days weeks months but I finally picked a color for my kitchen cabinets.
So many swatches.
So many sample quarts.
yikes – scary basement!
After I took this picture, I realized there were 3 more quarts sitting behind these. geesh. (Yes, the employees at Sherwin Williams know me by name.)
Painting cabinets is no small task, and I wanted to be super sure and super happy with my color. I finally settled on SW Rain. It has a cottage-blue look, but with enough gray that it doesn’t look baby-blue. So many of the other colors I tried did.
Again, here is my inspiration picture…
Here are my cabinets before…
And here are my cabinets after…
Loving my kitchen now!
I also replaced the blind that used to hang at this window with a roman shade. Shanty 2 Chic had a super-easy tutorial that surprisingly doesn’t require too much sewing – I was able to put it together in a couple of hours.
This is the only section of countertop that’s built so far. And obviously no backsplash yet. But yummmm – how I love the dark countertop with the blue cabinets!
See how we transformed the fridge into a framed chalkboard – without damaging it at all.
Can you spot the dishwasher? We were able to cover it to match the cabinetry. It was a pretty simple project that I’ll be sharing soon. It made a HUGE difference in the overall look of the room.
I updated the cup pulls with Rustoleum’s Dark Bronze spray paint. (The cabinet handles are actually the same ones I had on the drawers before I replaced them with the cup pulls.) Lots of shuffling going on! But it was so nice to avoid the expense of buying new hardware.
This was originally a medicine cabinet that we used at our previous house. Since this section of wall is so small, we decided not to put a kitchen cabinet on it, but this little cabinet fit perfectly. Can you tell that I love using red as an accent against the blue?
I canNOT wait to replace the counter and backsplash!!! It might be a while though. Kevin is getting antsy to start the bathroom remodel – I guess I shouldn’t complain about that. No promises, though!
I thought I’d make a list of some of the things I learned about painting cabinets. Not a how-to (I am not at all qualified to write that tutorial!), just some tips and suggestions. Things that worked for me. Or didn’t work for me. (That’s a long list.)
So what do you think???
Would you consider painting wood cabinets? How about painting them a color other than white???
I’d love to hear from you..
Now… what to do with all of those sample colors???