Today is the day! The One Room Challenge reveal! I’m participating as a guest participant and took on the MAJOR undertaking of renovating our kitchen AND dining room in six weeks! After many long work days I’m so proud to be able to reveal our modern kitchen with black cabinets.
**For the Dining Room Reveal Head to This Post!**
In the kitchen we were able to create a layout that works for multiple cooks in the kitchen and create island seating for four people.
Here is what we started with in the kitchen! A giant fluorescent light box, an undersized dated oven, an island that barely seated three, no pantry, and a built in desk.
The first thing we did when we moved in was take down the fluorescent lights in favor of these modern brass penants (I’ll link all sources at the bottom of the post). Next we turned the oven cabinet into a pantry, tore out the desk, built a fridge enclosure, and built a double oven cabinet where the old fridge sat. I was able to do this with MDF. We also painted all the cabinets a pure black and added new brass hardware.
I installed a new peel and stick glass tile backsplash, right over the existing backsplash! We also tore apart the island and straightened out the cabinets in order to be able to sit four stools. I built butcher block countertops which were an affordable and beautiful choice, especially against the black cabinets.Once everything was positioned I installed new laminate floors that really tied together the entire kitchen.
I used special vinyl paint to paint all of the windows in both rooms black.
Thank you SO much for checking out our modern kitchen with black cabinets! I always love the motivation of the One Room Challenge to complete a room (or two) in six short weeks!
For the prior weeks posts check them out here:
Week 1- How we Raised up our Sunken Den
Week 2- Mood Board and Plans
Week 3- How to Paint Black Cabinets
Week 5- Our new laminate Floors
Sources **Contains Affiliate Links**
Art- Macrame Wall Hanging
Lighting- Pendant Lights
Seating- Bar Stools
I’ve also included a roundup of shopable images, just click on any of the images below to shop (or double click on mobile).