Wednesday, May 7, 2014

one room challenge...kitchen reveal

The day we've all been waiting for! 

Thank you all so much for following along being such a great support during the
 last six weeks, all of your kind comments truly keep me going!!   
As always, a huge thank you to the mastermind behind the One Room Challenge,
 I like to think of her and the ORC as motivator extraordinaire! 

I know you just want pictures today!!!
I'll be back with follow up posts next week, I have lots of details and DIYs to share! 

If you remember back at Week One I set out to give our kitchen a facelift, transforming
 the Tuscan look from eight years ago into a more modern space. All on a budget - meaning
 I'd be working with what I had and getting my DIY mojo on! 


Never underestimate the power of paint!!
I painted everything you can imagine - cabinets, hardware, tile, hood, chandeliers!


BEFORE

BEFORE


Calacatta Marble was my choice for our island countertop...it's Formica!
I know what you're thinking, but look at it, Formica has come a long way!
I love it and can't wait to share the details with you.


I was so tempted to ditch our huge 4' x 5' chalkboard in an effort to be more cutting edge,
but when a friend said, 'We love coming over and checking out what's on the chalkboard,
 it's so you.' I knew keeping it was right. It's fun to make people feel special by a simple
 message.You all know Linda, but Lori is my dear friend that gave moral support and
 manual labor during the challenge. :) 



I'll be sharing the scoop on this beautiful plug-in swing arm lamp from Lamps Plus
and how you can avoid using an electrician.




One of my favorite styles to mix is modern with traditional, the abstract artwork from
  Minted paired with blue and white ginger jars in my lighted cabinet is a pretty statement.


Three framed needlepoint florals from Mr. Simple's grandma fit perfectly here.



DIYs for the hood and super easy valances to come.



It's been such an honor to be included with these talented ladies,
I knew from day one they would all rock this challenge, let's go see! 

Verandah House

Thank you to these awesome One Room Challenge Sponsors:
Lamps Plus
Minted
Sherwin Williams 
and to HomeRight for providing me the Finish Max Pro Sprayer,
and Formica for providing material. 

93 comments:

Angela, blue i style said...

Yay! I am up late with a sick baby and was hoping some ORC reveals might be posted in the wee hours of the morning ... what a treat to be one of the first to see your amazing kitchen!! I just love it, and I can't wait to read more of the DIY details! Congrats and let's have a celebratory lunch after you've had time to catch up on some rest.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars, I don't know where to begin. The hood is better than I imagined. Hope you feel the same way. It is rustic but modern. The white cabinets and brass hardware look so clean & bright and fresh! Your new slipcovers and cornices feel updated yet traditional. I can't believe you were able to accomplish all of this in 6 weeks. Congratulations. It is stunning!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Pam, you have truly outdone yourself this time, the entire kitchen is amazing! I loved what you were starting with, but painting the tile and cabinets gave the space a whole new feel. The hood is incredible, I can't believe you were able to do that, and I love that you mixed traditional with modern so well. The hardware, painted chandeliers, and that gorgeous swing arm lamp are all perfection together! I love it!!! Enjoy!!!!

Wendy C said...

This is beyond brilliant & gorgeous. A wonderful transformation. The follow up posts will be fab!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW, pam! are you just over the moon? it's gorgeous! i love the new fabric on the stools, and that hood is amazing!

Summer Hogan said...

Pam, it is so so gorgeous!! I love the backsplash, the chairs, the island is amazing and those sconces are perfect! It's amazing the difference the small change of painting that tile makes! I am in love!!

Annie {annelliott.blogspot.com} said...

This looks incredible!! So, so glad you've documented and shared the process with us! I hope you're enjoying that beautiful new space!! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Unbelievable, Pam. I can't believe that it is the same space, only painted. I am just dying over the formica, window treatment, painted cabinets, hardware...of course blue & white. You are always amazing, and you ever out did yourself. Thanks for the lovely chalkboard mention.

Dana Frieling said...

Girl, you rocked this challenge! The amount of elbow grease involved in this makeover is phenomenal. I'm ready to install formica all over my house. ;) I love, love how your hood turned out and can't wait to read every detail about how your created the look. Simply stunning, my friend. (a well-deserved R.E.)

Julia Konya said...

I love the fresh white, I always do. The star of this reveal is totally your fabulous hood makeover and this kitchen is so you now. What a fabulous job!!!

Andrea said...

Pam, I am blown away! This is one heck of a DIY project. That hood, there are not words. I love every last detail of your kitchen. Can't wait to hear more about your DIY projects. Bravo friend.

gina said...

That is amazing!! The range hood is awesome. Everything is awesome. Can't wait for more details. Great job!!

Mallory said...

