Thursday, June 5, 2014

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Reveal

Drum roll please...I'm finally posting about the painted kitchen cabinets! :) This will mostly be a picture post and I'll be back soon with a tutorial on exactly how we painted the cabinets, what products we used, and the whole process. But for now, just enjoy these pics. :) Oh, and you can scroll to the bottom to see some VERY before pics of our kitchen before we got new counters and wood floors. I've never shown those on the blog before. :)

Edited to add: You can now click HERE to see the full tutorial explaining how we painted our cabinets with lots of pictures and all the products we used. 

We still have to replace the back splash with white subway tile, but for now, here's a look at the new white cabinets...

kitchen makeover reveal





We've replaced almost all our appliances in the past few years and chose to stick with white. Maybe we're just rebels or something, but I just really still love white appliances. :) 

There were literally like 147 shades of white paint, but I think the one we chose matches our appliances pretty well. 

white kitchen




I might just love the furniture feet we added more than the cabinets themselves! 



After we finished painting the cabinets, my hubby said it looked a little "vanilla" and plain. So I switched out the white wire basket for this one and added some cookbooks, my colorful measuring cups, and some bright cupcake liners in a jar to brighten things up a bit. 


cupcake liners in apothecary jar


I also switched around the tops of the cabinets. I just shopped the house for "new" things to put up there. 



I used to have a big chalkboard next to the birdcage below. I finally retired it and moved the iron piece and vase over here. 


I can't wait to show y'all how easy it was to add the feet to the cabinets. I think it only cost about $36 for the whole project! I just think it adds so much to the cabinets. Kinda makes them look more expensive or something.





This is the buffet in the breakfast area. I made a small change on here too. 

world market buffet

And here it is...I added some Dollar Tree berries to my Target Dollar Spot IKEA knock off planter. Love how it looks now!

ikea knock off planter



white kitchen cabinets

adding furniture legs to kitchen cabinets


Here's a close up of the paint. We're really happy with how it turned out. I'll try to get the painting tutorial up soon. I also plan on doing an updated post in about 6 months and another one in about a year to let you know how well they've held up. So far, so good. :)


Now here's an old pic of what my kitchen looked like before we got new counters and wood floors. I've never shown these before. 

White laminate counters and white linoleum floors. :)


Here's the same view right after we got the new counters and wood floors. This was about the time I realized I really wanted to paint the cabinets white. I didn't mind them so much when we had white counters and floors, but with the wood floors, it just seemed to be too many conflicting wood colors or something. There were too many shades of brown with the cabinets, counters and floor.


And finally how it looks today. I think the white cabinets help to break up the brown counters and floors. Next up...replacing the back splash with white subway tile. :)

Edited to add: You can now click HERE to see the subway tile reveal with a link to the tutorial. 
white kitchen cabinets with white appliances

Whew! That was a long post! I'm so glad to have all that painting behind me. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it. :) If y'all have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll answer them. :)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

~Lisa


67 comments:

  1. It is sooooo beautiful!!! All that hard work totally worth it...right?! So bright and lovely!

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  2. Such a huge difference, Lisa! I'm in love with your kitchen makeover. The area looks so much lighter and brighter. You guys did a great job.

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  3. I love it! I really like the addition of the furniture feet too. That makes your cabinets look custom made. The subway tile will be a wonderful look in there as well.

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  4. Your cabinets and everything looks great! It must be so much fun to come in the kitchen and look around at all your hard work and smile with happiness at the wonderful kitchen makeover you did. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! You know, I do sometimes just stand in there and look around at all the work we did and smile. :) It's also a little more fun to cook in there now. ;) Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new kitchen!!!! Its so bright, fresh and cheery!! I can't wait for the tutorial for the cabinet feet!! I also like all the decor items on your counter and abive the counters..very welcoming!!

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  6. Your kitchen looks fabulous! The contrast of the white cabinets against the wood floor is really nice. Those feet are the perfect touch!!

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  7. SO beautiful......it was well worth all the work!!!! Love your hardware and the feet too! The subway tile will look great :o)
    ~Des

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  8. Aaaahhhh! looks like a brand new kitchen! You should be very pleased dear!!!!

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  9. Amazing change! Your kitchen looks gorgeous! Love the finish on the cabinets and the counters and floors are perfect. I know you are loving your new space. just perfect!

