So, this is our kitchen. Galley style. Pretty plain and simple.
And this is what it looked like on move in day. Check out that mustard yellow wall color. And the horrible faux wood/almond cabinets. If this doesn’t scream late 80′s/early 90′s I don’t really know what does.
Anyway, let’s get back to the good stuff. The kitchen does look a lot brighter and open, don’t you think?
We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the space to start transforming it, bit by bit. However, a complete gut and renovation are just not in the cards for us right now, so we decided to update the existing pieces with some paint. For the cabinets, we primed them with oil based primer and then added a couple of coats of Behr Ultra Pure White paint. We will probably get around to adding some poly to them soon for some extra protection, but for now, things seem to be holding up pretty well.
The wall color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. (Same as the Breakfast Nook.)
And here are a couple of other areas of the kitchen we’ve already shared:
In addition to painting, there’s still tons to do, like…
- Update the hinges – These dark hinges stick out like a sore thumb. Or like a dark hinge on a white cabinet.
- Replace all the lighting – There is an ugly boob light and a cheap over-the-sink-light that both need to get the boot.
- Paint the almond colored appliances – I’m a little leery of the outcome. Cross your fingers that it works out for the best!
- Install new flooring – Thinking about something warm to balance out the brightness.
- Update the almond colored countertops – We are going to try DIYing them, but if it is a complete failure, we do have a back up plan to get something new.
You can pretty much guarantee that we will be sharing all of these upcoming projects with you, even if they don’t turn out as planned. But, we’ve certainly come a long way already. Woohoo! So, have you had your own kitchen painting extravaganza? How did it turn out? Anything you would have done differently? Let us know. We would love to hear from you!