BETTER than I even expected...you never disappoint! The details are perfect down to the gold salt and pepper shakers and those gorgeous swing arm lamps are so unexpected and amazing. I have been eyeing them for a while and love seeing them in your space! Bravo on another incredible reveal!!! xo

Linda Darling said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pam, this is over the top stunning!! I love the hood and knew I would. That is formica? Wow!! It has come a very long way. That lamp is what I am considering to put on each side of my bed. I love that style.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I have been holding my breath fir this one and it did not disappoint! Not sure what I love more- the hood, the sconce, or the fact that you held on to your "you piece" the chalkboard! Awesome job Pam!

Kim said...

Love your use of new and unique products to create such a beautiful kitchen!! Way to go!! xo

Cyndy Aldred said...

Absolutely beautiful Pam! I agree, all of the details are just so well thought out. I cannot believe those tiles and how amazing they look! High five Pam!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You've outdone yourself on this one, Pam! Every single element is so "you!" Love the crisp black and white, your new hardware, the blue and white accessories, the super fun barstools, your stylish chandy update, and that amazing hood! Surely you need to go out to dinner tonight so your pretty kitchen doesn't get dirty, right? :) Well done, friend!

Brenda said...

Beautiful transformation.

Jenny said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I'm so impressed with all that you were able to do over six weeks! I'm feeling like quite the slacker right now, let me tell you. It looks gorgeous Pam - you must be exhausted! I can't wait to hear all of the DIY details - love that sconce sans electrician - I'm all ears!

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

Um, excuse me that hood is fancy pants to the max!!! It truly is amazing what paint can do to that space. Will definitely have to look into those counter tops as well! Bet you don't want to see a paint brush for a while :) Looks incredible!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all that you did in here! Absolutely wonderful job, Pam! Now that it's over you can go and ENJOY this new room of yours! Kudos!!!

Dianne said...

Kerplunck! The sound of me falling to the floor. This room is beyond words. I love every detail, especially the hood. I cannot wait for the DIY news. Great job!

rednest said...

Formica....No way! That is gorgeous. Love everything about this room. So glad you kept the chalkboard :) Maureen @ redcottagechronicles

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Pam!!!! congratulations on your new kitchen! That hood treatment is so gorgeous as are all your choices. Love the counters and cabinets. This is gorgeous. Enjoy every minute in there. Hope you have some parties in there to celebrate! You deserve a blue ribbon. Awesome my friend! xo Nancy

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

YAY its beautiful! Seriously crushing on your new counters...hmm that might just be what we need! cant wait to see the DIY hood post!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, Pam!! Amazing is an understatement. The range hood transformation is incredible. So excited for you!!

Calypso In The Country said...

I was so excited to see this today! Stunning!!! I had to scroll back and forth a few times to soak in all the gorgeous details! Congrats on a beautiful kitchen! (I like the chalkboard too!)
-Shelley

Mallory High said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to learn more about your Formica countertop and what you did to the hood over your stove. I can't imagine possessing the talent to do something like this! You have a gift:)

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

The kitchen turned out so great! I love those chairs! I love it all

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

FABULOUS.....
AWESOME
AMAZING
STUNNING
ETC. ETC. ETC.

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Bravo, Pam!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Awesome hood and chairs and wow,

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That's Formica? Love it all!

http://www.preciouslyme.com/ said...

Wow, it's amazing how paint can cahnge everything!
I love your new kitchen and your marble countertop... I want it!
Congratulations :)

erin williamson said...

This was such a great kitchen before -- beautiful windows and nice cabinets. But whoa what a difference paint makes! The painted tile is so so smart but the hood is blowing my mind up! It looks AMAZING!!!

René said...

Great job Pam! Those marble counter tops are gorgeous!

Karena Albert said...

Fabulous job Pam, Bravo!! LOve the difference!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I cannot get over the transformation. I will be giving Formica a second look. Bravo!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

What a great facelift! That Formica countertop looks so good and that hood! Wonderful job Pam.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love it all!!! The hood is spectacular...and well the formica left me speechless....I'm glad you left the chalkboard. It looks so chi. I love the art you chose from Minted and can you please tell me the name of the black floral fabric of your stools....I ADORE IT!! You are so talented and really designed a fabulous room. I want to keep looking at all the photos!

pam {simple details} said...

Albertina, the floral fabric is Ralph Lauren Ladies Mantle Floral Wrought Iron.

Thank you so much everyone!!

Christine Dovey said...

I can not get over what you did with that hood- remarkable...truly. And the Formica still blows my mind- absolutely beautiful. The whole transformation is amazing- love the stool fabric and that plant head dude is my favourite. Amazing work!

Andrea said...

Such an amazing transformation, your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!! And I still cannot believe that "marble" is Formica! Congratulations on a fabulous job!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Beth Connolly said...

The transformation is really spectacular. I am really dying to hear about the hood. The Formica is amazing. I have been afraid of marble with my husband and his red wine. Great job!

Leslie said...

Pam! wow, you've totally outdone yourself here! We are looking at the Calcutta for our counters.. so expensive. I need to check out Formica! It looks great and your hood is gorgeous. Love the mix of style and the blue and white accents. xxleslie

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Pam it is so damn good!!! :) That hood transformation is incredible and the painted tile, the cabinets and hardware, the sconces and the new valances. Every last detail is just perfect and beautiful. So well done my friend!!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

What a fantastic redo of your kitchen! My favorite things- the black/white/green palette, the awesome hood, the mixed hardware, keeping the chalkboard,the formica, the jointed sconce light and the bust planter. So many fantastic ideas you have and you always figure out a way to realize them. Well done, now have a glass of wine in your beautiful new kitchen and relax!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Who would ever know by the looks of it that it is Formica! I love the bar stools too! xo Kristin

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Formica - just wow. Everything looks awesome, Pam. And I know you'll have a tutorial coming up but WHAT is the gold metal strip stuff on your hood?? Hope you can get some rest now!!

Jessie said...

I love this stunning makeover! It's beautiful before but it looks even more gorgeous now. I love that fabulous hood, the new painted cabinets, the new hardware and your new countertop. All your hard work and efforts truly paid off! Well done.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Vel Criste said...

Aaaaaaahhhhh! Pam, it's official, your a magician!!!!! LOVE IT! That hood is truly stunning and I also think your formica looks fabulous on your island - super chic kitchen dear and I don't think anyone can think a lot of the work done here was DIY!!!! Calling BHG, you need to feature this kitchen before anyone else does!!!!!! Waiting on your valence tutorial since I really want one for my kitchen windows too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Pam...I was dying to see this reveal...love love love it all!! You did an amazing job!! Love the fabrics you chose for your barstools...so pretty!

ElevenGables said...

Well done!! Every element is just as lovely as the next! I am blown away by the before and afters. Amazing transformation. I adore what you did to the hood!! I looked at purcha$ing a hood similar to that and had to ditch that crazy pipe dream. I love every thing you have done.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Oh my gosh Pam - you had a pretty kitchen before but now it is absolutely stunning! I love every single bit of it! Can't wait for your DIY on the hood - it is simply amazing! You also picked the most beautiful accessories - love the ginger jars, swing arm sconce, and that planter head! I can't imagine how many hours you put in - hope you're giving yourself some well deserved time off :)

Haley said...

This looks great! I like the two tone chairs. such a great fabric combo.

Cathy Wall said...

OMG Pam you are amazing! The wonders of a clever mind and a few cans of paint.... I LOVE how you were able to transform this space with a vision and some elbow grease, it is just fabulous! And I too am glad you kept the chalkboard!

My Notting Hill said...

The hood, the hood!! You know this is going to go viral on interest. What a terrific transformation of your kitchen. You all must be so pleased.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Pam you amaze me with your talents! I love all of the changes you made in your kitchen! Hope someone else cooks for you in there - you deserve some major pampering!! xo

alison giese Interiors said...

The transformation is CAh-RAZY good! I bet you are so in love with all of it. Beautiful (and clever) work!
Congrats!
ag

SHERRY HART said...

My sweet Pam...that is not Formica and don't try to fool us....I will not believe it. Your kitchen looks like a million dollars and I am dying to hear all of your tricks....cause I know you are going to wow us with your creative imagination! It looks so fresh and good....although I know it was a lot of hard work and my hat goes off to you. Take a break and have a glass of wine because you deserve it:)

Tiffany said...

Pam, you are officially a diy genius. What a transformation. Still can't believe that counter is formica. And the hood! The chair fabric is gorgeous, love all the details. So impressed!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love it Pam! So much goodness here! You did great. I think I need to be invited to a one room challenge - maybe then I'd get something done around here! LOL

House of Pemberley said...

Pam, I will officially be stalking your blog for all of the tutorials. Your kitchen is BEYOND fabulous. And that formica? That is a game changer! STUNNING work.

Mary Jo said...

Fabulous job! YOu know I've always wondered about the new marble formica, and have been debating real marble vs. white granite and was leaning toward marble, but this could be so great too! Love what you did and congrats!
xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

Denise Greenwood said...

Pam!! Your kitchen is absolutely lovely!! The hood turned out amazing and I love your new chair covers!! Enjoy your new space :)

Shannon said...

Gorgeous, Pam! Those sconces are to die for!

Reichel Broussard said...

