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Sunday, September 25, 2011

White Painted Floor ~ Part 2 & A Finished Kitchen!

We are more than thrilled by how the painted floor turned out! The room now feels so complete, fresh and CLEAN!



Remember what it looked like before?

I love how it looks with the white walls and black cabinets. I have to give huge kudos to Stephane who built all the cabinets himself. The doors were all made by cutting out the panels of the old solid wood doors he removed from the house. Walking through the house in the beginning was like a maze! You opened one door only to encounter another... Quite the opposite of open concept! The result is cupboards that looks as if they've been there for a hundred years. (In a good way!)

The chandelier offers a a bit of a traditional touch but, being white, allows it to feels fresh and modern. The large rectangular sink and restaurant style faucet are pretty cool too! The huge island with solid birch countertop is both beautiful and useful, providing lots of counter space and storage.



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What do you think? Are you a fan of painted floors? You can catch Part 1 of the process here.

I wish so much that we had better pictures to show you so that you could see the whole transformation. Believe me.. it was u.g.l.y.... sorry Steph! :) Don't you agree that his hard work has paid off?

I'm linking up to:

The Shabby Nest
 

52 comments:

  1. Wow, what a huge difference! I love it! Looks so fresh and clean.

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  2. Stunning! Love the floors, the island, the chandelier! It looks fantastic. Well done Stephane!

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  3. What a major transformation! Beautiful!

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  4. The painted floors are fabulous!!! I love how it looks with all the black cabinets..I would love to have painted floors, although I need wood floors first lol. I just ripped out my carpet in my closet and want to get unfinished wood floors so I can paint them in a high gloss light blue.

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  5. Your painted floors do look amazing! I love the contrast of the white floor with the black cabinets. Great job!

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  6. They turned out really nice. I'm a fan of painting floor boards if the alternative isn't in the budget. I especially love them in bathrooms.
    The whole room is so pretty.
    I'm just glad it's not me who's gonna have to keep those white floors clean! :o)

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  7. Wow, it does look great!! I can only imagine how much work that was. The whole room looks fantastic. So charming!

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  8. Amazing! Those are some some pretty serious DIY skills :)

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  9. Wow. What a great change. I love the white floors.

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  10. Jane and Steph!! Wonderful and brave work!!

    Pam

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  11. Oh my wow the floors look amazing! Love the black and white combo!

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  12. Wow, I love everything! The floors look fantastic; I also love how he used the old doors to make the cabinets. The kitchen looks modern, yet traditional. Perfection! He should be so proud!

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  13. wow I love it they look amazing well done, and your kitchen looks so good the whole room looks like it should be in a home magazine :)

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  14. Love love love, the new white floors. Don't you just love white paint? The whole space looks incredible. Great job!

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  15. It's beautiful! Like something out of a magazine. And I love that the cabinets were built from the doors. How awesome is that?

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  16. It looks great. work of warning, though, white is very hard to keep clean. I know, I have a white floor!

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  17. It has *DEFINITELY* paid off in *SPADES*!!! I can't believe the difference that those painted floors make...it feels like a completely different room...and I'm in love with your sink. How often do you hear that phrase??? (c: I love that you chose white...are you going to put rugs in there too? Baby steps, right? (c:

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  18. Stylish! I like the final effect... a lot!
    :)

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  19. What a huge change. I love the painted floors. The whole room feels more modern and fresh now.

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  20. it looks beautiful! I've always loved painted floors and have wished for a home with floors bad enough to justify me painting them. Next house will be it! :)

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  21. That floor is stunning , really stunning , the whole kitchen is gorgeous , really inspiring.

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  22. I love the floors and it looks fantastic! Any concern about keeping them clean or the paint chipping?

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  23. I love painted floors and yours look amazing - high five!

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  24. Oooo, love the glossy white floors. SUCH a dramatic improvement.

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  25. Love the painted wood floors! What a huge improvement! Love the white glossy floors!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  26. Wow! Your kitchen looks amazing! LOVE it!

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  27. The floors look great! But I want to know where the curtain is from!!! I love it!

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  28. OOoohhhh, very pretty. Love the whole kitchen. The white floors makes the darkness of the island POP.

    Is that a concrete counter top?

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  29. Krista, the countertop is solid birch, not concrete! Thanks for the comments everyone!

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  30. Wow, those floors look amazing! I've always wanted white painted floors, but never had the guts to do it. Maybe in our next house..;)

    Found you via Centsational Girl; I'm glad I did!
    -Becca S. visiting from sweetswansongs.blogspot.com

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  31. A.....mazing!!! I had a dishwasher leak this summer and had all the floors in the house painted white! I love them and was scared at first but now I just pinch myself that they really are mine :) Love the black cabinets also.

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  32. They look so fantastic. I love white floors and these work so well with their surroundings. Gorgeous!

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  33. Beautiful photos! I wish I was a do it yourself-er! You must be so proud of yourselves for creating a beautiful space on your own! When we remodeled our kitchen, we had to hire NJ granite countertops to come do it for us! Great post!

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  34. White painted floors look really clean and cool, giving the area a modern feel. Painting floors is becoming one of the affordable alternatives in revamping flooring systems these days. Being in the flooring Houston industry, it gives me pride to know that we are giving clients many choices for their floor improvements.

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  35. Your white floors look marvelous! The finish made the kitchen look squeaky clean and bright. And I like the classic touch that antique-looking chandelier and birch countertop bring to the area. I'm sure you'll have a grand time cooking in your kitchen now that it's renovated! It is quite easy and fun to make delicious dishes for your family when you have such a wonderful environment surrounding you.

    Kathy Carbone

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  36. The result is really stunning, as it brought a brighter, more sanitary look and feel. Painting the old floor can really be a hard job to work on especially if you’re to do it by yourself, but it’s worth the wait. One con of doing this is that you have to do it over and over again, since plain floor painting can be more prone to fading.

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  37. Thanks for sharing your great post, wish you have a nice day, happy every day....:)
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  38. One of the best benefits of renovating a kitchen is that it will increase the market value of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Most buyers don't want to purchase a home that is old-fashioned.

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  39. Question! Did you seal the floors at all, or just use the oil based porch paint?

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  40. Kitchen is a part of room. it is used for cooking for food preparation. Good information about this site. Thanks
    Hand Painted Kitchen

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  41. Hey Jane:

    I sent you our official photo permission document for our story that will include your white kitchen floor. When you get a chance can you please respond? We do this so we will caption the images properly. Thanks!

    Deirdre

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  42. hey

    how have you found cleaning them?
    they look amazing, great job! i am just about to paint my floorboards same as yours, but iam really worried about the cleaning side?
    and people have told me white floor will show up everything?

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  43. How is the finish holding up? What paint did you use.
    Thanks!

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