Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kitchen Revealed

KITCHEN BEFORE: Behold the beauty that is 80s woodgrain with tarnished, brassy, tacky hardware.

IN PROCESS: Removing the cabinet doors, drawer fronts, nasty contact paper and hardware.

Sanding, priming and painting production line in the garage.

KITCHEN AFTER: Color is Sherwin Williams Prairie Grass. Satin nickel hardware from Home Depot.

I'm pretty happy with the results. I have to admit that I am curious what a little darker color would look like. Depending on the light in the kitchen sometimes it just doesn't seem like there is enough contrast between the cabinets and the awful backsplash and the cheap laminate countertop.

I'm also disappointed that I didn't get to take down the cabinets on each side of the sink and replace them with open shelving. Unfortunately the way that the backsplash tile is installed would make it difficult to get the look I want and right now it just doesn't seem worth it.

Overall, I achieved the result I wanted. I can definitely live with this kitchen for a few years, hopefully until I can afford new cabinets. Big thanks to Grannie Apple, Grandma Bea and Aunt Ruthie for all their help!


  1. The color does look darker in the picture.

  2. I'm so impressed! That's more work than we have done on our house the whole time we have lived here.