This kitchen overhaul is as delicious as fresh baked bread. Here’s Bridgette’s letter:
I love following your blog and all the inspiring ideas! We are on step two of three for our remodel of our kitchen- we still have to install crème subway tile for the backsplash, put on the cupboard knobs, and accessorize the kitchen… BUT the bulk is done! And we are loving how it’s turning out. Here are a few of our sources for your fabulous and curious readers:
- Granite: Santa Cecilia
- Island color: Mesa G21 (used Valspar paint)
- Cabinet color: ask your paint expert at the store to mix the blackest of black and then start with a tinted primer (used Valspar paint)
- Faucet: Price Pfister- Tuscan Bronze (Lowe’s)
- Lighting above island: Portfolio 1-Light Mini Pendant Bronze finishes (Lowe’s)
- Stools: Scoop stool, black (Target)
- Flooring: Tundra Laminate (IKEA)
Cheers & happy spring! -Bridgette
You can check out more details about Bridgette’s fantastic kitchen makeover (and to see her amazing dining room transformation) over on her blog. Thanks so much for sending the fabulous eye candy our way, Bridgette! Those black cabinets are super classic and really make all the difference. And of course we love your thrifty shopping sources (Target, Ikea, and Lowe’s are three of our favorite places too). Hip hip hooray for affordable overhauls!
Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick says
This is fantastic — what a difference paint makes! I love the island…I’m redoing ours with beadboard right now as well. :)
What a difference! It’s so pretty! Great job Bridgette! I love it!
::off to vote::
MaryB in Richmond says
Well, well … look who’s taken the lead over at BHG.com, hmmmm?
Thanks so much for your votes! You guys must have really liked our fancy footwork. The competition is oh so fierce, so we truly appreciate every last vote- especially since it’s still anyone’s game!
This is great timing – I’m about to start painting our cabinets black and I’ve been wondering how it will look in a ‘normal’ kitchen versus the designer kitchen pics I’ve been using for inspiration.
It looks fabulous – great transformation!
Gorgeous makeover – I’m (still) in the process of remodeling mine and I had no idea what a huge task this is!!!
On another note…. I JUST VOTED AND YOU ARE SO AHEAD RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!!!! Let’s keep it this way people :)
it looks delicious- it reminds me of an oreo cookie, and i love those!
Did they build the island themselves? We are thinking of building an island from Ikea cabinets, but we are not sure that it would work with a granite top.
Love your blog, laughed my head off with the DWTS photo, and I am voting every day! Good luck!
wow what a difference the black paint makes with those cabinets!!! this is gorgeous!
Just voted again…you guys are in first place!!
Wow…I love every inch of this kitchen. Painting the cabinets black was an amazing choice.
What a great transformation!! I am amazed at how much better the cabinets look just by being painted!
Elle R. says
I LOVE black cabinets. Strange little fact, I always thought they would be amazing but hadn’t seen much proof and it wasn’t until I saw an episode on “Tori & Dean Inn Love” where they showed the house renovations in the last season that I realized my dream of black cabinet would be an absolute must when I buy my first place. Great kitchen re-do!
Tee @ Apartment102 says
HOT indeed! I love those black cabinets!…and the fact that they pulled it all together themselves. Makes me wanna go home and re-do mine lol
This makeover is absolutely stunning! The one thing that I absolutely love about these reader redesigns is that I can start to see potential in rooms that I might not have otherwise!
words cannot describe this amazing transformation! black and silver are so incredibly chic together
I really like this! It’s stunning how the cabinets painted black and the stainless steel really make a difference, and I can imagine it helped the budget too!
Ooo I love the new kitchen! It’s striking and beautiful!
I love how drastic the transformation is without doing any major structural work or even relocation!
Wowzers! That is amazing! A-MAY-ZING!
I love what they have done with their kitchen and dining room. I have just purchased my first home and it needs a LOT of work. What do they think I should expect for under $20,000??? I was wondering what color they painted their new kitchen. I think it goes perfectly with the color of the cabinets and would like to model my own kitchen after it. Thanks, Heather
For 20K you should get one smokin’ kitchen and dining room. Definitely be sure to get multiple estimates and do some shopping on ebay for fixtures and accessories, but you should have no problem completely making over those two rooms on that budget. As for the paint color info, hopefully Bridgette will drop in and answer any questions you have on that wall color. Happy renovating!
Hey ya’ll….thanks for all the fun comments on here. Ya’ll are so darn sweet.
The Wall & Island color is Martha Stewart Mesa G21 (but we used Valspar paint.
Any other questions, let me know. I’ll be putting further details on my blog soon…..
I love it! I am so in love with black cabinets (I painted mine black too!). Don’t you feel like you’re in your own little bistro?
I’m really jealous of your lighting and your countertops- they are awesome!
Dawn Marshall says
Wow those black cabinets look gorgeous marks the difference.
The dining room fits perfect. I have always wanted to get the kitchen bigger for fitting more things in, the case is that i need lot of money to do it. Sure i will get one just like this style it is really gorgeous.
Kelly Anne's Kitchen Accessories says
I know everyone has said this already, but i LOVE the black Cabi’s. The granite tops are really amazing!
One thing i would add is some colour, some red chillies in a stylishly shaped glass jar with aluminium decor.
Love the post.
The kitchen is really cool. The lighting provides cozy impression and a mixture of silver and black gives the perfect contrast to the kitchen.
Apex Residential Design Services says
This is a good kitchen update, I like the way you done the breakfast bar.
What is better to use when painting our kitchen cabinets, semi gloss or satin finish? We are painting them black as well!
Semi-gloss by far. Hope it helps!