The Kitchen, in all its glory

No, this isn’t a joke. But happy April Fool’s Day anyway. You got a good story about how you tricked someone? TELL ME.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dying to see some finished pictures of the kitchen. I mean, for real. It took a mere 460 days to finish it, but lo and behold, it has arrived. I spent the entire weekend laying on the couch, trying to recuperate from the exhaustion that set in once everything was complete. Also, I have a sweet view of the kitchen from the couch, so I could just… roll over to make sure it was, in fact, still complete.

Without further ado, I present: The Kitchen.

We’ll start with a little before/ after action to remind you of where it allll began.Before After_HouseofGoldKitchen Overall_HouseofGold

The recently completed backsplash:Countertop Backsplash Final_HouseofGold

And yes, that Pizza is from me to you. We can hang out and snack on it. (Don’t worry, it’s gluten free.)

Our fun little bottle opener hanging out next to the microwave cubby:Microwave Cubby_HouseofGold

Just in case you were curious, our sponges and sink-y things hang out in the sink!Β  Sink Final_HouseofGoldAnd this little tableshelf is where we “hide” the recycling basket and dog treats. AKA, it’s Lennon’s favorite spot in the house.Dog Area

Mannnn oh man. It feels so nice to have this checked off.

Up next time? The full budget breakdown and links. πŸ™‚

Linking up with The Ugly Duckling House & Dueling DIY, House on the Way, Tiny Sidekick, Carrie This Home, East Coast Creative, East Coast Creative (again!).


38 thoughts on “The Kitchen, in all its glory

  1. I love this renovation! What a difference–it looks much more modern and stylish! I love the color you chose for the cabinets–it’s just enough color to give some personality but not too dark. Great job!

  2. I love your kitchen! The color of the cabinets is perfect and for that matter, every little detail is amazing! What a warm and welcoming heart of your home…oh, and thank you for the pizza, I have Celiac and the GF pizza is a God send! oxoxox πŸ™‚
    (thanks for linking up with Twirl & Take a Bow)

  3. Whoa! I know from rehabbing plenty of things the tremendous amount of work put in. So much harder when you work then do it all in spare time. Kick back and enjoy a project well done! It looks fantastic!

  4. Great job—what a difference! I’m entering into almost the exact same time capsule to the 1950s in my new place. What is the brand/color of your cabinet paint? It’s fantastic.

    • Hey Kelsey! Thanks for commenting! We decided to go with Behr (Premium plus, I believe?), color matched to Sherwin Williams’ Retreat. And we used a high-gloss finish. Good luck with your new place! So exciting!!

  5. Hi, I am stealing so many of your ideas because I just bought a 1950’s bungalow with a very similar kitchen! I was wondering about your flooring…did you lay tile right over the asbestos linoleum?? (we have that too:)

    • Oh how fun! Feel free to email any specific questions- I’m happy to answer! We actually ripped the linoleum up (and THEN figured out that it was asbestos :/) before we tiled. We actually laid right on top of the subfloor (instead of first putting down backer board of some sort), but I think we probably would have done that differently now… Good luck with your reno!

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  7. Awesome kitchen Kelly! We are moving into a 1950’s style kitchen in about a month and refinishing the cabinets is the first project! Can you tell me where you got your paint and what color you used? Thank you!! Beautiful work πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Jackie!! We used Benjamin Moore color matched to Sherwin Williams’ Retreat. (I tend to prefer Benjamin Moore over other paints… it seems to be a little more user-friendly, in my case.) Good luck with your reno! It’s worth it in the end!!

  8. My kitchen is almost exactly like what your “before” kitchen looked like. I came across this blog page from Pintrest. What did you do to prep the cabinets for primer & paint? Mine once belonged to an elderly woman and have a nice coat of southern grease & grime that I’ve yet to figure out how to get off. I’m afraid of what it will look like painted…

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