Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, and a New Kitchen (plus a Giveaway!)

As you may remember, before Christmas, I took on the task of repainting my kitchen cabinets. Along with new paint, my cabinets also received shiny new hardware that I ordered from CSN Stores. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from modern dining room furniture to a large selection of cabinet hardware and accessories. I was really pleased with the selection of cabinet door knobs and pulls they offered, and I think they really help to put the finishing touch on my cabinets.

Now, on with it.

Here is my kitchen now:

Clean and white, with nice hardware.

But it wasn't always this way...

It took a lot of sanding...


And a lot of paint.


Here are some "BEFORE" shots of things like some dried paint drips:

Broken doors:

Original finish where the old hinges used to be:

Uneven texture and handles:

Before:

After:

Before:

After (without knobs):






I know it doesn't look much different - I did just repaint the cabinets white - but oh does it ever look better in person!! So much cleaner and nicer!! It was by far the hardest project that I've ever done, but it was so worth it!


In honor of my new cabinets with their shiny new hardware, CSN Stores is generously offering up a $50 gift certificate that's good at any of their online stores! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post - simple!

The contest will be open through next Sunday night at 8:00 CST, when I'll announce a winner. (It would be great if you'd also leave a contact email so I can contact you).

Good luck!

21 comments:

Katherine Vargas said...

your kitchen looks great! it's amazing what a coat of paint can do to make things look so much fresher

Appletree said...

Way to go! I love the hardware!

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Christin said...

Looks great! Love the new hardware!

Melissa said...

Oh WOW! I know it must have been a lot of work, but it really came out so beautiful. Major props to you for undertaking such a task. I am always so intimidated to undertake remodels of that nature in case I completely mess up - but your success is inspiring.

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LindsB said...

What an amazing difference! The fresh paint totally looks different and I'm sure even better in person!!

withoutadornment said...

Good job! They look fantastic!

This fall I refurnished/restained our dressers and night tables in our bedroom and it was WAAAY more work than I was expecting it to be - so much sanding! So I give you kudos for redoing your entire kitchen!

Kelly said...

In our last house we repainted the kitchen cabinets, the handrails on the stairs, the bathroom cabinets and the mantle. It was a TON of work but so worth it! You obviously did it the "right" way because it looks fabulous! Good job!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the kitchen. It looks great!

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Linda said...

Yeah. I love the drawer handles!

Haven and Home said...

No I can tell a huge difference! Oh I know it feels like night and day in person. Congratulations on a job well done! LOVE the hardware too!

rebekah said...

Ok, wow. Not that different? They look fantastic! And you've given me inspiration for my kitchen as well.

La Borda Bleu said...

wow you really have been working hard! props to you the kitchen looks great! xoxo's Nancy

Mai-Brit @ thisfulllife said...

The kitchen looks AMAZING - you must be proud of the finished product. You know I love me some CSN - keeping my fingers crossed.

Keep up the gorgeous work in your home!

boops said...

wow! your hard work really paid off. well done (and welcome back :) )

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Love love love it!! Such a transformation! Great job :)

Maggie said...

I'm high-fiving your hardware choices, and hoping that one of these days I have a kitchen renovation project of my own!

Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

Wow. I know how much work that is and you did a stand up job of it. Your cabinets look beautiful!! Thanks for checking in with me and the compliments on Selby! She's been such a dear.I think we'll keep her:)

Liz said...

Your cabinets look great now! I love when I see people doing something so nice with what they already having instead of ripping out high quality fixtures to replace them with something that will look dated in 10 years!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Saara said...

Hey! The kitchen looks amazing! Glad you're back to regular blogging....btw, I started a new blog, in addition to still writing a bit at GEORGE.

Hope the new year has been treating you well!

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nkp said...

It looks great! I know that must have been a huge, exhausting, but clearly exhilarating project! I want to paint my kitchen cabinets as well, but am not as brave as you. I know once I start, there's no going back.

Congratulations on a job well done!

 
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