Aug 28, 2015
Happy Friday! I thought I would share our exciting little kitchen makeover (well, actually big kitchen with the amount of cabinets we had to paint)! This was the first thing on our to-do list…to paint everything white, with the help of Benjamin Moore and their amazing Satin Impervo paint :) I’ve always dreamed of having a white kitchen, so to see our kitchen transformed really made my heart happy, because the amount of light it brings in everyday is quite lovely. And yes, the walls are actually grey (very light) but grey!
Now, in my opinion (not my husbands) this kitchen makeover is not quite done. I would DIE to have new countertops (quartz, marble, formica 180fx, etc), a gorgeous tile backsplash, and some crown molding on top of the cabinets (or even raised cabinets). BUT, for now it’s absolutely perfect and I couldn’t be happier. Plus the little island/peninsula already had the beadboard and painted black, so I loved that (maybe someday I’ll paint it mint or grey, hehe ;).
I think the hardest part of the kitchen is actually trying to decorate and style it. It has quite a bit of counter space and tons of cabinets on top, so I had to attempt decorating it with what I have (which is not much). I can only imagine how often I’ll be re-arranging it in the future ;)
Oh, and these drawer pulls my friend were NOT easy to put in…they look great, but the tore up the drawers inside and you can even see it chipped the outside a bit too. But I can’t complain because they weren’t too spendy and we only had to do 9 :)
Oddly enough, I don’t really mind hand-washing dishing..because I adore the view. We have houses around us, but when we straight out the back you really don’t see them. We just recently hung up our bulb string lights…and I’m obsessed with them (I’ll share out patio soon too :).
I ended up deciding to remove the doors with this upper cabinet, considering it was by itself. I actually love how it turned out, not only is it the perfect display for my pretty items, but it adds a bit more character to that section of the kitchen (and one of the first cabinets you see walking in). I have to say, painting the inside was torture though (it’s not a real wood, so it scratched easily), and I really wanted to do beadboard on the back or a pale mint. But, let’s be honest nobody has time for that. And yes…I am going to try and talk my brother in law into removing the damn cable jack/outlet!
And now for the before and afters, which I am horrible at not getting the right angles in the beginning! But, it at least shows you what we did, painted the walls (Classic Grey OC-23, Regal Select, Eggshell Finish) as well as painting the trim and ALLLLL of the cabinets (Satin Impervo White Dove OC-17). I originally was going to replaced the hardware with black or brass, but to save money we kept all of the brushed chrome knobs and replace the drawer handles with new pulls.
I’ll definitely have to keep you posted if we make any additional updates (maybe come tax season we can get ourselves some new countertops..I have been eyeing up the Formica 180fx Calacatta Marble :) As well as adding some crown molding and a light fixture over the peninsula. And let me know if you have questions about any of the items in the kitchen, I’m more than happy to share were I got it!
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