Fan-tastic: Kitchen Makeover

By Kate Riley September 1, 2010

Hi all, how’s your week ?  Excited for the long weekend ?  I certainly am.  Have you had a chance to link up your space to the Where Do You Blog? party yet ?  Over 200 blogging corners to browse, and all so fascinating!  There’s still time before the end of the day to add your unique space where you blog too. 

Second, the winners of the Gussy Giveaway from last week are lucky #73 Jen from Coastal Lust and #340 Aimee from Life As An Oakes.  Congratulations Jen and Aimee!

Finally, today as part of the Fantastic Feature series, I bring you an incredible DIY kitchen makeover from Modern Jane.   Jane enlisted the help of her brother and her dad to transform her dated kitchen with plywood, pine, and plenty of Zinsser primer.  She even pieced together her new countertop with pine stair treads ! 


jane before



jane kitchen

Incredible ! 

How gorgeous is all that white cabinetry that her brother built?  Love that chandy too!  You can check out the part one of Jane’s remodel here, and the end of her story in this reveal post

Bravo Jane, what a beautiful result !  Hop on over to Jane’s blog to tell her what an amazing job she did with a little vision and a lot of elbow grease !




  1. BEAUTIFUL transformation! Love the chandy and cup pulls…
    Had a great time browsing the blogging corners everyone posted. Thanks for hosting the party! And special thanks to you also for not only commenting on my post but becoming a new follower!

    Love your blog – coincidentally – I think I started following CG just as you had posted the transformation you did to your home office (am blog spot) earlier this year – which BTW is absolutley gorgeous!

    :D Lynda

  2. Looks great! Yes, a little vision can take one a long way. I love the white everywhere, with the bold dark countertop. Makes for clean, clear lines!

  3. I can’t get over this transformation, the cabinetry, yes, and then the countertops made from pine stair treads? Brilliant. Also, loved looking through the linky party, what a success girl!

  4. Fan-freaking-tastic! Gloomy, miserable kitchens of the world, take note! We’re coming… and we’ve got lots of white paint.

  5. THat has to be one of the nicest things I have EVER heard of a brother doing. WOW! Being a white cabinet girl myself, I have to say it is really pretty! –Gretchen O.

  6. And I thought my Kithchen Makeover rocked….this is great! Jane, nice work sister! The hard work has paid off well.

  7. Great job of this kitchen redo. I love the counter tops and the chandelier – gorgeous darling!

  8. Oh my goodness! I just found this post while pounding the internet for kitchen renovation ideas. I think this is the most dramatic kitchen transformation I have ever seen! Congrats!

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