Sunday, April 11, 2010

the kitchen chronicles – The Reveal

Finally!  The Reveal
I had to look back at my very first Kitchen Chronicles post to figure out when it all started…. January 20th. Wow, it really has been a long time.  But it was all worth it.  Brand new everything, including new appliances, but if I needed to fix them, it’s easy to find appliance parts in Canada – and the US!

Before we begin, I have to give my sincerest thanks to Mr. Charming for all his hard work. Day after day, weekend after weekend of hard work and determination.  I can’t thank him enough.

Another very important thank you goes out to my mother, who was here helping out every weekend. From getting down and dirty with the construction to doing laundry and supplying us with muffins and home cooked meals, it was all a huge help and very much appreciated.  Thanks Mom!

So now………………. come on in, and take a closer look.
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A couple of ‘before’ reminders.
For a look back, follow the Kitchen Chronicles from start to finish starting here!
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Oh, and a shout out to my kids who came home when the kitchen looked like this and asked, “hey Mom, what’s for dinner ?”   Thanks kids!  Ya knows I loves ya!
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Linking Up to:
The 65th Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make it for Monday @ Cottage Instincts                 Made By You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Sunday Scoop @ I Heart Naptime                          Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
Tuesday Talent Show @ My House of Giggles        Be Inspired @ Room to Inspire
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple      Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors        Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Jennifer Rizzo - Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Featured by:  Lindsey on Better After.  Thanks Lindsey!

107 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is beautiful. I thought your old kitchen was charming, but this is to die for. It looks like a warm hug :)

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  2. Love it! Great job on your glazing!!!! Looks like a pro's!!!

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  3. I love it Lisa! That awning window treatment is cute cute cute! I also love how the island is a different color than the cabinets. You did a fabulous job and should be so proud! LOVE IT!

    Polly

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  4. it looks so great!! I really like the awning over the sink :)

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  5. I have a question for you...how wide is the overhang on your island? And how thick is your granite? I ask because, when we put in our granite counters, we kept getting conflicting advice on whether or not we needed corbels to help support it. I see you don't have any...

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  6. So gorgeous!! I LOVE the awning over your sink!

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  7. OH. MY. KITCHEN.

    This is phenominal! I love the light tones yet your dark island, the way the cupboards are glazed, your tap set, the AWNING... oh my. That is so unique!

    You must love this room. Truly inspiring. :)

    Donna

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  8. Looks amazing and was well worth all the hard work. Congrats!! ps...you forgot to thank your little foreman...oops forewoman (aka Coco)

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  9. Looks fabulous. way to go!! I love the glazing and the little cafe window, darling.

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  10. Absolutely fabulous! You guys did an amazing job! Must be proud of yourselves and the hard work certainly paid off!

    Lisa - Brampton

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  11. All I can say is JEALOUS!!! I love it and we'll have something fabulous too, some day! It's gorgeous!

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  12. What an exciting makeover. I am a huge fan of the black and white and I adore white cabinetry. So classic. You can never go wrong because it never goes totally out of style. I opted for the same kind of look. I really like the awning window treatment and the choice of granite. Beautiful.

    Thank you for stopping by Becolorful and leaving such a kind comment on my dining room and its history. I drew me over here and I'm so glad it did.
    Pamela

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  13. Sigh. It's lovely...I'm in the middle of a little kitchen facelift and this gives me hope!

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  14. that is absolutely fantastic. i love that awning over the window, it's like a chic little cafe. maybe it's on here, but i love the granite color, too. a+ job here, really.

    thank you so much for the kind words on my sunroom redo, and for stopping by the cape on the corner!

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  15. Love love love it! I plan on stealing the awning over the kitchen sink idea! I can't wait to show my decorator your blog!! I'm so impressed!

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  16. Beautiful makeover! You must be thrilled. Dropping by from BNOTP.

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  17. This is gorgeous! Love that awning window treatment!

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  18. it looks amazing! i can't believe the transformation!!!!

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  19. WOW WOW WOW!!! It looks amazing! I love all the colors and everything that you did!

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  20. What a gorgeous kitchen! I love the colors and your countertops are beautiful. Nicely done.

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  21. Oh my goodness. It turned out beautiful. Magazine ready!

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  22. Oh my, this kitchen is perfect! You did a beautiful job...love the awning.

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  23. Beautiful post thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful blog and I am a new follower. Hope you have a chance to come say hi at my blog. Cheers, Lia

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  24. I have been waiting for this and it is gorgeous Lisa!! Loving all the little touches and that awning over the sink just sets it all off. I know it is a lot of work ~ but what a great payoff!! Now you can relax a bit... maybe?? Have a wonderful week!

