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Aqua and White Kitchen Reveal!!

I love my new Aqua and White Kitchen.

I had white cabinets at my last house and loved them. For some reason I thought since this house was a little more rustic that a white kitchen wouldn’t work. But I am so happy with the way this remodel turned out.

{NOTE — lots of pictures to come}

{The Keep Calm sign is from Barn Owl Primitives}

Here’s what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house 10 years ago — Corian counters and lots of brass.

A few years later we added some granite counters and a rustic backsplash:

But it wasn’t quite what I wanted. I needed something a little lighter and brighter.

So this summer we started working on making a pretty big change. We painted the walls from brown to a light grey —

Sharkey Grey from Martha Stewart Paint via Home Depot. And painted over the backsplash tile. We used a special primer for tile first. And it looks so great.

We ended up painting the entire first floor, except for the living room that color. It’s such a pretty shade of grey and so neutral.And it makes the house seem so much lighter and brighter than the brown color did.

We also painted the little nook in our family room white and added some beadboard to the back. It’s a great place to display family pictures!

There are also a few other projects that I did along the way that added to this project, like my Aqua Door:

Stenciled Pillows:

Stenciled Faux Roman Shades:

Family Organization Station:

Beadboard Open Shelves:

Wrapping Paper-Lined Cabinet:

DIY Pendant Lights:

Pennant Pantry:

And I love the color we decided to paint the island. It’s Martha Stewart’s Rainwater:

Here are a few more pictures:

Just to let you know — we did pay someone to paint the cabinets. After painting my DIY Entertainment Unit, I knew I was way too anal to paint all of these cabinets myself.

So we hired  a wonderful cabinet painter. He used a very high-tech spray gun with dyed polyurethane which is very durable and leaves no brush marks. I couldn’t be happier.

And now I have a bright & Happy kitchen/Family Room area.

It’s a great space to spend time as a family!!


Have a Wonderful Day!!!

PS — Coming up tomorrow, a Valentine’s Day tutorial.


  1. So, how are your painted kitchen cabinets holding up? Thanks!

  2. So, how are the painted cabinets holding up after a couple of years? I’m curious to know! Thanks!

  3. Megan Taylor says:

    Hello – did you paint the kitchen cupboards too? If so what type of paint did you use?

  4. amazing kitchen, and the aqua parts … – Divine! :)

  5. I love the entire transformation. I was wondering what the special primer was you used on your tile? I am wanting to paint over my own dark tile to a lighter color but I havent had the best of luck finding good DIY info about doing just that! Thanks for any info you can provide!

  6. Love your kitchen. What is the color granite you have?

  7. Cute! Cute! Cute!!!

  8. I love the kitchen book bench around your kitchen table. How or where did you get that?

    • Hi Abbey — do you mean the banquette? I got that through Ballard Designsand had the corner part altered to fit the wall.


  9. Do you know what the color or style of that granite is called? It’s beautiful.

  10. Hey thanks for giving a nice plug for professional painters doing the painting for your cabinets. Spraying does indeed eliminate brush marks but takes a lot of skill to do it right.

    Beautiful house Jen!

  11. We just bought a house with a similar kitchen layout and I plan to copy a lot of this! Where did you get the L-shaped couch kinda thing you have there with the table? I just love it all!

  12. where did you get your breakfast nook bench table–dying to have something like this in my space

  13. Love everything about this kitchen!! It is so much like my layout but looks so much brighter! Thanks for posting & giving me a goal :)

  14. Erin Wright says:

    I’ve been searching all over for a rug just like that! Please do tell where you found that one!!!!!! Thanks :)

  15. indiengmom says:

    Hi Jen. Love your kitchen. How costly it is to hire someone to paint kitchen cabinets? I am thinking of painting our kitchen cabinets white for some months now, but I don’t think I can paint them myself. Also how to find custon slipcover maker locally? Thanks.

    • It depends on the size of your kitchen and how many cabinets you need painted. Mine was about 3,000 but I have tons of cabinets.


  16. Where did you purchase the light fixture above the table? I love it and haven’t ever seen anything like it!

    • Hi Krissy!

