After a full year of dreaming what my kitchen cabinets will look like with fresh paint, the work is finally underway. I shared a sneak peek of the first section of cabinets getting put back together yesterday on my Instagram.
Painting kitchen cabinets is a beast of a project and I actually thought of hiring it out this time, but when it comes right down to it, I just can’t fork over that much money when I know I can do it myself. The curse of the DIY spirit. Also the blessing, I suppose, as it’s probably saving me somewhere in vicinity of $5K.
Also, I’ll be able to share a tutorial, with video, on how to go about slaying said beast.
And even though it’s a messy, drawn-out, sort of tedious process, the transformation is kind of unparalleled. I am thrilled with how much brighter and fresher the kitchen feels already, and I’m not even 1/3 of the way finished.
So let’s talk about where things are heading. When Scott and I bought this house about a year ago we agreed that the kitchen would remain essentially the same. No new appliances right now, no reconfiguring, just surface updates, with the exception of opening up the wall between the kitchen and family room. We hired that work out, and by April we had gone from this…
We added transom windows across the top of the opening and swapped the old counter and sink for quartzite counters and an apron front sink. I also installed a touch free brushed gold faucet, added some shelving to the side of the fridge, and stained and sealed the butcher block counter on the island.
So I’ve hardly been lazing about in here, but now comes the finale, and I am soooooo excited about the plans and how it’s coming together already.
Here’s where things are heading.
Michele @ The Joyful Home says
I love that you’re mixing paint and hardware and can’t wait to see the results! And, your quartzite counters are gorgeous!
I really waffled on whether to mix or just stay all the same but every time I’d see a kitchen with the mix I was so drawn to it. Going with my gut here and hoping it all meshes in the end!
Julia @cuckoo4design says
Oh yay! That will look so good! Mine need a new coat of white paint too.
It’s so nice when the paint is fresh. I’m in denial that in a few months they’ll have drips and streaks on them. I’m determined to keep up with wiping them down though to keep them looking less dingy!
Oh my goodness, the combo of gray and brass is amazing! But I”m pretty sure you already knew that. :)
I was thinking of doing the island in dark blue too but I just love that cool/warm combo of the gray and brass. The island is the last part I’ll do but I’m so itching to get started on it already!
Cassie Bustamante says
oh it is already looking so good! and the plan is dreamy!
Thanks, Cassie! I am so happy to have this project going finally, after thinking about it for so long!
sarah m dorsey says
so exciting!! looks so good! Makes me want to start on my kitchen :)
It’s like my favorite and my most hated project all at once :) The results are are so good. Seeing the one part finished is definitely motivating me to keep going!
Rachel Rardon says
Love the mix of metals – can’t wait to see it come together!
Thanks, Rachel! How I wish I had magical powers and could snap and it would be done!
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
It’s just going to be SO pretty, Jen. You are going to loooovve it!
Oh my! This is going to be lovely beyond words. Looove the mixed metals happening here. I still lose it everytime I see those transoms. Cant wait to see this beautiful space come together Jen.