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KITCHEN REVAMP – TWO-TONED MODERN KITCHEN

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | OUR HOME | Slide 2017

 

Yay! Another One Room Challenge project is off the list you all!

 

If you have been following the blog, you know that six weeks ago we signed up for a “little” kitchen revamp as a guest participant for the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home.

And this “little” kitchen refresh turned out to be this MONSTER project. Alright, so let me walk you down on memory lane and see how our kitchen transitioned from an old builder’s grade kitchen to a two-toned modern kitchen that it is today.

This was our kitchen when we moved into our home almost ten years ago. Oh, well. It was a beautiful kitchen but not for my taste. After living here for three years, we decided to give it a go and remodel our space. We chose to do it all alone without any contractors. We are huge IKEA fans, and we remodeled the kitchen with their stylish kitchen line. Seven years ago I (We) loved medium brown cabinets, but as time passed and I got a little older (and of course I got better with age) my taste and style have evolved. I still loved the style of our cabinets, but I hated the floor and the color scheme of the kitchen.

After talking the design plan through with the hub, we decided to give it a go and revamp our current kitchen with a few updates. I knew that I would need my hub 100% in this revamp as I could not head into this project alone. And he was my hero ALL the way.

We had the following things on our list to-dos:

  • add open kitchen shelves
  • painting the backsplash ( post is coming up)
  • change flooring -new tile
  • paint kitchen cabinets ( post is coming up)
  • change countertops

Here is the mood board that I created while we were in the planning process. The hub approved it, and we got everything under control.

To tell you the honest truth, this was the hardest project ever, not because of difficulty but living without a kitchen was TERRIBLE! We used our bathroom sink to wash dishes, we ate cereal and Chick-fila for weeks, and we lived with everything being all over the place in the house! No fun!!! We have been married for almost 20 years (Holy Cow), and this kitchen thing for sure tested our marriage lol!

Alright, enough talking here.

Let me show you our new, fabulous two-toned modern kitchen.

Enjoy!

 

I still pinch myself that this is OUR space, you guys! I know that my family will be enjoying this amazing kitchen throughout the Holidays and there will be lots of cooking, laughter, and love in here. I am so glad that I decided with the busy tiles as I think it just works! Life is too short and I believe we should live it bold and colorful. Make our house a home is what matters.

I hope you guys got a little bit inspired and if you are ever thinking about updating your cabinets be sure to check back here as I will share a tutorial on how we painted our IKEA cabinets soon! Stay tuned!

Huge Thank you to Wayfair for providing me with those gorgeous tiles and pendant light and BEHR for providing me the paint.

Sources:

Tile 

Pendant light 

Range Hood

White Vase


Paint: BEHR

Upper cabinets: Ultra white

Lower Cabinets: Night Club


Faucet: Delta Faucet


Open Shelves brackets – Amazon

Jute Round Rug


Pillow covers – One Affirmation (Etsy)


Accessories – Target


 

If you want to learn how we hung those fun floating shelves, click on the link below!

HOW TO HANG OPEN SHELVES

Cheers!

Aniko

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72 Comments

  1. Your kitchen looks amazing!! I am wondering if you have any pictures showing your kitchen in relation to the dining room. I am just wondering where you stopped your tile as it looks like you have a fairly open floor plan. I would also love to hear more about those amazing shelves and how you hung them. We were also thinking of painting our kitchen cabinets and was wondering what your process was and if you would be willing to share?

    1. Janis- Yes, we have a pretty open floor plan. The family room opens from the kitchen/breakfast room.We stopped the tile at the border of the kitchen. I wrote a post a few weeks ago on how we hung those shelves. it was pretty easy and I love the look of it. Post on cabinet painting is coming up so stay tuned!!!!Xo

  2. This is so beautiful! I especially love how those painted backsplash tiles turned out, they look so good! I would never guess they’re the same glass tiles. Great job!

  3. i love this room. one of my favorite things is the orientation of the hardware, and apparently you did this prior to the makeover, too. it’s so different to do the uppers like that!
    b

  4. wow what a transformation! love the two toned kitchen with a much more contemporary profile and the pendant and the chandelier are bang on! My favourite element will have to be the window bench with dining table vignette and how the bench connect to the lower cabinets! A perfect use of a tight space. BRAVO on styling too! Congrats on the makeover!

