4.07.2014

Reveal: Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

We finally finished our kitchen cabinets!

The good news? I absolutely love the new DIY glass cabinet doors with dark cabinet backs.

The bad news? Our travertine backsplash isn't working for me anymore. But that's another project for another day...

For this makeover, we painted the cabinets Pure White by Sherwin Williams. Then we converted some of our existing doors to glass doors and painted the back of the cabinets with Valspar Hematite. We replaced the cabinet hardware with these pulls, the coordinating knobs and new soft-closing hinges.We purchased the glass from a local glass shop, and all 8 pieces cost us $85. Not bad!

Things are looking pretty spiffy in here, if I do say so myself!







Oh yeah, I forgot to add that we also upgraded the baseboards!


It's always gratifying to see where we started. Gosh, those yellow walls were not my cup of tea!



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Anyway, I was really hoping that the travertine would work with my new colors, but I think it looks really yellow now. It was never a great match with the grey/white countertops, but now I think it really sticks out like a sore thumb. Do you agree? I was contemplating replacing it with the grey penny tile from the bathroom reno

Thoughts?

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7 comments:

  1. I think the tile looks fine. Great job!

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  2. Wow, it looks great. I also think the tile really sticks out now. If you can, I'd wait to tackle that project. I'm not sure about penny tile in a space this large, it might look too busy. Maybe you could post some images of penny tile in a kitchen and other options you might consider. Another nerd decorating survey might be in order.

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    1. We would definitely wait at least until the summer to knock that one out. We're a bit burned out by the renovations at the moment. I'm looking to tackle some easier projects that don't take so long and disrupt the house so much. :)

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  3. The kitchen and cabinet update look gorgeous , Jordan. And I love that mirror that you added. The backsplash isn't bad, but I see what you mean. What about gray subway tile? It's so classic. Everyone does penny tile. Many do subway also, but it's modern and fresh, yet classic. Is there any kind of paint/glaze treatment you could do to the exsisting tile?

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    1. I'm definitely not anti-subway tile, but it's more expensive than the penny tile. (Maybe that's why more people do penny tile?) I am particularly in love with the penny tile from our guest bath renovation and how easy it was to install. I think Scott would kill me if I made him install the tiles one-by-one like subway tile. Plus, it's pretty hard to beat $3/sq ft for a back splash!

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