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Quick Kitchen re-vamp

  1. meredith says:

    how great!! i love your DIY attitude! great work!

  2. Wendy says:

    The kitchen looks great! It's amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do for a space.

  3. Design Esquire says:

    Wow! It looks fantastic. Your family is so lucky to have you to help with all of their design projects!!

  4. I am Stacey... says:

    Way to go!

  5. etccreativedesigns says:

    Wow! it looks GREAT! Isn't it amazing what a coat (or two) of paint can do??? Great job!

  6. bluehydrangea says:

    What a difference, great job! Love that Crownsville Gray!!

  7. Leah@storybookranch says:

    You make it look so easy! When/if Spring rolls around, I'm painting my kitchen cabinets, so I'm looking forward to the step by step.

  8. LindsB says:

    What a major difference, it looks so great!! What an awesome daughter you are to help them out and pick new colors and paint with them!

  9. Ximena says:

    I'd know that pup or kitchen anywhere!! Love the new look!! Xo sis!

  10. Destination Seaborn says:

    That looks much better! Great job!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did or I may not have found yours. I'm anxious to see more projects!

    My thoughts are with you as well. Take it easy on yourself and don't be afraid to try again.

    {{Gentle hugs}} Lisa

  11. Scientific Housewife says:

    What a great turnaround and for not a lot of money!

  12. Jaime says:

    Wow fabulous job and for just $300- it IS possible! 🙂

  13. Jen says:

    My husband & I talk about redoing our cabinets at least once a week! It's so great to hear that you didn't think it was too terrible of a task. I'm holding my breath for your "make it easy" tips!


    ps- LOVE the greenish color!!!!

  14. Amanda says:

    We too painted our kitchen cabinets white and you aren't kidding, a tremendous difference in your ma's kitchen and ours. It was quite a project to tackle (for us) especially with a two-year old running around during the day so most of the painting was done by moi, after the hubby and little man went to bed. 🙂 You do what you have to in order to love your home, right? Same here with working with existing features. Great job.

    Btw, I must say, the FIRST thing I noticed was that faucet. Amazing price for such a beauty!

  15. paula says:

    It looks great! I am so happy it was easier than you though. I so want to do mine.

  16. Katie (Refresh Design Studio) says:

    Loos great! Esp. when you have to work with all the existing items. I'm working on a kitchen like that for a client right now, but it's taking a little longer than yours because their son-in-law is doing the painting in between his contractor jobs! hope theirs turns out as well as your parents' did!

  17. Mrs. Limestone says:

    Wow, that is quite a difference. Bravo to the both of you for the hard work you put into this!

  18. Melissa says:

    Awesome change for such a little amount of money. It really does look amazing and love your color choices.

  19. Carly Skinner says:

    It looks great and it's also great that I didn't take too too long to get it all done. It was nice to see the steps you many coats, how many times sanding..I'm thinking about painting my kitchen cabinets pretty soon as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting too. I look forward to reading more from you 🙂

  20. Abbie says:

    Isn't it amazing how quickly it can actually be done when it's been put off for so long?! It looks great! What a steal on that faucet!

  21. Kelly Green says:

    Your mum must be thrilled – love the cupboard colour. great job! KG

  22. PS~Erin says:

    Oh, I'm so glad you posted this. I'm about to embark on painting my kitchen cabinets. Thank you! Oh, and it looks great! Lucky family of yours to have your design knack in the fam.

  23. vanessa says:

    Amazing what the right color of paint can do! I love the hardware as well. And TSP in a spray bottle is the best invention ever.

  24. Blair says:

    Fantastic job, as always!!

  25. Jenn says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    This kitchen looks beautiful! I am convinced painting cabinets is the easiest and best way to update a kitchen. The colors you picked are fantastic and I love how you worked within the existing color scheme.

  26. Averill says:

    A big improvement, to be sure. I love the two paint colors you picked for the cabinets and I think they work really well together. Great job!

  27. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life says:

    Looks so good! I love everything about it, and the new color really works with the tiles!

  28. Meg says:

    Love it! I'd be willing to paint the cabinets if I knew of a way to redo laminate type counter tops! Any tips?

  29. C.J. says:

    great job! I know what a job it is as I re did the entire kitchen when I bought this house.. what a job that was! Happy 2010!

    Designs for You


  30. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Think you were spot-on with selecting the same paint color for the upper cabinets as the wall. Looks great!

  31. {Bellamere Cottage} says:

    I've said it over and over, but I'm always astonished by what a bit of pain can do……….It looks NEW…

    Happy New Year.

    Warm blessings,

  32. Tina says:

    Wow, your Mum's kitchen looks fabulous! You have done a fantastic job – thanks for sharing your pics and your tips 🙂 Thanks also for your kind comment on my blog. I can't wait to see what other projects you have instore for 2010 🙂

  33. Crystal @ Plush Palate says:

    So enjoyed this post Camila! I really like how you painted the cabinets two different colors (top and bottom). The grey grounds the space and white directs your eyes up!

    Lovely job!


  34. Anna See says:

    Good job! You made great improvements on a small budget!

  35. Christen says:

    I absolutely love what you did with the room! I love a Tuscan-esque kitchen!

  36. ~Chandelier No. 4~ says:

    Love the color choices… And another great 'how to' post!

    Thanks for giving us such great step-by-step!

    ~ Joanna

  37. sarah says:

    Love the 2 cabinet colors. Great update!

  38. Michelle says:

    Holy mother! What a difference in the before and after. Great job.

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  40. The Zhush says:

    Great job! Now that Cablevision has taken away my HGTV, you are filling a "void" where all those DIY home shows used to be…:) Thanks.

  41. Amanda says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to have discovered yours now. What an amazing kitchen transformation – it's amazing what a lick of paint can do to change a room.

  42. pve design says:

    I just love a good before and after.
    Way to go!

  43. Blueprint Bliss says:

    I love a DIY project. Paint makes the biggest difference!

  44. nkp says:

    You have no idea how timely this post is for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was just talking to my husband about painting our kitchen cabinets over breakfast. Actually two days in a row now. This great how-to is indispensable. I can't wait to read your suggestions tomorrow. However did you happen to read my mind, Camila???? ;0)

  45. Melissa Blake says:

    Wow, you're amazing!!!

  46. Lauren says:

    what an AWESOME how-to!!! Your mom must be THRILLED!!! Great job & you are such a worker girl!!! awesome. Bookmarking this for sureas a reference!!

  47. Yansy says:

    You did yet again another fantastic job! Love the way it turned out!

  48. nestegg says:

    GREAT JOB! Paint goes such a long way.. I bet your parents are thrilled. xoRH

  49. jenjen says:

    What a difference! I am so afraid of painting mine. I really want to redo my island, but ack it is scary.

    Looks great!


  50. Heather at Happy Chippy Junk says:

    SO much better!! I heart paint!!

  51. Heather at Happy Chippy Junk says:

    SO much better!! I heart paint!!

  52. french country furniture says:

    The kitchen looks wonderful and was certainly worth all the time you spent making it beautiful. Now I just need to find an outdated kitchen to revamp!

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