3.18.2014

Kitchen Plans

We are in the process of sprucing up our kitchen! As I type this, I'm breathing in the lovely fumes of oil-based paint. Don't worry, Mom – I promise not to overdo it on the paint fumes.

When we bought this house, I liked a lot of things about the kitchen. I appreciated that the materials were nice quality (corian counter tops and travertine backsplash) and the layout was excellent.

Here are some photos from our first tour of the house:



The kitchen walls were painted three different shades of yellow, so that had to go right away. Yellow is probably my least favorite color in the world.

We painted the walls our favorite color, Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. We painted the peninsula and frame around the fridge the same color as the cabinets, a creamy off-white. I don't have great photos, but these show you what the new wall color looked like.


Then we replaced the appliances...


Our plan has always been to paint the kitchen cabinets because the last person who painted them did a very poor job. The inside of the doors was very streaky and pieces were chipping off various doors. We got a very affordable quote from a painter and decided to go for it!

Right now the cabinets are being painted my favorite white, Pure White by Sherwin Williams. We're using an oil-based semigloss paint for maximum durability. It smells terrible right now but it will be worth it! It's the same white we painted the built-ins in the den...


And our custom built-in closets in the master bedroom...


And the cabinetry in the master bathroom...


Basically we're systematically working our way through the entire house to replace every bit of creamy off-white/beige paint (cabinets, trim, doors, etc.) with a crisp, bright white. Eventually the woodwork in the entire house will be Pure White and it should all feel very cohesive. We can't wait to see the trim painted bright white because this beige/almond-colored trim is just not cutting it! Our plan is to have the trim painted in the rest of the rooms over the summer.

Now, let's chat about the kitchen. My kitchen board on Pinterest is filled with bright white kitchens, so choosing a paint color for the cabinets was easy. Here's my inspiration for the rest of the space:

Kitchen Plans



Once the cabinets are painted, we need to add new hardware and complete a couple more small tasks before this room is finished. I'll be back soon with "after" photos. As always, thanks for reading!

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