Home Improvement: Kitchen

  1. ms. less is always more says:

    I have serious kitchen envy! Thanks for putting the good life for less in your blogroll, btw! I’ll make sure the favor is returned!

  2. Lauren Jade says:

    The kitchen is really coming along! I love your blog and I’m very inspired and admire your sense of ambition. I’m sure you will become very successful. I also hope to break into the design field in the next few years after I finish school. Good Luck! hope all goes well in your ventures.

  3. A Touch of Country says:

    how about staining the floors a dark ebony or chocolate color? or whitewash?

    Pottery Barn has some neat colors in the swatch book.

  4. down and out chic says:

    your kitchen is awesome! i can’t wait to see the floors painted that green color, so pretty. as for what to the paint the walls, that’s a difficult question. have you thought about a light gray or would that be too modern? good luck!

  5. Paloma {La Dolce Vita} says:

    Camila, it looks fantastic! What a trasnformation! What did you use for your countertops? The backsplash looks so good.

  6. CAPow says:

    wow, your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see what it looks like after you paint the floor!

  7. LindsB says:

    You backsplash came out beautiful! I love how it looks with the dark countertops, everything looks so pulled together and wonderful!!

    Since the major things in your kitchen are pretty basic in color, like the cabinets and countertops and now the tile, I think any color you pick will look great! Since you like color, try something different and daring- make your portfolio stand out with something fun.

    Cant wait to see the floors painted!

  8. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Oh…I don’t know! I looove your walls the jadeite green – maybe you SHOULD just ebonize the floors, finishing them up with some seriously glossy lacquer???
    Hate for you to do double-duty on the work when you already have a color you love on one surface…

  9. Erin says:

    Holy cow, it looks AMAZING!! I cannot wait to see what it looks like after the floor is painted!

    Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog today too! 🙂

  10. Lauren says:

    OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT!!!!!!! it's so pretty camila!! love your sink & jon did a great job with the tiles!!!

    hmm… for the walls I feel like you can pretty much do anything?!! Maybe do the floors first & see what you think it needs… ah i'm no hlep!! but you're amazing & i know it's going to be grogeous!!!

  11. Pink Wallpaper says:

    you kitchen looks soooooo good!!

  12. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness, it looks great!!!! Love the subway tile!!

  13. Kara says:

    holy smokes, i have had no time to comment on anyone’s blog lately, but this is quite a transformation! You ROCKED this one out!! I LOVE it. I would do a shade of grey on the walls.

  14. pve design says:

    Looks like you married the right guy! As for the color, I love the Benjamin Moore colors, some of the historic colors are nice, love to see the floors with a pale grey or even – “camouflage” – Cream of course always looks rich, lancaster White wash is nice too.
    Great kitchen.

  15. Alice says:

    This is a really random question, but what kind of dog is your dog? We have one that looks very similar and we don’t know what she is? Love your kitchen by the way! 🙂

  16. pve design says:

    Oh – perhaps another option – I 2nd keeping the color of the walls and going dark on the floors.

  17. Debra says:

    Your kitchen is fabulous! When I was young our kitchen had a painted gray floor. It was great!
    Tiny things didn’t show up and it was so easy to keep clean, and the color went with about everything.

  18. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    Hi Everyone,

    So happy that everyone likes it! Yay! I think I’m set on painting the floor green. I think it will make a great impact. As for the wall color I’m leaning towards a white/gray shade.

    The countertops are from IKEA. I wanted soapstone or in my dreams Marble, but it was out of our budget. So they are formica and only cost us $300 for all of it. We’ll upgrade it later on if we stay in this house.

    Alice as for your pup question. We got Bear a little over a year ago. He was my birthday gift! A local shelter was having an adoptathon and that is where we found him. From what they told us he is part german shepard and part rottweiler. Hope that helps!

  19. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    Oh now I’m thinking maybe I should leave the wallcolor and do gray floors.

    That was another option I had and the one Jon liked the best.

    Decisions, decisions.

  20. paula says:

    oh my, it looks terrific! love the tile.

  21. Haven and Home says:

    It looks amazing!!!! I am so jealous right now. Can’t wait to see the floor.

  22. Gillian says:

    I love it!!!! It is beautiful!

  23. Erin says:

    LOVE the farmhouse style sink…someday I’ll have one in my dream kitchen!
    I love dark floors personally…as for walls…hmmm…
    GORGEOUS trasnformation though!