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  10. Wow, your kitchen looks so pretty, Lisa! Y'all did just an awesome job. I really like the addition of the furniture feet!

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  11. WOW, WOW and WOW!!!! What a difference that makes, Lisa. I swear it makes your kitchen look twice the size and it is SOOO much brighter. I just love it. You did a GREAT job...wonderful!!!! xo Diana

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  12. I love painted cabinets...and yours look amazing.

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  13. This looks fabulous, Lisa!! You guys did such a great job!! I like the white shade and I agree about white appliances, I have them at the lake. Hurray! You finished!

    XO,
    Jane

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Your kitchen looks amazing! What a great job you did :-) I know it must feel so accomplished to have this done. So glad you shared!!

    Hope your weekend is wonderfully blessed...
    ~Sherri

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    1. Thanks, Sherri! I love it, but I'm also SO glad it's done! :) A lot of work, but definitely worth it. Hope you have a blessed weekend too!!

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  15. Looks AMAZING Lisa! Love everything. The texture is so smooth and the color spot on! Light and Bright which always makes me happy! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Kristy!! I'm loving the new lighter, brighter look too! With the white cabinets, it's a lot easier to pull in little pops of color here and there. :) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  16. The difference is amazing and your new kitchen is really beautiful. My cabinets look just like yours did, and I want to paint them white, too. It's just the problem of getting around to it! I like white appliances, too :) Great job, Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I waited a long time to paint mine too. Mostly because the maple cabinets were one of our biggest upgrades when we built this house and I just couldn't convince my hubby to paint over them. Lol! Now we're both glad we did. :)

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  17. What a gorgeous update to your kitchen!! They turned out so pretty :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Inspiration Monday Party!!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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    1. Thank you, Tanya! I'm so happy we took the plunge and decided to paint them! :)

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  18. Your new kitchen update looks gorgeous...I'd say amazing! Compared to the before, this new kitchen looks elegant and with so much carácter, I love it! Congrats!
    FABBY

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  19. Oh my goodness. What a fabulous transformation. Your kitchen looks amazing and I love the white. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me.

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  20. Lisa, looks great! Our cabinets are the same color as your original color. I would love to re-do ours.
    You did a great job! :)
    ~Liz

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    1. Thanks, Liz! It was kind of scary putting that first bit of paint on them, but I'm so glad we finally did it. :)

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  21. its Perfect.. I adore it ~! the white appliances makes it all flow together..
    I truly love how your tile backsplash looks too but I know you want to change that.

    enjoy every moment in your beautiful new kitchen.

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  22. What a huge transformation - looks great! Love those furniture feet that you added - definitely adds a custom feel to the space!

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  23. You have inspired me! The touches that the feet and under counter brackets add are fabulous! My cabinets are the same wood as yours were...I've been wanting to paint them for ages. Waiting for your tips on cabinet painting to do it! {{{{hugs}}}}

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    1. Thank you, Traci! Aren't those feet a neat addition? I just love that they were so inexpensive too. I'm going to start working on the cabinet painting tutorial this week. Hopefully I can have it up soon. Thanks again for visiting!

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  24. What a beautiful transformation! The white cabinets look great! The kitchen looks so bright and open; and the addition of the feet just adds the perfect touch! You did a great job!

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  25. this post is a keeper, an encouragement that maybe we can do this. thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm currently working on a big, detailed tutorial and hope to have it up soon. It really wasn't nearly as hard as I thought, just time consuming. :)

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  26. Love the paint and your kitchen looks fabulous. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  27. Wow! It's absolutely stunning, Lisa! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! I'm really happy with how it turned out. :)

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  28. Absolutely amazing! I like the white appliances, I have bisque ones to match my painted cabinets. I just like them to fade away. Great job...enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! My neighbor has bisque appliances too and they're so pretty! I agree...I like the appliances to just kind of fade away. :)

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  29. What an amazing difference and I am so crushing on your floors! Thanx for partying at my place.

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  30. Amazing at what some paint can do! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    1. Thank you! Paint can definitely make a big difference. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  31. Hi Lisa,

    So lovely to meet you! I saw your beautiful new kitchen featured at Maria Elena's and had to pop over to see all the gorgeous details. Isn't it wonderful how many shades of white there are?! My own kitchen is also white and I wouldn't have it any other way! Love your accents and checkered back splash. Simply charming, all of it! Enjoy!

