Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oak to White Kitchen- Look Quick~!

 Now I know ya'll have seen lots of kitchens that have gone from the dreaded builders oak to Darling Dontcha Just Love It WHITE.   My kitchen isnt as fancy as many you've seen on the web and here in blogland, but let me assure you, you havent seen a kitchen more LOVED than mine- especially wearing her pretty white clothes.
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 Why do you need to look quick?   Because I'll be taking whats on the counters and cab tops OFF and putting up new stuff  plus the Holiday decor.. I'm giving myself Corbels for Christmas, moving the microwave to its new area in the pantry room as we rarely use it and I dont have a lot of counter top space. Which of course means that corner will have to have something special placed there.  Something lots prettier than the front of a microwave:) Plus, I have been dreaming of a few glass doors and how pretty that would be all lit up, especially since there's no window in my kitchen.    Then I'll have to show you my kitchen again and if I get real busy even the barstools will get new seats.. I think they deserve them after 5 years, dont you?

Well, I put off the inevitable as long as I can.  Now ya gotta look at the OAK pic.. I know- its bad, real bad.
  Whats even worse is, I actually thought I had the counter tops decorated.....what was I thinkin-- ok, I wasnt, thats the only answer possible.
  I thought if I put up a pretty backsplash and under counter lights it would change things and MAYBE I could learn to love it..
 Much better- but it was still oak and my heart just could'nt get happy.. 

I have no idea how this got damp but obviously it did cause it has a water mark on it..   I'm showing you this for a reason- just trust me,K..  Yes my lovlies, thats what I looked at for 3 years.
and now it looks like  THIS... I LOVE IT- I mean seriously LOVE IT.
Ya'll know the routine.. lightly sand- prime- 2 coats of paint- add new hardware..  I wont tell all that in detail cause the instructions are all over the internet. With detailed tutorials and step by step photos. I would like to say-  dont be intimidated by this project. Its messy- time consuming - and at best takes a full week before the kitchen is usable again but that just means you need to eat out and wont have to do dishes..  whats Bad about that?  NUFFIN  lol

Here we are with doors off and plastuc wrap on the counter- I told ya, the process isnt lovely BUT

then you get to this Part..  I smile every time I see it , morning - noon or night.  I for one would never have another kitchen that wasnt WHITE. thats just me..
 In the next few photos you'll see whats on the counter changes and then changes again..

I'm thinking the glass front doors might be nice here on this end.. what do you think?

  All the decor is off the counters now and I'm getting ready to give them a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax..  When next you see it- there will be Changes:)
 Might as well give you a look at how it LOOKED in the breakfast area too- since that set is gone and I have painted a new frenchie set for that area and added a new light fixture. All she needs is her seats covered and some wall decor and let the holiday scaping begin..

So much to do in so little time.. oh my- I see the old tv was in the family room where now sits a latge flat screen and a ginormous media center fireplace combo...  But we'll get to that room later..

  I hope you enjoyed seeing the oak to white and that you'll come back to see what changes Santa brings to Ms White Kitchen..

on 3,, everybody say- I Believe in Santa, I Believe in Santa, I Believe in Santa.
thanks:)  theres magic in those words.. 

 Love and Hugs and All good things to You and Yours.
  I'm taking a little break over Thanksgiving but I'll be around to see all your pretty decor and food..
Save a piece of of pie for me, pretty please.


  1. It looks so nice, and I love the white. I have creamy white cabinets, too, and I'm dying to replace a couple of the plain doors with glass panels. I think it would look great in your kitchen. Not sure what the cost is, though.

  2. Your kitchen looks amazing. I totally love it. So fun and it looks wonderful really. I am happy that you are happy. Hugs, Marty

  3. You did a fantastic job, Sonny! I don't have a window in my kitchen either. My hubby picked up lights for under the cabinets so I'm hoping they'll help. Yours look like they made a big difference. Can't wait to see your other changes and your holiday decor. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving if we don't see you until after!

  4. Simply amazing what you did to this kitchen Sonny! It is absolutely gorgeous now all spruced up and light and bright.

  5. Sonny, WOW! What a difference the white makes!! Everything looks so bright and fresh! It looks amazing!!! The glass front doors will just be the icing on the cake! Oh, your holiday decorations will look wonderful here! Now, this is inspiration!!

