Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is my mom's kitchen. Its been this way for... well as long as I can remember, but I know at one point the walls weren't burgandy. But the cabinets and appliances have been there since we moved in.

Since doing my own kitchen cabinets, my mom has thrown around the idea of painting hers. So, we decided that while I was out in VA after going to Canada, we would tackle it and just get it done. She wanted it to be bright, airy and seem more spacious. She gave me a budget and off we went!!
She had less cabinet doors to take off and paint, but there was 30 years of grime and dirt on them that we had to soak and scrub off before we could even think about painting. So that was an extra step that we had to do to hers that we didn't do to mine.
We used a Behr paint & primer in bright white for the cabinets and a mistint pale yellow that was also a Behr paint and primer in a pale yellow.
We cleared the counters, pulled the refrigerator and oven away from the walls and got to work!
It was quite the transformation!!! It made the room seem so much bigger, cleaner and brighter!
We threw away the old hardware and bought brushed nickle handles and knobs as a replacement. The cabinet doors used to have a handles as well and we decided that knobs would look better, so we filled one of the holes with wood filler, sanded it down and then placed a knob there as well.
We replaced the hinges as well - and at 9pm the night before my baby shower, we were drilling new holes in the doors and hanging them!! But the job got done and it looked fantastic!
Yay for a $300 new kitchen!!!


Christine Fontaine said... looks WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE it!!!! I know your mom most love it!

Sam said...

Who needs $50,000 make-overs? Fresh coats of paint and you're good to go! It looks great! I want to redo our kitchen because our cabinets are white. I'm not a big fan of white, though I like your mom's. And I know why...My kitchen is white cabinets, funky white counters, white stove, off-white fridge, and pale pale pale yellow walls.

Sydney McFearless said...

Wow, SO much brighter and lighter! The before pictures are so heavy! You did great work. :)

A Homemaker's Heart said...

I need to hire you to redecorate some rooms at my house...when are you available?

Hurry before your belly gets in the way ;)

With love and a hug,