Condo Kitchen Mini-Makeover

Condo Kitchen Mini-Makeover

Seeing that less than a year ago, the Before picture in this post was being proudly displayed as the After picture in another project, it's safe to say that when it comes to decorating around here, change is the only constant. I am forever moving knick-knacks around, swapping out one throw pillow for another, and in general always looking for what I can change next. You know that moment where you look around your home with a sigh of relief and think, "Finally, it's all done!". Yeah, that lasts for about all of 10 seconds for me...then it's onto another project! If you remember from earlier this year, I updated our dining room table. Inevitably, this has led to several other updates, the latest being the kitchen. 

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Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

You all remember that crafty little sister of mine? You know, the one who upcycled an old storage locker into a pantry? Yeah...that sister. Well, she's at it again! This time, she took on a slightly bigger project than just a storage locker. Like...an entire kitchen! Yeah, we just may be related. Seeing as both of our ideal weekends would include some sort of home project during the day followed by a glass (or two) of wine at night, I think it's safe to say we're cut from the same fabric. However, where we differ is our home decor style. While I am all about bright, cheery open spaces, Emily prefers a more rustic, cozy ski lodge look. Several months ago, she and her husband purchased their first home, a log cabin, giving them the idyllic backdrop for her to achieve her country style. While the space is great, and the house has a ton of potential, there are always things you want to change when you move into a new home. Since the kitchen is one of the primary living spaces, she decided this room was going to take priority.

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Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

I thought it was about time for a lake house renovation update. And guess what, it's not another bathroom renovation (However if you want to check them out, you can see them here and here.) But for now, it's time for the kitchen reveal. Get excited, I promise, you're going to want to see this one!

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Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets

Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets

I'm excited to write this post for one reason and one reason only - it means this project is officially done and I can have my kitchen back! There were moments during this project when I really questioned whether or not we may ever have a tidy, organized kitchen again. If you remember my post from awhile back, I recently repainted our bathroom cabinets. I was really happy with the way they turned out, so I decided to set a loftier goal for myself - the kitchen cabinets. Mind you, I started this project over a month ago, and our kitchen has been in a state of chaos ever since. The only upside of having a dysfunctional kitchen is that you can order in take-out five nights a week without feeling guilty (the other two nights you eat out of course). However, although I've been enjoying my weekly Spicy Tuna Rolls, I was ready to have some normalcy back in my life. 

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