  6. Sonny,

    I absolutely loooooooooooooove your kitchen! Great decor!

  7. So beautiful Sonny! I do so love the white even though I'm knee deep in it! It's takiing us longer than a week, I work three days so I only get at it twice a week and on weekends! Thanks goodness my husband has helped!
    I love your counters but I'm pretty sure mine has more black in it, just can't wait to get them on:) You mentioned waxing, should I do that to mine?

  8. Looks so pretty and pristine all in white! Great job on that kitchen.

  9. It looks great! White kitchens just make everything right in the world, don't they? I just finished my massive kitchen cabinet painting project, and I'm with you - what a wonderful change!


  10. Sonny, they look great white. I know you love them.

  11. What a wonderful change the white makes! I can see why you're so happy every time that you walk into your beautiful kitchen.

  12. Oh Sonny, it loos SO pretty! I know you are loving it! I think the end cabs would be gorgeous with glass fronts! Have fun decorating it all for CHRISTMAS!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  13. Oh, Sonny, your kitchen looks so pretty! You did an awesome job on your cabinets. Love the trim on your island area! Enjoy enjoy. Now don't do any cooking to mess it up! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Amazing job! I am so afraid to paint mine because I did my bathroom cabinet and it took forever! But now that I see how incredible yours look, I may think about doing it again!

  15. Sonny! Your kitchen is just spectacular... LOVE it soooo much. I'd love a white kitchen too, but we chose maple cabinets/woodwork/trim so I wouldn't have to re-paint... this is our senior citizen home and we tried to make it low upkeep... There just isn't anything as pretty as white though... Way to go girlie!


  16. It looks great!! I painted my oak kitchen white a couple years ago and it STILL makes me smile whenever I walk in :)

  17. Kudos to you for having the courage to take this big job on--it looks great!

  18. AMAZING Sonny! I love them, you did good my friend!!

  19. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I want to do it so bad, maybe next summer! Thanks for sharing the your transformation!

  20. I love it! We had corbels on the island at our old house (the one we built) and I loved them! Seeing your's bring back so many wonderful memories. You did a fantastic job, they look wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing Christmas in your kitchen soon!

  21. Morning Sonny,
    Oh, I love your white kitchen. I have the oak cabinets too, and that looks so great, I would love to talk my hubby into that, but don't know what it is about men and wood. We had to replace our cabinets about 8 years or so, cause of water
    damage from a flood in the house, and I wanted
    white then, but the white ones they had that I liked had a disclaimer on them about something, can't even remember, but sounded like they might not hold up well, so then got nervous about getting them, and we had dark walnut at the time, so I went with the oak, and it did lighten
    up the kitchen, but I love white too, and it would make my heart sing too, but I do still think it is a pretty kitchen.

    Thanks for your well wishes about our getaway.
    I used to sell wall accessories for a company called "Home Interiors and Gifts" when I was in my mid to late 20's, and because of that I learned to like just about any decor if it is
    well done, but living with it is something entirely different!!
    I really like modern, and had quite a bit of modern furnishings when I was in my 20's, but as we had a family, I wanted to more warm and coziness in my decorating, so I am with you on that!!

    I have however, always liked the clean lines and more simple furniture, but then I love the romance of some of the curvy french or baroque styling as well. Only have it in accessories tho.

    Anyway, loved your new look, and think you have it accessorized very beautifully. Can't wait to see what you do next............always fun.....

    Take Care Sweetie,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  22. The power of paint! Wow, this is just gorgeous! It really transformed the kitchen by painting and adding the trim,,.,which I LOVE. Great job!


  23. What a wonderful transformation! Love the new look!

  24. Wow....it's a wonderfully transformed kitchen. When refacing my ugly cabinets I chose a tuscan finish which I love but second choice was white. Everyone talked be out of it because of them showing so much grime, scuff marks etc. Still loving the white though. Great job!

  25. WOW!! I love this Sonny!! I did oak to creamy white too and I have NEVER regretted it! You did a fabulous job and the whole area looks fabulous!!

    Love it!

    Lou Cinda :)

  26. Your kitchen looks great!could you tell me what your back splash colors are and the material it is and were you got it. I would love to do the same in my kitchen. thank you

  27. Your kitchen looks great!could you tell me what your back splash colors are and the material it is and were you got it. I would love to do the same in my kitchen. thank you


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