Kitchen Makeover Reveal

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Oh my goodness gracious. I can finally use my kitchen again! Wahoo!

Now, before I show you the big reveal, let’s take a look at the before photo, shall we?


And as you remember, we started with switching out the formica countertops to granite.


Then I added beadboard to the island, followed by hiring painters to come in and spray the cabinets.


The cabinets were previously coated with a thick gel stain, so the cabinet doors needed some serious refinishing. Kevin, the painter, made sure whatever had been put on them didn’t seep through the sufrace. Unfortunately on the first test cabinet it did, so our amazing painter ended up having to soak them in paint thinner, then sand, seal, paint, and seal again. Ugh. It was such a mess. I must say I was very impressed in their refinishing skills!

Here’s all the cabinet fronts just after they arrived from the painters.


And here’s the finished kitchen!


Here is a shot of the office area to the left.


Just to show you what an amazing job they did, here’s that gunky finish again…


And this below is the SAME cabinet door. Crazy!


We also had the glass replaced since safety glass was not used, and the glass had been adhered with silicone. Not very safe for a family who often opens the cupboard doors.


New glass, and wood trim was placed inside, all done by our cabinet painter as well.


Ah! They look so good!


I am so happy with the results.  I wanted the cabinets to look like they have always been white and not painted, and I am happy to report they look silky smooth — professionally finished.


Here’s an up close shot of the light I added above the sink. I had a lot of questions about the shade when I posted a photo on Instagram. It’s a $5 shade from Ikea.  I painted the inside with gold leaf paint from Home Depot.


We also updated the appliances, and are thinking of refinishing the hardwood floors down the road.  Mr. Wright wants to do it right away and stain them a little bit darker. I actually like the oak color, which is shocking because I usually hate oak!  What do you think? Refinish floors or leave them as is?



That’s it! Big difference, and we are very happy with the results.

As a side note, I did get permission from our cabinet painter to post his contact information.  He is not paying me, and did not discount the job in exchange for being mentioned.  I just think he did a phenomenal job and was very affordable, and I want to share in case you are looking to have your kitchen cabinets refinished.  His name is Kevin, and he is the owner of Profiles Art and Frame.  He is actually a professional framer, painter, and woodworker.  Talk about the perfect guy to work with your wood cabinets!  Kevin was able to repair several broken cabinet doors, and fix some chipped molding too. This guy seriously saved me a ton of money. His number is 1-801-722-5397, and his email is profilesfineart(at)  His crew is amazing and impressively finished both our kitchen and master bathroom in less time than we thought it would.


That’s it! Now on to more house painting. Wahoo!

21 Responses to “Kitchen Makeover Reveal”

March 27, 2013 Reply

So freaking amazing! Your painter did such a fabulous job and I love the glass and the colored dishes!

Janalyn H.
March 27, 2013 Reply

Looks so fabulous! Love, love, love it.

March 27, 2013 Reply

looking at it again…someday if I ever get my own kitchen I am going to show it some sweet sweet love!

Wow, I am so impressed! I think with the white cabinets darker flooring would look much better, but it still looks great how it is! and Good luck with the white, ours get so dirty :/
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March 27, 2013 Reply

Love the labels on your glass jars. Where did you get them or did you create them yourself. They are darling- everything looks great!
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Natalie Wright
March 29, 2013 Reply

Hey Melissa! I originally had ordered the labels from Shelley Smith’s House of Smiths vinyl shop. The letters started to wear off (we use the jars almost daily) so I just cut new text with my Cricut.

April 3, 2013 Reply

Hi, I love your kitchen. Do you happen to remember the color of the paint you used on your walls? I love it with the white cabinets.

Natalie Wright
April 3, 2013 Reply

Hi Colleen! The paint color is Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware. Thanks! -Natalie

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Amy Swanson
April 6, 2013 Reply

I’m dying over your bar-stools. Can you please tell me where they came from? thanks :)

Natalie Wright
April 9, 2013 Reply

Hi Amy! The barstools are from a local school surplus sale. They cost around $2 each.

April 6, 2013 Reply

Wow! Absolutley fab makeover. Love it all and would also like to know where you found the barstools. Just love it :)

Natalie Wright
April 9, 2013 Reply

Hi Meg! The barstools are from a local school surplus sale. They are old and pretty beat up, and we love them!

April 7, 2013 Reply

Beautiful! What color granite is this? Steel gray? I just painted my kitchen cabinets white and I have oak floors as well. I am strongly considering steel gray granite. I really like what you have. I hope your willing to share 😉 thanks!

Natalie Wright
April 9, 2013 Reply

Hey Nicole! The granite is called Steel Gray.I think it’s a really popular color right now. Good luck with your kitchen!

April 25, 2013 Reply

gorgeous! your painters did an amazing job. and i love all the details. and i am going to have to steal that amazing ikea lampshade idea!
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May 9, 2013 Reply

OOO…I would love to hire that painter…what is his info?
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May 12, 2013 Reply

Looks great, what is your wall color? It really ties the counter and the floor together!

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