Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New White Kitchen Cupboards

Here's my progress...

I primed the cupboards, then painted them white. My awesome husband polished up the door knobs so they are shiny copper. Then I added a faux tin paintable wallpaper and painted it white. After that dried, I went back with a tiny brush and made it look 'scratched' up with a grayish color.
Like this:

This cupboard door has 1/4 inch mesh chicken wire. It was so fun to reorganize everything and be ready to bake and cook again.
Here's the final result for the top cupboards- I LOVE it! (The lower cabinets were left all white).The brick throughout the kitchen was previously very dark reds with black grout- not my favorite colors for it. I handpainted the brick by rubbing 3 different colors (I think it was 3) and then I painted the grout with a teeny tiny brush! What a pain but it looks so much better and it just feels better in my kitchen. All of this has really proved to lighten up the colors and brighten the room- not to mention create the styles I love. :)

Eventually, I'd LOVE to have more barn wood counter tops, or just something that matches better. We already have one in the kitchen and one in the dining.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. They aren't the greatest quality because I took them at night with very little light but it gives you an idea if you'd like some brightness in your kitchen!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kitchen Makeover!

Look what I've been working on....

Transforming my kitchen cabinets.... mostly with paint but also I'm using faux tin!

From dull handles to shiny, polished ones! (Thanks to my husband!!)

The doors are getting primed...

Old maple wood and newer white. The final color is a very light off-white. So basicly... white. :)

The wall paint will be a very light tan, kind of like coffee with lots of creamer! Bye bye butter yellow!

I'll share more when I have time to get more done!