My Sister’s KITCHEN REMODEL (it is amazing)!!!!

I am so excited to finally be able to do this post.  Over these last few months my husband and I have been gutting and building a brand new kitchen.  Honestly looking back now I don’t know what we were thinking.  Going without a kitchen for a few months with five kids is hard.  Doing the remodel ourselves while taking care of five kids, two of which are toddlers, is insane!

Post Renovation picture to show that somehow we all lived through it :)

This all started because of my bad back.  While having to lay down more than I have ever wanted to, trying to recover from back surgery and also being pregnant with my fifth, I watched a lot of the show “Fixer Upper”.  I don’t know if you guys have watched this show, but it is basically my favorite show ever!  After watching every single episode, I pretty much thought I was Joanna Gaines and capable of any home renovation. :)  I know….completely crazy!  So I started trying to figure out how I could remodel my kitchen and do it on a very limited budget.

So after scouring the classifieds trying to find anything I could use for my kitchen I came across these….

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A local cabinet shop was selling these cabinet doors for five dollars a door!  Apparently they were the wrong shade of white for their customer….well they were perfect for me!  So I bought them all and designed a whole kitchen around them :)  After several months of planning and acquiring some amazing deals for tools, appliances, etc., through our local classifieds we were ready for demo!

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We gave away or sold everything in our kitchen :)

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Let me warn you here.  If you have never done a major kitchen renovation before, like we hadn’t, you will go through a huge spectrum of emotions during this time.  At first, during the demo process I was euphoric.  I was so excited to officially be starting on my new kitchen.  Shortly after demo was over, the overwhelming feeling of panic set in.  Question’s like: “What in the world have I done?”  “I don’t know how to build a kitchen!” and “ It’s the end of the school year which means an over abundance of assemblies, programs, concerts, and homework.  My three oldest kids are on four different sports teams, one of which I am helping coach, and my youngest two need constant supervision so they don’t kill each other and I just willingly destroyed my kitchen!?!?!?” all start setting in.

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Then after starting the work of rebuilding, depression sets in.  You realize it’s nothing like they portray it on tv.  You don’t have a behind the scenes crew helping you.  In fact, the munchkin crew you do have with you 24 hours a day seem to thwart all progress you try to make.  It is more work than you ever imagined.

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So what do you do?  It’s like all hard things in life.  You resist the urge to curl up in the fetal position and instead get to work.  You beg your bother-in-law who has experience in making cabinets from scratch to come help you for a few days to get you started making yours.

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You watch a ton of YouTube videos to learn the tricks of the trade.  You work through the night while your kids are sleeping so you can actually get something done.  Then something magical happens.  As the days and weeks go by you start seeing progress and feeling more confident in your abilities.  You start having hope that you can do it.

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Then comes the best stage of all….Finishing!  Looking over the results and realizing that you did that, is an amazing feeling.  And finally getting some sleep….that’s an amazing feeling too ;)

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After (Janae here for a second… they even made their own table!!!)

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(Don’t look too close at the ceilings….. I still need to texture and paint ;)  So not completely finished yet)

If you’re like me and love home renovations…. here is a video going into a little more detail on how we stuck to a very limited budget.

There ya have it!!! Thanks for having me today!  Now I just need to convince my husband to keep doing a bunch of remodels with me:)

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Ever done any renovations?  Tell me about it!!

Question from Janae… Who thinks my sister should start doing this professionally and probably have her own show on HGTV too?

HGTV lovers—>  What is your favorite show on this channel?

What is your goal this week for your running?

-To rock my 1/2 marathon this weekend wahoo! (Janae)

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Your kitchen looks fantastic! I am beyond impressed you guys were able to renovate it yourself with 5 kids and a crazy life! Way to go!

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We did our kitchen over several years ago – before kids – and I have no idea how you managed a brood and all that work! It’s absolutely gorgeous!! Nice work.

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Wowza! This is so impressive! I used to think I was somewhat handy by being able to put together furniture from IKEA. But this, this is incredible! I’ve never watched HGTV (not really my thing), but I’m pretty sure you should be on there.

By the way, your hair always looks SO GOOD, even in the pics while you are working on your kitchen!!

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A.MAZE.ING. This is fabulous! I like how you had your son pose in the same spot for the before and after photo! And that was an old stove! Crazy! It all looks so nice:)

I love Fixer Upper so much, and also Say Yes to the Dress, and any of the House Hunters or Beachfront Bargain Hunt type shows!

My running goal for this week is to get out there even in the heat…………….so hot and humid here……….ugh!

