Sneak Peek: Kitchen

Hi Loves,

This weekend was a bit action packed and a bit relaxing. For months now I’m been toying with the idea of re-doing our kitchen floor.

Our floors in the kitchen are nothing to write home about. They were wood, but full of water stains, uneven color and yes when Bear was a puppy he decided to chew through the floor:

Here is the damage Bear did:

For months I went back and forth with what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of white penny tiles, but hated the amount of $$$ it would take to make that happen. Then I thought of painting them, but that seemed like a really long and hard home project and since it’s impossible to get oil based paint in NY I didn’t want to settle for another paint that would chip off easily.

A couple of weeks ago after hours of research and trips to home improvement stores I bit the bullet and got some paint!

Here is the before:

Check out where everything in the kitchen went:

Living Room:

Dining Room: You can even see a peek of our headboard thats to get upstairs and get covered along with the rest of the bed and our cabinet doors that come off in order to paint some trim. Pretty, right? 

We started at around 10pm on Friday night and went to bed around 1 am. Then back up at 7 am and we worked did an additional coat before we left for the shore.

Here is a bit at the after:

Bear had to check it out and give his approval:

*Some of you may remember, but my kitchen walls actually use to be that color, which means a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the floor paint I had to repaint all of the walls in the kitchen!

DIY steps for painting a kitchen floor tomorrow. :)

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57 Responses to Sneak Peek: Kitchen

  1. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself says:

    amazing!! loves it.

  2. Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic says:

    OMG! The floor! Fabulous!!!

  3. Laura says:

    So amazing! LOVE IT!!!!

  4. Kerry says:

    What a great colour choice for the kitchen floor! I absolutely love it! So glad you decided to go for it!

  5. Elisa @ What the Vita says:

    Gorgeous – your cute knobs really pop now!

    Why is it impossible to find oil paint in NY? Is there a law against it or something?

  6. Kate says:

    It looks gorgeous! What a bold move — it definitely paid off!

  7. Hilary Dow-Ward says:

    WOW, I'm so excited for you. What a wonderful design choice. Also-looking forward to seeing your bed once it is finished.
    What kind of counter tops do you have? I see they're black, are they stone?

  8. Mrs. Chic says:

    Wow so much fun, what a pretty color choice!! Are oil-base paints against the law in NY ?

  9. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i avsolutely love it! i have been contemplating painting my floors, and you are swinging me in that direction!

  10. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    i avsolutely love it! i have been contemplating painting my floors, and you are swinging me in that direction!

  11. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    So happy you guys are loving it.

    Due to green laws you can't buy oil-based paint in NY.

    Oil-based paint is really the best choice though for painting something that is heavy traffic.

    The kitchen was actually a complete gut job so everything is new in there. I wanted soapstone countertops, but we ran out of money. So we used laminate from IKEA for $130!! So an inexpensive fix that gives me the look I wanted while we save $$$ for the soapstone.

  12. Suzanne@Meridian Road says:

    I LOVE IT! That's my favorite color!

  13. Style Chronicle says:

    Fabulous!!! I can't believe you have taken on all these painting projects yourself. Way to go!! Those painted floors give the kitchen new life and remind me of Tory Burch's kitchen floors. Tres chic!!

  14. Elena says:

    Omg, I absolutely love it!!! I adore the color and it looks fab against the white cabinets. Nice work!

  15. liz @ bon temps beignet says:

    OH MY GAWD. Love it!

    Btw, is that table cloth by Waverly? I bought an under-bed storage container from Burlington that has the same exact color and pattern.

  16. The Brick Cottage says:

    Love, love, love, LOVE! I wish I was much more articulate so I could really express how much I LOVE IT! Gosh, LOVE!

  17. sherry says:

    I am breathless with that color!!! You are the second blogger who has painted their floors, so now I am getting inspired! I have to wait for my husband to go back out of town so I can do it. He get's nervous when I start projects :}
    It does look fabulous though……
    Sherry

  18. PS~Erin says:

    LOOKS AWESOME!!! Love this look and the color!!! I love our painted kitchen floor, but I think it would look even better on the planks.

    Is your sink Ikea by chance? Been contemplating one similar from there and would love a rec. Thanks!

  19. Lissa @ After Adornment says:

    Love That color! Can't wait to hear about the steps…I would have been scared too! It seems like such a huge project. Turned out Great!

  20. paula says:

    holy moly, this is stunning!

  21. Malinda says:

    Wow, looks so great! You made the right decision by painting them. Love, love, love the color.

  22. Pigeon says:

    That looks fantastic.
    ps. I have the same tablecloth. Yay Homegoods.

