Hello, hello! I’m so glad you are here today! This post has been a LONG time coming. Countless hours of getting down and dirty with the plethora of cabinets in our kitchen, and today I can finally show y’all the results of our hard work!
We moved in to our house in May 2015, only a few months ago, and started right away on remodeling our kitchen cabinets – DIY style, of course! It took waaaay longer than we expected- even though we had help from my amazing MIL- but the cabinets are painted!
Phase 1 of our DIY farmhouse kitchen remodel is complete!
Just as a reminder, here’s what we started with – very red, cherry stained cabinets – complete with a matching floor!
And here’s where we are today! I am so in love with the way it turned out. And don’t worry, I’m planning a very detailed tutorial on how we did it!
It’s come a long way, but we still have a loooong way to go. So far we have painted the cabinets and added hardware, and changed out the light fixture over the sink. [click here for link to light fixture]We used these knobs and these bin pulls from Amazon, which were both very cost effective; that is always important, but especially when you need so many! I think the final count was around 25 pulls and more than 40 knobs.
I love the way the light grey island adds contrast and dimension to all the white. I can’t wait to get the new countertops on – it’s going to be amazing. We are going with a leathered black granite, but it will be a few weeks before we can get it installed. In the meantime, I will start painting the walls of the kitchen and adjoining dining and desk space.Eventually we plan to replace the appliances with matching stainless steel – but all in good time my friends!
The top swatch on the wall on the left is the paint color we are going with – Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray. I would like to install crown molding eventually as well.
After the counter tops go in, I will install a white subway tile backsplash with gray grout for a classic look that will appeal to more people when we sell. This is not our forever home, just a step on our journey, and we are hoping to use any equity we gain to pay off our student loans when we sell.
I also plan on trimming out the ends of the island to add some architectural interest to the flat gray surface, but I am going to wait until the countertops are installed so I know where to put the trim.
And, of course, we will be installing some sort of new floor that isn’t red. And that day can’t come soon enough. We knew we were going to replace the floors, so we didn’t worry about getting paint on them. There are so many things wrong with this floor. Besides the garish red color, they are laid in the wrong direction in the room, making it feel choppy.
So, we still have lots of hard work ahead of us, but we are so happy with the way it looks so far – and relieved we are done with such a big job!
Have you ever thought about painting your kitchen cabinets? Or have you done it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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