August 11, 2011

Cassie's house - the kitchen

My little sister Cassie recently moved into her first home.  They completely renovated it and it's beautiful.  This is one of several posts, showing the makeovers.  Her commentary will be italicized and mine will be in normal print.  Welcome to Cassie's house.

Okay, today is the day you've been waiting for.  I'm going to show you Cassie's remodeled kitchen.  I love it because it's exactly what I've been dying to do to my kitchen for a couple of years - pale turquoise walls and white cabinets.  Okay, I'll stop the blabbing and get on with the show.

Here we go.

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And here are a few more shots from different angles.



Here's what went on.  The flooring was ripped out.  The floors weren't bad, but she wanted wood throughout the family room as well and there was no way to match it.  The wallpaper and chair rail were removed.  The faux-painted ivy with birds had to go as well.


She kept the existing countertops to minimize costs.  The cabinets were painted white.



The cabinets were given new hardware (from Home Depot).


I believe the canisters were from TJ Max.


The curtains are rectangular tableclothes on clearance from Target and then she added some fabric for more length and hung them with clips.


She also cover the barstools in the same fabric (the tablecloth).  The stools were bought second hand and originally had wicker seats.  My dad cut some wood to create a new seat, my sister cut foam for the seats and covered them with the fabric as well as thin plastic to avoid stains from little hands.


The board and batten is made entirely of MDF sheets that my dad ripped (cut into strips).   The strips were attached with a nail gun.  The board and batten is my very favorite part of the house remodel.  (You can see her sneaky little puppy under the table.)


I love how he did two boards and the molding at the top.  It makes it really pretty and unique.


The little light above the sink was replaced.


Simple accessories add a pop of color.


The sink was also replaced.


And that's about it.  It's simple, bright, and clean.


Here's one last look.


As usual, my sister will try to answer any questions you might have in the comment section.  Thanks for reading.

64 comments:

  1. Alright Cassie... Here's my question... If I feed you (and your dad) with your favorite foods, and give you all your favorite drinks, and even take you 3 blogs down to the beach for some relaxation... Will you pleeeeease come help me with my house? ;) I absolutely love looking at all that you have done and it's pretty much what I want done here! All.of.it.! Thanks for sharing all this with us!

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  2. I love the turquoise stools and little office nook.
    I'm just loving seeing your sister's house. It really does look fantastic. How long did the entire house take?

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  3. Wow. It looks amazing and so open!

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  4. Oh my gosh! Love the yellow and turquoise/blue together. It looks so calm and peaceful. Great inspiration for a new homeowner! Thank you!!!

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  5. The best part of this is...besides it being completely amazing...I just finished a bathroom redo and I'm ready to move onto my kitchen and thought about yellow and aqua but wasn't sure...now I am SURE!

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  6. I love it! the colours are fantastic!

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  7. That turned out just beautiful. I just redid my kitchen too. I can tell you it is crazy kinds of more work than I ever dreamt. If you want to check it out it is at simsamsueinahouseofblue@blogspot.com

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  8. I love the attention to detail in this series. The frames, the colors, the fabrics - amazing job your family has done here. And it makes it that extra special when it was crafted by yourself or your family.

    My father in law passed away two years ago, but he left his 'footprints' in our house and I can treasure that and no one can take it away from us.

    Thank you for sharing this series!

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  9. Beautiful, my favorite kitchen ever. Love the colors. What is the color used on the stools? Thanks and great job Cassie and your handy Dad.

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  10. Absolutely fantastic! You should invite the previous homeowner back to show her the new look. I'm sure she'd be completely in shock. Everything looks gorgeous!

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  11. Wow! SO beautiful! They did an awesome job! Quick question(s)...when painting furniture, what paint is best and does she use spray paint to avoid lines or roller it on?

    Thanks!!

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  12. I have been looking for a light fixture just like that for above my kitchen sink. Where, oh where, did she find it? Thanks:)

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  13. Love it so beautiful.....I would love to have a tutorial on how you made those beautiful curtains!

