Project Completion: The Kitchen!

Yes, it’s true. The kitchen update is finally complete!!! After cleaning, sanding, wiping down, priming, priming, priming and painting…we are done! Here’s a tour of where it came from and where it is now. I hope the pictures do it justice!

These few pictures were taken during our first visit to the house in October.

As you can see, there was a whole lotta brown going on in this room! Oak cabinets, oak wood paneling, copper-ish hardware on the cabinets, laminate wood flooring and dark brown molding just made the room feel small and DARK! I’ve always loved white cabinets so we set out on a mission and tackled those first since they take awhile to cure, etc.

This was about an hour after we closed on November 18. We didn’t waste any time getting started!

Primed cabinets. At the time, I remember feeling like this was such an accomplishment. Oh if we only knew how much farther we had to go!

More priming…

Priming the walls. The stripes are a good look, no?

Much better. But still, no paint, just primer. The top molding was also painted white…with three coats.

And here’s your first look at the cabinets! This photo was taken at night so the lighting is a little off, but you get the idea.

Oh those stinkin’ windows! You can see they were brown like the molding in one of the pictures above. It took 2 hours just to prime one of them! That doesn’t even include paint! Not how I wanted to spend one of my days off last week, but it was definitely worth it in the end!

And now, for the moment you’ve been waiting for! The finished product!

And there you have it! We really enjoyed doing this project together and didn’t even get frustrated with each other along the way. Even though it took quite a bit of effort and time on our part, it was so worth it. We learned that we work together on projects really well and that we CAN do stuff like this! We did have to buy all new stuff like paint brushes, pans, etc. but we saved so much by doing it ourselves. Go us!

The paint color on the walls is Valspar Antique White. We wanted to keep it bright in there, but also be able to tell a difference from the molding. I believe we accomplished that! Of course some day I would love to update the counters, but there are other projects (the carpet) around the house that we want to do first.

We are absolutely LOVING our new old house and are having so much fun making it into our home! Next up, the living room!

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