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French Inspired Kitchen

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Here is a tour of our kitchen which we remodeled a little at a time, for a grand total of around $4000. Since the house is open concept, any decorating decisions I made in the kitchen would influence the rest of the house. Our house is only eleven years old, and the kitchen had “good bones” — so I couldn’t justify ripping out new cabinets. So I opted to paint them and add low-cost embellishments a little at a time, based on my time and available budget. All of the tutorials, paint colors and sources for the decor are listed below.

Sources:

Affiliate links included

Kitchen Backsplash:  A DIY (see tutorial)

Clock on Wall:  Wayfair

Scale on Counter:  Antique Farmhouse

Wreaths on Cabinets:  JoAnn Fabrics

Metal Mug Rack:  Amazon

Mugs (on the Mug Rack):  Bombay Co.

Old Kitchen Hardware (top photo):  DLawless Hardware

New Round Kitchen Knobs:  Hobby Lobby

New Cup Pulls:  Home Depot Builders’ Pack

Paint on Cabinets:  DecoArt Satin Enamels used with a Homeright Sprayer

Rattan Chairs:  World Market

Plaid Blanket:  Ikea Hermine Throw

Wooden Tray:  Homegoods

Corbels on Island:  Architectural Depot

Tutorials:

Kitchen Pergo Flooring (Reveal)

Kitchen Pergo (in progress)

Kitchen Repaint Project

Island Makeover

Trimmed out all of the cabinets

Faux leaded glass tutorial

Stenciled backsplash

Laminate Flooring Install

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7 Comments

  1. I just bought a Ryan home with the same floorplan, but the kitchen is different. It doesn’t have the island, and has a wall separating the kitchen from the living room. I want to take down the wall, but I needed to see what it would look like first. Your photos are perfect! And I love your style. Great inspiration for me. :)

  2. How does the paint hold up on your cabinets? We are thinking of painting ours but worried they will scratch and not look good after awhile. Did you just paint the front or the inside too?

  3. How are the wreaths held onto the back of the cabinet doors that are hung by wide ribbon? I really love that look!

  4. I am using the Deco Art for my kitchen remodel based on your blog. I now have a full appreciation of the time and effort it took you to redo your kitchen. Wowza, it’s taking FOREVER doing it on my own. I’m seeing the light at the end and after considering all things, I want to use the sprayer on the doors and drawer fronts. Do you recall the water to paint ratio you used in that sprayer?

    1. How exciting! This is still my favorite paint after all of the different attempts at painting my kitchen. The only reason I switched paints in our new house is because I wanted a different color that what DecoArt offered. For water I didn’t use a ratio as much as I eyed it up. I added a small amount of water to make it less thick, more like a cream. I would say 2-3 tablespoons…enough to make it easy to push through the sprayer. So I tested it out on some cardboard to make sure it came out smoothly. It develops a “skin” over the sprayer so be sure to clean that off often.

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