Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BEFORE AND AFTER





I have a real DIY before and after today.  Make no mistake....it was not me but a home I decorated about 7 years ago.

I am going to get right to it since I have a lot of explaining to do:)

Let's start with the beginning.
Here is the kitchen taken by Anthony-Masterson photographers and styled by Annette Joseph.

Dark cherry cabinets.  Which are fine except there comes a time when you just want a change right?

It all started with this area...
Where the chalk board is.

First thing to do is rip down the board and batten.

Add some electrical.  Also notice the fridge as it was not counter-depth and made it tight between the island.   That got addressed.

 
Hanging the ship lap.




This is the set up for the drying of the ship lap which was all painted before installation.

Moving to the main part of the kitchen....
Before....

During...uppers painted with new hood and microwave relocated.


After...bottoms painted!

Before....


The wine cabinet got moved....






Good coffee bar!




So I think you know what I am going to say right....stay tuned for Friday because I will finish up with the best part and all of the details!

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  We are in Florida doing some cleaning.  About as fun as a sharp stick in the eye right?

On the way down Saturday I mentioned to my husband that he might want to keep it close to the speed limit being a holiday weekend and all....

I don't know what it is when men get behind the wheel.  I feel like it's a video game and NO car can be in front of us.  Cause it's a race right?

Ha.....as the cop was pulling us over I wanted to shout "I told you so" at the top of my lungs....and even say to the nice policeman "I told him to slow down".....but I just chewed my tongue up cause I knew that would make the trip even longer right?

He did not get a ticket....or a warning.  That man is lucky because I would have not let that go.....

Last nights desert....
Fried oreo's.  Are you kidding me right now?  

Shasmug



 


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39 comments :

Jessie said...

I love the changes you have made so far! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Anonymous said...

Loved that space. Can't wait to see the next edition.

In defense of your husband's heavy foot, I would think that after piloting a plane for decades that a car would seem very, very slow - ya think?
No ticket - lucky him!

René said...

Beautiful! Can't wait for the deets! Enjoy yourself :).

Kathysue said...

i LOVE THIS RENO! As always you did a fabulous job, and thanks for the early morning humor, YOU crack me up!! Good way to start the day!! Smiling and giggling,
xo Kathysue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, what a great redo, I love the kitchen, so pretty.

pam {simple details} said...

Oh, this is SO good, can't wait for Part 2! I'm always biting my tongue because my husband drives so flipping slow - makes me crazy! :)

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

Sherry this is fabulous! Bravo!

A Perfect Gray said...

looking forward to more details. looking fab so far...donna

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Fried oreos. NO. WAY.

Before and after....WAY!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to hear all of the details. I'm doing a double take on your countertop - it's the same, isn't it? Looks so much different with the change in the cabinets! I know mine took on a whole new identity after I painted mine - I actually like them now, where I didn't care for them before the cabinets were painted. Go figure. ;-)

Emily A. Clark said...

I'm trying to figure out some painting decisions for our all-dark kitchen right now, and this helped so much! Thank you :)

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Wow! Looking great!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are amazing!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm trying to convince someone of doing this very thing - thanks for sharing this! The difference is huge! I can't wait to see the rest, as I eat some fried oreos - damn good!

Vel Criste said...

Wowza! Paint really does magic but other than that, you totally revamped the whole space beautifully dear!

StagerLinda said...

The before could be my current kitchen. Now, I have a design plan when I decide to make a change! Gorgeous work. Love the hood.

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing. What color did you use for the bottom cabinets?

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Such a beautiful before and after!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, You are so good!! LOVE this kitchen transformation! Those vintage chandeliers are awesome too!
xo
Holly

Debra Phillips said...

damn you are GOOD, absolutely brilliant!!!

ideas galore, thanks for endless inspiration
debra

Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier said...

Sherry~ I love your stories and boy can I relate to the men driving like they're playing video games: my life!! So funny.. LOVE the kitchen cabinet makeover! The colors are so soft and pretty. The whole makeover is fabulous, girl!

janetd said...

OMG. I am drooling over this redo! I have the same cherry cabinets (which I am SO tired of) and also similar wall and floor colors. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look. Can't wait to see more pictures on Friday and get all the details. Always look forward to your posts - they never fail to bring a smile to my face!
Janet

Unknown said...

Don't you just appreciate a client who wants a fresh take on something that was once so fantastically done at a previous time?! Lighter, brighter... Today! Loving the texture and openness you're creating, Sherry. I'm staying tuned for part II. :)
Judy G.

Cindy said...

Wow! talk about updating a space. It looks amazing! It's all so fresh and pretty now. Seems like even the light changed in the room when you lightened things up. I love the cabinets painted gray and white and what you did over the stove.

Cindy

Sarah Krouse said...

Oh, crap. I've just been convinced that painting my cherry cabinets might be a good idea after all. Of course, it means changing out my granite... Thanks, Sherry.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

It looks so good...I love the handles...I have to go back to see where you got them..so pretty!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

What a difference. I love the changes you made! Fried Oreos?!! YUM!!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Love love it

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Looks SO good! Love the painted cabinets and the hardware!! May be just the kick in the pants I need to start my kitchen remodel :)

Heidi Rew said...

Love it all!!! Made me wish we had painted our top cabinets white instead of doing all grey. Where did you find the rug for the kitchen? Love it. <3 Heidi

Miss Abbey said...

what colors did you use on the cabinets? I love thecombination

Janet St. said...

This is just gorgeous. Every detail comes together perfectly. I love it.

What material was used for the ship lap strips and how wide were the strips cut? I have been searching for tongue and groove knot-free material and have not been successful. This is beautiful and might be my answer. Any guidance? Thanks so much!

Janet

Liliya Dudik said...

Hi, what's the name and # of the grey color? And where did you get it?
Exactly what we are looking for.

Thank you,
Liliya

Susan Farmer Tucker said...

OMG! Drop dead gorgeous!!
LOVE everything!

Jennifer Schmitz said...

What is the gray paint color on the bottom cabinets? They look great!

Christie said...

I would love to know the name of the gray paint color as well. Thanks!

SHERRY HART said...

Farrow and Ball Mouses Back

SHERRY HART said...

Farrow and Ball Mouses Back

Ohhthepossibilities said...

What is the name of the shade of white you used for the uppers? The kitchen looks beautiful! The granite looks very similar to what I'm getting in my kitchen, and my cabinets are due for some help. Thanks for the inspiration!