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WOW!!!! That is crazy amazing. Sis has major guts and skill. I am seriously in awe.

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The kitchen looks amazing! I can’t believe that they built all those cabinets from scratch!

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That is amazing! You would make Chip and Joanna proud with that remodel!!!

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Wow so so gorgeous!!! I’m so impressed! I really want to do some updating in my kitchen but I’m avoiding it for $$$ reasons. I love everything they did on their own.

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WOW that’s amazing! It looks so great, would you want to come remodel my kitchen in a few years?!

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Oh my wooooooooooooooooooord! They did such a wonderful job! She’s SO SWEET to give all of the deets on how she did everything. I’d be too tired after all of that to explain how and why, haha.

Favorite HGTV show = “Property Brothers”!

Running goals this week = Staying true to a post-injury recovery and not go overboard (keeping to that 10% rule is tough).

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Un-FREAKIN-believable!!! Wow. You should send this into HGTV. I am serious! Just amazing. I cannot believe you did that all yourself!! What skills and hard work and perseverance! (And, Sissy, YOUR HAIR! Gorgeous!)

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Beautiful job!!!! I’m amazed and inspired!

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Amazing! But please share how you cooked and fed your family for that time? I am not one to do anything myself so I’m so impressed with you teaching yourself and being determined to do it!

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Yes, I’d like to know the same thing. Amazing job!!

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Yes! The shiplap makes you 100% Joanna Gaines.
Mind blown–this is amazing. it’s seriously gorgeous.

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Oh my gosh! I love your kitchen. Yikes!! It makes me want to remodel ours. Fantastic! This could be a career for you once the kids are older😀

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WOW! I am super impressed. This renovation is beautiful and to know that you did it all yourselves is such a fabulous accomplishment. I bet it makes you even happier being in that kitchen now, not only because it’s so beautiful, but because YOU DID IT! :) Congratulations on a job so well done!

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WOW!!! The kitchen looks lovely!! You should be so proud of yourselves — I cringe when people pay out of the nose for remodeling projects. It truly is hard work, but it’s so much more cost-effective to DIY. Congrats :)

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That is amazing!!! Come do mine!! :) :) I love it, it’s beautiful!

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That is SO INSPIRING! We are on a really limited budget but I have dreams of re-doing our kitchen. It looks incredible!

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Oh my gosh!!!!!! It looks amazing! Could you do a follow up or give some info on the materials used for your shiplap wall?? I am dying to do that in my downstairs bathroom.

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Wowww!!!! You did an amazing job! Congrats!! 😊

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Impressive!!
Thank you for sharing.

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OH MY GOSH! Was not expecting that after picture. Wowza..that is absolutely stunning! Your sister is a rockstar! Good luck on your half Janae! Crush it girl!

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WOW! That looks so good! I LOVE the color palette and I can’t even imagine the amount of work it took to do all of that! Well done!

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Im so impressed!!! Ive never done a remodel, but it does sound fun. Tough, but fun!

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I have no words!! It’s amazing! I hate our kitchen but I truly don’t think I’m capable of something like this. You’ve certainly planted a small seed in my head though lol.

I can’t believe someone returned those cabinets they’re beautiful

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OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!! I’m convinced that your sister is a superwoman! She seriously seems like a jack of all trades!! You are awesome too!! Also, I can’t get over how much you guys look alike!!!

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Woah that kitchen looks incredible. We aren’t home owners and I can’t even imagine taking such an intense project. It looks perfect though. We know who to call if we ever need our kitchen redone. ;)

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Absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

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That is amazing!!!! So beautiful! I absolutely love the table. Will you have benches or chairs with it? Also any chance you want to make another one and sell it to me? :)

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Hi, just wondering if you could share where you found the plans for the table or at least the dimensions for it? I would love to replicate it for my family, its perfect!
Thanks

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Beautiful job! I can’t believe you built your own cabinets- you’re brave and talented. I think you made the perfect splurge on the granite – it really takes the kitchen to a new level. I like the pop of color to really be a statement piece in your kitchen. Congratulations on finishing your project!

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Love, love, love it! I’ve watch way too much Fixer Upper too and have started doing all kinds of projects around the house. I’ve painted about 80% of my house in the last 3 months and have been painting so many things white :) I really want to paint our kitchen cabinets white, but I haven’t convinced my hubby yet. We have a very small kitchen and I think it would really brighten it up. I love your tile back splash, that is exactly what I want to do in ours too and a new counter top. Such a fun post. We also have two little and I definitely have to get creative to get anything done :)

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So beautiful!! I could never do it myself, even with no kids haha.
Can you five more details on the table?? That I think I can do!

