Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All in the Paint: Paint Project Reveal Part One

Hello!

I'll have to be short and sweet today, but I've got two fun photos to share.

As I mentioned, we've got Operation Paint Project going on here at our house. It will be a three stage process over the next few weeks: 1) the kitchen cabinets, 2) the breakfast room and 3) the adjoining dining room.

Today, I've got a fun before and after of Part One- the kitchen cabinet makeover! Phew. No one told me how difficult it is to paint cabinets! I'm hoping that it will make painting the walls a breeze, in comparison.

And it makes it really difficult when you are painting cabinets lime green! Ha. Only kidding. We actually took the cabinets from a dingy, off-white beige to a stark, bright white.

Ready for the big reveal? Voila!


Here's the not-so-white before (if only the picture could capture how dingy/yucky/not crisp and clean this color really is!).


And the oh-so-white after.


You'll also notice that we are getting rid of the orange/salmon/pink color that currently graces our kitchen walls (check out our House Tour for more pictures of this vivid kitchen/breakfast room color). Our "out with the salmon, in with the grey" theory is a huge part of Part Two, so get excited, because I certainly am! :)

So, what do you think so far?




Linking to:
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38 comments:

-Kasey said...

Very nice! Your kitchen looks very open now! Wanna come paint my cabinets now? haha.

modern jane said...

What a great transformation! I can see a little bit of difference in the cabinets but that paint color is fantastic! Totally transformed the room!
Can't wait to see the rest!

amanda persinger said...

I think all your hard work paid off. Looks great!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Thanks, ladies! Hopefully we can get a shot of the cabinets in the daylight today, so that ya'll can see the true difference between the colors. This picture was taken late last night... the hubs had to cover picture-taking duty since I didn't get home from work until almost 11:30 pm! Workin with what we have :)

Kirsty said...

stunning! I love love love it!

Joi said...

Love it! The wall color and cabinets are in harmony now! : )

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

They look beautiful! We are tackling our kitchen after the holidays and I am DREADING it. Doesn't it feel good now though?? :) I wish you could come and paint mine!

Val said...

GORGEOUS!!! We painted our maple cabinets white this summer and every time I walk through the kitchen it's like a breath of fresh air.

Kate at Dream To Life said...

This is Stunning!!!! Great job!
Cheers,
Kate

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW!!! I love you kitchen, I want to see more :)
XO
Kristin

mina said...

it looks fantastic. great job!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

It looks so crisp and gorgeous!!!

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Really great transformation - i love grey so am excited to see some more!
Rachie xo

Sandy a la Mode said...

GORGEOUS! i love what you have done!! grey is soo IN these days!! :)

animal print gal said...

Great post; I am in with the grey theory too! Love it in my new house!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is just beautiful!!! I love grey!!! :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Awesome! I love grey too. It looks fabulous with your fresh white cabinets! Great job!

I'm your newest follower. It's nice to "meet" you! Thanks for your sweet comment over at HiSugarplum about our home. :)

Roeshel

The DIY Show Off said...

Well! I just headed over to your house tour and I have seen your beautiful home before! lol Duh! You've done so much work! Everything is gorgeous! Awesome job! :)

Roeshel

Michael - Innkeeper said...

wow! sensational! love, love, love it!

the grey is stunning! so much better. can't wait to see more!

Tonya said...

Michelle-
Just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog! I really appreciate it! I love the transformation that is going on in your kitchen! I recently did the same thing to my cabinets! Great job! Also I wanted to thank you for suggesting the CSI project to me...I linked up 3 posts! It was nice meeting you! God Bless!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

wow, the kitchen looks so much more updated and clean! i love that you took the wall color to a neutral.

simpledaisy said...

Wow...your cabniets look fantastic:)


ps: i'm having a give-away over at my blog! Stop on over if you have a minute:)

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your kitchen looks beautiful!

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

Wow I love the after Color!!! Great job!!! My cabinets look like those! Hubby had to lower them cause I'm so short LOL

tale of many cities said...

looks fantastic! gray is my 'thing' right now! oh, popping in via a blog hop who featured you! :) lovely blog.. we share makeover madness in common! {new fan!} hope to see ya around my random neighborhood sometime! :)
many blessings,
-Tracie

Cait said...

STUNNING!

Jessica said...

Nice kitchen!

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classic • casual • home said...

It was worth all your effort. Really pretty.
Mary Ann

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous!!! x

Lori said...

OMG GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I long for a kitchen like yours. Unfortunately, more so just to look at since i'm no Giada.. last night we had breakfast for dinner and did you know you can burn pancakes? Dang.

Envious of your beautiful kitchen though :)

paula said...

looks absolutely gorgeous!

Karena said...

Michelle what a great change! I love it! I bet you enjoy just walking into the kitchen now!

Do come and enter my Artful Offering!It is truly beautiful!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Ashley said...

so glad you stopped by! love meeting new atlantians! those cabinets look awesome!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Beautiful kitchen!

Pam said...

It looks great! I love the transformation.

Pam

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

Looks like a brand new kitchen...thanks for stopping by and commenting about Sammy (the former missing cat)

Kelly said...

Oh, I love it! I love clean colors, especially in kitchens. Good choice!

courtneyoutloud said...

DOWN with Salmon!!!!

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