    1. Tim, Thanks for checking in! Those light fixtures are cool, aren’t they? And yet, the bench is one of my favorite projects in the house. It adds so much to this tiny breakfast nook. Have a wonderful day!

  5. OMG! I can only dream this kitchen. I love every single details. We all know you have great taste but this kitchen is by far your best “One room challenge”. And all this light … your photographs shine! I wish I could take such photographs!!!!

    1. Christina- Thanks so much for your kind words! At every One Room Challenge I feel that “this is the best so far” lol…but really- I love how this kitchen turned out! And thanks for your compliment on my photography♥

  6. Amazing transformation! It looks so much brighter with the white uppers and open shelving.
    Question…where did you get the little bar with hooks hanging from the kitchen island?

  7. Eeeek! Soooo good, Aniko! I love love love those lights! (Okay, all of it really) And my gosh you are the photography queen. This whole post just reminded me that I need to absorb your ebook all over again.

  8. It turned out beautifully, Aniko. I am also impressed that you finished in six weeks. Once I got the extra week, it was like hitting the snooze button. 😀

    I love everything about it. It looks bright and cheerful. Enjoy!

    1. Ha! I was so into finishing everything in time that I haven’t even been on social much so I missed that one extra week extension…plus I was eager to finish our space and be back into our normal schedule!!! Oh well! It’s proven that everything can be finished in 6 weeks haha-) Can’t wait to see what you do!

  9. Hi Aniko, Just love your new kitchen… So inspirational! I’ve been looking over your sources and could you tell me where the light over the dining table came from? It’s gorgeous and needs to find it’s way into my kitchen.

  10. Your Ikea kitchen is the exact same as ours (Akurum line in Adel medium brown)! And while I’m in the same boat (it’s not exactly my favourite style) I’m really hoping that we move soonish, because I know it’s a pretty popular style for our area (the reason I went with it in the first place). The makeover looks super good – and I’m definitely intrigued with the backsplash painting 🙂

  11. Congrats on the beautiful transformation! The 2-tone color scheme works great. I especially like the stove top and open shelves near the sink. By any chance, were Quartz surfaces ever in consideration? Thanks again for sharing!

  12. Our kitchen is almost identical in size and layout. Instead of an island I have a peninsula. We are going to remodel and I’m trying to convince hubby of an island. Do you mind sharing how wide your kitchen is? It’s so beautiful.

  13. Hi Aniko!
    I just came across your site as I was visiting/missing all the room redos and excitement of the ORC> Your kitchen totally appeals to my sensibility and I just wanted to pop-in to say how great it all looks, especially love the black cabinets with butcher block tops, pattern tile and those floating shelves.

  14. So beautiful! I’m loving that dining table, but don’t see a link to it anywhere. Where’s it from?

  15. Your kitchen looks great! Just wondering where you got your kitchen table from? We’re looking for something similar. Thanks!

    1. IKEA! IKEA butcherblock counters. Super affordable, very authentic looking. I am planning on a post on ‘HOW TO CARE FOR A BUTCHER BLOCK countertop’ so stay tuned!

  16. I’m guessing you purchased your butcher block countertop from Ikea, right? What option did you go with? I’m planning to go with white uppers and navy lowers – love how your look turned out!

    1. Yes IKEA. Ghaw…if I would remember haha. I went with the lightest option they had. I know they were discontinuing that particular one but I also know they have new versions now.

  17. I LVOE LOVE LOVE can you please share more about your kitchen and that island? I want to do this exact kitchen!

  18. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! We are planning to renovate our kitchen to include open shelving and I’m struggling with determining the height at which to install the shelves. Yours look perfect! May I ask what the measurements are between your counter and the bottom shelf, and between the shelves? Also, do you have 8′ or 9′ ceilings? Thanks!

  19. Love the lighting in this kitchen
    Where did you get the light over the table you said the pendant light cane from Wayfair is the other one as well

  20. Hi,

    I love the kitchen, it turned out beauiful!! I was wondering where did you get the dinette set, it’s perfect for my small space.

    Thanks!
    Linda

  21. Hi,

    Love the refresh on your kitchen. can you please tell me where you purchased the dining set? It’s absolutely perfect.

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