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Nice job! My husband and I are in the home stretch of finishing our renovation. We contracted a large addition to the house last year and then this year we gutted the entire original structure (1000sqft) and rebuild the house literally from the foundation up. Poured new footers, actually raise a portion of the house to get it back to level, new subfloor, all new interior walls, widened up a load bearing wall, installed one of the giant wood beams you see on all the shows haha, laid new hard wood, laid tile, added a dog shower in the mudroom, removed exterior doors, added a window, added a new exterior door, moved cabinets, redid all the electrical in the house, and updated a lot of plumbing. To say it has been a marathon is an understatement. Nice job managing the kitchen with kiddos, we have none right now, just two dogs that are annoyed with the lack of attention they have gotten this year!

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Her kitchen is amazing! She has done Chip and Joanna proud! I am so jealous of the shiplap!

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Oh. My. GOODNESS!!!! That is the most gorgeous kitchen I have ever seen, true story. I LOVE it!

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This is amazing! Your sister is so talented! I really wish that she would start her own blog!!

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Fixer upped did the same to me. Except instead of a kitchen, it was a camper. Your kitchen turned out beautiful!

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Impressed!!! Inspired! You go girl!

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“Sis”: Wow!! That is like my DREAM kitchen!! It looks awesome! Great job!

Janae: Congratulations on your big day yesterday! :)

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OMG it is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so impressed!!! Also- the picture of you in the suit and mask- I thought it was Janae you two are so much alike.

I hope you are so happy with your kitchen you did an amazing job! Jojo would be so proud! (Ps. you should email or tweet this post to them, they are very involved with their fans)

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this is just so impressive!!! there are no words from me to describe how very impressed I am, not only because I am the opposite of handy but because you tackled this project with 5 kids and it came out amazing!!

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AMAZING!!! I am so impressed! Amazing doesn’t even begin to express how I feel about this kitchen. I am so inspired!! I love everything about it. We have a mostly original kitchen from 1993 with all of the 90s bells and whistles (white floor tile, oak cabinets, forest green wallpaper, black appliances). I’m sure it was so hip in 1993 but not so much now! I’m looking at your post and thinking “we could do that!”
We have done a few minor renos like laying tile, laying hardwood floors, starting to do drywall for the first time. Nothing like that though.
I love Fixer Upper and I totally agree that you should have your own show!

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I LOVE her new kitchen! I cannot wait until the day I has pretty countertops and fresh white cabinets. Congrats to your sis and her family! The kitchen is probably my favorite room in the house. So much love and food.

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Your sister did an amazing job – the kitchen looks gorgeous. What a difference from the before photos!

My favorite show on HGTV is definitely House Hunters – especially the international one. I love seeing what houses look like in different parts of the world.

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That looks incredible!!!

My husband and I bought a foreclosure last May and have spent the last year+ remodeling the entire thing. (It was horrendous!) Completely new bathrooms, kitchen, new paint for everything!! Totally feel your pain of the process, but the finished product is always worth it :)

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That looks amazing!!! I’m seriously impressed, great job! Love that you did it on a budget too.

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That is seriously amazing! It turned out so good!

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LOVE this!!! great post and what an amazing kitchen remodel- can you share more details on the name of the granite color?? It looks perfect and amazing for a condo I am re-doing that has white cabinets, too!!

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So totally looks like you are Joanna! :) Love everything… and the open shelves/shiplap. Can’t believe you built that all around some doors.. how fun!!!

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The remodel is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and even better on a small budget! I live in Waco and friends who have been on the show. Thank you for sharing! We built our house and a lot of our selections were based on what I liked from Joanna’s work on the show.

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Wow!!! That transformation is amazing!!! I LOVE the shelves and your kitchen table!

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Wowee Wow WOW!! Y’all did an amazing job! I love everything! You definitely have the talent and skills to do this professionally.
My favorite HGTV shows are Property Brothers and Flip or Flop.
I’ll be happy if I can do all my workouts this week without dying :) It’s pretty hot here in TX. It’s a good thing I have friends to run with. I couldn’t do it without them.

Looking forward to your next post! Maybe you can do it more often now that the kitchen it finished lol

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That is amazing and beautiful!!! Love it!

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Wow! Beautiful!! Now I want to tweak mine! You must feel like it’s a whole new house the kitchen really is the heart of the home.
And your hubby is hilarious!!

