This morning I broke out my smartphone to show off a few kitchen reveal photos to a friend… I’m pretty darn proud of the entire makeover. The best part? He glanced at the photos and said “Oh! You replaced the countertops after all!” Nope! The best part of this entire kitchen reveal is that the countertops are painted… faux finishing at it’s best, baby!
Or that it’s done.
I’m pretty stinking happy that it’s actually done!
After 6 long weeks we’ve finally committed the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! One room, six weeks and y’all you wouldn’t even recognize our kitchen anymore. If you need a reminder here’s our to-do list… now neatly crossed off and completed!
Paint Countertops with Faux Quartz Technique Cover Green Cabinets with new SW Site White Paint Install Smoke Blue Glass Tile Backsplash instead of Floor Panel Change Cabinet Hardware to New Chrome Knobs and Cup Pulls Add New Design to the Chalkboard Tuft New Bench to Match Chair Slipcovers Install New Chrome Bridge Faucet to Replace Broken Faucet Add New Rug to Cover Gross Floor
Need another reminder? Here’s the before:
The hubs and I spent the last month working our buns off to finish this room and we finally succeeded! I’m tickled pink with how it turned out.
I kind of want to dance around the room screaming with how much I love this room… is that weird? Do people do that? I imagine they do! I’m trying to imagine how I could love this kitchen any more and I can’t even think of anything.
I don’t know how long that will last but for now I’m happy to be in the blissful finished stage. It won’t last long but for now I like it.
Ready for all of the pretty after pictures?
Installing a new faucet was suppose to be a quick and fun project… but that was before we accidentally flooded the kitchen! Luckily we’ve got it all figured out now and the swimming pool on our kitchen floor was a worthy price to pay for such a pretty faucet.
Even better? It works! Which is a-m-a-zing after having a broken faucet for the last 6 months.
Our little chair slipcovers were actually made several months ago but one of my main goals for this makeover was to make a tufted cushion for our little bench! I wasn’t sure if I wanted a cushion made from matching fabric or a coordinating fabric but in the end I decided a matching fabric would help to marry the two different seats.
With two chairs and a bench matching fabric makes my little table look like a set… which I kind of love!
I’ve never tufted anything before but I had a bit of scrap pegboard leftover from our big craft room pegboard so this little bench was actually pretty easy to tuft! I’ll be sharing the tutorial next Monday so that you can see the entire process.
We made a spur of the moment decision to replace the broken, cracked and dangerous white light switch covers with pretty new silver covers! They blend into the wall and backsplash while adding a little bit of pop and sparkle… which are my favorite two things. *wink wink*
In all seriousness I love how elegant they look compared to the rest of the room, they’re a little detail but they definitely make all the difference.
Of course, if you caught my quick and easy sliding glass dog door guide you’ve already seen this little corner of the kitchen. The animals are upset with me for closing the little door during picture time but when they are inside they tend to jump in every. single. picture.
Do your fur babies do that?
I absolutely adore our new cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware! They are gorgeous and look fabulous with our new chrome faucet which is an added bonus.
Of course, all of that aside the new counters are kind of the bomb. I was very apprehensive about how they would turn out but after watching several youtube tutorials I hit the ground running. They do look pretty good, if I say so myself. I am definitely writing a little tutorial on these bad boys!
The best part? My new rug. It’s an outdoor rug so it’s super easy to clean (which I have tried out several times already) plus it’s pretty darn soft under foot. Mainly I just love how pretty it is.
This little chalkboard was actually a birthday present from the hubby a couple years ago so I can’t take credit for it! I’m not the best with chalk lettering though so I pretty much just hung this little guy up and called it a day. Well I finally decided that just wasn’t going to cut it so I broke out the chalk, my printer and a bit of graphite for a bit of fun chalkboard art.
The best part? I basically traced this and I’m definitely sharing the files with y’all!
If you hung with me this far you are my new best friend! I know there are a million photos but I wanted to share every angle with y’all… and with so many different projects there were quite a few angles!
If you’re new to Happily Ever After, Etc. I’d love to extend you a big welcome! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you follow along as I work to bring this neutral kitchen mood board to life!
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