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  25. Beautiful job....well done!!:-)

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  26. The final look is incredible!!! Amazing work! You guys did so much work and cared about every detail and it shows! I love everything about it. Just beautiful! The window treatment too is adorable! There's many details I wouldn't have thought about, you've really opened my eyes some more :) Don't feel bad about the length it took to complete this, it's short in my opinion! In my world of renovations, that is ;)
    Enjoy your new kitchen!! :) Take care!
    Teresa :)

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  27. i love, love, love what you did! I went through a huge kitchen reno with my last home and "feel your pain."
    what a blessing to be able to turn your kitchen into something SO AMAZING!

    Hugs, Lana

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  28. I just love it! You really did a fabulous job - all of the details are just perfect. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired!

    Chelsea

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  29. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the awning window treatment and how it picks up the colors in your granite. Stopping by from the Be Inspired linky party.

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  30. Thanks for linking up to Sundae scoop @ iheartnaptime.blogspot.com! I featured this as one of my faves! I LOVE it!!! Great job! Where did you get those awesome light fixtures btw?

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  31. OMG..the transforming is amazing! I cannot believe the transformation.

    I love everything and especially the little awning window treatment over your sink.

    GREAT JOB!

    Natalie

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  32. Wow. I would love to have a kitchen like this when my house grows up!

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  33. OH MY GOSH LISA!!!! This is STUNNING!! I SO love it!! I love everything! The floors, that granite!!! The color of your cabinets, the island!! LOVE that awning!!!

    You did an AWESOME AWESOME job on this kitchen!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

    Lou Cinda :)

    Shut up!! I just love it!

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  34. Wow, just wow! What an amazing transformation. It feels like I'm looking at a magazine! Love how you did the cabinets and that faucet is adorable, love the stove cover and everything you did. You really did a good job putting everything together.

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  35. That is so beautiful. Now thats a kitchen to cook in. Stopoing by from FF.

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  36. WOW! BEAUTIFUL!!

    Hey! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. Happy Friday!

    You can visit and follow any of my blogs:

    http://sostylilized.blogspot.com - currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs

    http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com - Family blog

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  37. Simply beautiful! Good for you! Stopping by from Friday Follow - and so glad I found you! I'm now following so I don't miss any of your great ideas.
    Susan
    www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

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  38. Hi Lisa,
    OH MY!! your kitchen looks totally amazing!!! Every little inch of it looks fantastic! You did a magnificent job my friend! wow~
    xo,
    Shellagh

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  39. Wow! I am head-over-heels in LOVE with your kitchen! It's so beautiful! And I just love the granite countertops! BTW, thanks for following my blog! It really means a lot to me! :0)

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  40. I {heart} your kitchen!! I don't even know the words to describe everything I love... the cabinets, counters, floors. Beautiful!! I am stopping by from NFF.

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  41. Great kitchen! I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love the little details like the wainscotting for the baseboards! Nicely done!

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  43. Wow, it turned out incredible! Nice job! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Lisa, I gasped a little when I saw your kitchen. It is stunning! Oh to cook in there! I'm sure it was a ton of hard work but really, you have done such a wonderful job!!

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  45. WOW - your kitchen is gorgeous!! I'm joining the many who will be "borrowing" your awning idea.

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  46. Hi..I’m Barb from Fri. Follow. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.

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  47. Goodness, that is one amazing transformation! Well worth the time it took, I'm sure.
    Kudos to you for finishing it.
    Rose

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  48. Wow! That is gorgeous. I love all the beadboard details!

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  49. Fantastic job!!! I love the cabinets! I know you must be so happy with the redults! Great job!

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  50. I'd never want to leave my kitchen if it looked like this.
    I'm in L-O-V-E with the awning! How cute it that!?

    SPECTACULAR!

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  51. What a beautiful kitchen! It should be in a magazine! Great job! If you have a chance stop by and check me out at http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/ I am giving away a free teapot! Hugs,
    Olivia

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  52. Simply stunning! Love the window treatment and color combinations. You have got to be so happy!! Great job - looks gorgeous!!!

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  53. Beautiful! Could you share a source/materials list?

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  54. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love the touch of bead board as the backsplash and soffit area. I liked the look of your kitchen before but this is certainly outstanding! Oh, I could stay in here - no, I wouldn't cook - just look at it! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  55. WOWWWWWW! Your kitchen is stunning!! You did an amazing job! I'll bet you can't stop staring at it now :) I can't stop looking at your pictures!

    Thanks for linking up at my Tuesday Talent Show!

