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November 12, 2013
10:36 pm
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chiquitabonita
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January 12, 2013

Check out Home Depot – can't remember if you're in the states or not – Rustoleum has some kits called cabinet transformations (http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/) that are pretty easy to follow if you're afraid of effin' it up with just paint.

November 12, 2013
10:54 pm
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Evanesco
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December 8, 2012

WheresMyCoffee said

You guys! I love this. Wanna help a ham out? So, this is my kitchen. Its the one room in the houe I just don't love, it doesn't feel like "me". We are in the process of painting it the blue. So the brown will be gone next week (That was the color from the previous owners) The trim isn't done. I hate that space between the cupboards over a sink-Any suggestions? (I originally thought shelves when we bought, but Im worried about to much going on if a different color than the cupboards?) I also hate having photos all over the fridge, and now that my son is at an age where he does "art" I was thinking/hoping of some sort of bulletion board/cute way to display things on the (now) brown wall?

I don't want to spend a lot of money, but I want the kitchen to feel like me. I spend a lot of time in here. I tend to like style like KB's (Oh the horror)- Greens, blues, whites etc…

 

I love DIY/decorating, but this room just bugs me. Its to small, to blah.

 

 

 

Thanks!

For the space above the sink, I honestly think shelves are your best option there. I wouldn't try to match them to your cabinets but instead make them white like the appliances or gray like the countertops. And for the current brown wall, I love the idea of using it to display your son's art! But you could make it functional too. I would do some combination of a cork board or magnetic paint to display his art, a white board for notes to yourself/each other, and a chalkboard/chalkboard paint for both your son and you.

Questioning why I didn't take more selfies à la KB
November 12, 2013
10:55 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
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December 4, 2012

chiquitabonita said
Check out Home Depot – can't remember if you're in the states or not – Rustoleum has some kits called cabinet transformations (http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/) that are pretty easy to follow if you're afraid of effin' it up with just paint.

 

Thanks!!! I live in Canada but check homedepot.ca and they have it available in stores, does it come in white? It doesn't show on the website. Only "light" and "dark"-

November 12, 2013
11:00 pm
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Doris the Finkasaurus
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April 8, 2013

I feel like we have similar kitchen layouts and bones. I lived in mine for 3 years, hating but not wanting to tackle the wooden cabinets. But we finally did paint them, and I am SO happy!

Before:

 

After:

 

Total pain in the ass, but really love it. My backsplash is just shelf liner/contact paper. laugh

November 12, 2013
11:05 pm
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SCC
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October 18, 2012

I've painted my cabinets too. The first time I hired someone to sand and paint them white. The thing I would say about white is it got dirty and when you are used to wood cabinets hiding certain kinds of fingerprints, stains, etc. white cabinets can be a chore. Mine are now painted green. Huscat loves them, I am so-so with them.

 

WMC, I am going to suggest something radically different for you. Tho I do not like Chris Love Julia as people, I like what they did in their kitchen in house1. The dark blue cabinets, white walls, wood floors and some black. Even the Ikea shelves for over the sink. Or some cool pendant light ( I dont like their pendant lights here tho)

http://www.chrislovesjulia.com/2013/07/the-kitchen-before-and-afters.html

 

**Leading By Example**
November 12, 2013
11:08 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
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December 4, 2012

Sore Eyes said
I feel like we have similar kitchen layouts and bones. I lived in mine for 3 years, hating but not wanting to tackle the wooden cabinets. But we finally did paint them, and I am SO happy!

Before:

 

After:

 

Total pain in the ass, but really love it. My backsplash is just shelf liner/contact paper. laugh

 

Oh, it looks awesome! Definitely makes the dishwasher blend in more! Did you sand and all that or use on of the kits? Also, how is it holding up? I just worry having one son and a baby on the way- Fingerprints and being washed a lot it might not hold up?

November 12, 2013
11:19 pm
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Doris the Finkasaurus
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April 8, 2013

WheresMyCoffee said

Sore Eyes said
I feel like we have similar kitchen layouts and bones. I lived in mine for 3 years, hating but not wanting to tackle the wooden cabinets. But we finally did paint them, and I am SO happy!

