Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kitchen Renovation - Section 2 COMPLETE!!!

We've completed section 2 of the kitchen, when we get to the after pictures here, you'll notice it might not look quite finished, but the finish work is going to come later. When removing the back splash, as we expected the wall sustained damage, rather than repairing it now, we are going to wait 'till we tackle section 3 and remove the remaining back splash then repair it all at the same time.

Also, we haven't added the trim, that will go on after the floor, or the hardware, that will be later so hardware for all 3 sections is done at the same time.

Ready to see the progression?


We removed the doors and drawers, they were sanded, primed and painted with a sprayer out in the garage:

In order to keep things moving as fast as possible, I put push pins on the back of the doors, so that the back could be painted, then the doors could be put right side up without the back touching the cardboard while wet.

Meanwhile, the frames were sanded, primed and painted with a roller inside, we decided to extend the white up onto the soffits to give the illusion that the cabinets were taller.

Also, I spray painted the hinges black:

We then replaced the counter top with the Ikea counter top, same as we used on section 1. I can't believe this entire section only cost $69!!!

Here is the after:

We still have a lot to do, but pulling this section together really makes so much of a difference!!!

I'll post some other details of this section in the next couple of days.


  1. Holy Happiness!! It looks amazing. Wow. My kitchen is a place I would love to tackle. Maybe this summer. Love love love this!!

  2. LOVE IT!!!!! I may have to book a plane ticket and come cook with you in your fancy new kitchen once you are done. GREAT JOB! Hugs, Tara

  3. looks great! love whaat you ae doing and how you are blogging it. :)

  4. Love the pushpin idea! It looks fantastic Maggie. Well done!

  5. Looking good...it's soooo nice to have your kitchen looking updated...it makes you want to cook more!


  6. WOW, so far you've really done a lot of work, and it is WORTH IT - the black and white is soooo much better :) and what a GREAT idea on the push pins!!

  7. Great job. I love seeing what paint and some hard work can do.

  8. It always amazes me how great cabinets can look once you paint them! It really look nice - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


  9. Amazing redo! I am so jealous. I just love a white kitchen.

  10. I love it! You make painting cabinets seem painless!

  11. Your update is fantastic. I'm currently doing an update on my kitchen and will be using the same counter tops. Where the counters butt up against one another in the corner, how is that holding up? Did you use epoxy or silicone to help hold the butt joint together when you installed them?

    I hope you will take the time to help me out, it's appreciated. Oh, and a great tip with the sharpie, I am sure I will use it :)


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