*I’m so excited to be sharing our kitchen makeover with you today!*
We had our kitchen cabinets painted in June. In JUNE!! And here we are in February and I’m just now sharing them with you.
I had every intention of doing a full reveal, honestly I did. But, then we had the opportunity to have new flooring installed and we decided to wait until that was done and then there was so much craziness with the release of our book and then the floors were put in and then it was Thanksgiving and then it was Christmas and then it was January and I was just too tired to take photos plus it was super gloomy and dark which makes it really hard to get good shots and all I wanted to do was curl up and take a nap.
How’s that for honesty?
But then, last Friday, I woke up to birds chirping and the sun shining and decided, “This is the day!” So off to Trader Joe’s I went for some flowers and then home to click, click, click my camera and today I’m so thrilled to finally be showing you our kitchen makeover!
It’s come a long way, don’t you think?!
I think my mouth dropped open when I dug up the old photos and realized how drastically these rooms have changed! Not only was it so much darker but my decorating style has a much lighter touch now as well.
We saved our pennies to have the cabinets professionally done and I’m sooooo glad we decided to do it that way instead of trying to do it ourselves. The painter was able to use a sprayer to apply a primer and then two coats of the paint. We decided to go with a more creamy white rather than a very bright white for a softer look.
And once the darker floors were installed it really made the cabinets pop.
Here’s the desk area BEFORE.
And here it is AFTER. I also had a thin piece of glass made to cover the top of the desk and protect the paint.
I can’t even tell you what it was like when we walked back into the kitchen after it was all done. It was like the heavens opened up and a giant light shined down and the hallelujah chorus was playing in the background. When you live in Oregon, you crave light and I don’t think I fully realized just how dark it had always felt in the kitchen until the cabinets were painted. Now, it’s like a burst of sunshine every day even when the sun isn’t actually shining.
We would like to have the counters and backsplash updated too at some point as they are original to the house (25 years old) but we’re going to have to save more pennies to do that.
I was so excited to partner with D. Lawless Hardware to replace the old knobs with these new beauties. And be sure to come back later in the week when I’ll have an awesome giveaway for you from this amazing hardware company!
For the sake of full disclosure, I have to tell you that I was almost tempted to not do this reveal until every.single.part of the kitchen was updated including the counters. But here’s the thing…I want to keep it real with you guys and real life for most of us means that we are only able to make improvements to our homes a little bit at a time. And if I waited until the counters were done who knows how long it would be before I shared this makeover with you!
So, while there are other things we would still like to do, we are perfectly fine pacing ourselves and not going into debt.
Because there’s nothing prettier to me than a kitchen that’s paid for. 😉
Well, what do you think? Can’t wait to hear from you! And as always, thank you so much for meeting me today at the fence,
Cabinet Paint Color: Neutral Ground by Sherwin Williams
Floors: Epic Plus Arden Oak in Gunstock by Shaw Floors
Stools: Renate Linen Counter Stools from Overstock.com