Okay, are you excited? I am excited. I have freshly painted kitchen cabinets and new countertops!
Since we moved into our house, I have been troubled by our kitchen. It was not horrible, it was just not my taste and was too dark! We had cherry cabinets, black/gray marble look LAMINATE countertops and matching tile floor. When we bought the house the walls were orange with a darker orange spouged on top! YIKES! The paint was the first thing to go... along with the old knobs (white and blue). I painted it a grey, figuring that was a good neutral and bought stainless steel knobs. But, try as I may I could not grow to like the kitchen. I was so committed to a new kitchen that I was willing to forgo a vacation to get what I wanted! I LOVE to travel, so that says a lot.
The question was... what to do? The cabinets were too nice to rip out. At first I though I would change the floor to hardwood and do a white countertop and leave the cabinets. But, the more I thought of it the more I realized I should go for the look I wanted which was white cabinets and black countertops. I have never really loved wood tones, so I knew the cabinets would never make me happy! I read a design blog that said never sacrifice... and it made me realize that I needed to do what I needed to do! I always hated the wavy thing above the sink too. What is that all about? So, we ripped that out ourselves!
Here is the before...
This dining area is another issue. I knew from the moment we bought this house that this space was SCREAMING for a breakfast nook with built in benches. I will talk more about that on Wednesday.
Tomorow, I will reveal the after! Let's just say... I am a happy woman! LOVE IT! Thanks husband for going along with me on this one.