    Come on over again tonight for another party :)

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  56. Hi Lisa!!~ I came over earlier hit follow looked around for awhile then got side tracked to leave a comment!~ First let me say thanks for coming over to my kitchen and your lovely compliment. Yes there are similarities in our style, although different color schemes....I love the awning in your kitchen and I use to have one in my old home...I am seriously considering one again...however, I change up colors and patters so often I do not want to be tied to it....your Kitchen is fabulous I love everything and look forward to more of your fun projects!!~

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  57. You have done such an amazing job! I love it!

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  58. Wow, great job. I love the rug! Can you tell us where you bought it from? Thanks & great job!

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  59. I just have a question- is there any truth to the "out-gassing" issue of granite? most people I know are going with marble now because of this and some are having trouble selling because of it. Do you know anything about this?

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  60. I love your kitchen! Is it okay to covet?

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  61. So beautiful and I love every last detail. You and Mr. Charming make a great team. Congratulations. I know you will bless your family and others for many years to come in this inviting space.
    ♥ Joy

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  62. Okay, I just have to ask ... did you make the window treatment? I am seriously IN LOVE with the awning. Wondering how you made it or where you bought it?

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  63. Hi Lisa, I'm a new follower and I have to say you did a fabulous job on your kitchen! It looks gorgeous!

    Judging from all the comments, the window awning is a big hit...any chance we can get some info on how to make one?

    ps...in the middle of a kitchen facelift myself...really REALLY hard to do on a budget! Congrats!

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  64. I'm a new follower, but I'm totally inspired by your kitchen! I'm in the process of a DIY renovation of my own, and if turns out even half as lovely as your kitchen, I'll be ecstatic.

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  65. That is a stunning transformation. It is gorgeous.

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  66. Your kitchen is positively beautiful!!! I loved your ideas!!!

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  67. I'm stopping over from Tatertots and Jello This is an amazing kitchen remodel. I am drooling over here! Love all the hard work. I spotted a gumball machine in the other room, didn't I? I so want one!

    Glad I stopped by, you got yourself another fan!

    Megan

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  68. great kitchen. everything meshes so, so well!

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  69. I love each and every detail you've done....it's simply gorgeous!

    Suzanne

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  70. Did you make the awning?? Can I ask how? I love it! The whole thing, beautiful!

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  71. Oh! And where did you find your rug? Love it!

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  72. Hi! found you off Better After. LOVE your kicthen, it's stunning and exactly the makeover I want to do to mine. I'll be back a few hundred times over the next few months I think! :0) Great job!

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  73. What a gorgeous gorgeous kitchen. An inspiration to be sure! You are a very talented lady. Thank you for all the marvelous pictures!

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  74. I LOVE your kitchen. A friend pointed me to your site and I fell in love. I have been playing with ideas for our kitchen that includes bead board accents. I was wondering what you did to the bead board above the upper cabinets and below the ceiling? Why does it look different. I searched your chronicles and couldn't find the answer.... I like the contrast of this look vs the back splash.
    Nice work...it really looks amazing!

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  75. So gorgeous! You did such an amazing job!

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  76. I love your furniture re-do's, your home, just everything about your blog!
    Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse's Follow Me Friday. I am your newest follower.

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  77. I just found your blog today and had to read all of the Kitchen Chronicles. Great job! It looks fabulous.

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  78. My, that is quite a reveal! I would have thought it would taken longer/ I am sure 4 months was plenty, it is just such a huge transformation! I am so glad i found your blog! I am a new follower. If you get a chance I would love for you to peek at my blog www.thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com

    Thank You Carol

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  79. Girl, you ROCK!! This is just absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!! I love everything about it! The granite, the cabinets, the pantry, the awning!! The colors! It is all just perfect!!

    This kitchen is magazine worthy my friend!!

    And I am being all wimpy and whiny about painting mine in two days!! I am SUCH a wuss!!

    I LOVE your kitchen!! You did Awesome!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  80. Absolutely gorgeous! Love so many details it would take too long to list them :D GREAT job!

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  81. Did you modiphy your cabinets or all new cabinets? It is dreamy!

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  82. LOVE this kitchen! You did an amazing job. I love the beadboard under the cabinets - at the toe kick. I have some leftover beadboard from recently doing my backsplash, and I'm totally copying your idea! :)

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  83. I love white kitchens and I love yours!

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  84. subliminal whispering......Awning tutorial....awning tutorial Ü

    The whole kitchen is straight out of my dreams, I tell ya! Those cabinets are to absolutely die for and I can't believe they are out of MDF! And the beadboard back splash, aaahhhh! When the dust settles I would love to know the source of your cabinet front supplier and how to make or/purchase that beautiful awning. Everything is just picture perfect Ü
    Fantasic Job!!!

