Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets - Before & After

Before shot - dark, dark cabinets. Of course, as you'll see in the after shots, the clutter never changes. :)


After shot: white cabinets and the art gallery that is our fridge.

After shot - white cabinets (again, please disregard the cluttered countertop and dishes in the sink - such is life at our house!)

The "new" old farmhouse table and chairs I purchased Friday (and the lovely green linoleum floor - blech!)

I must close with this print that hangs in my kitchen and I know that many of you have as well. Always a good message to keep in mind.

I’ve had a couple of readers ask how the painting of our kitchen cabinets turned out, so thought I would post some before and after pics. But, I must warn you that this is very much a work in progress. We’re still trying to decide on which pulls to purchase (we’re testing a couple different versions, hence the lone pull you may see in the photos). We still need to fix the backsplash, redo the countertops and the floor. Ah, the floor. You’ve read about this in past postings. And now you finally get to see the lovely green linoleum, or as I call it, the Green Monster. But, as I’m sure you can relate, other unexpected projects come along and interrupt your plans. (Like a giant tree that falls during a storm and has to be cut up and hauled away for a nice sum of cash. I'm just sayin'.)

Also, I found a great deal on a table and chairs at a funky consignment shop in town, Eyedia. I had been searching for a farmhouse table, something antique looking and came across it Friday during lunch. Of course, it needs some TLC (Hubby just had to shake his head at my impulse buy, in the end, though, he liked it). But, for right now, Lemon Pledge seems to do the trick.

Have a great day, everyone!

22 comments:

Seersucker Scrapper said...

I really like the white. It looks so much brighter. Can't wait to see some more!

Jo said...

Love how bright and cheery your *new* kitchen has turned out!

We painted ours as well and what a difference it has made!

Enjoy ~
Jo

preppyinnewengland said...

The white makes such a difference, so bright and refreshing! Looks great. Love the print!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Wow, what a dramatic difference! I love the space- great choice on color.

sara said...

Love it! What a difference a can or two of paint makes!

Amanda Profumo said...

The white cabinets look awesome- what a difference a little paint makes!

EntertainingMom said...

It looks fabulous! I love it! I want to paint our oak cabinets white too but my husband is so opposed. He worries about the paint chipping off... in our old home with original 1934 kitchen) the cupboards were painted and it wasn't great, but I know paint and methods are so different now. I would love white cabinets but I don't think it is going to happen... during this marriage at least ;)

EntertainingMom said...

btw... was that a bottle of Tab? I LOVE Tab!

Elizabeth said...

It looks great! Thanks for sharing pictures.

I love your table too!

I posted some 'before' kitchen pics today. My head is spinning with ideas.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Your new kitchen is fantastic. What a change! Don't apologize for the clutter...we all have it and anyone with a family that tells you they don't is lying. :)

Keep us posted as you continue. Love your new find too!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Looks great! Love the white cabinet/apple green wall combo - so fresh!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

What a difference a little paint makes!! We did the same thing to our kitchen, and I LOVE it! Your floor is better than ours was when we moved in, it was carpet!! In the Kitchen!!! That was ripped out as soon as we closed. I think it was original to 1969 when our house was built. EWWWWW. We put in wood to match the rest of the house. Much better! :)

LPC said...

How kind of you to show us your cabinets.

Haven and Home said...

Looks great! I am so impressed!

about me said...

those look incredible! i want white cabinets now!

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a beautiful difference. It looks so much bigger and outstanding. Well done.
I love seeing before and afters

maggi said...

I love it! The green paint is fantastic!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow! Your kitchen looks fabulous! What a difference some white paint can make - so fresh, especially with the green walls! Tracey xx

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Bradford said...

Hi,

Painting the kitchen cabinets needs roughly over a period of three days. This will mean three days of eating out, so plan the work when it is most convenient. The first thing is to decide on the color. For this, consider factors such as the color of the kitchen walls as also that of the tiles. The size of your kitchen must also be considered. Also keep in mind that light colors give the impression of spaciousness.

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