Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Money Pit Series: our kitchen makeover...Pt. 1

Let's talk kitchen. You may remember the beginning of our series last week. I wasn't kidding you when I said our kitchen flew in direct from 1987. Pink counter tops and all. The floors were a natural color which we decided to stain to match the rest of the house.

As you can see, we didn't do much to the kitchen to style if up after moving in...we knew it was going to be gutted down to the studs. Even the 80's light fixtures.

 The butler's pantry...great space, just ultra dated.

Our kitchen is incredibly bright and sunny. It's one of my favorite rooms in the house. I knew I wanted white cabinetry and some great paint to liven the room up.

Welcome to the "Three's Company" banisters/spindles that separate kitchen from family room. Eeep!

There you have it. A complete first look at our "kitchen nightmare". Stay tuned for the renovation process and of course, the final product on Thursday. We're talking dramatic shift here, people!

Here's some of the inspiration behind our makeover:


  1. Woman after my own heart - I love white cabinetry! We just moved into our first home last week, and the kitchen is on the "to renovate" list, but unfortunately it doesn't come close to being the first room that needs some work. Can't wait to see the final product that you designed!

  2. Johanna! Although your cabinets and counter-tops (and light fixtures lol) were outdated, your kitchen has great bones! I love the window above the sink and the bay windown in the eating area. I love how bright and sunny it is and I LOVE all the counter space you have! From what you've shown us so far, your house is beautiful. I hope to someday get as lucky as you did in the home department!

  3. I look forward to seeing all the process, and the final result! Girl, the space is awesome! :) Congrats!

  4. all of those inspiration pics I have pinned on my pinterest - its exactly what I would want for my kitchen too!!! I am so so excited to see the final result - what a great huge space to start with!


  5. Haha I love Three's Company! Your inspiration photos are seriously gorgeous - can't wait to see the new kitchen!

  6. wow, love the inspiration that you've picked. it will look beautiful!

  7. Oh Johanna I can't wait to see the final product! I hope you're feeling better! xo

  8. Gorgeous inspiration!!! I love all white kitchens. xoxo

  9. I love your inspiration, I can't wait to see your kitchen once you're finished.

  10. Oh my goodness! Those inspiration pictures have me super excited to see the finished product! Can't wait to see what you guys have created.

  11. Great picks. I love the 3rd kitchen!

    - Marie

  12. your space looks great and you have gorgeous inspirations = i cannot wait to see the final product! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  13. Lovely inspiration pics!
    Can't wait to see the final product!



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