Black and White Kitchen Makeover

Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs

  1. Lucy Designs says:

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! looks so great! thanks for sharing the process

  2. great job–I love the black and cream together too, also love you drawer pulls!

  3. I love this! it's gorgeous! (I need the motivation of company coming over too…

  4. They look fabulous! I love the black bases and white tops…perfection!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I love this, everything looks fabulous! How are the chalk paint cabinets holding up to the kids and to general life?

    Must also comment that there is nothing like a visit from family or friends to spur one into finisheing projects. I have a few myself that I must finish before the relatives come in Sept for a visit!

  6. Vicky says:

    What a fabulous transformation! I love the two colors together.

  7. Karen says:

    It looks fabulous, I love the color contrast. Will the wax hold up to the wear and tear of kitchen use like poly? I would rather use wax if it can stand being wiped down frequently without constantly reapplying.

  8. bj says:

    Hi, over from 504 Main..:)
    Your kitchen is adorable. I first thought, when you said you use AS paint, “wow, that must have been really expensive”..then I saw that you mixed paints.

    I, too, have a two-toned kitchen. Here's the link

    Come by to see my fun kitchen, too. 🙂
    xo bj

  9. It looks wonderful~ I love the dark mixed with the lighter and how your island came out! I would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime! 🙂

  10. So glad your accident turned into a gorgeous kitchen. I'm putting it in the PoPP Spotlight… thanks for linking up.

  11. niartist says:

    WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  12. Ellie says:

    It's beautiful! Love the new look.

  13. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday 🙂

  14. Beautiful! I love the black and cream, I love the quote and your accents! We're still deciding on the color of the island for our kitchen. I know I want distressed and I'm thinking a dark stain next to the white (actually they're gray but look white) cabinets. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring kitchen in the Roomspiration party! 😉

  15. What a great kitchen! I love black and whites together and it looks great on your cabinets. Great sink and counters too.

  16. O.K, Girlfriend…..Scottish ancestry?….ME too! Haha! I am now picking up my chin up off the floor! Your kitchen is incredible! I want to put a wash up on my top cabinets….got any suggestions! I do like your choice to go black! Everything in there is perfect! I was a fan of your creations before but now….I am a “Fan X 3″…Thanks for sharing!

  17. ANNE says:

    Looks fantastic, and very European. I just did my first chalk paint project, it IS good stuff…!

  18. It looks great, love the color mix!

  19. Rene says:

    Cream and black together reminds me of Chanel – classic.

    Thanks for sharing your kitchen in the Room By Room series!


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  21. Lovely, I especially love the pots hanging over the sink. Beautiful space!

  22. That looks great! Last year I painted both my upper and lowers chocolate brown, but am rethinking perhaps lightening up the tops …

    … it was a huge project … and I have a million other things to do first … and my husband would probably have me institutionalized!

  23. It's so crisp and fresh. We have blackish granite and it is so washed out by the dark cherry stain on the cabinets…I've been toyin' with painting them…I do believe you've inspired me to get my butt in gear…What ratio did you use to thin the chalk paint? And is the finish as Matte as it looks in the photos? I really like it.

  24. It looks great! (Coincidentally, I’m making my kitchen black and white this summer, too!)

  25. What a beautiful transformation!

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  27. Hetty says:

    Love the look of your new kitchen! wow, you worked hard..this is a fabulous transformation! Congrats.

  28. cassie says:

    WOW, Karen! it’s FABULOUS!!!!!! It’s so very you, too!

  29. andrea says:

    Man, when you get the yen to power through something, nothing stops you! Great job, LOVE the lower cabs in black, and I also love your prayer on the counter. That’s something I’ll keep in my back pocket for the future!

  30. Dani says:

    Your cabinets look great! You really did a good job. And I like the darker color on the bottom cabinets. It really makes your countertop pop. Have a great week.

  31. Beautiful kitchen! Love the tall stools. 🙂

  32. Totally beautious!!! I love two tone kitchens, and hope to do something similar in my new house! Great visual inspiration…thanks 🙂

  33. LOVE your kitchen re-do! Maybe part of it is because I just re-rid mine in the same colors. You’ve added some beautiful extra touches too. Blessings to you, P[email protected]

  34. Janice says:

    What a great job! I just love it.

  35. Your copper pots really caught my eye. The entire kitchen is fantastic. I enjoyed reading and seeing the process even tho I am too old to do that. I have wanted to paint my island a darker color, I might could pull off that. Thanks for the inspiration. I am following, xoGinger

  36. Jill Flory says:

    I LOVE it! the waxed look is so worth it if you can handle the time it takes! I hope to do wax finishes on my kitchen cabinets when i finally get to that project!

  37. Linden Townhouse says:

    This is fantastic!

  38. Tanya says:

    Gorgeous Karen!! I cannot wait to redo my kitchen, I hope it turns out as lovely as yours 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  39. That was certainly a labor of love! I love the contrast between the cream and the black as well as the black and flooring. I also ADORE your beautiful long counter. What a pleasure that must be to serve (and eat) from!

    A lovely job…congratulations!

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  40. Judy says:

    Came over from MMS’s. Wow, the kitchen turned out beautifully. I love the island..Happy Friday..Judy

  41. Danielle says:

    Love the mix of black and white. Your kitchen really pops now. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  42. Roeshel says:

    Woo hoo! Everywhere I look I see something I love! I think your happy accident led to an amazing result. It’s one gorgeous kitchen, black and cream is a great choice!

  43. Scottiev says:

    Still looks fabulous!!

  44. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Oh wow Karen, your kitchen is striking! I love the contrast of the cabinets and your countertops and farmhouse sink really do shine now! Great hardware! And your copper pots just sparkle in the sunlight! You must be thrilled!

  45. Karen, it’s super fantastic! Love the island!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  46. Great job, looks fabulous!!! Saw your feature at Make it Pretty Monday, congrats!


  47. Jane says:

    Love your kitchen. Especially the bar stools. Can I ask where you got them?


  48. Debbie says:

    Gorgeous kitchen. How are the finishes holding up? I found this blog post by searching for the image of the pot rack. Would you share your sources? Or post a DIY for the pot rack? Please??

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