Kitchen Phase 1

If you have been around these parts for a while, you know I have been kicking around the idea of changing the look of the kitchen. I have thought about painting just the tops white, taking down a wall of cabinets and putting up shelves, taking just the doors off, or painting them all again.

The kitchen was orginally all white with butcher block counter tops when we built the home. Eventually, we slowly switched out the counters. The above picture is the only one that I could find that sort of shows what it looked like 7 years ago.

After 5 years and a lot of wear and tear, we painted all the cabinets black. I loved that it hid finger prints. The room did feel a bit dark, but the white inside the cabinets made it brighter.

Well, we noticed that a few of them needed to be touched up, so we pulled the trigger and we will be painting them all over again. We had a few new doors made to accomodate a television so mind as well just do them all. Well, that is what I rationalized anyway. Plus, if we ever sell, they will be clean and fresh.

So we are in a bit of a construction zone at the moment. The garage is a spray booth. But it is all good. It took about 5 hours on a Saturday to take down all the cabinets and number them to the specific location in the kitchen. All the hardware was labeled and put in boxes or bags.

So this is how it will be for a few weeks, but I am pumped that the room will be bright again. Next phase is emptying out all the cabinets and picking out the paint. The island will be a different color than the perimeter cabinets.

Stay Tuned…..


8 thoughts on “Kitchen Phase 1

    • No more black! I loved it too, but always looking ahead! Just the island will be dark. Mind as well do it now, since we had to touch up more than half of them. Always something going on here.

  1. I was amazed at the transformation from 7 years ago to just before this last round. I could totally use your help in my house. My kitchen is blah.
    And what a cutie of a daughter you have there! Helping momma work,, huh? 🙂

  2. When we remodeled, all the cabinets/island were natural oak. Now, 15 years later, I need a change. We just picked out the paint for the island and will be adding bead board to the surfaces that don’t have raised panels. Can’t wait for the change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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