Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The beginnings of a kitchen makeover

I really love our kitchen, it is about 10 times bigger than our old one, and it is open to the family room, but I love the look of painted cabinets, so this week I am starting the process of painting all the cabinets. I like to paint, but the quicker I can achieve my desired outcome the better. So I found this paint at Lowes - Zinsser perma white - "Two coat system, no priming required!" I was sold.
The color I am using is a Sherwin Williams paint color (Softer Tan). I saw pictures in this blog with kitchen cabinets painted this color. It is a soft cream color. So I bought a quart of the Zinsser paint with the Softer tan color mixed in to try out. I painted one end of the counter and the island. And the 2 coats really do seem to cover well. It is just a long process, but I am really happy with the results so far.

Here is a before picture, this was about a week after we moved in. Kind of dark with the brown wall color and then the cabinets too.


















and the kitchen chairs got a makeover too - I spray painted them black (used Valspar grey primer and satin black paint). They now co-ordinate better with the black appliances and granite countertops - I may paint the table too, still thinking about that.




















Here is the island after new paint! I am very happy with the big change so far.


























now I have to paint these...... (I am thinking of a different color for inside the cabinets with open shelving, any suggestions)





















and these.......







and these too.....









eventually we will buy hardware for the cabinets too, but it won't be cheap - I have counted and we need 27 knobs and 14 drawer pulls. I think I want to get the bronze color to match the fawcet.

Maybe by next week I will be done with the painting the cabinets. I have to buy more paint first......

4 comments:

Julie M. Jackson said...

well Anna, you know I love black. I think you should paint the entire table black and the reat of the kitchen cabinets the same color as the island. It will make the kitchen look even bigger! BUT, you could also paint the cabinets black! or just the open shelving one color or the other! ;o) Love it so far!

Heather said...

No no, only paint part of the table black!!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love the chairs black and the island looks great! Your kitchen will look so wonderful when you're done. I painted my kitchen cabinets and it was a job!!

Manuela

Julie M. Jackson said...

Don't listen to Heather! If you don't have any more of the wood color in the kitchen, paint the entire table black! If you do leave wood then paint the legs black. I have a black table Heather! It rocks! If you go with the entire kitchen in light colored cabinets then for sure paint the entire table black!