      My mom actually found the light fixture in her attic. I think it’s pretty old :)


      • What a find! It looks perfect there above your table. Thanks so much for answering my question – and for sharing your beautiful kitchen. It really is lovely, and I have enjoyed looking at the pictures (over and over again!)

  17. Love your kitchen colors!!! Thinking of going grey myself. :) I saw your kitchen rug by your sink and loved it. Do you remember where you got it? Look forward to your reply. Thanks, Jen

  18. I LOVE LOVE all of it!! Do you recall where you purchased the light fixture above the table? It’s perfect!

  19. Marion Prosser says:

    Enjoyed your presentation very much. Very creative and unique. Keep up the good work.

  20. Where did you get your chairs for your kitchen nook? I can only find them at Ballard Design and I don’t want to spend that much. Your kitchen looks great!

  21. Where did you get the L-shaped corner “couch” seat to use with the black round table? I have a black round table and would love a cozy L-shaped seating arrangement for the corner of my breakfast nook.

  22. kim barrett says:

    Jen….LOVE IT ALL! You did an amazing job and believe me I know what you had to put into this to make it perfect. I just became the recipient of 30 “white wash” cabinets. My good friend did a kitchen remodel and gave me all her oak cabinets for my new craft room. Now I’m struggling with turning my formal living room and dining room into a large work space. 25×16 feet or just installing them in my existing room 12×12. Plus doing the whole layout is making me crazy, along with what color to paint them. I don’t want white or black, would love something new and exciting. Your pictures have inspired me to move forward. I do love the gray. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. K

  23. Tonya Driggers says:

    Lovely! Very beautiful!

  24. I love your kitchen! Where did you get the rug by your sink and dishwasher?

  25. Wow, so bright and happy now! I have more wood in this house I just bought than a forest! I want to paint it all and now I see how good it can look. You’re giving me lots of ideas!

  26. I noticed several people asked about the stools. You can find them at Overstock — they’re called Tabouret Metal Stools, and they come in 24″ or 30″ heights, and in silver, white, black or red. I actually purchased some myself in red, but my guys pooh-poohed them, so the stools have been returned. They’re used to the wide seats of our saddle stools and didn’t like the square seats of these cute stools. Also my hubby didn’t like the tomato red color. He thought they would be more of a cherry red. But I think the quality of the stools is great, and would recommend them myself!

  27. I’m in Utah and would like to know who you hired to paint the cabinets…We have lovely oak cabinets (sarcasm) and want them painted…will you please share who you used?

  28. Hi! I just had to say that I love your new kitchen! I think it is very daring to go from what you did have to the new. I never would have thought that old kitchen could turn out like your new one! It is stunning!

  29. I saw this on my phone when you first posted it but I couldn’t leave a comment. So now I’m at my desk top and am loving seeing the big pictures. Everything turned out beautifully. I love all the touches of aqua but it is not over powering because you kept the white as the primary color (with the painted cabinets – that also turned out perfect). I like the beadboard open shelves and the wrapping paper lined cabinet. The painted island and pantry door add so much to the room. I’m so glad I got to see it at the cookie exchange. You AMAZE me!

  30. Ellen Sutton says:

    WOW!! Beautiful!

  31. Your kitchen is beautiful!! I wish I could talk my hubby into painting our oak cabinets!! I have been looking everywhere for barstools like these!! Do you mind sharing your source??

  32. Love your new kitchen and love all the pops of blue, great job!

  33. I LOVE your kitchen (and whole house!) Have followed along since the beginning and consider us kindred spirits as I am currently on my 3rd re-do of my kitchen! Nothing at all wrong with tweaking until it suits us, right!? 😉

  34. sharon larter says:

    Love your braveness and creativity. Love it!

  35. Wow! I love it and thanks for specifying the colors you used. I have been looking for a nice gray. I LOVE your sectional in the family room, too…. Where did you get it? You have excellent taste.

  36. What a beautiful kitchen!

  37. Beautiful!!

  38. um…that is pretty much amazing!!! I feel like our house is super dark all the time! We have dark cabinets, wood stained trim and doors. We are basically beige and brown thru out and I am dying to lighten it up!! That really is amazing! How did you get the guts to do that??

  39. I love it!!

  40. Rach Lindley says:

    Who did you use to paint the cabinets? I would love that reference. Thank you!

