10.11.2010

Painting + Rugs



I have had quite a few requests on giving more details about my kitchen makeover. I personally hate giving advice on this subject, because I am not a painting professional and simply did what I wanted. Case in point I used a latex satin paint without any sort of lacquer after. I did not want any sheen so this is what I chose. So far it has held up well and has taken quite a beating from the kiddos and has cleaned up fine. In reality I know an oil base is best as is a semi or high gloss or a lacquer coating. For those of you who could not care less about the how dos you can just take a glimpse at my new antique rug find from ebay. I adore it. Okay now back to it...

-I used a latex primer after a really good cleaning and sanding. Then between each coat I did a light sanding. It took a total of one full evening and one full day from start to finish. It took one primer coat and two to three paint coats. For the framing of the cabinets my husband painted it all by hand with a regular and foam brush. For the doors and drawers I used a paint sprayer in the garage. It has become my new best friend.

-All paint was Sherwin Williams. The bottom is Warm Stone. The top was a Benjamin Moore color that I had matched by Sherwin William's, unfortunately I cannot remember the name for the life of me. In the image it looks a lot more white next to my wall color than it really is. It's more on the cream side. The formula is...

Bac Colorant 02 32 64 128
B1 Black - 2 - -
N1 Rawumber - 11 1 -
Y3 Deep Gold - 9 1 -


-My knobs are the same ones that came with the house. I really wanted these in antique brass, but were a bit too cost prohibiting for the amount we needed.

-My counter tops are Silestone in Minerva Cream. The benefits are huge and were what we wanted at the time which was something easy. They are truly easy and good looking.

Hope this answered a few of your questions. Let me know if I missed anything and I will answer them in the comment section. Have a great Day!

* This lovely lady from High-Heeled Foot in the Door did a great play by play of painting her mother's cabinets. Now that I look back it seems we went with similar colors, ha! Great minds think alike?

51 comments:

shopgirl said...

Wow Paula! This is brilliant! You guys did a fantasatic job! I'm not sure if I could tackle such a large project on my own, but you've inspired me that it is possible to renovate your kitchen without actually having to replace the cabinets.

Have a great day sweetie!

Southern Mom said...

It looks great and I love the rug! What kind of sprayer do you use?

Cara said...

It looks wonderful! I truly love it!

Mary said...

Did you paint the inside of the doors also?

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love how the blue in the rug picks up on the grey! I still love the cabinet colors you chose. Have a great week!

Lauren said...

so beautiful and love your rug too!!! have been nehind but was cathting up & you look soooo pretty in that pic before the blog party!!
xoxo

Birdie Pearl said...

It looks amazing! Have you seen the stuff you can dip your cabinet knobs in that will "antique" them? Should be at a hardware store. Let me know if you cant find it. It would be a budget friendly way to complete your awesome look!

The Rigoloso's said...

absolutely beautiful! love your new rug! happy monday.

Anonymous said...

What a clean and refreshing look to your kitchen! It makes me feel very calm and peaceful, which we need sometimes in the kitchen. It can be a bit hectic with cooking, kids, family and friends.

I have a question about your rug, which I am loving. I've seen many blogs wherein people have found these lovely rugs on ebay. Any suggestions for how to find a good rug? I'm a bit hesitant to shop online like that so I welcome your thoughts. Thank you so much.

Haven and Home said...

Love your rug find!!!

maria said...

the rug is such the perfect finishing touch!!

Tucker said...

beautiful kitchen! and i just LOVE that rug!!

Nicole said...

Thanks for your responses on my "I Learn" post! :D

I love your kitchen, btw! The two-toned cabinets are such a great idea!

Damaris said...

I am completely loving your kitchen. I love the color. It looks SO clean. Can I come cook there?

coolkids said...

the rugs looks great!

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

What a great rug!! Good find!

Joyce said...

I love your new kitchen. I have been toying with the idea of painting our cabinets too and moving them up to the ceiling adding an open shelves underneath. Thanks for sharing. xo

Tim Capaldi said...

That is a huge job to paint the cabinets. Nice job to you and the husband. Well done. The two tone is very cool.

Tiffany said...

It all looks amazing!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I just adore your kitchen makeover and the new rug...FAB!

Truly Smitten said...

LOVE your kitchen makeover! I am sucker for those subway backsplash tiles. Great job =)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love it. You should give more advice :)

Julie Holloway said...

Paula--this kitchen is beyond lovely...and that rug rocks.

angela said...

LOVE the new rug. Can you tell me how it is holding up? I want an oriental rug in our kitchen, but my husband says we all spill too much :)

Lila said...

I love the two colors for cabinets. It's such a great contrast. Great rug! I love my silestone!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

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Megan Champion said...

I love rugs in kitchens - I have a huge Turkish red one in my own. Passed down through the family, we love it. Your kitchen looks great Paula - makes me want to do my own!

Char said...

gorgeous rug! i love it.

Melissa said...

You have (almost!) inspired me to tackle this job in my house. I'm mortified to say that we moved in to cabinets that were PRIMED-- and have left it that way for three and a half years! How embarassing!!!! Yours is so lovely.

Susie M said...

From someone who has tackled this project in the past, you did a great job. I like the two tone look with the darker cabinets on the bottom. The rug picks up some color and adds a touch of spice. Thanks for sharing this.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Paula-that rug really puts it over the edge, AWESOME!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

It looks gorgeous Paula and the beautiful rug ties everything together!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

The rug is divine.. divine! xo

Jennifer said...

I'm still not over how great your kitchen looks! And the rug is FANTASTIC!

nkp said...

Kitchen looks incredible. Rug is gorgeous. I'm jealous.

Julie said...

Ahhh. Ebay. My favorite place on the internets - ever. Great find!

I love your kitchen because it's attainable and stylish.

The Southern Lady said...

I'm still amazed at how wonderful your kitchen looks. I totally want to fly back to Charlotte and revamp ours (maybe one day). I have to say, though, that my favorite part has to be the pop of orange from your kettle.

Love it!

la la Lovely said...

still drooling.... so gorgeous.....

la la Lovely said...

still drooling.... so gorgeous.....

paula said...

we used the Graco Spray Station 3900. It clogged a few times and that was a pain, but overall I love it. Makes for such a clean finish.

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paula said...

we did paint the inside of the doors which was easy since we removed all the doors. We did not paint inside of the cabinets though. Not a huge deal for where we live but painting the inside gives a nicer finish.

paula said...

this was my first ebay rug purchase and I was so nervous. I just typed in antique rugs and this one pulled up. I did email the seller and asked if it smelled. He assured me it didn't and he was honest.

paula said...

the rug is a very new purchase but so far so good. I bought it well worn intentionally so I wouldnt worry about it. Also with the array of colors it helps hide spills.

Pink Wallpaper said...

LOVE your rug!!

Anna said...

Paula, it really did turn out lovely. It actually has me thinking about my own kitchen cabinets...

Erin said...

Wow, it looks wonderful!! We've been slowly redoing our kitchen since January- yikes!! Hopefully it will be done for Thanksgiving. Can you tell me the dimensions of the antique rug? I'd love to find a similar one..

paula said...

the rug in 79" by 42" :)

Laura Trevey said...

What a beautiful kitchen Paula! thanks for posting it on Bright Bold and Beautiful ~~

xoxo laura

Anonymous said...

Pretty!

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