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Wow, your sister’s kitchen looks amazing!! I love the white cabinets.

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BEAUTIFUL job! I am just floored at your “Can do” attitude and that you guys did all of this yourselves. I’m sure you will enjoy every minute in your new kitchen and create so many great memories there! Love it!

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THIS IS AMAZING! Oh my goodness – I have never been more inspired to start remodeling my condo. To be honest, I never think things like Fixer Upper can be real in real-life, but to see you do this to your kitchen on a budget, with 5 kids, and while still doing your normal life is so inspiration and wonderful. You did the best job! It is gorgeous.

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I can see the influence of Joanna Gaines in the kitchen, it’s so beautiful. I especially love the granite. Isn’t it amazing how inexpensive but impactful the tile is? Great job!!

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Well that’s just beautiful.

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Just WOW! What a beautiful kitchen! You did an amazing job. Now enjoy. :D

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You did such an amazing job!! We’ve gone without a kitchen too but before kids (I can’t even imagine doing it with little ones! You’re a rock star!!) I love the countertops, I think that was a good decision. When I have to spend more than I want to I think about how long the ‘whatever’ will last and try to divide the cost into that time frame to help me put it into perspective. The granite you chose is super classic and will last forever so the cost is really not bad if you look at it that way :) Again outstanding work I can see why Janae has been so proud and excited to have you share with us!

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Looks amazing! And it’s incredible you did that yourself! We did a kitchen reno years ago in our last house that ended up being a bigger deal and harder experience than we expected. So I applaud you but I also related to the range of emotions and late night working to get things done. But once it’s finished, it’s SO satisfying. Thanks for sharing!

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FREAKING INSANE! It looks so amazing! I would have been impressed if these renovations were done by a professional, but to know that you guys did it all yourself is so crazy awesome. I know some people get a ‘high’ from accomplishing such tasks. If you become a junky and need to get your next ‘fix’ I know of a kitchen in Lehi that needs a serious update ;)

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I am seriously amazed! It looks beautiful and I can’t imagine doing that, and especially with five children. So impressive!

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That looks absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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WOW. That is incredibly impressive. It looks absolutely beautiful and so professional! Well done.

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Wow, that looks amazing!! I love it!

My mom once renovated her kitchen all on her own. We helped with the demolition (that was fun) but she did everything, tiling, backsplash, floors, etc herself. I’m not sure I’m talented enough for that!

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Jaw drop. I would pay your sister to come and take care of my kitchen planning. She has the knack! We’ve never tackled something quite that extensive, and your sister’s honesty about the process was really, really reassuring. It’s kind of like running… when you acknoledge that it’s going to be hard, it allows you to dig a little deeper and keep going.

Goal this week is to nurse along this achilles of mine so that I’m ready for a relay on Saturday– we are a 4-person team running a 68 mile relay and it’s going to be great!

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omg her kitchen is GORGEOUS now! what a transformation! I am impressed.

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WOW!!!!!!! That kitchen is seriously amazing! You did a beautiful job. I can’t even imagine trying to get that done with two kids, let alone five. B R A V O!!!!!! For real.

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Oh my goodness, you kitchen is AMAZING! You are the next Joanna Gaines! :)

My running goal this week is recovery from my half marathon yesterday and building up for my 15 miler on Saturday! I forsee lots of stretching, foam rolling and hydrating in the near future!

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I am in LOVE with your kitchen!! Beautiful work!! Great Job!!

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So impressive! I love how she did a video on how they saved $. Also, it was nice to see the kitchen in more detail that way. Last thing, your sister’s husband is funny. ;)

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WOW!! What an incredible transformation! You did an amazing job! It looks gorgeous!

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GOOD WORK!!

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This is so gorgeous! We are renting our home, and I wish we had done some minor stuff like painting and redoing the floors when we first moved in, because we’ve been here eight years and I can’t believe I’ve suffered through it so long, haha!