  41. Jen, this is simply gorgeous! I love how clean everything looks, and the pops of aqua against the white are perfect. I shared this post on my Facebook fan page because I love it so much!

  42. I love all that you did. Especially the backing of the open cabinets with the beadboard and subtle chevron details. Just beautiful!!!

  43. Well, now I have to start collecting milk glass cake plates. LOVE IT ALL. I especially like the hardware on the island and the open bead board shelves (with afore-mentioned cake plate collection). Nice work!

  44. Where did you find those stools? I LOVE them!

  45. WOW…I just texted my Hubs…Go to this website…I want this kitchen. We always talk about redoing our kitchen but never find all the right things we want to do. Looks like yall did all the redos we need to do. I cant wait to show this to him. He is gonna flip! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  46. Jen this is gorgeous! Love it! (Love the dog, too…) :)

  47. Wow! What an amazing transformation Jen! I’m loving everything you did with your kitchen and I LOVE the colors. When we moved into our house I wasn’t 100% happy with our white cabinets… but now after living in our home and decorating I love our white cabinets. I think the white cabinets really makes a home look so much more open!

  48. This has to be one of the most inspired and lovely kitchens I’ve ever seen, meet your newest follower!

  49. Annia Huff says:

    I would really like to know how and what you painted your cabinets with. I have similar wood cabinets and would like to go white but I want it to look good without “brushstrokes”.

  50. I love the aqua door and the color you painted the island is gorgeous! Wow!

  51. sally haddox says:

    I love your kitchen redo – I just moved to a smaller older home with cherry cabinets and granite countertops with a lot of brown paint on the walls. Can I ask you if you know the name of your granite? Does it have any orange in it? I couldn’t tell from the pictures. My granite has some orange, black and brown in it and I just am wondering how it would look with a lighter paint on the cabinets. Thanks for any information you can send.

  52. Your kitchen looks amazing. I love it all. Looks so bright and cheerful. Love the pops of turquoise.

  53. The redo is really fantastic, Jen! Love the wall color you chose and the fact that you painted over your backsplash.

    Also, thanks for sharing the paint color on your island.

    My kitchen is currently in intense shades of deep teal (cabinets) and true red (island) with Dover white on the walls, and I love it, but I also love many shades up the scale of blue-green right on up to aqua (one of my all-time faves), and it’s so hard to find an shade of aqua that’s subtle but still pops!

    I’ll keep Rainwater in mind!

    Everything looks soooo bright, cheerful, and chic!

    Congrats on a project well done!!


  54. Brooke todd says:

    Great kitchen remodel!!! I must know where you found your kitchen rug below your sink…please???

  55. Love this kitchen remodel! It is so similar to what I envision for our own kitchen in the future. I had to pin the work station in particular. I love the glass front cabinets above and the little drawers. Looks awesome!

  56. Great island color! What a beautiful kitchen.

  57. Oh Jen- Your place looks great! Thank you so much for sharing the color names- it’s so hard shopping for paint- well for me anyways. I really love what you did- so inspiring! Danielle

  58. Love this so much! Really lovely! What’s the name/brand of the gray and white fabic on the lights? I am looking desperately for some (or some grey and white chevron) and I can’t find it anywhere!!!

  59. Marisa Stadtherr says:

    I love your kitchen! I can’t commit to an aqua for mine so I think I am going to do yellow and accent with aqua. I see your blue couch in the other room…is that a slip cover? Where did u get that? I love it! My house is kind of in those same tones.

  60. Gorgeous Jen!

  61. The white is so beautiful and fresh looking. Great job on the re-do!

  62. What a fun and fabulous space! I love blue and white; it’s so cheery and fresh. I really like your chandelier over the table. Can you give a source for that?

  63. This is beautiful! Love the aqua and the white painted tile backsplash

  64. Hi! LOVE, LOVE your kitchen! ITs beautiful! :) I have a question-is your bench around your table from Ballard’s? And are your windows floor to ceiling there? I have floor to ceiling windows and didn’t think I could do the bench! Is there hope?:)

  65. Great to see how all the pieces fit together in one big space! I am considering painting my honey-colored oak cabinets white, but couldn’t picture in my head how my brown-ish granite would look. They are very similar to your counters…this gives me hope! 😉
    Love it!

