I hope everyone is well on this fine Monday; this is the beginning of our Kitchen makeover.

This room has had a huge transformation as you can see from the photographs taken at our housewarming party over 15 years ago. A few years ago we knew it was time for an update. 

We used to have a tile backsplash, black appliances and light oak cabinets with shiny brass hardware.

Kitchen Cabinets - Before

Kitchen Cabinets - Before

I wanted to update things and knew that we could do a new finish on the cabinets, change out hardware, appliances and certain other things and keep within a budget; all with a limited amount of mess and disruption that would accompany a full kitchen redo.

I made the decision to darken the cabinets, which was a three-week process and added oil rubbed bronze hardware, I had to get rid of the brass knobs.

Kitchen Cabinets - After

 I changed the backsplash from tile to a plaster effect which I will speak about in another more detailed post.  John and I decided to do these changes ourselves, not only because we enjoy the process but it keeps us on a budget. 

The light fixtures over our island (post coming soon) and table were very American country.  You’ll notice in the after picture a ceiling medallion, which I painted and fauxed to match our new fixture.

Kitchen Table Light Fixture and Medallion

The curtains have changed as well as you can tell from the before picture and went from country to a French country plaid which I purchased from www.countrycurtains.com

Curtains - After

I am linking to:

http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-us-your-kitchens.html