Spring Into Action Blog Hop – Kitchen Refresh

Happy Hump Day Friends!

I am SO excited for this post today!!

So many of you know that I’ve been co-hosting a blog hop with some of my favorite blogger boos and today is reveal day!!

The purpose of the Spring Into Action Blog Hop was to tackle those projects around the house that we have meant to tackle or ones we never finished.

For me it was our kitchen.

Here are a few of the before photos in our kitchen. As you can see it’s not that bad, but it’s not a happy kitchen either and lacks personality a tad.


When we moved in this house almost 2 years ago, I was eager to change the kitchen, but due to my design and decor commitment issues, I had a hard time choosing things. I knew I wanted something timeless and classic. Something that I wouldn’t get tired of, but it also needed to have a bit of sass just like me ha!!

I knew the brown cabinets had to go, but I also knew I didn’t want to purchase new ones. So since I’m married to a BOMB guy who just happens to be a very handsome painter as well. He decided he would take care of it!

It’s a win for me!

So when I finally explained to my hubby what I wanted, he was ok with my choices and we went forward with our plans.

Here is the after!!!

I SO love how this DIY of love turned out! Here are a few of the details!

Cabinets and Island

I chose Grey for the cabinets by Sherwin Williams. It’s a special paint that cures with a matte finish. It also eliminates the steps of priming before you paint! We didn’t get a chance to put our cabinet hardware on because I decided brass would look better. So stay tuned for that.



I found these lights one day just perusing around HomeGoods. I wasn’t sure how they would work, but shockingly my hubby liked them too! So I had to grab them and they were a great price.


Hubby and I also found some tile at Home Depot on a shopping trip for something else and we decided to look for tile. All the tile we found was on clearance!! So of course we grabbed as much of it as we could. We even have enough left for a future project.

In the near future, we are going to change all of the appliances and the flooring. However, until then, I am content!!

I love my old new kitchen!

Next, head over to my sweet friend Mimi’s blog Unlikely Martha and check out her beautiful entryway!! Love her!! Let me know what you think!!



Live Pretty on a Penny:  Upstairs Hallway



Made by Carli:  Mini Mudroom



The Holliday Collective:  Budget Powder Room Re-fresh



Home on Poplar Creek:  Pantry shelving and organization



J’Adore Le Decor:  Quest for a Hypnotic Bedroom



4th House on the Left:  Decked Out Apartment Living Room


My Design Rules:  Diy Front Door Decor



Delightfully Styled:  Teen Boy’s Room Refresh



She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update



Unlikely Martha:  Entryway



Three Bean Circus: Pantry Organization



Whitney J Decor:  Hallway Update



Carla Bethany:  Home Office/Guest Room Update


D Violet Interiors

April 4, 2018



  1. Budget Powder Room Makeover - The Holliday Collective

    April 4th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    […] She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update […]

  2. My Bright & Cheerful Home Office Makeover - CARLA BETHANY

    April 4th, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    […] She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update […]

  3. Whitney

    April 4th, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    OMG, I love the kitchen, Nicole! I love the pop of blue in the island!

  4. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you Whitney!! The island is my fave!!!

  5. liveprettyonapenny

    April 4th, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Nicole your kitchen looks so beautiful. I love the choice of the light bright gray. Its so beauiful and I can totally see the vision for when everything comes together. Send your hubby to paint my cabinets:( Ok, we will do them but I hope they look as lovely as yours. Also Love the blue island. Perfection!

  6. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Lol thank you so much Erin!!! We’re here if you need us! You’ll do fine, can’t wait to see!!

  7. How to Wow Your Front Door Decor Now! | My Design Rules

    April 5th, 2018 at 7:02 am

    […] Door Decor (you are here) Arie | Delightfully Styled:  Teen Boy’s Room Refresh Nicole | She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update Mimi|Unlikely Martha:  Entryway Kendra|Three Bean Circus: Front Porch Refresh Whitney |Whitney J […]

  8. Michell

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful Nicole! I love the cabinets, the color brightens the room up nicely! Can’t wait to see the end result!!

  9. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you so much Michell!!!

  10. N'Ckyola

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:27 am

    OMG… Nicole! Love this! I ❤️ kitchens. I think we might be kindred spirits b/c I love blue & white kitchens (which mine is not – side eye).

    And thank the Lord for sweet wonderful talented hubbies, huh?! 😉

  11. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Ha!!! I totally feel that side eye girl!!!! Thank you so much N’Ckyola!!!!

  12. Carla Hayden

    April 5th, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    The magic of a good paint color and Sweat Equity. The kitchen has truly transformed. Such a good space.

  13. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!! Thank you so much Carla!

  14. Jamala Wallace

    April 5th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Wow! The white looks so fresh and vibrant! You choose some really nice lighting… fantastic new look for your kitchen

  15. Nicole

    April 5th, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I’m so glad you like it!! Thank you so much Jamal!!!!

  16. Andrea

    April 5th, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    It looks so good. The whole room looks much bigger and brighter! Love the light and tile choices. Great team victory.

  17. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I totally agree Andrea!! Thank you so much!

  18. Andrea

    April 5th, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    So good. I love the lighter color mixed with the dark island. So much brighter. Great lighting choice.

  19. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much Andrea!!

  20. mydesignrules

    April 5th, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The kitchen is so fresh and pretty. I can’t believe you found those pendants at Home Goods. So Good. Loving the backsplash as well and can’t wait to see the brass hardware.

  21. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you Kenyatta!! I said the same thing about the pendants!!

  22. Carli

    April 6th, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Nicole! It’s stunning such a bright and beautiful transformation! I love that you chose the blue color for the island! So gorgeous!

  23. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you so much Carli!!

  24. Nicole

    April 7th, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Your kitchen came out beautifully! I especially love the pop of blue on the island. You rocked this Nicole!

  25. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Awwww thank you so much Nicole!!

  26. Crystal Holliday

    April 8th, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Nicole…I love the painted cabinets. We’ve been wanting to paint ours for years but have a large kitchen so it’s intimidating. You’ll definitely have to share more about the Sherwin Williams paint you used and the process. Your kitchen looks so pretty and I cannot wait to see those brass knobs.

  27. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you so much Crystal! I will definitely share about the paint we used the process was pretty painless!

  28. kyoho79

    April 11th, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Love the transformation! I can’t believe those lights were at Home Goods! That’s an amazing find. You all did a beautiful job, I can’t wait to see it with the new hardware.

  29. Nicole

    April 23rd, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you so much Kendra!!


Leave a Reply

share your thoughts

%d bloggers like this: