our kitchen makeover. want it? look here.

Earlier this week I shared our kitchen transformation. A little something I like to call, from blah to gorg. Ok, in my head that came out sounding really fantastic, but there is a chance that you need to hear me say it out loud to really get the impact. Regardless, on a small budget we took our kitchen from a boring builder-grade space to something that is much more our style and a little place we walk into and smile.

If you missed it, you can see the before and after pictures of our kitchen here. But, below is a quick visual recap. Does it make you want to start on your own kitchen space? I hope so.

Before & After

If you are in the market for a little makeover of your own and {have to have} some things from our kitchen for your very own, look no further. Here’s where to find the goods.

have to have table

17th C. Monastery Round Pedestal kitchen table from Restoration Hardware in Grey Acacia
Vintage French Round Upholstered Side Chair from Restoration Hardware in Grey Acacia and Belgian Linen Fabric in Sand
Madeleine Side Chair from Restoration Hardware in Grey Acacia with chair cushion in Sand
{on a side note.}
The table was a serious investment and it is a miracle I talked my other half into it.
But we, ok me, ridiculously love it and  are so happy we bit the bullet and bought it.


have to have lighting

Octagonal Chandelier from World Market
{it is no longer online, but i just saw it in the store, so you may need to try there.}
Stone Mill Iron Drawer Pulls for the drawers from Lowes
Wrought Iron Knobs
for the cabinet doors from Looking in the Attic & Company
{fyi… I did not pay $6.99 per pull. Sorry folks. I got mine for $3.99 a knob}

annie sloan collage with circles

{Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax}
Kitchen Cabinets in Pure White, sanded and completed with a clear coat of wax
Kitchen Island in Chateau Grey, sanded and completed with a coat of dark wax to patina the wood

I absolutely love, love chalk paint. I have used it about a billion times for different projects in our house. Seriously my favorite and no need to sand or prime. Yes, that sold me.
You can find a store near you that carries the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint products here.

kitchen with label

Did I miss anything? If so, leave a comment and I will send you the {have to have} details in a flash.

Don’t go too far. Next week I will share a few {diy} projects you can do yourself to turn your kitchen into something a little more unique and unexpected than your next door neighbors. Again, you can thank me later.

try. enjoy. share.

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2 Responses to our kitchen makeover. want it? look here.

  1. Grace April 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    How has your table held up? I just bought one and was figuring out how to care for it.

  2. lulu & linen April 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Sorry for the delay…computer issues! Well, in truth, it has not held up as well as I had hoped. Boo. Though, some of it was in part of our {amazing, yet still} kids. The wood by nature is super soft, so when my first grader writes it leaves the markings from what he had wrote on his paper. And, then we had a little mishap with my niece and some nail polish remover.
    In hindsight, I probably should have researched and invested in someone to finish the table with something durable. However, I still LOVE the table it just does not wear well. And, I probably should have also gone with one of the more dense wood tables that would leave imperfections in a more “vintage-inspired” way. Not sure if that is the answer you wanted, but hoping it is a somewhat helpful. Let me know if you have more questions!

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