Painted Cabinets and my kitchen makeover

My kitchen is done!!! It’s basically a miracle that I can even say that. It took me 6 months to finish and I didn’t do any major renovations. All I did was painted and accessorized! I LOVE how the white brightens up the space! I kinda love it! :)
Before
The cabinets were sanded, primed and painted Behr’s Swiss Coffee.
I made the faux roman shade for above the sink to match the dining room chairs. My friend gave me the fabric when I helped her make new curtains for her kitchen. I knew her old fabric would work perfectly!
I used this tutorial and added the ribbon for trim and hung it right up. I really love how it turned out.

Here’s an up close shot of the cabinets. I used Krylon’s Oil Rubbed Bronze for the hardware. To find out how to paint hardware the right way, check out my tutorial here.

Check out my other kitchen posts:
The best part is, my landlord loves it! I was super nervous about tackling such a big project when it’s not my house! But I love it and she loves it! Win win! What do you think? Don’t you think the white makes it brighter!? The whole room feels bigger to me!

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71 Responses to Painted Cabinets and my kitchen makeover

  1. they look so light and bright! great job! i love teh splashes of blue in there and those fun curtains, too!

  2. Anne says:

    What a lovely job you did!

  3. It looks beautiful! I know exactly how you feel, I’m in the middle of painting my cabinets right now, except I have about 50! About to go a little bit insane…Check out my progress
    http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-anonymous.html

  4. Jill says:

    I can’t believe the difference it makes! It looks like a completely different house! I love it! I wish our landlord would let us paint the cabinets – they look the same as your before pic. Wonderful job!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  5. Sarah says:

    It looks fabulous!! So clean and fresh! Great work!! -Sarah

  6. Cynthia says:

    Oh my it looks lovely! Reading that it took 6 months makes me not feel so bad about how long it’s taking to do my kitchen! And… your burlap curtains are darling! Love them!

  7. Natalie says:

    LOVE how it turned out!

  8. Looks great Mallory! So fresh and bright…I love white cabinets too!

  9. Jess says:

    Um, your kitchen looks amazing. I can’t believe what a HUGE difference that made. :)

  10. Simply beautiful! Love the white cabinets.

  11. Jen says:

    love our bright & clean everything is! Great Job!

  12. Diane says:

    Cute! I have a question about your extra cabinet to the right of your sink. Do you feel cramped working in that little nook? Ivebeen thinking of adding a section like that because I don’t have much countertop space, but my daughter keeps telling me that it will make it too cramped.

  13. Allyson says:

    I love it! (and I’m still loving the bows on the curtains!)

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

  14. kandis says:

    one more time for the record I LOVE IT!!!

  15. Sugarr2518 says:

    The kitchen looks like a whole different one! Everything looks great. I especially LOVE those curtains:) They are really just too cute with those ruffles:):)

  16. You did a great job on the cabinets- I love the color! It’s amazing how much lighter and brighter it looks now. The touches of blue are lovely. :)

  17. Wonderful job on your kitchen cabinets, we did ours and just added beadboard to the sides of the cabinets. I’m following you on Linky Follower and GFC, stop by to take a look at my kitchen:)

  18. .:Heather:. says:

    Your kitchen looks FAB! :) I especially love the window treatments! :) SO VERY CUTE! Love the ruffles!!!

  19. Caroline says:

    I really love posts that prove that you can redo a room affordably and make it look like you spent a pretty penny on it! The paint and accessories make the room look amazing and bring everything you didn’t redo look like you purposefully picked them out yourself (ie. the backsplash, countertop). Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring project!

  20. Ashton says:

    I really love it!! It looks like a completely different kitchen!! Not to be a downer, but where’s your microwave? I couldn’t live without mine…

  21. Wow, what a difference. It looks so fresh and clean! I saw your link at the power of paint party.

  22. Feral Turtle says:

    You kitchen transformation is a work of art. What a big change. I wouldn’t even want to cook in there cuz it’s so pretty. ( you’re probably thinking that girl would use any excuse not to cook ) True, but it really is a big improvement! Good Job! I am your newest follower!

  23. Ashley says:

    Wow! Beautiful transformation! My kitchen cabinets, all the trim , and the doors in our house are painted with The swiss Coffee. I love it!

  24. Looks AMAZING!! I love what a can of white paint can do! So fun!!

  25. Love your kitchen makeover!! It’s so bright & cheery now! Great job!

    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

  26. Sonya Sosa says:

    That turned out absolutely amazing. What a great kitchen makeover.

    Sonya {So Simple Rooms}

  27. sandy says:

    It makes the room look so much brighter and larger! You did a GREAT job!

    Sandy

  28. love your new kitchen! Those window treatments are gorgeous!!! Enjoy! Megan

  29. Gorgeous transformation! I’m putting your kitchen in the PoPP Spotlight @ Domestically Speaking. Thanks for linking up.

