Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Phew!!

it's taken me long enough but i think my kitchen is finally okay to show y'all. when we moved in the previous owners had a lot of green accents throughout the house so the kitchen color made sense with their design scheme (real estate listing pic).
when our stuff moved in, the color stuck out a little (and a bomb went off obviously)...
i debated and debated on what direction I wanted to go with the paint colors. i posted lots of pictures.  ultimately, i decided to go w/ my gut, even though it scared me, and go greige on the cabinets and a darker greige on the walls.  here is the picture that inspired my kitchen:
and now, here is my kitchen....and i can officially say i love her!


thanks so much for all of your help- for convincing me to take a leap and not stick w/ white.  i am one happy camper.  next on my list is to find a good, faded oushak rug to plop in front of the sink :)

76 comments:

Jill said...

your old cabinets are the exact color/finish as the one in my kitchen. We moved into our house almost a year ago, not what I would pick out but they are only a couple years old so hubby does not want to rip them out. Did you have your cabinets painted? Did you do it yourself? your new kitchen is beautiful!!

Melanie said...

wow, a world of difference. IT looks amazing!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Looks fantastic!

abode love said...

Wow-- what an amazing transformation! The color of your cabinetry is just right- it's fresh and airy and so very custom and luxurious at the same time. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on completing your kitchen!

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IsmeSon said...

Love the greige! I have the same question as Jill above, did you paint the cabinets and was it DIY? Any words of advice on painting kitchen cabinets? Who is the paint manufacturer?

Thanks!

the cape on the corner said...

looks a million times better! such a more relaxed feel.

Kelly said...

Looks great!!! What color's did you end up using?

caroline brown said...

Wow! The gray looks really, really nice!! I would love to know the colors...Congratulations :)

Girlglasses said...

It looks great. I have a mean case of kitchen envy right now!

Cranny said...

Wow. That looks amazing. It looks like a different house. Good work!

Heidi said...

Perfect proof that it's often that big risk and the element you were most nervous about that ends up making a space!

Love the kitchen, and my personal favorite: the "abstract murals on your gallery fridge". Can't wait until I have kiddie art adorning my walls one day :)

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Looks awesome and much more "you" than the green! Enjoy your new fab kitchen. :)

Julie said...

I'm in love with the subtle changes you made - just beautiful! New subway tile and paint make all the difference in the world. Thanks for the inspiration!

xinefly said...

Really lovely! Same here... tips would be appreciated. :) I just moved into my new husband's bachelor pad... and a new cabinet color is on my list. When going from that wood tone to paint do you have to strip/sand?

Karah said...

it looks beautiful! i want your kitchen!:)

Andrea said...

Looks amazing! Always following your gut feeling, right? Way to go.

bluehydrangea said...

Shannon, It looks great and the tile back splash makes a huge difference!!

amanda (+ mike and elle) said...

stunning!!

Danika Herrick said...

Yay!!! What a difference! Love the white subway tile too. So much better!

Fran said...

Shannon, it looks fabulous!! Congrats with going w/your gut!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

What a transformation- it looks divine Shannon and I love love the grey- perfect and it looks so you. Well done lady! xo

Sara Mueller said...

It is stunning! I love your Dining chairs. What fabric did you use for them?

Sarah said...

Your kitchen has been transformed. It's amazing what paint can do!

modern jane said...

wow wow wow! It looks phenomenal! I'm so impressed! did I say wow?

Simple Dwellings said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finished product! It looks amazing!

VictoriaArt said...

Absolut fabulous! Love all the changes you've made! I know how hard all these decisions are!
Great job!
The bread box is wonderful!

Designwali said...

wow...totally magazine worthy!

The enchanted home said...

Looooove the color you chose, very into the gray look and you went with a gorgeous milky gray which was so smart. Love it and I am sure you are enjoying it immensely!

The enchanted home said...

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lizziefitz said...

Shannon, totally worth the risk goung with your gut! It is an amazing transformation! I love Taylor's vision as well!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

You chose...WISELY!

mb said...

Shannon,
It looks sooooo great. You must be over the moon. What color did you use in the end? I am a paint girl.
The subway tile transforms the place... oh, that and painting out the glow in the dark green walls. :)
Way to go!

mb from Dallas

Tote said...

You did a beautiful job! I would like to know if you painted the cabinets yourself and how you did it?
sdtoto@verizon.net

Thanks,
Susan

BeautyParler said...

