White Kitchen Remodel The Big Reveal

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White Kitchen Remodel

My white kitchen makeover is finally finished!! I am so excited to share a little more of the progress and the big reveal with you!

If you missed the before post with my big ideas for what I chose to do you can go back and read it here White Kitchen Remodel: The Beginning. You get to see the tile removal in that post as well.

I got everything on my plan list I wanted and it turned out even better than I could of imagined. Let’s get started!

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Here is what we had to work with, straight honey cabinets, plain small island, plain square tile backsplash and gold paint.

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I wanted to redo the island to bring a more custom feel to the center of the kitchen. Since my cabinets were basic the island was one thing I could change for the better.

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Our contractor added tongue and groove wide wainscot panel boards cut to fit the outside of the cabinets. We used the smooth side of the board. This wainscot panel is an easy and inexpensive way to transform an island without going over budget.

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While the island was being made over and the cabinet boxes were being painted, this is what was going on in my garage. They used an oil-based marine paint to spray the cabinets to get that smooth factory finish without brush strokes. They came out beautifully and just like brand new!

And now for the Grand Reveal!

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I can’t believe how awesome it came out. Plus cleaning out my cabinets for the first time in years and organizing everything was so refreshing. Now I need to organize and redo everything else.

I love it so much it’s like being in a new house! This has been one of the best decisions we made to upgrade our home.

WALL PAINT COLOR: Sherwin Williams #7654 Lattice

CABINET PAINT: Sherwin Williams Marine Paint White

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I hired a fantastic company to do the all the work for me called Turn Key Solutions Network, (I so did not want to attempt this amount of work by myself).

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This unique company is a rare find in the Charlotte, NC area. Turn Key Solutions Network is the only company I found who would be able to do the tile, painting of the cabinets and adding shiplap to the island all at the same time.

Daniel and his team of professionals can do just about any type home renovation you can dream up. Painting walls, cabinet painting, deck staining and pressure washing are just some of the things we discussed having done to our home. You name it and he will make it happen. I love that, and that is why I chose his company to do my kitchen remodel. Instead of taking a month to get each item I wanted to change accomplished. I got my whole kitchen remodeled in a fraction of the time it would take three individual contractors to finish!

If you are in and around the Charlotte area and would like to refresh your home…

Give Daniel a call to set up an appointment to discuss your home design options.

Daniel Ludlow  •  Turn Key Solutions Network

704-441-7850 •  [email protected]  •  Turn Key Solutions Network

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Check out the before post next!

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White Kitchen Remodel: The Beginning Stage


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  1. 2.22.19
    Mary said:

    I’m wanting to paint my kitchen island white but am afraid of scuff marks where people sit at the bar. How has yours held up? Has that been an issue?

    • 2.24.19
      Kim said:

      Hi Mary,
      Yes, there are a few scuff marks, but the paint has not come off there are only marks. These can easily be painted over.

  2. 9.17.18
    Joan said:

    where can I find those black iron colored pendant lights with the amber bulbs

    • 9.17.18
      Kim said:

      Hi Joan,
      I bought them at Lowes Hardware. Just take the old pendant light cover off and add the new cover without changing the whole light. I bought the amber bulbs there too.

  3. 1.24.18
    Lindsey said:

    Hello! This is so pretty! We have the yellow granite countertops too and I have been trying to figure out what color to pain the walls if we make the cabinets white. What color did you paint your walls surrounding the kitchen?

    • 1.24.18
      Kim said:

      Hi Lindsay, Glad you like my kitchen! I still can’t believe how awesome it looks. I love it! The paint color we used is Sherwin Williams #7654 Lattice. I am having my refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher replaced this week! I may take more pics.
      I hope this helps.

  4. 12.21.17
    Pam said:

    I love the results. I have the same granite and oak cabinets. Trying to save the granite to save cost. What color white paint is it?

    • 12.22.17
      Kim said:

      Hi, Pam,
      The paint on the cabinets is Sherwin Williams Marine Paint. They only have three colors of white in the marine paint series. If I remember correctly they used Ultra White on the cabinets. The paint when first done is really shiny and glossy looking but when it dries all the way the shine mattes down and is perfect. Just like factory paint. I hope this helps. I love my kitchen!

  5. 9.5.17
    Sonya said:

    Kim I love it, it is a great idea
    I am going to copy it, I am tired of my oak cabinets

  6. 7.18.17
    Kayla said:

    I am in love with this remodel and is almost the exact lay out of our kitchen, would you mind telling me what the dimensions of your island are?? ???

  7. 3.22.17
    Ioanna said:

    I absolutely love how just changing the paint and tiles can change the entire room so much. In love with your kitchen..I would be in there all day cooking for no reason now. I am wondering how much a project like yours would cost though. Thanks for sharing!

    • 3.22.17
      Kim said:

      Hi Ioanna,
      Thanks so much, glad you like my kitchen. Most cabinets cost $45-125 per cabinet to paint. So it depends on who you hire. We bought the tile and wood for island ourselves to cut cost too.

  8. 2.15.17

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Love your white kitchen!! Stunning!!

    • 2.20.17
      Kim said:

      Oh thank you Debbie! It still doesn’t feel like my house! Love it.

  9. 2.14.17

    Oh my gosh, your kitchen is just GORGEOUS! I love it as all white and that shiplap island is perfect!


    • 2.14.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Carrie,
      The island is looks so interesting now. It was just small and blah. Now it adds so much interest. Thanks for stooping by!

  10. 2.13.17

    I LOVE it Kim! The tile all the way up to the ceiling will be so much easier to wipe down and the island is awesome too. What a difference white paint makes! Now comes the fun part of accessorizing.

    • 2.14.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Erlene, I can’t believe it’s mine!! Right now it’s the freshest room in the house. I need to get the interior painted again to match it.