Wow! I can’t believe that the final reveal of my Vintage Kitchen Remodel is here! I think I can confidently say that this has been my most challenging DIY project. Honestly, when I was at the beginning of this project I wasn’t sure HOW or IF it would all work out. Luckily, neither of those concerns has ever stopped me before. Somehow it always works out…RIGHT? RIGHT!
Now let me show you the before one more time…
And the AFTER!!!!
SO, SO, SO, much better! Sometimes I just sit and stare at this space. There is one element that I have yet to complete…can you guess what it is? You’re right! It’s the floors. Installing wood floors are definitely part of the master plan, however there are two rooms adjoining the kitchen(dining & family) that also need to be updated before I can add the new flooring. I am hoping to get started on those rooms once the kids go back to school this Fall.
My inspiration for my kitchen came from The Grit and Polish. I love their Farmhouse Kitchen remodel and just about everything else they do. Plus, they are some of the kindest people. So if you like my kitchen, you definitely need to visit their blog.
One of my favorite elements of this kitchen came as some last minute inspiration. Do you see the muntins(grids) in the window of the door? Aren’t they fabulous? Check out this in progress picture without the muntins:
Isn’t it is crazy how much a simple detail like muntins can make such a huge difference in a space? Once I had the muntins in place, I decided to paint the door the same color as the updated island(see all of my sources below for paint colors).
Another element I love in this kitchen is the open shelving. I thought about removing the cabinets on either side of the range and doing several shelves. However, this design works better. The cupboards hide the less than appealing kitchen necessities and we still have some shelves to display various items that provide warmth and function.
I’ve shared a bunch of sources throughout this process Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4&5, Week 6, Week 7, but here are a few more if you’re interested:
- Cabinet/Shiplap Paint- SW Emerald Enamel Semi-Gloss -Pure White
- Island/Door Paint – SW Emerald Enamel Semi-Gloss – Ethereal Mood
- Backsplash – MDF Shiplap Interior Siding
- Hardware – Drawer Pulls & Knobs
- Hood – Built In Range Hood
Well that is a wrap for the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. If you want more inspiration, visit the One Room Challenge website and you can see hundreds of posts from other DIY nerds…like me!
Nicole Q-Schmitz says
I love the door with the added muntins! Everything came together so well 🙂