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Said goodbye to the 1990's!

bdjjhillFebruary 21, 2013
Our kitchen was in need of a major update. We built the house in 1994, and my kitchen walls had seen a variety of "what was I thinking" moments - starting with the grapes stenciled along the border, only to be covered by the lavendar and teal southwestern motiff wallpaper - that was supposed to look like faux finish paint. The linoleum floors lived through 2 dogs, 3 cats and two sons, and had seen much better days. And it was hard to believe I could not wait to say good bye to the oak cabinets and teal countertop that I was so excited to have back in 1994 - the doors were falling apart and the finish was badly worn. We decided to have the cabinets refaced rather than totally replaced - I don't think it saved us any money, but it did save us the additonal mess of tearing them out, and the time it would take to totally replace them. I selected white mdf for the kitchen cabinets and black for the island that replaced our kitchen table and chairs. My husband did the hardwood floors, all of the painting and we did the backsplash together. Our countertops are Cambria Minera and Cambria Bellingham. We added a new "hutch" style cabinet and boxed in the refridgerator by changing the upper and lower cabinets to another pantry. Very happy with how it all turned out!
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bdjjhill
Few more pictures of the finished kitchen.
8 Likes    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:28AM
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julie77777
wow, looks amazing!!!!!!!
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 10:19AM
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SPACIALISTS
Looks clean and fun. Congratulations.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 10:19AM
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Kelli Kaufer Designs
Very nice!
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:52AM
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Jayme H.
Looks a lot better, good job!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:54AM
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ktiquet
Wow really good looking kitchen! Good job!!!!!
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:17PM
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mrgibson07
Good new look!
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:01PM
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binithasagar
likes to cook in that kitchen
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:08PM
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Karyn Jolink
very nice !
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:31PM
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Steven Alvarez General Contractor
great job! way better! now treat youself to flowers often to bring some color and warmth and maybe a well placed container of small plants and maybe a bowl of fruit and veggies.

great job.
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:36AM
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All 4 Show, LLC
Looks fantastic!! Congratulations on your new kitchen!!
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 4:45AM
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Nice update! Enjoy!
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 5:23AM
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cambigdog
Great new look!
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 6:41AM
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Chic Alors Decor & Design
Beautiful job! You have increased your property considerably,however, I'll bet you don't want to sell this house now!!! Beautiful kitchen!
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 11:50AM
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Sharyn
Great job! Enjoyed your comments - we are in the same 1990 boat. Enjoy your new kitchen.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 1:23PM
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Dianne Ward
Looks great, I am in the process of updating my 1993 kitchen. Love the color of your cabinets, do you have stained woodwork in the rest of the house? I want to paint my light oak cabinets a soft creamy white, but all the trim in the kitchen and rest of the house is stained.
    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 4:30AM
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Lara Ray
Would love suggestions for painting oak cabinets a creamy white color.
    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 5:23AM
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tarasocorro
Wow!
Beautiful. What a transformation.
    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:07PM
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Andee Photography Fine Art And Digital Design
Wow so much better. I love the look of a brighter room!
    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 8:30AM
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julie77777
bdjjhill - You said you used cabinet re-facing? You ordered factory-painted white MDF doors? How are the rest of the cabinets finished (frames, boxes, stiles)? Did the company re-face them also? Or did you paint the frames/boxes yourselves? You mentioned your hubby did some painting. Thanks!
    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:21AM
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Lux Construction
Nice project; for my eye getting rid of oak cabinets is always a step in the right direction!
2 Likes    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:23AM
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bdjjhill
@julie - we had our cabinets refaced by a contractor - basically you take all the doors off, and just use the "box" - they laminiate the outside of the front of the boxes and added finished panels to the ends. My husband did our floors, and we did the backsplash and all the painting (walls) - adding a few more pictures to show you what I mean. @diane - we do have stained trim, and it is slowly being painted - after much discussion (I had to beg my husband to paint it!) it is taking 4 coats to cover! You can see that some of the doorways are still stained.....work in progress!
1 Like    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 4:17PM
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bdjjhill
Thanks for all the kinds words! It has been a fun project!
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 4:19PM
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Mega Builders
Really nice!
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 4:47PM
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Kim Hojnacki Photography
That is really nice.
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 5:00PM
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MyCraftWork, LLC
Great remodeling!
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 5:56PM
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julie77777
Looks great!!!!
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Bobby Fontenot
Love it
    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:09AM
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Christine Francois
What is the backsplash tile called? I'm using Minera and am desperate for ideas.
    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:27AM
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sange13
Very nice :)
    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 1:13PM
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