Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Thing Leads to Another




A few weeks ago, I took down the Christmas tree.


This always opens up a can of worms.




I decided to change around the furniture after that.

Then I thought I would repaint the entire downstairs.






Since I was in project mode, I decided to paint my cabinets white.

Something I have wanted to do for over three years now.

After showing my husband some of my inspiration photos, he finally decided to let me do it.

It has been a "discussion" in this house for a long, long time.




Layla, from The Lettered Cottage inspired me to take off a few doors and add some corbels.

















This was the kitchen before.

When we got the cabinets they were already painted.

Since then, the color has been discontinued everywhere. They were starting to chip, and we want to have covered appliances someday.


My husband and I both wanted white cabinets when we were building this house. I have the pages in my inspiration books to prove it.

Somehow, we got side tracked by the Butternut cabinets, which I still love.


I just love the white more.


Guess what?

So does my husband.






21 comments:

seashoreknits said...

Oh how LOVELY!! What a major project - sounds just like you. So glad you could get hubby to see your way, cause these are fantastic. Just nothing lovlier, really, than white kitchens. Now your kitchen reflects your aesthetic throughout the rest of the house - simply perfect!!

Cristin said...

we painted our cabinets white a few years ago and we LOVE IT! Ours are just cheap wood veneer from the 80's... so white looks MUCH better! Took lots of sanding then wiping then more sanding and wiping then primer then sanding then wiping then painting then painting again.
BUT IT WAS WORTH IT :-) And we only have a tiny kitchen.
Good luck and go you for getting so much done!

Marsel said...

WOW! The original color was pretty, but the white is really wow. I've heard that cabinet painting is a bear of a job, though...I bet you're glad to be on the "done" side of that project!

kim said...

Oh, wow! We have been debating this for over a year. Jim wants to just "go for it," but I'm afraid of ruining perfectly good, new cabinets. I may just have to try this... Your kitchen looks amazing!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

They look great!! We had the same discussion about painting the cabinets. They were a dark walnut and showing wear and tear but DH wasn't sure about painting them. I finally just went ahead and started in. I'm so glad I did, the kitchen isn't that dark cave anymore. I found the primer that sticks to anything without sanding to be a big help and the little 4" wide by 1" diam. fabric rollers to work great. The finished cabinets have an ever so slightly textured surface but I didn't have to battle brush marks. Used Dutch Boy Cabinet & Trim paint. Water clean-up.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

What a redo! So bright and completely different!

Mary said...

The kitchen looks great! The butternut was pretty too, but this looks so clean and fresh. Love the look of a few cabinets without doors too!

Maryse said...

Love the transformation!

Trisha said...

I love the cabinets! I am so envious! My husband will no let me paint ours. I really have to try harder to convince him.

ColorSlut said...

It is so pretty. You are making me think about painting mine!

melisK said...

Wow it looks great.. From your blogs that kitchen looks like you. and I don't even know you but I feel like I know you from your art (crafts) I am envy of you that you are doing what you seem to love craft, sew, decorate and bake. I wish I had more time to do that.
BTW I did make a purse/bag out of a woman's leather jacket and I gave it to my 13 yr old niece that is one of a kind we called it the Rockin Bag it was so her. I would love to send a picture in to you.

Faithful Crafter said...

Your kitchen cabinets came out lovely. Appreciate seeing the before as well. Nice touch with the white kitchen.

Julie said...

Your painted cabinets are absolutely beautiful... and I always loved your kitchen. We've also talked about painting our cabinets white and removing some doors. I'm so glad you are back sharing your home projects with us!

Renee said...

Stunning! Nothing fresher or prettier than white cupboards in a kitchen. You did a fabulous job!

sauvageblue said...

Your kitchen looks amazing you did a fabulous job!!!

Michelle said...

when I bought my house it had farmhouse style white painted cabinets! I was so thrilled - last year I repainted them. They needed a freshening up. Yours look great.

Hilary said...

You really shouldn't deny those "project mode" urges when they come upon you! I'm glad you gave in here...your kitchen looks amazing. I mean, the "before" photo is pretty darn lovely, too, but the white really opens things up. Just beautiful!

a friend to knit with said...

katie. i love how one thing leads to another. and how your "another" is always a biggie!
your kitchen looks fantastic! (i ADORE white kitchens)

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

They look beautiful! We have light wood cabinets and I really, really, really want to paint them white. The problem is, the cabinets are farily new so my husband is having NONE of it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness your cabinets are lovely! Could you leave some tips on how to do it? How long did it take? Paint colors? thanks

Hi I'm Misty. said...

Wow! This looks so great! Very nice job. I bet you looove it!
My question...how did you get done so fast? I've been working on painting my cabinets for nearly 2 years now! Lol