Those of you that have been following our blog for awhile (thanks Mom!) will know that we've been on the fence about painting the wood in the Kitchen from the beginning. We tried to make a few small updates without painting, but in the end we just didn't achieve the look we were hoping for. So in the end Hubs took advantage of the fact that I was knocked up and somehow convinced me to hire a contractor to paint our kitchen while we were in the hospital with our latest little DIY project. It might of been his best decision ever, because here's our kitchen now:
We went with Moonshine by Benjamin Moore for the cabinet color- mostly a white with a little bit of gray in it to hide fingerprints and blend better with the black appliances. It's easier to appreciate the change though if you see where we started:
|Phase #1- Floors, counter tops and backsplash|
Or this view from the other side:
|Phase #1- Floors, counter tops, backsplash|
Before we felt like the granite counters we added and the gorgeous backsplash tile just wasn't being showcased like it should.
Now I think the counters look sleek and incredible, and the backsplash sparkles.
I'm thinking some simple, clean window treatments might be in the future.
There's still a bit more work we'll have to do on this other side to make it interesting, but I'm thinking that's just a matter of making it "pop" in those glass front cabinets. Stay tuned on that.
My favorite thing is looking out this window into our backyard. Everything feels so much more open and crisp.