Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dad's Kitchen Redo

This is an AFTER pic (Cabinet doors are still open to let dry a while longer).
Want to see more? Click below.
Dad's Kitchen

Oh, take note of the fruit curtains, old light fixtures, etc. in the first few images.
And yes, the counter top and cabinets were actually that messy lol
kitchen ceiling tiles were replaced and cross grid was painted white instead of the black they once were. The change of color really opens up the room and the first thing you look at isn't the ceiling.

My sister, Karla, found the vintage fabric to make a new valance and tiers. I love the colors in them. :)

Other sister, Kelly, ( the one with the mushroom towel over her ta-ta's) , kept us entertained throughout the day. Can you believe that the towel still had the original price tag on it???!!!
I hadn't seen one like that since the 70's.

The kitchen is a little more retro cottage now. :) There are still a few finishing touches that need done, but, oh, it looks soooo much better!!!!

Wall color and upper cabinets are BEHR antique white
Lower cabinets are Dutch Boy's color"creamed coffee" ( but paint is Kilz Casuals)
Using a lighter color ( and its the same as walls) on the top cabinets actually makes them "disappear".
Cabinet hardware was painted with Rustoleum's "hammered " texture paint.

A big cheer goes out to all: Karla, Doug, Kevin, Beth, Kaleb, Kameron, Kelly, my SO
and to dad and Martha for having the patience to be gone all day while we invaded the house. :)

I love my family!


  1. How fun, love the transformation! Your hard work shows, Families are the best:)

  2. Oh Kim!!! What a wonderful thing you did for your Dad. Mucho Better!!! LOL. You all did a great job. The colors are perfect.

    I may have to talk with the doc about Lyrica because the Elavil stopped working. I am no better than before. Thanks.


  3. I enjoyed the slideshow- very cool. It looks like TONS of work. It's nice you used two colors for the cabinets. I like the vintage-y fabric. What happened to that former light fixture?! That was really 1970s :).

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