  66. Oh my LORD, I just love your house!! All of your hard work has certainly paid off!

  67. LOVE your kitchen! Your breakfast nook… where did you get that couch/ bench did you make it or buy it? Also where are those bar stools from?

  68. I love it!! You used just the right amount of aqua. I bought two yards of that gray fabric you have on your pendant lights and I can’t figure out what to do with it. I love it so I bought it. Your lights may inspire me to use it as an accent in our dining room. Anyway, love what you’ve done!

  69. Wow, that is incredible. I love everything about it! Can you tell us where you purchased the banquette for the dining room? I am inspired to paint grey now!

  70. Jean Stringfelllow says:

    It all looks wonderful. Even better in real life! I am proud of you:)

  71. Oh Jen it’s GORGEOUS!!!! I just love everything about and want it all!! :) Great job girl. :)

  72. Beautiful remodel & you’ve shared it so well with all of your photos!

  73. WOW! I have loved seeing all the sneak peeks but seeing the whole thing is AMAZING!!! Love it!

  74. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE IT!!! It’s so bright and happy! Love the aqua and white together! The island is awesome! Well done Jen!!!

  75. I have absolutely fallen in love with this kitchen I”m pinning it to my dream kitchen board. Must have these colors!

  76. Wow Jen! I just love how it all turned out! I love how bright and white the cabinets look. Your room feels so fresh and clean! You did a great job!

  77. Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I know what you mean about grey. We’ve just re- decorated quite a lot of our house using a grey wallpaper. I was leery of grey at first but I think it is one of the most effective colours we have used.

  78. just stunning Jen!! I love every little detail!

  79. It is perfect. I so want to paint our cabinets, so I just may have to check into hiring someone. We just bought the house and the cabinets are beautiful, just not me. Your kitchen is such an inspiration!!

  80. It looks fabulous Jen! I think I love the inside of your cabinets the best. So pretty with the bead board and wrapping paper! Funny how it’s always the little details that make the room! GREAT JOB!

  81. WOW! So open and bright, it is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

  82. I love it! We’re moving soon and I will FOR SURE be using some of your ideas. :o)

  83. I am in love, I really like the color choice. The cabinets look so much better it makes the space look bright and fresh. I love the eating area and the open cabinets showcasing the the cake plates. So Pretty.

  84. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen makeover….did I mention that I LOVE it!!! Its absolutely beautiful!! And the pictures are amazing. I love the white cabinets and teal door and that island is to die for!!

    Jill@ iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com

  85. WOW it is so purty. I want to just pick it up and put it in my house! I love it, the perfect combination!

  86. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU so much for sharing the pictures of your kitchen. I installed beadboard wallpaper at the back of our newly opened cabinet and wanted to paint it aqua. But, everyone told me not to. Now that I see your’s I love it! And I wish we had an island to paint, I think I’m just going to paint the penisula back the aqua color.

  87. i love it because it sooooo YOU! you covered every detail. gorgeous job!

    good grief, girl – it looks like you could eat off your floors they’re so clean. beautiful!


  88. Im having a heart attack here…OMG I love it…can we have more pictures plz??? Love everyhting from the Aqua Island to that Aqua doors and those open shelves like really??do you wanna kill me or what???
    I love aqua I just posted today about my living and dining room the color is Turquoise..hope you like it but it is not like urs at all no comparison plz :))))

  89. It’s absolutely beatiful! I love aqua – probably the best color in the world. This looks amazing!

  90. AMAZING!! I love it so much…and cabinets are fantastic! We actually painted our kitchen and our bedroom that Sharkey Gray color too and I LOVE IT! It’s my most favorite “greige” color!! :)

  91. Your kitchen is so much fun, Jen. What a beautiful transformation! Great job!

  92. I LOVE the rug in front of your sink!! Where did you find it?

  93. This kitchen is FANTASTIC! It all comes together so well.
    Clean, refreshing, and happy all at once.
    I especially like the little nook with the couch and dining table & chairs.
    That whole ensemble flows perfectly with that kitchen!

  94. Your kitchen is beautiful! I can picture spending ALOT of time in that kitchen! Also… I noticed you have a cavalier? Me too!!! S/he’s so pretty!