Fabulous! Before just looked typical builder move-in but now looks so chic & fresh.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

It's fantastic. I can't believe what paint can do. You must love being in there now! I wish the old owners could see it. Job well done.

The 5 Bickies said...

Great job...you did a lot. I kept scrolling back and forth to compare between the before and after. You are FAST too!

My House, My Garden said...

Oh, dear, the power of paint! Turned out beautiful. Totally updates the kitchen. Congratulations!!

paula said...

Shannon! It looks amazing. what a transformation. Love how your little ones pics are so nice and neat on the fridge. i will pretend it is staged. Ours is a jumbled mess.

Fine and Dandy Vintage Living said...

Looks fantabulous Shannon! You go girl, not wasting any time and it looks oodles better! Trust me that greige will be so much easier to keep clean!

Alison Duffy said...

What an improvement! But you know me and Greige, it's a love affair!!! Bet its nice to wake up to coffee....

black tag diaries said...

oh... sigh... i absolutely LOVE it. i adore your countertop decor... love the little 1,2,3 canisters. and that chair is gorgeous... might need a close up of that soon...

objectsofwhimsy said...

so glad its not all white it looks really good.

Sam Kelley said...

It looks amazing! Way better than white. :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a change....so happy you're thrilled with the results. A happy cook is a happy family!!

xo Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

Love it! The desk area is really cute too - I am digging the fabric. Have a great day!

Haven and Home said...

Shannon this looks so good!!!!!I am so glad you went with Greige!

South of Market said...

It looks fabulous, Shannon!

Lauren said...

i love it!!!! congrats!

megan @ a life's design said...

Fabulous job Shannon! I love the greige with the white subway tile. Great new faucet and lights as well. Would you share your paint colors?

simply seleta said...

I love her too! Oh what a happy space!!!! Bravo, sweet friend!!!

Bellamia said...

Love Love Love! And they did a fabulous job on the back splash! I am so close to doing this to mine! Hey, it's just paint right?!?! Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone on this one!

Kasie said...

Love the griege! Can you tell me more about the striped fabric on that chair?? Been dying to find a stripe that marries green/blue/brown. Thanks! kasieboon@gmail.com

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

love it!!! great choice going with your heart!

www.glitterandgoldblog.blogspot.com

Pinky*KmK* said...

WOW! big difference... very nice :)

youwannawhat said...

that looks great! i'm not a fan of keeping wood natural because it's wood...but know it's a big paint color decision! really an awesome makeover

Annie Loveridge Interiors said...

Love the colour - looks really lovely. Gotta love paint! Splashback fab too! Annie x.

Amy said...

I love the color you picked. Why not go for some cute handles and knobs like in your inspiration pic?

Stylelinx said...

Great makeover! Love the greige...and now it's making me hungry!

Pinecone said...

I love how it turned out! I am really enjoying your blog, and am now a follower!!
happy weekend
Ashlyn

Lotusphx said...

Looks Great!! Nice work, and love the way the cabinet color turned out. The clean white tile backsplash is a great addition too. Congrats!

Nest Studio said...

Congrats Shannon. Looks great. How long did it take - did you hire someone?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous Shannon! x

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely transformation! I'm loving how it turned out! Very well done. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Lila said...

It looks amazing! You totally made the right choice! I would love to see a close up of that chair in the last picture!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Danielle said...

I just knew it was going to look awesome!!! So glad you chose griege, it looks really really incredible!!! Take care and have a great rest of the weekend!

Hope Ava said...

Beautiful! I am a grey fanatic myself and am planning on using a dark grey on my lower cabinets in the new house we'll be taking possession of in May. I love your enamel bread box...fabulous!

Jessica Wrasman said...

I love your kitchen! It looks both functional and chic!

classic • casual • home said...

Awesome job! Looks like you are ready for some entertaining now to show it off!
Mary ann
Happy Valentines Day.

Sarah @ Cubicle Sanity said...

It looks fabulous! I am such a white kitchen girl but these pics are changing my mind. It looks just as fresh and clean but a bit warmer.
Love it. Congrats on getting your kitchen back. I know you are so happy that is complete.

designstiles said...

I love it. What happened to your adorable turquoise rotary phone?

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

So fresh & pretty. Great finished product.

Warmly, Michelle

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{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I can see why you're thrilled with the result.... It's just wonderful.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a fabulous job, your kitchen is gorgeous! Janell

Pearl said...

Looks SO GOOD! wow you guys did an amazing job! White cabinets are always the best!


Pearl

Zane Wooder said...

I love the black finish on the kitchen corners.

zane