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Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Fabulous Kitchen Makeover!

Hello everyone! I will start this post by saying that not only am I new to the blogging world, I'm terrible at it. I can't seem to figure out what I'm doing! If blogging came as easy for me as the decorating part, I'd be set! I am always open for any advice or suggestions for prettying up my blog if anyone is interested! So back to my kitchen transformation, this winter my hubs and I took on several projects. We had our house built 9&1/2 years ago, and it was starting to be in need of some updates. Since moving is out of the question considering the current housing market, we decided to change up some things to get a few more years of enjoyment out of our home. The first project we tackled was painting our kitchen cabinets black. Here are some before pictures~

And another, showing the ugly "fake oak" peninsula island. I absolutely hated that thing, and the sconce thingamajiggers were there to hide an ugly blemish.



And so here are my beautiful new BLACK cabinets! Drumroll please~













I had some better pictures, but back to my blogging inexperience, I couldn't figure out how to get them turned from sideways to right side up.



Here is our peninsula island that we put beadboard and molding on. I LOVE this part of the kitchen now!









Here is just some of the decorating I've done on top of my countertops. I was hoping this picture would show a little more of the beautiful brownstone (I think that's what they're called) hardware.









So here they are, and I am soooooo happy with them! Quite a few people thought I was off my rocker going black, but I am so glad I did! Thanks so much for checking them out! I am going to attempt to link up to metamorphasis monday and make your monday, that is, if I can figure out this link thing!



~ Amy~

25 comments:

  1. Love Love Love the black cabinets. Looks great. laura @ the mansion

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  2. Wonderful changes! Makes the room look fabulous!
    Dee Dee

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  3. All I can say is, "Oh WOW Missy". Your kitchen transformation is unbelieveable! This is a first class re-do!!!! Kudos and Congrats on your new and very updated kitchen!
    Yvonne

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  4. Very nice. I know you love it. I just got thru painting mine black also and everyone thought I was crazy. They are all in awe now!!

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  5. I love black cabinets! It's beautiful!

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  6. Wow your kitchen looks great, love the black!

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  7. Oh I love your black kitchen! And this post has got me excited because we're getting ready to paint our kitchen black! I'm a little nervous, but black is so classic, ya can't go wrong! Thanks for stopping by today...

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  8. Very nice, you must love your new kitchen!

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  9. I have a client who just had me give her an estimate for a black kitchen! I reeaaaaalllly hope she goes for it! This looks great! Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime!

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  10. Those turned out gorgeous! Good for you sticking with it even though other people thought you were nuts for wanting black cabinets. I think it definitely paid off, because these are gorgeous! I am jealous. :-)

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  11. Hi Amy...the cabinets look great!! Much improvement from the before!! Ya did good!! :)

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  12. I love that!! You did an awesome job!
    Download Picasa from google -- it is free. Email me if you have questions but you should be able to do anything you want in there! :)

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  13. Good for you for taking the leap despite what others said! I love the black. Your kitchen looks beautiful!

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  14. very nice, great job on the kitchen

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  15. I love the black cabinets! Very nice!
    Debbie

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  16. I love the black and white kichen. It is classy. I signed up as a follower. I am renting and hate my kitchen but can't change it. Since I am battling cancer and am wiped out financially thanks from medical bills, my rent payment was 7 days late this month so I can't see asking the landlord send in the painters! ha,ha
    I have not posted for awhile but would love to have you visit my blog and if you like sign up. It you scroll down and hit some of my older posts you can see what my home looks like.
    www.rivieraboardwalk.blogspot.com

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  17. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! And I love your black painted cabinets, I think black cabinetry is way underrated! Great transformation!

    Kat :)

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  18. I love your kitchen! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  19. you did a beautiful job on this makeover! i hope you will send me any tutorial post links you have so that i can catalog them in my PROJECT: LIBRARY. all projects welcome, 24/7/365...see you soon!

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  20. It looks great! I bet every time you walk in there it makes you smile! :)
    gail

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  21. I love the little step stool, everything looks beautiful!

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  22. Great Job, love the black cabinets, turned out great, we did ours from the same color as yours were to white and we love ours too.. SO Scary at first.. Thanks for stopping by my blog- it makes me so excited when i see a new follower or comment..I learned so much about blog tips- from hours of playing.. Love to help or give suggestions.. CHeck out
    the cutest blog on the block. they give great freebies and go to tips on blogging.. But I love your Blog ..so cute.Love the before and after pics..
    Karryann

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  23. Love your kitchen makeover! I'm a new blogger too and just found your blog. Feel free to check out mine - I'd love to know your thoughts!
    Kristine

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  24. The black cabinets give the kitchen a huge lift. Very updated now. Looks terrific! Thanks for visiting Recaptured Charm.
    Lisa

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