Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Kitchen Update | Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Readers!

Well the time has come to share the details of our perfectly white kitchen.  This is one of the biggest transformations our home has taken.  You may have read before that I have loathed my kitchen cabinets for 11 years.  I have even had various companies come out and quote refacing and painting them only to be shocked by the sticker price--one quote was $15,000!

The hubs (Mr. House) and I went back and forth about painting them ourselves for about 5 or 6 years. I even changed my mind several times thinking, "There is just no way."  Part of me was intimated by the size of the job while the other wasn't so sure I would get the finish I wanted. Would they look professionally painted?  There's nothing worse than working your butt off to not be happy with the final outcome.

Well, we did it!  Mr. House even gave it his approval.  

With the proper research and products you can have the cabinets you want and they will hold up through the years.  The key here is the right products.

We also have plans to add moulding and feet to the cabinets just to give them more detail.  




I'm going to show you the way back "before's" and then move forward through the years.


 When we moved in this is what the builder had chosen for our cabinets.  We instantly disliked them but there was nothing we could do.


There were no bells and whistles, so to speak... and I'm not really a light maple girl.


 And then there is this.  Not sure if it was my "hey, lets see how much crap we can cram in a room phase."  Again, 11 years ago...


About 6 years ago we picked out this back splash and upgraded to uba tuba granite.


And in 2012 this was my attempt to soften the cabinets bringing in my collection of white porcelian..

You can read more about that here.

Now we have this..


I also painted the walls a beautiful grey/beige color about 6 months ago.



We used a luscious creamy white paint on the cabinets and updated the previous hardware to this detailed chrome hardware. 




This cabinet from Walmart is great for the overflow of my collection.



I have even more plans for the nook where my cook books are and we are planning to add some moulding to the glass cabinet fronts.

It's brighter, whiter and I am loving my kitchen for the first time.   

You might not even know that our kitchen didn't come this way...


I will be sharing the tutorial later this week..featuring the products I used to achieve professional results and my plan to space out the work to keep your sanity.

I have also taken a stab at painting our knotty pine in The Beach Bunker with a complete tutorial.  It has been almost four years and the job has far exceeded my expectations.

What do you think?  Is this a project that you have been wanting to do too?  I would love to hear from you!


From my house to your house, Happy Hunting!


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6 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is beautiful now, Holly! White was the right call. ;)

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I love it! Just lightens the whole room.

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  2. Grey job Holly! Isn't it amazing how much a difference white cabinets make in a kitchen? We updated our kitchen earlier this year....LOVE IT!

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  3. Ack...I meant to say "Great job Holly"! :-)

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  4. Well done, Holly! It is nearly hard to believe it is the same kitchen! It's tough when faced with something so daunting, and I look forward to your products tutorial soon. Thank you for this marvelous look into your gorgeous kitchen. Bravo!!!!

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  5. Well done, Holly! It is nearly hard to believe it is the same kitchen! It's tough when faced with something so daunting, and I look forward to your products tutorial soon. Thank you for this marvelous look into your gorgeous kitchen. Bravo!!!!

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