  23. Abbie says:

    I am dying over this!! jealous, jealous, jealous!! Seriously, they look absolutely fabulous.

  24. Erin says:

    OMG is this for real?!?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It looks AMAZING!

  25. Chic Geek says:

    LOVE it. It looks so fresh and beachy! It seems like it also pulls on the color that you painted your dining room chairs. Cute, cute!

  26. Emily W. says:

    I LOVE IT. I am a nut for turquoise anything. It just looks so bright and cheerful, yet cool and calm at the same time.

  27. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Awesome! Can't believe you can't buy oil-based paint! Maybe marine paint? It's incredibly heavy-duty, and NYC IS surrounded by water!

  28. Bryn says:

    I've been researching painting my linoleum kitchen floors… I'm excited to hear your process!

  29. my favorite and my best says:

    awwweeessssommmmmmmmmmmmmme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Carrie says:

    Love it!!! Just saw apple green floors in Country Living and wishing I had wood floors so I had an excuse to paint them :-)

  31. LindsB says:

    woah, love what I see so far!! They are a great color and I cant wait to see everything back in there because I love it already!!

  32. micah @ the yellow front door says:

    holy crap – it looks SOOOO good! i have been thinking about painting the parquet floor in my kitchen, and i think this might have convinced me to do it.

  33. Lavender and Lilies says:

    I love it!

  34. Simone - honeyandfizz says:

    I love this! What a fab colour :)

  35. Shorely Chic says:

    WOW – how daring and how beautiful!!! i love anything turquoise and am so impressed how it looks covering up a wood floor!

  36. sara says:

    Wow, it looks great, I love the color!

  37. charm home says:

    It looks so great. I love the turquoise color. I want to do this with my kitchen and entry floors so badly but I'm worried about the resale and what other buyers that don't "get" a painted floor will think. Good for you for painting it though.

  38. Teresa Hatfield says:

    I love your newly painted floor. What a great job you did! Beautiful color.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  39. Paloma {La Dolce Vita} says:

    Your kitchen looks fantastic! Great job, C!

  40. modern jane says:

    Totally transforms the room!

  41. Christine says:

    Sooo lovely :-) Job well done. Some improvements are so worth the pain no?

  42. Jenny @ Anything Pretty says:

    Love this!! And your DIYing right about to a vacation has me inspired!

  43. Mackenzie {Design Darling} says:

    A big risk that t-o-t-a-l-l-y paid off. LOVE IT!

  44. Today Hilary... says:

    that looks great!

  45. simply seleta says:

    All I can say is W O W !!!!!!

  46. Design Girl AZ ... Vicki Bergelt, Allied Member ASID says:

    Stepping into a project like this you should be rewarded. I can only imagine what you went through before you actually took the jump….and don't you just love when it turns out perfect!! Or even more perfect than you thought!
    BTW – I saw the paint on the "butt" pic….I would be green from head to toe!!

  47. Design Girl AZ ... Vicki Bergelt, Allied Member ASID says:

    Stepping into a project like this you should be rewarded. I can only imagine what you went through before you actually took the jump….and don't you just love when it turns out perfect!! Or even more perfect than you thought!
    BTW – I saw the paint on the "butt" pic….I would be green from head to toe!!

  48. So Haute says:

    Wow! What an amazing DIY! It looks great!

  49. Sarah's Fab Day says:

    Your floor is GORGEOUS!!

  50. MsGiggleswurth says:

    your floors look great! i wish mine were wood so that i could paint them too.

  51. Karena says:

    Wow, I am in love and would be so excited to accomplish this!!

    xoxo
    Come and join my giveaway!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

  52. Carolyn says:

    Wow! It looks great! Nice job.

  53. Caitlin says:

    the floors look so great! wonderful color choice!

  54. Rene says:

    It looks great. I have been doing a bit of that myself.

    -Rene

  55. Make time for cake says:

    Hi Camila, I came to your blog through Johns Journal who's home you are featuring this week & I am so glad I did!
    What a fabulous blog! I am so impressed with your new kitchen floor!
    I just wanted to ask where you got your coffee table from? It is exactly what I have been looking for…and I am really hoping they ship to the UK!

  56. jackie says:

    Hi Camila! I found you through Design Sponge's article on your painted floors. I was actually wondering where you got your white Kitchen Island with the drop leaf? I've been looking for one similar to it. Any help would be great. Thanks!

  57. cara @ CGC says:

    This is fantastic and you’ve just inspired me to paint our balcony floor, since our lil’ pup did some damage to it!
    Lovely finding you!

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