    Poppy@poppyview.blogspot.com

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  32. What a beautiful job you did redoing your kitchen! Love your cabinets and your new counters and floors. It looks like a whole new space. I personally like your back splash. Its two toned design compliments your countertop nicely. Subway tile is so expected now that I find its becoming boring!

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    1. Thank you! It's funny because I never thought about redoing the back splash until my hubby and counter guy pointed it out. I blame them for getting me thinking about it. Lol! I actually don't mind the checkered part as much now that the cabinets are white. It bugged me a lot more when the cabinets were maple for some reason. :)

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  33. Wow -wow! I love it! I love the color you used for the cabinets set against the wood floor, and that photo of the curtains in your dining area. It is all lovely! Also, I love, love that red Kitchen Aid Mixer. I have a black one that I use all the time, but there is something about those red ones (like the color makes a difference. ha ha)
    You did an absolutely beautiful job!

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  34. Your kitchen cabinet makeover is gorgeous Lisa! I am so in love with white cabinets and all the light they bring into the house. I also love your "feet". I'm still looking for feet to add to my cabinets but mine must be a weird distance from the floor because so far nothing has fit the space between the cab and the floor. Congrats on being featured alongside my kitchen makeover at Imparting Grace!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti! Congrats to you too! Your kitchen makeover is amazing!! I bet we both feel like we have brand new kitchens. :) Enjoy the weekend!

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  35. Oh, Lisa! I know you must be so proud, and you should be!! All that hard work paid off--your kitchen is transformed!! It's absolutely amazing the difference that paint can make, isn't it?

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!!

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  36. Wow...that a transformation! My kitchen cabinets are about the same tone as yours before painting. I am currently anticipating painting mine in the near future and will be looking for that tutorial! And those little legs completely make the new look! Love them!

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  37. I love how the white paint just brightened your kitchen right up! Also, I love the feet too:) It's pretty. found at the dedicated house make it pretty linky. Have a great week:)

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    1. Thank you! I just love a bright, white kitchen. :) I'm so glad we thought to add those feet too. Thanks for visiting!

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  38. I agree that the funiture feet MAKE this kitchen! Wonderful job!

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  39. I like the painted cabinets-- looks so bright, crisp and clean! The furniture feet add a nice detail too.
    I for one, live in an old house--so seeing pictures of your kitchen; right off--gave me OUTLET ENVY!
    you have plenty of electrical outlets in your kitchen- dare I say, your whole house?!
    Pretty kitchen!
    Patricia

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  40. Oh so nice! We are considering putting in wood floors: we now have parquet which is throughout the house.. not crazy about it! what kind of wood did you use? color? I would love to know. We did replace the plain white wall backsplash with white subway tiles and love love it. We got the slightly beveled edge tiles which are just a little bit unique! This looks just wonderful!

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  41. So beautiful Lisa!! I love your white appliances! Ours are black (with our white cupboards) & we just can't justify switching them out just yet!) I love the handles you chose and especially the lil feet you added! Such character!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thanks, Kendra! We had such a hard time picking out hardware. There were almost too many choices out there. :) So glad you stopped by! Hope you have a great week!

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  42. Beautiful kitchen! It is so light and refreshing now. Thanks for sharing at our Motivational Monday party! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to link up another post.

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  43. Wow, what a transformation! I have these same type cabinets and white countertops as we speak. This is great inspiration. I am in the process of updating my kitchen slowly. I love the dark wood flooring too. Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks! It was a little work, but SO worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Oh my goodness, what a great job you did on your kitchen! So bright and beautiful!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine!! I was totally ready to get rid of those maple cabinets. :) I wish we would have painted them years ago! :)

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  45. Thank you so much for giving us such kind of handy content which will be most useful to me as well as others.
    Kitchen Cabinet

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  46. Hi Lisa, Beautiful kitchen design!!Looks great! While skimming through your pictures your kitchen caught my eye could you tell me where it cam from and the details? I am planning to upgrade my kitchen and will add new kitchen accessories .Definitely bookmark this post for further reference.Thank you.

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  47. People are said to mellow with age, and the same can be said of Walnut kitchen cabinets. Walnut wood tends to mellow and lighten in color with age, creating a beautiful look for home interiors.

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