Before & After: Holly's 95% DIY Kitchen Renovation

Before & After: Holly's 95% DIY Kitchen Renovation

Janel Laban
Nov 16, 2010

We were happy to hear from Holly yesterday — she shared her old place with us in a House Tour post in 2008. She and Sean have since moved and are in process of renovating and decorating a new house. They just finished the kitchen and sent us some photos of the room, both before and after...

The Afters!

It's a great transformation and this is a true DIY - Holly, Sean and their family did all the work (with the small exception of the countertop installation) and lived to tell the tale, which Holly does with great humor on her blog, Nothing But Bonfires.

The scope of the job was huge. Over the course of a month or so, they:
• Stripped Wallpaper
• Removed Paneling
• Painted Walls and Cabinets
• Replaced Light Fixtures
• Removed Old (Concrete!) Countertops
• Removed and Replaced Backsplash
• Removed and Replaced Sink
• Replaced All Appliances
• Removed Linoleum and Replaced with Tile
• Added Baseboards
• Painted a Chalkboard Wall and Hung Artwork


To see all the photos and read Holly's detailed recap, visit: Nothing But Bonfires

Holly & Sean's Global Style House Tour

Images: Nothing But Bonfires

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