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I hear you on the how tough it is to do a remodel for a few month. Your old kitchen also totally looks like my old kitchen. Our old kitchen had Yellow counter tops, brown cabinets, gross linoleum, and cabinets over the island. We removed everything, had to get rid of the drop down ceiling, Sheetrock the ceiling, paint the walls, move electrical because we didn’t have a dishwasher so we needed power. We didn’t have gas in our house and we were desperate for a gas stove so we had to run new lines for the gas all that way to our house, around the house and to our appliances. We didn’t weren’t able to do everything as inexpensive as you guys did. We had a guy in our ward build our cabinets and they were custom and exactly what we wanted so well worth the money. We also did granite but got ours on an awesome deal. and then we had carpet in our dining room and living room so when we got the wood flooring we did 1/2 of my upstairs in it. I wish they had the water proof flooring that they now have. So we had issues with the floor buckling. Total cost of our kitchen, cabinets, appliances, flooring was around around $7,000 but it was definitely worth every penny. One thing we also did because both my husband and i are so tall we had our cabinet guy put all of our cabinets on risers so instead of going to my hip my cabinets god to the middle of my waste. It makes i so much easier to do dishes, clean, and cook because i don’t have to bend down so much.

your before and afters look incredible. Great job doing so much work yourself. Very impressive!

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Wow. I am impressed. I definitely couldn’t do it…however I have a very handy man of my own – so if our kitchen or anything else needs fixing.. I have live in help :). Your sister definitely has a talent for this!

My running goal = hit 100km of running this week as I have some races coming up. And to have fun while running those km!

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Amazing job! What a beautiful end result — classic and elegant. I only had to coordinate some major renovations in our home this summer — I did exactly zero of the work — and I found just overseeing hardwood flooring installation super stressful. So I’m in awe that you were able to take care of all of this yourselves! Enjoy your beautiful new kitchen!

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Move over Joanna Gaines. This is the best kitchen reno I’ve ever seen. Working around the inexpensive cabinet doors was very smart. You did a great job of leaving the electrical and plumbing in place, but still adding counter space. I love the colors, I’ve been dreaming of a gray and white kitchen.

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Beautiful! Jealous as well! ;)

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WOW! It’s beautiful! I keep thinking I’d like to tackle a project like this, but it’s such a big deal. Well done!

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Hello! The remodel looks amazing! I was wondering where your sister got the flooring. We’re looking for a waterproof option, and what she chose looks similar to the shade we would need.

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Ok your sister is AMAZING!! I am seriously in awe. Better than fixer upper! WAY TO GO!

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Wow! It totally looks like from a “Fixer upper” episode! Very impressed!

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My jaw in on the floor! Wow!!! That is an amazing transformation!!! My favorite part is the pantry area! That was a great idea for that space. More counter space is always welcome! Okay, and let’s talk about how on earth this was accomplished after recovering from back surgery, having a baby, taking care of two little guys and the rest of the family and taking care of yourself, too! (Eat, sleep, exercise, whatever). Such an accomplishment and proof of your get-er-done attitude! Congratulations!

Also, great idea to share this on the blog!! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good home transformation!

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Absolutely amazing! Send her my way!

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Stunning!!

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Wow, huge congrats, the kitchen turned out simply stunning. I’m only a little embarrassed at how excited I’ve been for this post, but Sis, ypu have such great style, i knew it would be impressive. Seriously my favorite pic is the one that shows you all made it out alive, that project is no joke. Enjoy!!

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Wow you really are Joanna Gaines!! It’s beautiful. Well done.

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So impressive! So much to be proud of!! When you think about it, you overcame your back, so this was less in comparison. Maybe?

There is so much to like, it’s lighter and brighter, easier to maintain. Love the tile and the countertop and double ovens and pantry….

How long did it take? We have an idea of the cost and other commitments, so I’m wondering about the number of calendar days and hours? Thanks for sharing!

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Are you running the Timp 1/2??? If so it is the 29th which is next weekend not this weekend.
I am not trying to be a know it all but I thought that is the one you are running and I know training will be different.

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OH MY GOODNESS… you saved me Stephanie hahaha! Yep, definitely was off on that. Thanks girl! I hope you are having a beautiful day!

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Incredible job!!! Be careful, HGTV will be calling you!! You could be the next fixer uppers in Utah!!!

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That kitchen looks so awesome!!! I am super impressed. My parents had 4 kids and spent 10 years building paycheck to paycheck and took their original 1 story, under 1000sqft house to the just under 5000sqft, 2 story house I grew up in.

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In our previous house, we re-did the entire thing, piece by piece over 7 years, including doing the kitchen while our oldest boys were 1 and 3 (I washed lots and lots of bottles and sippy cups in the bathroom sink). Tell your sis that she was brilliant to add that extra counter space and I am totally impressed with her skills – she fed and maintained a family of 7 during the remodel, did all the remodeling/building, *and* kept her grass green during a Utah summer at the same time!

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I can totally see Joanna’s style in there. I LOVE IT. OMG, Fixer Upper is my favorite show. I love every one she does. I am even willing to move to TX just so that I can buy a crappy house and have her redo it for me. You guys did an amazing job. I love the way you saved money (and shared it with us). Looks awesome. Every ounce of agony was worth it.

