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Kitchen Project Completion

Above, you will see the completed look of my kitchen after painting the walls and cupboards.  I LOVE the new look of my cabinets!  Painting the doors and drawer fronts took forever! The walls AND the cabinets all needed 3+ coats of paint!  And there are 2 sides to every door!  If you missed my first 2 posts about this process, you can find the 1st post HERE and the 2nd post HERE

Above is another photo of my completed kitchen transformation.  If you look at the counter tops, you’ll see a lot of green in it.  That was the reason for the decision to paint the walls the pretty spring green.  Originally my cupboards had no pulls at all.  I found some self-adhesive ones that worked out great!  I didn’t want to have to deal with drilling all those holes.  I love the look of the new pulls!  

Another view of the kitchen.  During this process, another change is under cabinet lighting.  

I had always wanted a window above my kitchen sink.  I thought that this was the perfect spot for part of my collection of vintage plates.  The window blinds is another change that I made to the room. 

The color green and the presence of birds are a recurring theme in my kitchen.  I’m pretty happy with that theme. 

A view outside and a couple more of my vintage plates.  I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with me during this project.  This project was much bigger and more involved than anything else I’ve done on my house.  It was a Lot of work, but so worth the end result.  I love my new kitchen!  But I do think it’s going to be a while before I tackle another large project here.  

Above, a before and after comparison. 

Another before and after above.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey!  ❤ 

Do you DIY?  What kind of projects do you like to DIY?  I’d love to hear about your handy work! 



Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

17 thoughts on “Kitchen Project Completion

  1. Oh, wow, Penny! What a tremendous transformation! Well done on all your wonderful handiwork. You really have talent as a decorator. I love the little birds, and you have chosen almost the same colour green, as I chose for my kitchen a few years ago when it was adapted from a normal kitchen into one suitable for use with a wheelchair. The window looks so bright and airy and the kitchen is so much lighter. It must be a pleasure to be in there now. I know I felt that way when I had mine done. I love the lighting, too; it really does make a difference, doesn’t it? I’m glad you’ve taken lots of photos of it. I’m sure it will be something you’ll always be so proud of as time goes by. Enjoy it all, Penny – well deserved. Xx 💕


  2. Penny, this should be in a magazine. The transformation is astounding. I love the new look! I plan to show your photos to Randy. Might I make a suggestion? Write a blog post about the type of paint you used on those cabinets, the process involved, etc.

    Are the floor and ceiling original? I assume yes. I love both. I love the color you chose for the walls. I love your bird theme, your vintage plates. Yes, the word “love” themes through my comment.

    Congrats on an exceptional job, Penny! You amaze me with your DIY skills and determination.


    1. Thank you, thank you, Audrey! Yes, the flooring and ceiling are original. I love these parts of my old house. The entire house has beadboard ceilings and most of the rooms have the original hardwood floors. A post about redoing the cabinets is a good idea. It was a very long process. I love my kitchen too! 🙂


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