Okay, before you watch this- you should know that I have not yet:

1. Installed a backsplash
2. Finished installing the flooring
3. Installed new light fixtures
4. Added all the accessories I’d like to add
5. Finished painting the kitchen cabinets
6. Finished adding trim to the top of the kitchen cabinets
7. Filled all the cabinets with dishes
8. Installed new countertops
9. Bought a new Dining Room table & chairs
10. Replaced the white appliances with stainless steel ones
11. Installed a stainless steel range hood with telescoping chimney
12. Figured out my window treatments
13. Installed french doors in the Dining Room
The list goes on and on….

But this shows where I’m at as of today! :-)

And let’s not forget the BEFORE photo of the kitchen in all it’s sherbet-colored loveliness:

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  1. linda says

    What a fun transformation…and you are not even done yet? Amazing!

    Your floors are gorgeous! Love how you added a Top piece and molding to the open uppers! Plus you do all the work yourself…verrry cool indeed.

    Since we are all questioning the color, I’d say it looks like a brown/black in my monitor. I had to watch the video several times because my computer kept hiccuping at it. Sooo fun to watch you work your magic!

  2. Layla says

    Hey there! :-)

    The color of the cabinets is black. Not a super dark black, more of a charcoal black. Black with a little touch of gray in it. I got the color from a lady who had used it in her kitchen. She gave me the last little bit of it she had, so I could take it to the paint store and have them mix me up some. The label on her can was so old, and completely faded, there’s no telling what the name of the color is. Wish I knew!

  3. Teacats says

    Fantastic transformation — just love the black cabinets! We painted our kitchen cabinets in white when we moved in here — but I do have a tiny black island, black china cabinet and black bar stools! Might have to change the cabinets ……. hmmmmmm ….. Love the video and the song!

    Jan at rosemary Cottage

  4. Spymommy says

    Following the blog like a total addict! Love, love love the kitchen transformation. You have impeccable taste and style. Way to go!

  5. One Woman's Cottage Life says

    It’s beautiful, Layla – I could live in it just like it is! You really do know how to accessorize. You don’t overdo – and there is just enough. Great job…you two make a great team!

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