  95. jen–your home is beautiful-right out of a magazine! I’m a “blue” girl, so of course I love the aqua. I’m also loving your table (black) I painted mine white, and not so fond of it. I do need to repaint my island and have been considering black. I think I’ll go for it.
    Y’all have worked hard, but it is gorgeous! So happy for you!

  96. Adorable!! Great job!! I love the turquoise, your breakfast nook, that yellow letter H, the aqua door… sigh… Great job girlie!! xo, Reannah

  97. It looks AMAZING Jen! So beautiful! All your hard work paid off! Now, can I move in??

  98. Oh my gosh!!! Amazing! Love the new look:)

  99. I love it! I really love the color you used for the island and I’m really getting interested in gray paint these days. I had a little chill when I read that you painted over the tile, but I really like the way it turned out. It is such a happy kitchen and I love the hints of yellow, but it also leaves open the possibilities of switching out for red, pink, navy, black…whenever you feel like a slight change. Great job!

  100. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! I have been trying to get some inspiration for my kitchen and you knocked my socks off! THANK YOU!!! 😀 😀

  101. I love the colors! I have dark cabinets and so want to have them painted as well. Everything looks amazing and much larger with the light colors.

  102. Wow, Jen, it looks incredible! So refreshing, clean, and modern ~ love it! I especially love the open cabinets with the bead board as well as the blue door. Great design!!!


  103. I LOVE the new kitchen!

  104. Could you please please super please let me know where you found that awsome light you have above your table, that is super cool!

  105. WOW!! I absolutely LOVE the colors!! Now I totally want to remodel my kitchen! lol Thanks for sharing!:)

  106. Beautiful! Inspiring!

  107. Love how you painted your tile. I have wanted to paint a strip of pastel tiles that run among my white kitchen tiles (love the 90’s) but not sure what paint and primer to use. Could you please post about this project? Does it look good or does it just look painted? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.

  108. Love how you’ve chosen to add the yellow with the blue. Looks so lite cheery. Could you tell me about the light fixture above your round kitchen table. I love it too!

  109. Susan Dundas says:

    love love love. how inspiring! Now to convince my husband to paint our backsplash tile!
    Love the pops of yellow too!

  110. It’s GORGEOUS Jen!!! Great job! I love how bright and airy it is, such a happy room. :)


  111. Jen – Your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL…and the rest of your house, too!! I love it! How has the painted tile held up? I had our backsplash tiled when they did our floors, but I didn’t put enough thought into my choice of tile. I would love to paint ours!

  112. It’s so much brighter! Gorgeous, I love it…when we get a house, I want your kitchen so can you mail it to me? Thanks :)

  113. WOWZERS JEN- I love it! I love LOVE LOVE color, so this is right up my alley. I too have the same colors in my home now even that green I spy. So I am majorally swooning here, GREAT job my friend. Enjoy it. I would be cooking and baking up a storm in that pretty new kitchen. xo.

  114. Oh my JEN! So pretty! I really need to finish mine… Darling!

  115. Angela Himes says:

    Awesome job! I love the aqua color, and I’m definitely inspired to use blues in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing your amazingness!

  116. Grace Calabrese says:

    Hi Jen,
    I love you blog. And you kitchen looks terrific. I have a question for you. What did you use to paint the backsplash? I have a tiled backsplash that I am not a big fan of. I was thinking about replacing it but it seems like a lot of work. Painting would be much faster and cheaper. Thanks

  117. this is so beautiful! It is such a happy space now! I especially love the banquet! I actually just posted my kitchen remodel today too. check it out if you’d like.

  118. I love it !! What made me smile was the before pictures because it was already a beautiful kitchen but now it is even better. We have those same type of cabinets and have lived in this house almost 10 years. Up to this point, I would NEVER have thought to paint over them because they are in perfect condition. I painted our kitchen red about 7 years ago and I have been thinking of going lighter but it was such a pain the first time. Not sure I could get my “co-painter” on board!! This is an inspiration.