  30. Ellie says:

    That is the cutest, tiniest kitchen ever! Just adorable. I love the roman shade!

  31. Awesome job! I love everything about it! Our kitchens are twins (well, your old kitchen and my current kitchen)! Our walls are painted that exact shade of green, and we have honey oak cabinets. Redoing our kitchen (painting the walls and cabinets) is on our spring/summer project list.

  32. Teresa says:

    Great to see another tiny kitchen transformed! We had our cabinets painted and it made such a huge difference in the space. Beautiful work!

  33. Rona Gregory says:

    Looks fabulous! So spacious and bright, good job!

  34. kgreer says:

    I love EVERYTHING about this redo. Wonderful job, looks absolutely fantastic. I came here from Better After because I wanted to see the rest of your photos!

  35. Maria says:

    I adore this makeover! Very inspiring.

  36. sarah says:

    I have a question-where did you move your microwave? Our microwave is on our counter and I hate it. I noticed yours is not on the counter in the after photos.
    Thanks!

  37. Martha says:

    Love it! I’m so inspired. I’ve been waiting for just the right idea for my incredibly ugly kitchen redo, and I think this is it! I will have to figure out something for my blue laminate counter tops, but I think I can paint those as well. Thanks for helping me envision what my kitchen can be.

  38. Wow, talk about the little kitchen that could! Nicely done.

  39. Missy says:

    It looks amazing! What a difference! Beautiful re-do. Can i ask what the fabric is. I love it!

  40. Missy says:

    It looks amazing! What a difference! Beautiful re-do. Can i ask what the fabric is. I love it!

  41. It looks waaaaay better with the white! I love it. Love your dining nook curtains too … and that little clock. I’ve been eyeing one of those myself but just don’t know where I’d put it. Your kitchen turned out great!

  42. Carolyn says:

    Great job! It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. The burlap curtains are super cute. The roman shade….I LOVE that fabric!! Please, please, would you ask your friend where she bought it? It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to do the roman shades in my basement. The print & colors are perfect!

  43. Lindsey says:

    Just stumbled across your blog via pinterest and am your newest follower! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen makeover!!! I love how you kept it so fresh and bright. Any tips on how to keep a very small kitchen from getting cluttered? Also, any reason why you did an off white/cream instead of bright white?

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  44. Waseem says:

    Wow such beautiful collection of shades….This definitely will contribute to the beauty of the house.
    Roman shades concord, ca

  45. I love the white cabinets. I especially love your slightly blue chairs. Perfect!!

  46. I would love to know the name of the fabric!! :)

  47. Candy says:

    Soooo pretty. Isn’t it amazing what a little paint can do?
    Im now following you. PLease come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.

  48. Jen says:

    Absolutely adorable kitchen! great work!

  49. Jocie Hagan says:

    Beautiful transformation. Love the roman shades. I made some with a friend – easy but so time consuming for a novice (us)!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

  50. Kelly says:

    The white makes such a difference. It looks fantastic. I think the ruffled curtains are my favorite part.

  51. Mallory,
    It is wonderful! I do think it’s a huge improvement – love your choice of white. I really like your burlap curtains too. wow! New follower. Love your style.
    Cecilia

  52. Kathie says:

    Gosh, this is gorgeous!! That color looks amazing – it really makes your kitchen look so much bigger. Those ruffly burlap curtains are adorable! Would love it if you linked this up to my party!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/search/label/Gettin%27%20Krafty%20With%20It

  53. Painted cabinets and my kitchen is given here. Know the details about it

    Blinds

  54. I love what you did. Your kitchen looks great. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Mountain Cottage

  55. Tricia says:

    I love the white! Gives it a very clean feel : o )

  56. Gretchen says:

    huge transformation! I love the fabric on the window!

  57. ~KB says:

    Looks so much better! Brightens up the place for sure! Just something I thought of though was have you thought about putting some open floating shelves above the stove? I think it would look great!

  58. Debbie Booth says:

    Wow your kitchen looks beautiful. I love it. Love your color combination. And the curtains turned out
    great. What a great job.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  59. I love the white! We just did the same with our kitchen cabinets, and it makes such a huge difference!

  60. It looks fabulous! Did you do anything to the counter tops?

  61. Well done – its just lovely! I wanted to mention that – and you very well already know this – but sometimes the dishwasher panel can be removed and you will find that it is white on the other side. Thought you might be interested in that fact :) Thanks for sharing your kitchen’s beautiful transformation!

  62. Well done – its just lovely! I wanted to mention that – and you very well already know this – but sometimes the dishwasher panel can be removed and you will find that it is white on the other side. Thought you might be interested in that fact :) Thanks for sharing your kitchen’s beautiful transformation!

  63. What color and brand did you use on your walls (upper/lower) ..I really like it!

  64. Your kitchen redo is lovely. So bright and clean. I love your burlap curtains! Blessings, Patti

  65. Niccole says:

    Where did you get that clock? Love it!

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