Our next home tour guest, Maria Confer, is here to share her newly updated kitchen with us!
husband and I closed on our first house at the end of April and
couldn’t wait to make it our home. Our little 1927 bungalow was so
charming, but like most old houses many of the rooms needed face lifts.
The weekend that we closed, I immediately started on the kitchen. It’s
such a little space, and the original dark wood cupboards made it feel
even smaller. My first task was to paint the cupboards white. It took me
a week from start to finish, but the results were astounding. The
kitchen already felt more light, spacious and serene!"
there I also painted the old brown and beige linoleum floor white.
Another huge change. Next came the more labor intensive tasks that my
husband, Cole, handled beautifully. He tore out the formica counter tops
and replaced them with wood butcher block from Ikea and then replaced
the outdated sink and faucet."
husband’s last task was to install wood plank walls. This took him
three weeks and me one weekend to paint. In between these renovations, I
decided to give my refrigerator a makeover. Following an old DIY post
by Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky,
I used some faux wood contact paper to give my boring old fridge a fun
new look. My final task of stenciling the floor was such a doozy that I
probably won’t ever attempt it again. It was by far the most tedious and
back breaking work."
that all the hard work is (almost) done, I can really enjoy the
transformation. I sometimes take a moment to simply stand in the doorway
and marvel at my beautiful kitchen."
Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us, Maria! Be sure to stop by Maria's blog or say hello on Twitter!
ay ay ay what a beautiful kitchen! so cozy.
i have been wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets but it seems a bit daunting. any suggestions on the best way to approach (i.e. did you remove all doors and sand before painting etc.)?
Simply Kitchen as this kitchen is my dream. 🙂
After seeing a similar post on Maria’s own blog, I assumed she’d replaced the cabinets and floor…and I was wrong! It just goes to show what an insane difference some paint can make. This kitchen is gorgeous! I recently bought an older house as well, so I just love seeing what other people do to spruce it up and make it their own!
The floors may have been hard work, but they are seriously adorable!
loving how “clean” this look is!
I love love love this kitchen. Espesially the book nook and the floor.
I love this kitchen! Looks great with white and darker wooden together, and the floor looks awesome!
your kitchen looks awesome, congratulations, even the dogs like this room
the style remind me the scandinavian decor, but more cozy american style
great design of the floor, love it.
perfect kitchen.. 🙂
Those dogs, and that flooring = <3
I love this, so homey. Those pups are too freakin cute!
The kitchen is very cozy. I just love the fridge!
What a lovely kitchen! Especially love the sink! http://www.flaircat.com
I’m not a fan of white rooms. That said I think this looks so cozy homey!
I love this space! All the white and natural wood makes it my dream come true! Could you tell me where she got the cow creamer? I am dying for one of my own!
I LOVE that idea, covering your fridge with wood grain contact paper. I am SO DOING THAT 🙂 Thanks for the idea! 🙂
so excited to finally see everything!! amazing!
idyllic space to have people over, sip a cup of tea, soak in the morning light! perfect
The kitchen looks great – I need a new kitchen in my home but what is there now isn’t worth saving! I love the white cupboards and detail around the window, keeping and painting what was there was a good move!