  119. I LOVE it! It is SO bright and cheery! You can’t help but be happy in a space like that! I am one week away from the big finish in my kitchen. I added a little aqua too, I love what it does for a room. Here’s a sneak peak: http://homeyhomedesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/were-almost-there-kitchen-project.html

  120. It’s a huge transformation and I LOVE it!!

  121. Absolutely beautiful! And, I LOVE your doggi!

  122. Sarah Lingwall says:

    Love it! and I LOVE your kitchen layout. You have a great eye for design!
    I just did my kitchen too. Light blue walls, off white cabs, and a bit darker blue island. Can I ask what color white you used for the cabinets? I am not convinced I love the color of my cabients. I went a little off-white, but am rethinking it. It was a HUGE project, and it’s not perfect, but we already had to do a million other fix ups with our house, so paying a painter was out of our budget :( . However, if I do change the color to a brighter white, we may price out a paitner to re-do just the doors!

  123. Holy smokes! That looks fantastic! Our home is also in the ‘rustic’ style with the same builder-grade cabinets. I have been wanting to lighten things up and paint our cabinets, but wasn’t sure if it would work for our style of home. I am totally showing your post to my husband!

  124. W-O-W. It’s really (really) lovely!! Good work, as always : )

  125. Jen!!!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Its so completely you and totally makes me want a white kitchen!!

    Love your guts

  126. I love what you have done. I was searching for inspiration for the kitchen in our new house. It just looks so bright and inviting.

    I think my biggest question is about your cavie. Do you keep your dog’s hair cut short all of the time and does that cause skin problems?I want our Emma To have shorter hair but our groomer said it could cause her to have a rash. I am just so tired of having hairballs everywhere (especially with a 9 month old in the house).

    • This is Jen’s husband answering this one … Trixie seems to like it better with shorter hair … she has more energy that way. We keep her ears and tail fairly long, as you can see. We haven’t had any problems with skin problems. And … as you said … when her hair is longer she sheds more.

  127. LOVE!

  128. Jen, it’s amazing! I love everything about it…can I live with you?



  129. I am so impressed. Everything came together so beautifully. Well done!

  130. I LOOOOVE your kitchen!! We are building our house now, and now I have so many great ideas for the kitchen!! Thanks for sharing!!

  131. It looks so fabulous!! What a beautiful space.

  132. Jacqueline says:

    Awesome – just gorgeous! Love that you posted so many pictures!

  133. I knew I would love it before I even looked 😉 And I was right! So many perfect little details… The aqua knobs, the open shelving, the rainwater island… and of course, the aqua pantry door. The cabinets look so good and I like the new wall color too. I am needing a living room color for my walls, and had been thinking of something similar. It’s nice to see it on your walls in real life as reference.

    Enjoy your GORGEOUS new space!!

  134. Ohhh, it’s gorgeous!!! I love the colors you chose and those little pops of yellow are so cheery! Fabulous job… wanna come do mine now?!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)
    p.s. LOVE your breakfast nook too!

  135. I love it…so open and airy!!! Beautiful colors. Your painted pantry door had gotten me thinking about painting mine! So fab.

  136. Sincerely beautiful! You did such an amazing job!! I love how the colors compliment the happy green in the next door room as well. I am such a HUGE fan of white kitchens – I love all the pops of aqua and yellow!! ENJOY your space!!

  137. Oh I am in love! How gorgeous! It turned out beautifully!

  138. GORGEOUS Jen!!! I absolutely LOVE everything about this kitchen!!

  139. Jen your kitchen looks amazing! I love how bright the white cabinets make the room! My favorite part has to be the aqua door! It adds so much personality to the room! Makes me wish I had a door to paint in my kitchen:)

  140. AMAZING! Everything about it! I love the wall color. We have beige walls and they are driving me crazy! I must get to home depot and look at the gray choices!

  141. I can’t really describe how much I love this! I’ve been trying to talk my husband into letting me paint our cabinets blue for awhile now! This after might just helps sway him! Great job, now take a day or two off!

  142. Jen!! This space is fabulous! You are my DIY hero. :)

  143. SO gorgeous, Jen!!! You are my DIY hero! :)

  144. So pretty! I love the colors you used. This is kind of what I want to do in my bathroom, white walls, pale blue ceiling and pale blue cabinets. This gives me the inspiration I need to go with it!

  145. I had trouble getting your site to load for me this morning, Jen, but it’s probably b/c you broke the internet with all this fabulousness. The Before and After shots are amazing. The old kitchen was very nice too, but the difference that white makes is huge. The room looks more spacious and open. I love it!!