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  14. Wow. So amazing! I just love everything about it!

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  15. I LOVE it!! beautiful! we painted our kitchen cabinets white a few months ago and I love them. Now we are sort of looking at a house with white appliances (ours are black) and I was worried about how it would look (if we paint the cabinets white again). It looks just fine in her house, so now I don't have to worry about white and white!

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  16. super lovely! sigh. I love white trim. SO MUCH! :)

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  17. I would love to hear what she did with the cabinets... in great detail. A brush, a roller, types of paint/primer, how long it took ,etc.!!! I am trying to get up the guts to paint my cabintes white and am searching for great details to help! Thanks

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  18. Very nice! I like the fake hole in the wall with the ivy - very random. Did she remove the ceiling fan? I can't tell from the angle of your pictures.

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  19. This is so beautiful!! We've been trying to decide what color to paint our kitchen for like 3 years now...we've got one REALLY big wall and it's hard to choose a color that isn't too blah or too strong for it...I wonder if I can convince my husband that aqua is where it's at!!

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  20. Great idea using tablecloths for curtains! I saw those at Target and love the print!

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  21. How long did it take her to paint the cabinets!? I would LOVE to do this but am afraid of the time commitment. It looks awesome!!

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  22. I too would love a cabinet how to. They look amazing. What is the wall paint color as well?

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  23. oh my gosh- i love, love, love it!! i have been wanting to paint my oak cabinets for the past year, but i'm so scared to. everyone tells me not to b/c the wood grain will still show thru. if you could give any tips- i'd love to hear them!

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  24. Job super duper well done--Love it :) I think we need a tutorial on refinishing/repainting/redoing cabinets! We've got oak cabinets in our kitchen and they are screaming to be redone! I don't want to fork over to completely replace them and have toyed with the idea of just repainting themm but I didn't know if it could be done by the average person. What are you secrets to doing it?

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  25. It looks clean and fun thanks for sharing. I too would appreciate your information on painting cabinets and the name of the
    wall color. Thanks

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  26. WOW!!! Such a functional and warm kitchen! I love the drapes!

    featherson1st.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow. I have totally enjoyed seeing the transformation. You have one talented family for sure. Just beautiful and beyond. Way to work it together. So sweet.

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  28. I've been contemplating painting my kitchen cabinets. I love the way white brightens it but have been afraid to do white... I am more of a dark-color person, but this looks so new and fresh! It really insires me. I'm terrified of painting mine myself but know if I could, it would save me all kinds of money. I know others have asked for advice on painting cabinets and I want those tips too! Really hope you share that with us scared-y cats!

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  29. Completely agree with the requests for a tutorial on the cabinet makeover! I've been dreaming of doing this, but am so scared! Love the colors you've chosen. Share the down and dirty details, please! =)

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  30. Also would love the tips for successfully painting you cabinets. Great Job!

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  31. Love love love the curtains! I have been looking for curtains that are not just the regular old blue and brown. Do you remember the name of them or who they are made by?

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  32. love the kitchen. so nice and peaceful. and love, love, love those yellow canisters.

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  33. You're probably gonna get an offer from some great decorator to come to work for them...I can totally see that happening! :o) WOW.

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  34. Love love love!!! Great job ladies!!

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  35. Germans like to buy kitchens which should last forever and very few people would simply do a color makeover (with some additions of course). Buuuut I have to say that this is soooo gorgeous! My (typical German) thought on the "Before" kitchen was "Just need a hammer to get rid of it" and I needee a close look at the "After" to recognize that the furniture is the same!
    Amazing, I love the dark wooden floor!

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  36. soo cute, I'm loving all of the choices, especially the tablecloth turned curtains! Did she buy those a long time ago or recently? Love, love it all, great job!

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  37. I really liiiike Suzani fabrics/style, great use here for the curtains. Cassie/Cheri, you have to tell us how long this took? Just need to know if there is hope for me, cause my house seems to be taking forever. This series is good.

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  38. Currently drooling... beautiful kitchen!

    Clearly having an eye for style and putting things together runs in the family!