I'm still reeling over your hood and tile makeover. Your kitchen is picture perfect now! Love it!!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I cannot POSSIBLY say enough about how much I love your kitchen! Wow!! That hood! My word, you have some serious talent. I just want to transport your kitchen to my house. I would be happier forever in there. Did I say how much I love it?

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Gorgeous Pam! Every detail...stunning!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Your kitchen is PERFECT and SOOO you! I love the island... isn't it amazing how far laminate has come! I would so install that in my house or a clients any day of the week! I love the hood... looking forward to the tutorial! And that lamp!!! perfect place for it!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

This is so beautiful, Pam!! I love the transformation! And I am still dying over the formica marble! Best.thing.ever!!! Can't wait to read your DIYs! :)

Shannon Fox said...

Bravo Pam! Everything looks so, so wonderful. I watched as you worked and when I saw you painting the tile I knew it was going to be epic. The new "marble" is particularly stunning. You outdid yourself. It's just a drop-dead showplace!!!!

Jen Gilday said...

I can't get over that 'marble' countertop! Formica!? Amazing!!!! I love how much more the chalkboard and other details pop out against the white counters. It all looks fantastic. What a great job!!!!! And again - those counters!!!! Wow!
Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

Dana Casey said...

such a beautiful kitchen! those fabric choices on the barstools are just beautiful. cannot believe those are formica countertops! enjoy your new space, dana

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

That is a stunning transformation.

Bethany DeVore said...

Amazing!! I love the fresh, updated look! I can't get over that hood, it's soo good! Loving the island too, I can't believe it's formica! Can't wait to hear about all the DIYs and details!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Get out right now. Blown away by the transformation - and how is that island top formica?!!!!! Who knew. That hood!! Those chairs. I could go on and on. Congratulations on all your hard work.

Tracy Laverty said...

What a show stopper!!! As always Pam you make everything look so beautiful. Your bar stools, the blue and white pottery, your chalkboard, your statue urn, the hood and painted tile... I could go on and on it's absolutely beautiful! I bet your loving it!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Amazing Pam!! Love the graphic black and white mixed with the floral and the head bust! I can't believe the island counter!!!

Can you please shoot me an email at eclecticallyvintage@gmail.com - I need to ask you something.
Thanks!
Kelly

Bettsi McComb said...

Incredible! Such a beautiful transformation. The first couple of photos I was focusing on your painted updates and when I saw the island I thought, "Ah, I see..she was saving her budget for that marble- gorgeous!" I can't believe that's formica! My other favorite element is that hood and I can't wait to learn more. You really did a beautiful job mixing up modern and traditional- just LOVE it!

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

Girl you knocked it out of the park! LOVE the hood SO much! Can't even believe you got all of this done in 6 weeks!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The hood, the cabinets & fixtures, chairs ~ all of it is perfect. I so wish I lived closer to you. :)

I'm sorry I haven't been around to see the weekly posts...have had a LOT of technical issues. Not fun!

xo
Pat

Carollynn@DesignGumbo.net said...

Looking forward to all the details. Amazing transformation - I'm really excited to hear about the formica.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so impressed with your brilliance!! How in the world did you do that hood??! I agree with Sherry. That can't really be Formica. You are crazy talented and I'll be watching for the details on all of this. Incredible job!

Price Style & Design said...

Really spectacular! Formica looks amazing! And I love your fabric choices for the chairs and valance. Fab!

Jennifer Lippi said...

It turned out amazing Pam. I can't decide what I love the most. If I had to choose it would be the range hood. You totally transformed it. I also love the fabric on the chairs and valances. I hope to link up to the ORC next year! xoxo
jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

Tobe | BIA said...

oh my goodness, i knew this was going to be seriously amazing. you did an incredible job, Pam!! it looks like an entirely new space. i am suuuuper inspired to make a few changes to my own kitchen now. thank you for sharing your beautiful space! oxox

kate@willowinteriors said...

Wow!! I totally agree with the transformation abilities of paint (i did the same thing w/my daughters room in the link-up, but a kitchen!!!! Again, WOW!). I cannot wait to hear more details about your gorgeous hood! I love all the hard work and then it's the details like that sconce, your chalkboard and grandma's needlepoints that make this kitchen stunning! Well done!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see tutorials! What an amazing transformation! Gives me hope for a future home in the town where I live - rustic/wood/stone tile is very popular right now. I'll probably be painting a lot. LOVING the marble Formica!

figtreesundays said...

I love this! It's my favorite so far of all the makeovers and I'm almost done looking through them all.

Kathy Olson said...

Aaahh!! Beautiful, so beautiful! I haven't been receiving your email updates. I've heard a lot of blogs have been having this problem. So, it was so good to see your blog today!!

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