAY TO GO, everybody!!!! What a great deal on the backsplash tiles which I LOVE! What a great job. I had thought by just looking at the photos that you replaced the cabinets, but that paint has done wonders. I hope Kim will enjoy many, many years in this new home! Wow....

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  34. That is amazing- you two really rock! The gray looks wonderful with the tile and countertops.
    I applaud your daughter for being a pediatric oncology nurse. Having gone through cancer with our daughter when she was 4 I know exactly what she faces everyday. Blessings to all.

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  35. Ok, I stand by a comment I made many, many posts ago. You and Terry need to have your own show. Joanna who?? You two do real life renovations that are affordable and look gorgeous. This kitchen is magazine worthy and totally practical, not to mention gorgeous. Congratulations to Kim! She must be so excited to have a beautiful home of her own to come home to after a day at that demanding job...xo

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  36. Beautiful transformation and definitely bargain priced!Your daughter is lucky to have the two of you - you guys really know how to get stuff done! Jane

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  37. WOWZA!!What an amazing transformation!! You and your hubby should go into business doing this!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us and thanks for taking the time to visit!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  38. WOW what a terrific job you did on your daughters kitchen - I just love it. You are like Chip and Joanna. You should have your own show.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  39. You did this all in one weekend??? Oh my! Your daughter must be in love with her new kitchen. It turned out fabulous! I read your previous post, too. Your house looks darling for Easter/Spring, Kris. LOVE the pops of orange with the carrots placed perfectly throughout your sweet décor.
    Smooches.
    Debbie
    xo

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  40. Wow! How gorgeous! You can come and do mine next! Lol Talk about dated. Oak cabinets and laminate countertops that we installed in 1984! They are looking pretty rough! I have grand intentions to redo them, but haven't yet. Oh, and we won't talk about the sink. Lol
    Just gorgeous ,Kris!!!

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  41. Ill borrow Terry for help with my farmhouse sink....once I can convince someone else that we need it in our kitchen.

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    1. We would be so happy to come over and help you. Any friend of Kimmies is like a daughter to us lol! So you get your farmhouse sink and Terry will put it in for you.
      xoxo

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  42. What a great transformation! The kitchen looks fantastic. I love the glass tiles. Terry is really a sweetheart helping all his ladies!

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  43. What a wonderful make over! The kitchen looks very awesome now. You and Terry are a great team
    Hugs

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  44. I LOVE galley kitchens...I have one and really enjoy it.
    Her kitchen is nice and large and looks like a million dollars all dressed in that luscious gray.

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  45. You all did a wonderful job, and on a great budget! Looks beautiful!

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  46. That is an amazing transformation. I'm sure she is thrilled. You did a fabulous job.

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