Back in the spring I made a plan to paint our kitchen cabinets during summer break. And then I couldn’t decide on a color.
And the hubs thought we should enjoy the summer break with the kids instead of working during it.
And he was right by the way.
Then right before school started I painted the end cabinet to create my kitchen command center.
And I loved how the painted end looked. The faux wood grain was gone. That little corner was brighter and well, I just loved it… which made me revisit the idea of painting the cabinets.
We have a pretty big kitchen with lots of natural light coming in from three different directions which makes the room bright and airy.
I love all of those gorgeous windows.
All of this natural light…
But when I turn around and look at the rest of the kitchen, all I see is a dark, traditional, generic looking kitchen.
We have the typical cherry cabinets which are a nice quality overall, but after being used for almost 25 years they are starting to show wear.
The stain is almost gone around the knobs and the protective clear coating is gone.
We have your average granite countertops which are way too busy for my liking, but they’re not going anywhere so I’m gonna make the best of them.
And then we have a light wood floor. I know dark wood floors are all of the rage at the moment, but let me tell you about the dark floors.
When we refinished our old house, we installed dark floors.
And guess what?
They showed every piece of lint and dust that landed on them. On one hand, they were beautiful. On the other, they were a nightmare to keep clean. Lesson learned on that one.
After much thought (I’m talking about months and months along with about 8-10 paint samples!), we have finally decided to move forward with the kitchen cabinet makeover.
I’ll be collaborating with General Finishes for the cabinet paint and D. Lawless Hardware for some stunning new hardware that will really update the look. Stay tuned for my kitchen cabinet color selection and see how the kitchen is progressing!
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