Before:

 

After:

 

Total pain in the ass, but really love it. My backsplash is just shelf liner/contact paper. laugh

 

Oh, it looks awesome! Definitely makes the dishwasher blend in more! Did you sand and all that or use on of the kits? Also, how is it holding up? I just worry having one son and a baby on the way- Fingerprints and being washed a lot it might not hold up?

We used a deglosser and did not sand it down. We did 2 coats of primer and then about a bajillion coats of the paint. Then we did a polycrylic coat on top. If you use white paint, don't do a coat of polyurethane, it will yellow and look like a smoker lived there for the last 50 years. The polycrylic doesn't do that and makes it really durable. I have a 2.5 year old who has a few drawers dedicated to her stuff so she uses them all the time and so far so good. Well worth the time! I actually like spending my evenings in my kitchen now!

November 12, 2013
11:33 pm
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chiquitabonita
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January 12, 2013

WheresMyCoffee said

chiquitabonita said
Check out Home Depot – can't remember if you're in the states or not – Rustoleum has some kits called cabinet transformations (http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/) that are pretty easy to follow if you're afraid of effin' it up with just paint.

 

Thanks!!! I live in Canada but check homedepot.ca and they have it available in stores, does it come in white? It doesn't show on the website. Only "light" and "dark"-

In the light tones there's some white – you know "crisp."

While researching the name of the product for you I convinced my husband to try painting our kitchen cabinets black or really dark charcoal. I'm thinking of going opposite the white kitchen trend and our granite countertops are gray so they would work either way. The flippers that "did" our house upgraded the countertops and put in backsplash and nice appliances, but the kitchen cabinets are builder grade. However, for us, upgrading the kitchen would be over improving for this neighborhood.

Sorry I have no idea how to resize the picture.

Kitchen

November 12, 2013
11:38 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7244
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December 4, 2012

ShabbyChicChick said
I've painted my cabinets too. The first time I hired someone to sand and paint them white. The thing I would say about white is it got dirty and when you are used to wood cabinets hiding certain kinds of fingerprints, stains, etc. white cabinets can be a chore. Mine are now painted green. Huscat loves them, I am so-so with them.

 

WMC, I am going to suggest something radically different for you. Tho I do not like Chris Love Julia as people, I like what they did in their kitchen in house1. The dark blue cabinets, white walls, wood floors and some black. Even the Ikea shelves for over the sink. Or some cool pendant light ( I dont like their pendant lights here tho)

http://www.chrislovesjulia.com/2013/07/the-kitchen-before-and-afters.html

 

SCC, I seriously love everything about this kitchen. The counters… well if I was Sherdog, Id say they make me swoon and make me want kiss them. So crisp! However, I already painted half the kitchen blue and am planning on finishing it this weekend (i.e already have the paint) I LOVE the shelves, and will probably do something like that- Especailly if the cabinets are white.I also love the paper towel holder attached under the cabinets.

 

Now… Only to talk husband into painting the cabinets (I certainly cant do it! Im pasta sauceddead)

 

November 12, 2013
11:48 pm
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Jean Ralphio
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1297
Snarking Since:
January 28, 2013

chiquitabonita said

WheresMyCoffee said

chiquitabonita said
Check out Home Depot – can't remember if you're in the states or not – Rustoleum has some kits called cabinet transformations (http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/) that are pretty easy to follow if you're afraid of effin' it up with just paint.

Thanks!!! I live in Canada but check homedepot.ca and they have it available in stores, does it come in white? It doesn't show on the website. Only "light" and "dark"-

In the light tones there's some white – you know "crisp."

While researching the name of the product for you I convinced my husband to try painting our kitchen cabinets black or really dark charcoal. I'm thinking of going opposite the white kitchen trend and our granite countertops are gray so they would work either way. The flippers that "did" our house upgraded the countertops and put in backsplash and nice appliances, but the kitchen cabinets are builder grade. However, for us, upgrading the kitchen would be over improving for this neighborhood.