  146. This is just too TOO gorgeous!! You have such a good eye, Jen. SOOOO jealous!!

  147. It’s absolutely fabulous! So jealous, you have my dream kitchen :)

  148. Oh,great…Very beautiful…This is never out of the kitchen…Very nice..
    Be happy….

  149. You never cease to amaze me!! Amazing, amazing, amazing! So clean and fresh! Job well done! Now, enjoy that breakfast nook, pour yourself a glass of wine, kick back, and soak up a job well done! Amazing … have I mentioned that yet … well, it’s AMAZING!!!!

  150. LOVE this. You are a creative interior genious. Such a pretty and warm area! LOVE.

  151. Your kitchen makes me happy Jen- LOVE how bright it is and the colors. SO fun! xoxo

  152. It looks beautiful, Jen! So light and bright!

  153. Jen , I love it, love it, love it!!!!! Great job! I adore the whites, blues and pops of yellow. :)

  154. Wowzer! The transformation is amazing, and I get over how much larger everything looks! Absolutely gorgeous :)

  155. Love it!

  156. WOW!!!!!! It came out absolutely gorgeous!!!! LOVE the colors and how everything flows from one room to the other. You are so taleneted, you didn’t miss one detail. Thanks for sharing. I totally enjoyed it:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  157. An absolute beautiful kitchen. House Beautiful or any of the decorating magazines would have a field day with this kitchen!!! I don’t know if you have thought of entering it, but it’s just lovely. I certainly would love to walk into that kitchen each morning to get my morning coffee!!! WOW!

  158. Gorgeous! I would never have thought to paint the island a different color, but it is so striking. Lovely paint colors too.

  159. Christine Aldinger says:

    fantastic make-over it looks so open & fresh i love it……..the eat in area have you ever posted about that? i would love to do something like that in the near feature if possible i have 2 large pieces in my area that are family antiques that take up 2 walls i would never sell them but i could move to another room down the road….i am just loving the eating nook……anyways great job its beautiful!!

  160. I absolutely love it!! The colors, the accessories are perfect. Great job!

  161. Love this kitchen. You did a great job and gave me some inspiration…I have to redo my kitchen this spring/summer…I can’t wait. You have lots of great ideas and I’m sure I can use some of them. I love the open cabinet space and the colors are wonderful. Like an ocean beach front home!! You did a great job and thanks for sharing with all of us!!

  162. What a dramatic transformation! I love all of the pops of aqua against the white cabinets, and the island color is just lovely. I have always loved that rainwater color. Well done!

  163. Jen – it is just gorgeous! The whole thing is just so clean and bright without being sterile. It looks like a place to come hang out and enjoy. What a beautiful job.

    We just bought a new house and the colours we chose for our kitchen cabinets are identical to your Before pictures. I have been rethinking our choice since we moved in a year ago, but it isn’t in our budget to change so we will have to make do. :)

  165. Wow your kitchen is beautiful! It’s HUGE too! Amazing :) I love the eat in area too with the sectional going around the table. Looks so comfy!

  166. It looks wonderful! I love the colors you used and all of the updates you’ve implemented.

  167. It looks beautiful – I love that you didn’t match all the turquoise shades. Great work!

  168. Jen-I’ve blog stalked you for a bit now, but I just have to comment on the beauty of this room. I love your white cabinets and the Island? Magnificent! It all looks so bright and yet warm and cheery at the same time. Enjoy your new space. A lovely transformation.

  169. Wow!! That looks gorgeous!! I love it. It’s so bright and happy. I can’t wait to get rid of my oak cabinets and dark walls.

  170. Looks great!! We’re thinking of going white with our cabinets, but would have to change the back splash tile. What kind of primer did you use?

  171. Wow! It looks fantastic! I wish I could convince my dear husband that we need to paint our kitchen units, but no such luck. Absolutely loving yours though, and the splashes of aqua.

  172. Just lovely. Aqua is my favoutire colour and I absolutely love how you have converted your kitchen. It’s wonderful.

  173. Wow! I have been loving aqua for about a year and I just love all of the aqua in your house. The kitchen looks amazing! And I love the aqua pantry door! :)


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