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  85. HI, I came over today from Kim's (Savvy Southern) and BOY am I glad I did!! What a beautiful transformation! And the EXACT colors I just picked for my cabinets! LOoks beautiful!
    I would LOVE to know your granite color? I have been eyeballing Santa Cecilia and also Giallo ornamental and this looks like a cross between them!
    Your faucet is wonderful too! Love it all, great job! :)
    Kristi

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  86. Hi Lisa...I'm visiting from you link a t The Shabby Chic Cottage. Such a beautiful kitchen! It is so classy, yet so warm and inviting. I am definitely going to be following you :)

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  87. I love the transformation! It looks wonderful! Good job!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy
    funwithnancy@yahoo.com

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  88. WOW! Fab.u.lous! LOVE it.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  89. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! I love love love it! I am wanting to paint my cabinets the same color, but my hubby doesn't trust that they will turn out. thanks for providing me some photos to show him. Wink! Wink! My island is black and my barstools already have the smae coloring as yours! Simple beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  90. love your kitchen! I am going to feature it on Monday! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. You kitchen looks AMAZING!!! My husband and I started renovating out kitchen on a budget. I wish I found your blog a long time ago. I would of totally would of ordered new doors in MDF if I had known...we sanded ours and place trim around the door. We are happy with the outcome and getting ready to paint. Where did you purchase the Rustoleum Heirloom White and who makes it? Is it a paint or spray?

    Your kitchen gives me inspiration!

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  92. To Angela who asked a question about Heirloom White Paint ~

    The Heirloom White you asked about is made by Rustoleum. Rustoleum is the brand name and can be found pretty much anywhere, but Home Depot for sure.
    I used Spray because I really love spray paints! Nothing gives you a smoother finish. Although I had a ton of cupboards and realized that the spray was not the most economial way to do it, I still think the smooth finish was also worth it.
    Rustolem does have the same colour in a paint can if you wish to do it that way. Again you can find this all at Home Depot.
    It really is one of my favorite colors. And the spray is very durable.

    If you have any other questions please email me directly so I have your email address!
    Thanks
    Lisa

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  93. Lisa,
    LOVE your kitchen! and I absolutely HAVE to have that faucet, I've been looking for a single lever, oil rubbed bronze, goose neck faucet for years and haven't seen what I need until I saw yours. Please tell me what it is - and hopefully I can still get one . . .
    Thanks a bunch!
    Desperately needing faucet, Pam
    pcartner@yahoo.com

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  94. Love your kitchen. Can you tell us the name/manuafactur of the granite? Thanks

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    1. Hi Maggie. The name of the granite is Delicatus. There are a few color versions of this granite but I never got another name for it. It could be Juparana Delicatus.
      Thanks
      Lisa

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  97. Maggie, I love your kitchen. I'm in the middle of a remodel on my own and wondered if you could tell me the width of your granite backsplash and also the distance between your counter top and bottom of your cabinets? I would be so grateful. Thanks so much. Toni (toniflash@cox.net)

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  98. So nice to meet you, Lisa!
    Your kitchen is amazing. I might have to copy your stripe awning : )
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  99. Very beautiful! I know the kitchen is mainly heirloom white (one of my favorite colors) but what is the yellow/beige sort of color at the end of the room that goes into the dining room? Also what glaze did you use on the front of the heirloom white cabinets and what color and glaze on the island? I want to copy it as exact as I can get it! Thanks so much.

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    1. The color you see in the dining area of the kitchen is Benjamin Moore's Straw Hat. The glaze used on the cabinets was a custom glaze I mixed myself with 4 parts glazing medium and one part brown paint (that I already had) Couldn't tell you the name of it as it is long gone. The island was simply painted black. It was previously painted red and when I painted it black I distressed the edges so that some red would show through. There is no glaze on the island. Thanks, Lisa

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  100. Your cabinets are MDF....does that mean laminate too? Mine are such and I want to paint/glaze them but am not sure. I know they can be painted, which I know I will do but would love to do the glazing but not sure about that part.

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    2. You can definitely paint laminate and glaze it. Glazing is very easy to do and the glaze is a slow drying medium with allows you time to make sure you get it the way you like. If you don't like it, wipe it off, paint the glaze on again and work at it some more. Always start with a practice piece first. I use practice boards for any new painting technique, so that I know what to do on the finished piece.

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    3. shoot here is email cmcqb1979 at gmail.com

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  101. Absolutely stunning! We are redoing a kitchen at a piece of property we just purchased. I never was a real fan of white cupboards but now have changed my mind! Question- Did you make the awning or did you purchase it? This would be perfect in the little house on the lake.

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