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Done!!!! It has taken me 4 weekends. AARGH!! I love the results though, and my kitchen is much happier now too. I had 3 different kinds of mis-matched wood in there, and it was dark and tiny. hope I have brightened it up a bit.

I made the knobs myself out of cermaic that you bake in the oven. Have not put them all on yet, but I am finished enough for pictures.

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-- Edited by jonijoni at 21:59, 2008-05-02

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that looks wayyyyyy better, and very nice. Much bigger looking too with it all white.



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OMG, its beautiful!!! The homemade knobs are delicious and I love the open cupboards!!! Very cool!!! Hoping to get there for founders day and you'll have to make me a cup of joe in your lovely new kitchen!!!! Nice job Joni!!!!!!


I was scared at first thinking the first few pics were the re-do!!!!lol

L

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Wow Joni, that looks completely different and so wonderful now. You do have an eye for colors and what can be done. Well done on all of your hard work. You must be pleased with all that you have done. And, the knobs are terrific!!!

Take care,

Carol

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That is beautiful! WOW! Love, love the colors you chose.



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N-I-C-E!!!! A side profession perhaps. LOL Wanda

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side profession? Absolutely not, Wanda!!! I will never be doing this again. I love the results, but waaayyyyyy too much work and obsessive crap going along with, for an entire month!! No thanks!! LOL

Thanks everyone, for your compliments. It was very hard work, and now I am ready to chill with my roast I made... mmmmmmm



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Must be "roast" day!!!!!!! Although not for me...Its sloppy joes, homemade (pain in the butt) potato salad, beans, etc and two wonderful peaches and cream pies!!!!! Yummm!

Gotta run and finish up for the party! You all have a great day!!!!
Lani

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"sloppy Joooooe---- slop-uh-slopppy Joooooe....."

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Wow! Inspiration for me; I'm screwing up my courage to paint my dull beige 50's looking kitchen this summer. Wanna paint it a very pale pink. Pink kitchen?? everyone thinks I'm crazy, but I've been thought of as crazy for far worse smile.gif. Yours looks fabulous!! BG

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BG
Take some before and after pics and share! Lite pink huh?! Sounds kinda cute actually!
Get er done!!!!-as dean would say!!!

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Four weekends is great! It took me many weekends and evenings (and way more $$$ than I could afford) to redo my kitchen and I was SO glad when I finally finished. What a HUGE pain in the butt it is to live with half a kitchen! I think your project came out really nice.

(You can't really see how dark and hidious the kitchen was from this photo alone, but it's all I have. I also had already removed a huge pantry that made it confined and cramped, which was where that purple tiled counter is in this photo.)

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HOLY POOP!!! TLH, I would have to put an addition on my house to get a kitchen like that!! LOL Looks splendid!! Are your countertops blue?

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Very beautiful TLH!!!!! I love the wood floor!!!!

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lani wrote:

Very beautiful TLH!!!!! I love the wood floor!!!!





what wood floor?   Nice work TLH! 




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The counters are Seafoam green Solid surface laminate- like Corion only a mite cheaper. The cabinets are Diamond (slightly cheaper than Dewills) and the floor was a steal- Bamboo interlocking flooring that was a pallet of mismatched leftovers at a bamboo material supply warehouse where a friend of mine works- I got it for a dollar a square foot.

It's not fair though- I cheat- this is what I do for a living. Plus I tore everything out and put in new. I'm way more impressed when someone transforms a kitchen on the cheap (plus that's way more eco-conscious!)

I love the kitchen but it's really hard to keep those counters looking nice.

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Oh yeah- about half of the countertops were salvaged from a remodel I did. I had to cut them up and reconfigure them, and I ended up having to buy three more sheets of the stuff and fabricating the rest from that. I hate throwing stuff away, and the color worked for me. I have like fifteen different shades of Yellow, light green and off white in my house. If I'm living in a house that is dull and dark I get way depressed. A little torked but true. So everything is pretty bright and light in my house. Sometimes I feel like I'm channeling some flamboyant interior designer.

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Joni, that suddenly looks absolutely different and amazing. You have a good sense of color and what can be done with them. Congratulations on all of your efforts. It would help if you were delighted with everything you've accomplished. I'd also like to recommend epoxy floor paint. Make Epoxy Floors your first choice when it comes to flooring. Their staff of flooring specialists is highly qualified and ready to assist you in navigating our designs to select the flooring that best meets your needs. They have everything you need to make an informed decision, and our installations are second to none.



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