Yesterday we had an interesting discussion about whether or not painting kitchen cabinets was a simple, one-weekend project. On Twitter, this commonly-repeated idea was referred to as "commercial break cabinets" and "design on a crashing dime". I'm here to burst a few bubbles and tell you that painting kitchen cabinets is absolutely NOT a one-weekend project. But you know what? It's still easy! And doing it the right way first will save you time and money later. That's a promise. So, if you've got a few weekends set aside for the lowest-cost, biggest-impact change you can make to your kitchen (and I haven't scared you away yet), read on!
Oooooh my goodness, the time has come: my big kitchen makeover reveal is finally here! Take a good, long look at the "before"... then click on through for all the "after" photos your heart can handle! Warning: angelic choirs may be present; hearing protection suggested.
Oh, hey! Remember this? Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all! A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will. And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really). So! Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?
When we bought our house in 2007 (pre-bubble burst... YAY), one of the first things on my to-do list was to give our very blah, very builder-grade kitchen a makeover. Well, this last fall, after tackling every other room in the house instead, we decided it was finally time to give this sage green behemoth its due. But first: the before photos!