October 22, 2012

Kitchen Reveal

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:

Listing Photo

Phase #1- Floors, counter tops and backsplash
Now

Or this view from the other side:
Listing Photo

Phase #1- Floors, counter tops, backsplash

Now
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. 


 So what do you think?  Good change?  Would you have left the wood, or do you like the painted look?  The room feels so much cleaner now, since the old wood was really damaged in a bunch of places.  I'm thrilled with the upgrade, and now it has the Hubs thinking about finally painting the Family Room.  Yep- you heard me, we just brought home a newborn and the Hubs is already itching for another remodel.  I'll have to hold him off for as long as I can... wish me luck!


12 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous, Erin! It really modernizes the space without it being stark. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, it's amazing! I am in love with painted cabinetry. I have painted every single cabinet in our house.
    Also, Backsplash+KitchenAid Mixer=Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's amazing what a difference a little paint makes, the kitchen looks so great! You're choices for the countertop and backsplash really tie in the black appliances nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love it! The paint colour is exactly right and such a great contrast. I'm also a little bit in love with your stand mixer *swoon*

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey! Found your blog via John & Sherry's and your beauuuutiful bathroom remodel, the main. What an oasis.
    Can't you just let the hubs do the painting while you regrettably have to decline participation based on having that smoochy newborn around? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. So much prettier and more modern looking! Love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. It looks really great! I came home from the hospital to a backyard remodel... not as bad as people in your house... but it was annoying trying to find a place to nurse out of the workers sight (we're still working on window treatments, too!)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I found your blog through YHL, and I went back and started reading from your blog's very beginning. It's really exciting to see how you're turning your house into a home! The kitchen looks fabulous! I love the crisp contrasts. And I love the green Kitchen Aid mixer on the counter! I can't wait to see what else you have in store.

    Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! That looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes! This was definitely the right choice. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Silly question but I am really curious where the dining table light is from? Thanks & I love how good everything looks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the painted cabinets! The handles pop especially well against the white, and I LOVE the green Kitchen Aid.

    My husband and I painted our kitchen cabinets the week before Christmas a few years ago-- definitely a bad idea because we didn't have time to do it properly, and I haven't been happy with them since. You live and learn! And in your case, you live and don't have to be up to your ears in cabinet painting!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

    ReplyDelete