Sorry I have no idea how to resize the picture.

A pretty easy and potentially not too expensive way to upgrade the cabinets could be to add hardware, too. My mom did it to our super cheap cabinets after she painted them and they look a million times better.

November 13, 2013
12:09 am
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SCC
Feline Porklord
Meows: 4570
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October 18, 2012

WheresMyCoffee said

ShabbyChicChick said
I've painted my cabinets too. The first time I hired someone to sand and paint them white. The thing I would say about white is it got dirty and when you are used to wood cabinets hiding certain kinds of fingerprints, stains, etc. white cabinets can be a chore. Mine are now painted green. Huscat loves them, I am so-so with them.

 

WMC, I am going to suggest something radically different for you. Tho I do not like Chris Love Julia as people, I like what they did in their kitchen in house1. The dark blue cabinets, white walls, wood floors and some black. Even the Ikea shelves for over the sink. Or some cool pendant light ( I dont like their pendant lights here tho)

http://www.chrislovesjulia.com/2013/07/the-kitchen-before-and-afters.html

 

SCC, I seriously love everything about this kitchen. The counters… well if I was Sherdog, Id say they make me swoon and make me want kiss them. So crisp! However, I already painted half the kitchen blue and am planning on finishing it this weekend (i.e already have the paint) I LOVE the shelves, and will probably do something like that- Especailly if the cabinets are white.I also love the paper towel holder attached under the cabinets.

 

Now… Only to talk husband into painting the cabinets (I certainly cant do it! Im pasta sauceddead)

 

White cabinets do look really nice, I was just surprised at how every little drip showed and had to be wiped down. Soooooo, Pasta Sauced One, you will have to post pics when huscat is done party0006 It is a little traumatic at first when you are thinking about painting your cabinets and  you're all 'If I hate this, I gotta strip it" but its so nice to go from wood to white. We will probably go back to white again, the green was a bit of an experiment/accident.

**Leading By Example**
November 13, 2013
12:16 am
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chiquitabonita
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 333
Snarking Since:
January 12, 2013

I'm personally coming off two bathroom renovations (to the studs) in 18 months. I am looking forward to living dust free for at least 6 months before I try anything drastic again. Or I'm going to get myself an ex-husband. I love this thread. Its like therapy after the ugly.

November 13, 2013
12:33 am
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7244
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December 4, 2012

ShabbyChicChick said

WheresMyCoffee said

ShabbyChicChick said
I've painted my cabinets too. The first time I hired someone to sand and paint them white. The thing I would say about white is it got dirty and when you are used to wood cabinets hiding certain kinds of fingerprints, stains, etc. white cabinets can be a chore. Mine are now painted green. Huscat loves them, I am so-so with them.

 

WMC, I am going to suggest something radically different for you. Tho I do not like Chris Love Julia as people, I like what they did in their kitchen in house1. The dark blue cabinets, white walls, wood floors and some black. Even the Ikea shelves for over the sink. Or some cool pendant light ( I dont like their pendant lights here tho)

http://www.chrislovesjulia.com/2013/07/the-kitchen-before-and-afters.html

 

SCC, I seriously love everything about this kitchen. The counters… well if I was Sherdog, Id say they make me swoon and make me want kiss them. So crisp! However, I already painted half the kitchen blue and am planning on finishing it this weekend (i.e already have the paint) I LOVE the shelves, and will probably do something like that- Especailly if the cabinets are white.I also love the paper towel holder attached under the cabinets.

 

Now… Only to talk husband into painting the cabinets (I certainly cant do it! Im pasta sauceddead)

 

White cabinets do look really nice, I was just surprised at how every little drip showed and had to be wiped down. Soooooo, Pasta Sauced One, you will have to post pics when huscat is done party0006 It is a little traumatic at first when you are thinking about painting your cabinets and  you're all 'If I hate this, I gotta strip it" but its so nice to go from wood to white. We will probably go back to white again, the green was a bit of an experiment/accident.

 

Who knows when it will be but I will definitely post photos! I know we wont be forever, so if all else fails, I can pull a Petersik and just move.



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