You’ll remember I started working on my kitchen here and here. Well, its finally finished and photographed! It was a long process to paint all the cabinets and my island – a little/lot back breaking, but really the hardest part is waiting for coats of paint to dry and living with a kitchen with no doors attached. I really like the way it turned out, and it was very budget friendly. I priced having the doors sprayed and it was $50/door – that would’ve been over $2,000 for my entire kitchen and I didn’t even ask if that included spraying the backs! The cost for me was 1 gallon of paint, 1 gallon of primer and the brushes/rollers and solo cups. No, I don’t have my dream French stove or my dream ice maker, but this will pacify me for a while…
If you remember, this is what I started with. 10 years ago, I loved dark woods, golds, reds and apple green – blech! Now I want everything white with pops of blue. I cringe when I see this photo – I can hardly remember all this dark wood!
In October, I started Phase I and created a two-toned kitchen. I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop here…
And here she is after….
We’ve come a long way, baby!
I ordered the beaded wood chandelier from World Market. It was even better in person and the quality and the price were great!
The cabinets plus all the trim in my house is Dover White by Sherwin Williams. Get a swatch for yourself…this swatch looks very dark. In person it is a nice, creamy white that I adore.
I painted the island Crystal Blue by Benjamin Moore. Against all the white, you almost can’t tell it is blue unless the light hits it just right. My adjoining dining table chairs are painted the same color.
Here is a before and after of the island…
I’ve also updated a lot of my original builder grade interior doors and added some glam Emtek door knobs.
These door knobs – could you die?
You might recognize the bar stools from a post I did here about a beach condo renovation. I loved them so much, I managed to track them down a few months ago on a trip to Scotts Antique Market in Atlanta! I found the booth, picked out my stools, paid the money and THEN asked him where he is from. Wouldn’t you know, he sells these stools right here in Destin and his warehouse is in Panama City Beach?
Here are a few more photos of the kitchen…
I’ve also been working on my family room. This actually used to be a garage when we bought the house but we tore down a wall, raised the floor, bricked the outside, added doors and windows and voila, our family room! I’m still working on this space, so here is a sneak peek of my progress so far. I still have to change out the blinds to woven shades, paint the console (ugh, more painting) and frame some Etsy artwork to hang around the tv…
For all the details on the products I used and the entire painting process for painting my kitchen cabinets, click here.
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