9.14.2010

My Kitchen Redo





I finally painted the cabinets! Well not just me, but me and the Mr. I could not be anymore excited about the outcome. The before is here in case you needed a refresher. It took one night and a full day. We used a sprayer for the doors and Kellen hand painted the rest. The colors I used were Warm Stone by Sherwin Williams for the bottom and __________ for the top by Benjamin Moore but was colored matched by Sherwin Williams. Marianne came over and helped me narrow down my color choices. Let's just say I had a hard time making up my mind and she came to the rescue in a huge way. Did I happen to mention that I am one happy lady?

100 comments:

The Southern Lady said...

Wow! The contrast between the upper and lower cabinets is incredible-not to mention sophisticated. Y'all did such a nice job. It makes me wish I had my big, nice kitchen in Charlotte so I could revamp it.

Congrats on the kitchen re-do and on your recent birthday celebration! It looks like this year is already off to a wonderful start.

monika@lifemadesimple said...

It looks so elegant and sophisticated! I like the colors you chose, it looks great with your floor! Very well done, Paula!

La Maison Fou said...

I like the contrasting colors of your cabinets!
Great work.
L.

Annie@A View On Design said...

just beautiful, perfect!

well done mate

Tucker said...

looks incredible!! love the warm stone.

the cinnamon post said...

fabulous Paula...well worth the effort! Enjoy your new space...

Mary said...

Beautiful! I like the colors, and I especially like the dark wood floors.

ashley maureen said...

looks just beautiful! i'd never think to paint the top and bottom cabinets different colors. so great that you feel refreshed and accomplished.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! We currently have wooden cupboard (much like yours) and I'm toying with painting them to get rid of the '90s country cottage' feel.

x Jasmine

Nicolle Cannone said...

LOVE IT, I have the same cabinets and want to paint them white but feel intimidated, I can't believe you did it so fast!!! Awesome job

Lindsey said...

GOrgeous paula! I love the results and I think you chose the perfect colors.

Becky D @ KingsDownRoad said...

Wow!! They look great! They look really professional.

Design Esquire said...

Great job!! I love the way it turned out. You must be so, so happy!

Victoria said...

Great colours. So soothing. A perfect place to cook. You did a great job.

Catherine said...

love it! great job!!!! Looks fantastic. Love the colors, too.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love how it turned out! These pics have me eyeing my own cabinets. Hum...

Cara said...

looks PERFECT! Can you send me details on your counter top?

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

i am impressed! It looks like an entirely new kitchen!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

i am impressed! It looks like an entirely new kitchen!

Staley Mc said...

It looks great! I love the colors!

Ms. Bright said...

Paula, it looks lovely. I just know you'll really enjoy seeing this space everyday. Great choices on the colors!

Donna said...

Looks amazing!!! Love the combination! What a difference it makes!

Kim said...

I love it! Especially the gray on the bottom cabinets. Makes me think I need to paint mine. My husband will be so happy ;)

Melissa said...

It is gorgeous. I love the color choices and the use of two different colors of the cabinets. It looks like a whole new fresh space. Now you just need more baskets! The chalkboard wall looks cute as well.

Heather J said...

It looks great! No doubt you are a happy lady. Love the two contrasting colors.

Anna said...

A gazillion times better Paula...looks like a completely different kitchen...awesome...good skills lovely!! x

coolkids said...

wow! super impressed. Looks awesome.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

oh Paula..WOW, it's GORGEOUS! The colors are amazing, just amazing. It's perfect, perfect, perfect. xx

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Looks amazing!!! I found your blog when you were doing your backsplash and now this!!! Pure bliss and what a great space to be in now. Love love love every aspect of it...especially the lil' stud muffin, he is quiet the accessory.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Looks great! Love the colors. Makes me wish we had used a sprayer for our doors. That makes such a difference.

Sara Mueller said...

It looks wonderful!

Sarah Lynne said...

Great job! The cabinets look amazing! I'm dying to paint mine!

Erin said...

Brilliant! What a difference that made!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Wow! Amazing transformation...totally different kitchen. I love it! So bright and light now.

tammy said...

wow, great work! i'm tempted to try this myself. only a day and a half?

Living It At Home said...

Looks wonderful! It brightens up your space and also updates it greatly! Enjoy it~

Michelle said...

Wow! I love it! So pretty, I love the two different colors, they are so pretty together, WEEEEEEE, (btw, we have the same oven! hahahah)

Haven and Home said...

Paula this looks great! Thank you for having me over! I had to post this on H&H today. Can't wait to come see it!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your kitchen is Beautfiul!! Love the different colors you used and the big baskets on top are perfect.
Londen

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Your kitchen looks great. Love the colors you painted the cabinet.

LAURA!!! said...

LOVE!!

the red bungalow said...

It looks great! It's amazing what a little paint can do. :)

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Your kitchen turned out GORGEOUS!! Fabulous job! I love it.

*Grabs a paintbrush and attacks my kitchen cabinets*

christine, just bella said...

oh my gosh, what a difference! It looks amazing. I am loving your colour choices - the grays look so soft and elegant.

And only one day and night, hmm that's inspiring!

p.s. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my dressing table :)

vanessa said...

They look amazing. Awesome what a little paint can do. I am sure they have already brought you many smiles!

Birdie Pearl said...

Looks awesome! You have got to be worn-out! So worth it though. Enjoy!

Anna said...

Oh, the subway tile and the dreamy, creamy gray! Love.

And. I cannot believe you did this in a night and full day. Seriously? We painted our built-in bookcase/cupboards, and while I love, love them, they took FOREVER! I'm super impressed with you all!