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Holy cow!!! Your kitchen is absolutely incredible! You are very talented and definitely hgtv show worthy! You motivate me to take on my kitchen but the idea of doing that with kids is a little (a lot) scary to me. I seriously cannot even imagine the chaos with five kids and a diy kitchen Reno – you are one amazing mama!!! Great work!:)

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Amazing job – I can’t believe you built your own cabinet boxes – that is over the top! Thanks for sharing how you did everything on a budget. Impressive! And your family looks happy in the after picture :)

We’ve done minor remodels but nothing to that extent. Most recently it was renting scaffolding to change out several light fixtures on our two story ceilings. We were quoted $1,000 but were able to rent the scaffolding for $85 from Home Depot and do it. It took about 12 hours total of me and my husband working (had to assemble and reassemble the scaffolding in a couple rooms) but it was worth the savings!

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Wow! That is amazing! It looks beautiful!

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Wow. Just wow! Bravo. Joanna would be proud!

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So incredibly beautiful! Way to go, sister! I’d hire her to do my kitchen. 😂

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Oh. my. goodness. This is legit and beautiful! Thank you for doing the post and even more so, thank you for doing the video! Y’all rocked this!

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Holy Moly!! Those are seriously impressive before and after photos! Nicely done!!

To think of all the mind numbing hours I’ve spent watching Fixer Upper when I could have been doing something productive like your sister! #shiplapforever

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Amazing job in your beautiful kitchen, Janae’s Sissy! Especially doing it on a budget and working around your family time!! Impressive to say the least! You have great taste and I am inspired in your hard work and dedication. Enjoy your amazing kitchen. Plus, you are beautiful and are a great speaker like Janae. Must run in the family :-)

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Holy cow that is incredible! Beautiful kitchen!!
I am also a huge fan of Fixer Upper (have you read their book??) but would never have the guts to attempt something like that on my own…your sister is super talented!

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Well done!!!!!

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This is unbelievable!! It looks absolutely stunning and to do it yourself?!? AMAZING!

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Amazing transformation of your kitchen. Super impressed that you managed this with a large family and a life full of extra curriculars. Looks great!

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um WOW. that is amazing and impressive. you did an awesome job!

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This is AMAZING!!!! Now i want to remodel a kitchen that i don’t even have!

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WOW. I had to do a triple take because, WOW!! Your kitchen looks amazing!

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Wow, the remodel is stunning!! Looks like it could be on the show Fixer Upper — beautiful!!

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Late poster here… just gotta say, very impressive! I’m amazed that you had the vision with just seeing those doors for sale. Dang! I guess watching a bunch of home remodels will do that! Maybe if I watch a bunch of cooking shows I could be inspired too…
Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your hard work!

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I am very impressed!! Especially with having your hands full with kids (and 2 little ones too!). Love her style! I remember when my parents redid their kitchen. My dad did it himself, but he had a job as a Chief Engineer on a Cargo ship, so he’d be home for 8 weeks and out at sea for 8 week, etc.. so there was one time he was away and my mom had to cook all our meals on a single bunsen burner and an electric griddle! Now we bought a home from the 40’s and nothing was updated, so it is also quite the fixer upper! My dad was our 3rd roommate for a few months redoing our bathroom (complete gut including plumbing and electrical work). We’ve also ripped out the carpet and refinished our floors. Our next big project is the kitchen which also needs a complete gut! which includes making a half wall on a wall that’s a supporting beam and redoing some electrical work. oh joy! Curious as to how you guys did all your meals while the kitchen was MIA? We definitely want to try and not go out to eat while our kitchen is under construction.

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That is an amazing looking kitchen. Very well done. Congratulations.

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Janae, your sister is AMAZING! She looks like a supermodel, she has 5 kids (!!!) and she did an AMAZING job remodeling that kitchen. I’m Pinterest-ing that WHOLE thing! Congratulations! I’m beyond impressed.
(Also, you two look like twins)

xx
Jocelyn

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this. is. INCREDIBLE!!! what an awesome job and amazing feat, with all you guys have going on. i especially love the pics of your oldest in the doorway… made me lol ;)
chip and joanna are the bomb dot com. LOVE that show! and the property brothers. and i may or may not record house hunters for weekend binges.

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Your kitchen is gorgeous! Nicely done!

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This is my favorite blog post! She and her hubby did an amazing job on the kitchen remodel! I especially loved the video & photo bombing. <3

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