Friday, October 7, 2011

Kitchen Makeover - Phase Two

We just finished painting our cabinets...
Now I remember why we were putting it off. 

If you need a refresher on what we're doing, check out our tab Mobile Home Before & After .


The Before


Cabinets in Mfg Homes aren't always the best.
(To learn more about our cabinets & how we painted them follow this LINK to our Q & A)

We added beadboard  paneling and trim molding to give the cabinets a more custom look.


Molding & Beard-board Panelling did make all the difference, 
but it was really hard for us to see until we finished painting.




The Before


It was a lot of work!  

It took six days of steady painting to get it done, but now that it is, we think it was all worth it!


Click on the picture below if you'd like
to learn more about how we painted the cabinets.


 Link  

We'll never stop trying to make it better, 
but for now we're just happy to have this BIG paint job behind us.

The Kitchen Feels so Cheerful!


28 comments:

  1. It's wonderful!!!! I truly love it. You have done a wonderful job!! We are doing the same thing to our home. Remodeling bit by bit. I won't be posting anything until after my '31 Days' series. Thank you so much for sharing!! Blessing to you, Stephanie

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  2. What an amazing makeover, just stunning.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier,
    bon dimanche

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  3. Great transformation, love the yellow cabinets on top. The wainscoting did add a custom look. It looks very homey! Amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am now your newest!

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  4. Impressive! I agree with Cathy.. I love the color of the cabinets. Thanks for following my blog!

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  5. This looks so wonderful, Geneva! It IS a big job, but so worth it! We are in the middle of doing it for a second time in our house...I need to finish! Thanks for stopping by and following...I am a new follower, too!

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  6. Your kitchen is gorgeous and you had an amazing vision! So warm and pretty now. Ahhh...wallpaper those were the days!

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  7. Oh, I'm having kitchen envy! It really looks terrific!

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  8. Your kitchen redo is wonderful. Looks so bright and alive. Great job.

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  9. Geneva, what a transformation! I love the color of the cabinets and the touches of beadboard.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you'll come back again.

    Diane :-)

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  10. Hi, I came across your blog from another.
    Your kitchen redo is fabulous! I love all the details.
    I couldn't find the place to follow so for now I added you to my blogroll.

    Have a good day!

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  11. your kitchen looks great....I'm doing mine very soon,I've already ordered the paint so I'll have no excuses to get started :)

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  12. absolutely fabulous!! I wish I had all of the before pictures on my mobile home. It was a much older one that yours ...It was so bad, I just started right away fixing things up without taking pictures. haha! Thank you for linking up!

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  13. Geneva, this looks great! I bet you're enjoying it so much. It's so amazing what paint can do.: )

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  14. What a great transformation! I had wanted to paint the oak cabinets in our kitchen for a few years, but then we moved and the new place came with creamy white cabinets! I really love them and especially since it's a condo, and I have no window in my kitchen now, the lightness of them helps. Your window with all that natural light really plays off the color nicely.

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  15. You've been featured today! Stop by and grab a button for your blog.

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/10/featuring-you-top-ten-from-10122011.html

    Thanks for linking to the party. Hope to see you back this Thursday!

    DaNita

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  16. What an incredible makeover!! Just a beautiful, warm kitchen and such a gorgeous home!!

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  17. I am so excited! I found your video first and hoped that I would find this detailed makeover. My home is exactly like this one, and I just knew that remodeling this home was going to be a nightmare, BUT you have given me HOPE! You did an amazing job and I just wished there was some way to get you to put your talent into my home. I have zero designing skills so I will be using your notes and advice with my project (Hope you don't mind). I do have one question about your kitchen remodel...The bar/counter the connects with the reading nook area, I noticed that the lower section was removed, did you have to do anything special to it after you took it off? My husband is afraid it will create more problems and just not look right and wants to leave it. I on the other hand would like for it to be removed so that it will give us more space for that area. I may have more questions along the way and cannot wait to share this website with my husband. Thank you so much for all your help.!

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    1. Jamie...I'm excited to hear from you. Don't you just love this floor plan...we think it feels so open. It's really never felt like a mobile home to us.
      About that kitchen counter / bar. Removing the lower part was one of the first things we did because we felt like it took up to much space in our living room. The best I can remember it had really long screws, but other than that it wasn't bad at all. We always intended to add bead board paneling to ours but if you're just going to paint, it will look fine.
      Keep me posted on your remodel... I'm really excited for you. You can also email me at geneva@my-hearts-song.com anytime.
      Blessings!
      Geneva

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    2. Hi Geneva,
      The remodel is happening, slowly but surely. DIY with kids can be tough. I had another question about your kitchen. What did you use for a backsplash? I've decided to take down the green tile that's on the walls but I'm stumped as what to replace it with. Thanks for your input and advice.
      Jamie

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  18. Geneva, it looks great, my husband and I are in the beginning process of selling our house and buying a used mobile home to speed up retirement plans. Hope the lack of a large house payment each month will allow us to retire sooner! I love all of your ideas, can you tell me the color on the cabinets, i saw the color for the top yellow ones but the bottoms looks like a sage color. Can you give me the details... we seem to have a lot of the same likes in color choices! Thanks. Shelia @bluebirdshouse@gmail.com

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  19. Sooo happy that I found your blog!!! I'm getting ready to tackle my kitchen and LOVE the info and details you have provided. I have a couple of questions, lol. 1. I REALLY need to replace my vent hood over my stove and have no idea of what to expect or how complicated it's going to be...can you give me a little insight? 2. I want to remove the seam strips on the walls...did you fill in and sand the gaps with anything?

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    1. Thank you for the comment and best wishes with your remodel. We replaced our vent hood, and it seems like it wasn't that complicated. Of course we simply took out the one that was there and replaced it with a new one...(no construction necessary). Regarding the seams strips on the walls... I've written quite a bit about that in my Q & A About Our Remodel (http://www.my-hearts-song.com/2012/02/mobile-home-remodeling-details.html
      Best wishes!!!

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  20. I can't believe how good the cabinets turned out. I'm not going to lie, I was a little skeptical about it when I first read what you were going to do, but I was pleasantly surprised and love the way that they turned out. I think they look great and turned out awesome, great job! http://www.congroremodeling.com

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  21. I absolutely love and appreciate what you have done. My plan is to buy a mobile home and remodel it, also. You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  22. Everything you and your husband did is so beautiful and cozy, love it all :)

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  23. I have been thinking of purchasing a Mobile home, and seeing your before and after pictures really opened up my eyes to what can be done, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. You're so welcome ... we really have enjoyed our home and I'd imagine if you purchased a mobile home, you would enjoy yours too. Just make it your own. :) xo

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  24. Hello!! so I found your post on Pinterest :) we recently re-did our kitchen however our cabinets have unfinished ends and we really like the bead board look for the ends...where did you find what you used for yours? Thank you!

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