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  39. Wow it turned out amazing!

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  40. Your dad is amazing! I love your home! Beautiful and charming!

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  41. Fantastic makeover! I have enjoyed seeing Cassie's home transform! I agree with others that would like more info details on painting cabinets & furniture. I have the same cabinets in my kitchen & bathsrooms and would love to re-do them. Thanks.

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  42. Okay, I have been gathering information on painting cabinets. I need to help my sis in law (jonny's wife) paint their kitchen cabinets and I'm wondering if you sprayed or brushed or rolled? They look absolutely wonderful! I love the whole kitchen!

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  43. Absolutely beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the drapes--do you mind me asking what brand tablecloths they are at Target? That print is just precious! Must have! Must have!

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  44. I have loved reading about this house make over. My house is a very similar layout and it has given me the inspiration and confidence to attempt some remodeling.

    Like everyone else has asked, can you give us the names of the paint on the walls and the cupboards. Any specifics or tricks on the cupboard painting would be much appreciated as well.

    Thanks so much!

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  45. SPECTATCULAR!! Love all of the little details that make it some homey :)

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  46. Love it all. The stools are genius!

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  47. I have loved this series! Great work to everyone involved. :) This may be a silly question, but what would you call your style? I love every room and it is similar to my taste, I have just never known what to call it. And I agree with one of the other comments, I love how involved your whole family is with projects. Looks like a loving and wonderful family to be a part of!

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  48. Please come and do a makeover on my entire house. You have done such a fantastic job. I've been wanting to paint by bathroom and kitchen cabinets for so long, but am intimidated by the process. I'm afraid of lines or bumps when I paint the cabinets. Please tell us all how to paint cabinets.

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  49. Very cute! Love 1) The board and batten 2)The curtains 3) the Yellow accent jars. Looks great! oh... and 4) The White cupboards. ;-)

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  50. i would love to get some of those tablecloths!!! any idea if they are still available? lovely work here!

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  51. I have been looking for good colors for my kitchen for a while now. I LOVE what you have done with the white and blue. I would love to know exactly what color the walls are painted, and like so many others I would LOVE a tutorial on how to paint cabinets! Thanks!

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  52. Your house looks amazing Cassie! I saw you in Costco once, but was to afraid to say hello :) Do you mind telling me where you picked up your hardwood flooring? I love it and we are getting ready to put some in our living room and hallway. Thanks!

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  53. Wow, Cassie's house is amazing. Your Mum & Dad must be so proud that their 'creative apple' fell so close to the tree with both you & Cassie. I would love to steal (oops borrow) you all to come and work magic on our rental house, but we live in Australia, so you can't really pop over for the weekend.

    Thanks Cheri & Cassie for sharing.
    Debra

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  54. Wow, that looks fantastic!! Our rental house has exactly the same kitchen cabinets and I would love to paint them. I have one quick question for Cassie. I have been looking for a rug for my dining room but I have a large table and to get a rug big enough for the chairs to pull out without going off the rug would cover most of the floor. I notice that Cassie's chairs would go off the rug when she pulls them out and I was just wondering if that bothers her? Does it get annoying? I think I would be happy to get a smaller (and cheaper) rug if it doesn't bother her at all.

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  55. LOVE, love love this! I love the colors, the brightness & that a lot of the perfectly "fine" pieces were redone to match her style, rather than ripped out & tossed in the trash. What a great job! Beautiful!

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  56. What kind of dog and what's its name...etc.?

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  57. OMG this is perfect!
    I Love this!

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  58. I love it! Where is the dining room table from?

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  59. Jennifer-

    Her table is from World Market.

    Cheri

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  60. Do you know what color the cabinets are and the brand of paint? Looks great!

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  61. This looks awesome. I love the curtains.

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  62. LOVE your peninsula and totally love how you changed the whole look of the space with just some paint! I featured a picture of your peninsula on my blog...come check it out! http://theoxfordplacediaries.blogspot.com/

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  63. What a beautiful kitchen. I need a redo!
    Marcie

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