Dramatic Kitchen Make-over

I am beside myself with excitement to share with you my newly painted kitchen! I think the color change did amazing things to the look and feel if this space. Come on the journey with me.

My young-and-cute-handy-dandy-handyman and I tiled the back splash with smaller white subway tile and a black pencil trim tile to tie it to the black of the counter-tops! What a difference...
I had fun when I originally hand painted the red tile back splash, but this white it so timeless and much brighter. I will be sharing with you on how we did this tile job in another post.

I also made matching valances that are the same style as the ones I made for the bay window in the dining room. I will share a separate post on the valances...past to present...and a failure! Yes, I make mistakes too!
I have touches of red decor left over so I will still use it to interject color in this space...
What I find amazing is how much better the stainless steel appliances look with this color gray.
Here is the color code from Sherwin Williams again...

Notice how the 'stuff' on the walls shows up much better with this lighter color. And I am forgoing a round rug under the butcher block this time around.

These two rooms flow beautifully and I couldn't be more pleased with this make-over. You can see the post on the dining room HERE.

What a dramatic change this is!
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  1. Wow, Terry....this is fantastic! I love it! Red is my favorite color, but your kitchen seems so much more open, light, and airy. :D It truly is a huge transformation. :D


  2. Wow, wow and WOW!!! What a huge difference that made and I LOVE it! The whole kitchen looks bigger and so much brighter. I love that color, it looks beautiful Terry, great foresight and fantastic job!

  3. Terry it's fantastic! I wondered what you were going to do about your backsplash. The new backsplash looks beautiful and timeless. Your new paint color is perfect and you're right the appliances look nice with it. Love the window treatments!

    I need to get one of those handy dandy men to help me too!

  4. Your kitchen make over is gorgeous!! You did a terrific and fabulous job..I love it! Your new balance is very pretty and goes perfect. I love that lamp by the window and all the other pieces too. Congrats and enjoy it!!

  5. Wow, Terry! The transformation is beautiful.
    xx, Sherry

  6. Just beautiful Terry! Love the tile and the white cabinets, your valances are wonderful too! Great job!

  7. What a beautiful kitchen makeover. It always amazes me what a difference a simple change in paint colour can make to a space. And your backsplash turned out great. Love the details of the black pencil tile. It gave just the right touch.

  8. Beautiful! Love the tiles! Love the grey walls! I love the flow between the two rooms. I love it all. Thanks for sharing this beautiful makeover at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  9. Great make-up! I love the color change! I especially like that you painted the legs on that wooden table/cutting block. Looks great in a dark color.

  10. Going from the red to the fabulous gray transformed everything! Just awesome. One BIG question: did you make the sign above your buffet? It looks very interesting.

  11. Gorgeous kitchen! I adore that gray. I'm featuring your kitchen in PoPP Spotlight tonight. Thanks for joining the party!

  12. Great new look. Love the lighter brighter feel.

  13. A very dramatic change and just so pretty! It feels light and fresh! You must be smiling from ear to ear every time you walk in!

  14. the wall color is PERFECTO! You did a great job - looks awesome!


  15. Wow it is dramatic and gorgeous. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  16. I just found your blog and joined :) Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!

  17. Terry, fabulous job! Looks so classy now!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  18. Absolutely lovely and elegant! Amazing transformation! I also love your post about how you did the tile. There IS hope in doing the tile myself with making too much of a mess. lol


  19. Hey Terry,
    Thank you so much for linking with my Wednesday Adorned From Above Blog Hop last week. I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week.


    You can grab the featured blogger button in my sidebar.

    Thank you again for participating, and the link party is opened for this week.

    Debi and Charly

  20. Oh Wow, what an amazing change, it looks so beautiful. I am really falling in love with black and white these days myself. This looks so fresh and clean and modern.
    Very very nice. Hope you continue to enjoy it for a long time to come.........
    Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Blessings, Nellie

  21. I love red in the kitchen but I have to admit your redo looks smashing!! Really, I agree with you on the way it ties in with the stainless too!

  22. wow, just gorgeous, it looks like a magazine photo shoot, great job!!!

  23. Hi- I am a new follower-just found you through DIYourself (Judy) What an amazing transformation with the paint and backsplash. Don't you love how much brighter and fresher it looks! xo Diana

  24. Terry, Your newly remodeled kitchen looks fantastic. I like the way light reflects off of white. The gray is a perfect partner to this new design. Very pretty! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  25. Wow Terry, your kitchen makeover is fabulous as is the dining room! I love red, but this is wonderful.

  26. Your kitchen is awesome! Love, love, love the color. Thanks for sharing.

  27. What a gorgeous makeover! We are finishing our basement and I am doing the kitchen with white cabinets. Of course it won't be as big as this, but pretty good size still. I want to paint a few of the rooms grey. I have been looking at paint chips but hadn't decided. I love this color and I think it's just what I'm looking for. Love your pops of black and red. Really stunning! Happy that I found you from Adorned from above. Now following. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you shared.

  28. love it! thanks for linking up for habitat. sharing on FB now. :)


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