Friday, August 7, 2009

Kitchen Pics

I mentioned that we had fallen off the wagon a little regarding the kitchen cupboard project. But, we're gearing up to sand, prime, and paint another quarter of the cabinets later this month. Really. No kidding. I mean it.
I thought I'd share a few pics of the first part we completed. Secretly, I think I'm hoping it will get me pumped to do more ;)

Here are the cabinets on March 10, 2009. You can see we had just started cutting the room in with primer. Good bye Pumpkin Pie!

A new wall color and the first cabinets finished! I took this photo on May 2, 2009. I think we actually finished these in late April, though. We plan on painting the cabinets directly beneath these next. One side of the galley will be light and bright while the other side stares at it in envy all day. Hopefully it won't be too long, though, before the entire kitchen is bright and cheerful. What do you think? Can we finish these stinkin' cabinets by Labor Day?

We're not worrying about the black appliances at this point. Down the road, down the road. Do you like the wall color? It's a grey beige, otherwide known as a "greige". It's "Balanced Beige" from Sherwin Williams.

We were surpised by how much the white paint brought out the vertical lines in the cabinet doors. They wound up with a little bit of an unexpected beachy vibe. Or maybe cottagey? In any case, we liked the effect. Suddenly the cabinets were actually interesting. Oh, and we added new hinges with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. At this point, we aren't adding door pulls. There's a lip on each door that makes it very easy to open them without a pull, and I like the uninterrupted white. We can always change our minds later.

There! See? Just posting this made me want to run downstairs and take the next set of doors off! Too bad it's 10:45pm. When the time comes, though, maybe I'll come back and take a look at these pics again. Nothing is more motivating than progress! :)

Thanks for reading, and thank you soooo much for the recent comments. It's always more fun with company.




Anonymous said...

It's looking good! The cabinets are kind of cottagey looking and I like them too.

Cathy said...

Dear Jacci, I think the cabinets look great. I know when it is all done it will look so much brighter. You two are hard workers for sure. :) Love, Mom
give hugs and kisses. Then have the wee ones give you hugs & kisses back from us. :)

WavGirl said...

That is turning out great! I have to say, your post inspired me to paint over my pumpkin kitchen walls. It seemed like a good idea at the time but always was too bright for my taste. Once I actually saw what a difference it could make, I painted on impulse! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw!