If you are anything like me, your jaw will be dropping after seeing this kitchen update, courtesy of my in-laws. This is truly one of my favorite kitchens of all time. When I saw the finished kitchen, I told my mother-in-law that it should be in a magazine. It’s that good. (I feel the same way about their entire house, actually. You can also check out their basement remodel and their living room.)
I don’t have the photography skills to show this kitchen in it’s full glory. But trust me, it’s gorgeous and pin-worthy, in my very humble opinion. 😉 My mother-in-law is also an avid pinner, so you can trust that some of these ideas came right from Pinterest. Although she has a super good eye for design and much of this design came from her mind.
So, this project started a while ago (maybe a year?). My mother-in-law wanted to paint the wood cabinets in their kitchen and change some of the cabinets around to accommodate open shelving and a new island. They were really nice cabinets, but about 10-15 years old (my estimate) and she was ready for a change. My father-in-law vetoed the idea because he thought it would ruin them. So, instead, they started looking at getting all new cabinetry.
Well, let’s just say that was a bit of an expensive proposition.
(Although I was voting for new cabinetry, because
So, instead of redoing the entire kitchen – they decided to try a different approach. They ended up paying a professional painter to paint the existing cabinetry. The finish is amazing!!! He painted them and then distressed the edges just a bit.
They also moved a few of the cabinets around and removed a built-in desk. Then, they purchased a few new things to finish it off. Like a custom island, which is pretty fabulous. I love the end, where the stools face each other. It’s difficult to photograph, but I love all the details, the chunky legs, the drawers on the end, the color …
My father-in-law added the plank wall and they stained it to closely-match the custom island. That light fixture is from Target, by the way.
Then, they finished it up with open shelves and lots of fabulous accessories. Don’t you love the chunky corbels?
And don’t get me started on that sink and faucet. Because I won’t stop. I love the deep sink with all my being, and that faucet is gorgeous. (From IKEA, by the way.)
I wish I could find the old pictures of the kitchen. I thought I had some, but I can’t find them. The change is drastic. It was a lovely kitchen before. but the colors and changes really opened up the space and modernized it.