  24. Sarah's Fab Day says:

    It looks SO good! You have a great hubby one your hands, he totally deserves an extra big smooch for that job. If only mine was so handy…

  25. Blair says:

    Oh, your kitchen is beautiful! You did such an amazing job. Can’t wait to hear what color you choose.

  26. Amy says:

    i don’t have a color recommendation for you, but the tile looks great!

  27. rightbank says:

    Wow, what a transformation! And you did this yourselves? I’m truly impressed. I love your farmhouse sink and the tile looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see the floor!

  28. Daniela says:

    I would like to see some pictures of the painted wooden floors as promised…before i (hand motion) squash your dreams…

  29. Under a Green Roof says:

    Your kitchen is so fab! I really love it! The subway tile is a fantastic addition!

  30. The Beauty File says:

    I love the subway tile!! So bright, so pretty & so cooking friendly! Have so much fun enjoying that new kitchen!

  31. vicki archer says:

    I can’t believe the difference – it looks wonderful. Love the tiling, xv.

  32. Jennifer says:

    it looks sooo good! really!

    what did you do with that Chambers stove?? did it work??

  33. Freckles Chick says:

    GORGEOUS!! I love the transformation, C!

    I could see Grant Beige (it's such a great neutral) on the walls or a greyer color like BM Revere Pewter.

    While I like the bold idea of painting the floors that great turquoise color, I think grey floors or dark chocolate floors would really make the cabinets & that lovely hardware pop!

  34. Molly says:

    GREAT before and after! I really like those cabinets….where are they from? The jadeite knobs really are stunning!

  35. Alphabet Designs says:

    I am a random blogstalker and i have some questions for you about your kitchen… do you mind sending me your email address?!

  36. My Notting Hill says:

    The kitchen looks terrific. Love the subway tiles.

  37. firecat says:

    kitchen looks awesome but what did u do w/ the old stove? i love ur old stove!!

  38. Maria Killam says:

    Beautiful what you’ve done. As for the colour, I would want to know what kind of colours you have in the living room for example, that is one place to look to create flow. If you just want a light colour then you need to pick an undertone? Yellow, pink or green? Or do you want a ‘fresh and clean colour’ in a pale tone. Give me some idea and I would be happy to give you my two cents!!

  39. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    I’m so happy everyone is loving the kitchen.

    Now to answer some questions.

    The chambers stove does work! It is currently in my gargage. We tried selling it a while back, but got no offers. So it’s just hanging out. I dream of having a home store some day and I think I could always use it as a prop/display piece in the shop.

    The cabinets are from IKEA! Amazing product and it all come up to around 2,800 not bad for a kitchen remodel.

    Keep the questions coming. I love to help!

  40. Maria Killam says:

    Oops sorry I’m so delayed on my colour suggestions but based on your living room (which is the first place I’d look for colour inspiration so that the colour of the kitchen actually comes from somewhere in your house, rather than just pulled from the sky) I would suggest a blue to pick up on the accents from your living room (I would stay away from painting your floor such a minty green colour–could be that it just looks that way from the photo) HC-147 Woodlawn blue, or I would pick a lighter beigy/brown shade to pick up from your living room like hc-45 Shaker beige.

    Well there are my 2 cents sorry I’m so delayed! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  41. No.35style says:

    i am so behind on my blog commenting!! love the tile, sink, faucet, counters…and i so wish the stove would have worked out for you!! you should keep it and make it work in a future could always add a wall oven to help accomodate the cooking.

  42. spectacular says:

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  43. :::Lyzz::: says:

    I am in serious kitchen envy right now. It gives me hope to look at your kitchen and see the finish results against your budget. I am now looking forward to the day when we can walk into a brand new kitchen, which hopefully is very soon in the future.

    BTW, love the subway tiles you had chosen. I'm a fan of classic. Glass tiles are definitely beautiful, but timeless classic beats it any day. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Tony says:

    I once had my kitchen renovated and redesigned since it looked decaying unfit for food preparation. That is why I had a DIY project to push me and my friends to our creative limits. But in the case of windows, I had ours with the help of our local vinyl replacement windows (Minneapolis based installers), since it is pretty risky to handle it on our own and we're afraid that it might blow off when we did it ourselves.

    After replacing the windows in St. Paul, we bought ourselves a fine countertop and cabinets that works perfectly to prepare and dine in. Days later, our kitchen looks presentable and remarkable!

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