Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Come On In...My Kitchen/Dining Room

I know today is actually June, so I should be sharing my yard.  But I'm breaking ALL the rules!  Don't worry, I got special permission from Andrea!  ha!  

I have two excuses.  First, I missed the kitchen link-up because of being stuck in Orlando an extra day.  And secondly, our backyard (is looking so much better-I should add) is patiently waiting on some concrete work.  It is supposed to be finished by Friday.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  I didn't want to show you the backyard in the midst of all that craziness.  I promise I'll show you the "after" when it's finished.

Today, I'm going back to show you our kitchen and dining room "before" pictures.
EEK!!!  I don't think the electricity was turned on when this was taken so it's kind of dark.  But you get the idea...the cabinets were a "pickled" color, the counter top was a white Formica with tile on the island, and a light tile back splash.  I LOVED the bones of the kitchen!!  I knew I could update this and make it my style.  So...that's just what we did!!

The eat-in kitchen...the white tile floor was NOT my favorite.

Before we even moved in, we did a LOT of work in the kitchen.  New counter tops, new paint on the cabinets, new backsplash, new floors, and new lights...maybe that covers it?  I LOVE the way it turned out.  With a little bit of updating, we totally made it ours!!

The After...









Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I can't wait to see all the backyards in the link-up!  I'm hoping for some GREAT ideas!!!

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24 comments:

Mix and Match Mama said...

I'm so glad you showed the before pictures too! I just love your kitchen! The island and new pendant lights are probably my favorite part (though it's hard to pick!). You guys did a fabulous job!! I also love how your kitchen looks into the family room...perfect for entertaining and family time!

Kimm Atwood said...

Great pics! You guys did a great job

Melissa Kelly said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! Can't wait to see your awesome back yard.

Kristin said...

Love the flooring.

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

WHAT? I had never seen those before pictures!!!!!! OH MY WORD girl! I've always loved your kitchen...but now I REALLY love your kitchen!

April Parrish said...

Wow, what a transformation!
Great job! Looks great!

Jenny M said...

Erika- that is a lovely after. Love the floors as well- are they real wood? So beautiful. What a difference that change from formica and tile made!

melissabunny100 said...

It looks great!! You did a wonderful job!!

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

wow, you did an amazing job, I love it when people can see the 'bones' of something, and know they can change it into something great!
way to go !

Liz/ said...

Ooooh, I LOVE your kitchen, so beautiful!!! Also, I love how it's open to your family room!

Haley said...

That transformation is amazing! I'm so impressed...

Shannon said...

Love your kitchen! White cabinets are always my favorite you guys did such a great job on everything :)

Lindsay Llambes said...

What a transformation! It looks great!

Cheryl said...

Did you paint the cabinets yourself or have them done by someone?...I would love to paint my cabinets but not sure it is something I can tackle. How do you even find someone who has experience paining cabinets?....ha, ha...thanks for the info!!!

Tab & Erika said...

Cheryl, we hired someone to do it before we even moved in. I have a realtor friend who referred us to the painter she always uses. They were SO fast! I would pay someone again anyday over trying to do that myself! ha!

Slightly Askew Designs said...

I've never seen before pics of your house... IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!! I appreciate it even more now :) Thanks for linking up - even if you broke the rules. hehehe

Erin said...

I love your kitchen transformation...it looks great!

Lauren @ My Slice of Life said...

I love your kitchen! I have been struggling with what color we should go with for our countertops but I think I may be using your kitchen for inspiration. Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful home!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Love the before and afters!! You did a great job...and I'm itching to paint our cabinets white!!! Your floors are gorgeous, too!

Aubs said...

What an awesome transformation!!! Such a beautiful space!!

Jamie {all things j} said...

Oh my word!! I LOVE YOUR FLOORS!
B-E-A-UTIFUL!!

Rebecca said...

LUV the kitchen after it's make over, so pretty! I also love the colors of your wood floors! Our is cherry wood colored & in our old house we have a lighter natural color, but it held up amazingly & didn't show dirt or wear at all! Wood floors are the best! :)

Shelby said...

Wow!! I loveddd seeing the before pics!!! Your new floor is so amaze, & I absolutely love everything you changed!! Just so gorgeous!!

Hannah said...

You did an amazing job on your kitchen! I would love to have a kitchen as nice and big as yours! Love the before and after pictures, I'm sure so much love, time, and hard work went into making it the space you wanted it to be. Hopefully now you are all loving it so much and enjoying every minute you have in there!