Brigette said...

Looks great Paula! Maybe one day I will be able to see it in real life one day. We are coming in town at the end of October for a week. Shall we have a game night?

M'ama non m'ama said...

Nice Blog! Wanna follow each other?

designstiles said...

Oh wow, you've inspired me to attempt to paint mine. Did you do any sanding? The sanding part is what prevents me from starting mine up. Lovely color choices!

Julie said...

Paula, it is simply stunning!!!! I LOVE!

Julie said...

Oh, and I meant to ask - what is the countertop?

Jennifer said...

yea! I have been waiting for your big reveal! it looks fantastic and I know you are just giddy about it!

Hanako66 said...

it looks wonderful!

Megan Champion said...

I cannot believe they were ever brown! Its amazing how great it looks!

Megan Champion said...

I cannot believe they were ever brown! Its amazing how great it looks!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Looks amazing, Paula! The colors are just perfection. Enjoy your gorgeous kitchen! :)

Joslyn said...

it looks totally fantastic lady!!

Julie said...

Wow! What a beautiful kitchen! Your paint colors are so pretty!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

wow! this looks amazing!

Briel79 said...

It looks great! I love it!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love it, but then I would .... since I painted my kitchen almost the identical colours this summer. You can see it here http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-250-kitchen-makeover.html. We must have been looking at the same inspiration photos or drinking the same water or something.

daninotes said...

LOVE it! Looks amazing.

Julie Holloway said...

It looks just perfect....couldn't be better. You'll love it...and you should as much time as a mama is in there!

Hello Lover... said...

Looks amazing! The color choices are perfect!

simplesong | suann said...

gorgeous!! love it all (esp. your cute little guy! : ).

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I am not sure what is cuter, your rehabed gorgeous cabinets or your wee-man! Paula your kitchen looks fabulous. Great DIY!!

Cheers ~ Deb

la la Lovely said...

I love, love, love it! Looks so gorgeous. I wish I wish I could lighten up my cabinets! One day, maybe. Great job!
xo trina

Vanessa@decor happy said...

I love it! The colours are perfect. I can't believe it only took you one night and one day - that's amazing. Great work!

Elizabeth said...

it looks great! i love the colors!

Erika said...

GORGEOUS!!! I forwarded to my hubby who thinks painting our cabinets is too daunting. I said "please read this & PLEASE consider" - i mean the color is done - you picked the PERFECT grey! Please share your knobs, why did you decide on the silver & cite your find :)

Thank you mucho!!! Love it!!!! What a happy, gorgeous kitchen!!!

a pina colada said...

Glad you're happy with them, because they look fantastic! Nice job and darling kitchen.

Heather said...

Wow, came out beautiful! so happy for you.

Gracie said...

Your kitchen looks amazing! I'm inspired by your home decor creativeness and prettiness.

Emily said...

I LOVE the colors you picked. Great help and I'm so happy to hear it went well. Awesome job!

Colleen said...

It looks so great! I love the contrast between the bottom cabinets and the subway tile.

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful combination of colors. I know it feels wonderful in there...

great job.

Donna

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- it looks fantastic. I just love it.

debi said...

Wow, Loving your kitchen. Great kitchen. Love the 2 tones.

Heather said...

They look great! What a great job you guys did! The color looks very "Martha Stewart"!

pam@pixelimpress said...

gorgeous! i can't believe the time frame. you guys are quick! pam

paula said...

The counter top is silestone from lowes. It's quartz and has tons of benefits... http://www.silestoneusa.com/aboutus/factsheet.cfm

iheartkiwi said...

what a difference a coat of paint makes! it just brightens everything up so nicely!

Pink Wallpaper said...

paula!! it looks amazing....LOVE the paint color your chose!!!

Wahzat Gayle said...

They look fabulous :)

Wahzat Gayle said...

Wowza it makes such a difference (just looked at your before pics)
GREAT JOB!

simply seleta said...

This is so elegant and beautifully edited I just want to move in!!! I love Warm Stone by SW. Used it a lot with clients in the past, it never disappoints.

Beautiful and Bravo!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Oooh - I love it! Love your dark floorboards too. Cream/white/chocolate brown - one of my fave combos!

Indie.Tea said...

I LOVE the color of cabinets, and I was going to say that even before I learned that you just painted them. Plus, I'm jealous of how big your kitchen is.

Peter said...

Hi,

I love your cabinets. What color did you use for the upper cabinets?

Katie said...

I love the 2 greys!!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

It looks amazing Paula! xo

casey at loft and cottage said...

Gorgeous colors--it looks so high-end! Great job! So glad I found you through Haven & Home!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Gorgeous

paula said...

I so wish I could remember exactly what I used for the upper cabinets. As soon as I found out I will be sure to share. Sorry!

MB said...

I know it has already been stated but...your kitchen is beautiful! I love the cabinets and the subway tile backsplash. Everything looks great, well done!

Splendid Willow said...

Paula, what a transformation! Love what you did! Can't believe you guys did it yourselves. It looks like a professional paint company spent a week at your house!

5 stars! (love the color choices)

ox, Mon

adornedlife said...

love the grey...might get mine painted now, but only due to the overflow upstairs that caused a leak in the kitchen ceiling...how 'bout that silver lining! :)

Jennie Bee said...

Came out Great! love the color!

Katie said...

I'm in the same position as a lot of your readers...wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets but a bit fearful. Could you explain the process? How is the paint holding up? Would love to hear all the juicy details!! Thanks and your kitchen looks amazing.