An Inexpensive Update for a Tired Kitchen
For as long as we’ve been living in this house, I have disliked our kitchen. I didn’t like the color of the cabinets, and the copper accents all over didn’t really go with the rest of the house (drawer pulls, pot hanger, etc). While we worked on the rest of the house, replacing the kitchen wasn’t in our budget. But painting the kitchen cabinets was.
I was especially not in love with how the black backsplash and the black counters made it look like a black hole.
As much as I’d love a complete kitchen makeover – new cabinets, new layout, new countertops, etc – it’s crazy expensive.
In an effort to update the kitchen without getting too expensive, over the last few years we have painted the walls SW Mindful Gray, the doors of the pantries were painted SW Tricorn Black, and I painted the backsplash with tile paint. And then, a few weeks ago, I just decided I’d had enough of the blah wood cabinets and decided to paint them!
If you remember, I used Gauntlet Gray for the tiles by the front door and around the fireplace. It’s the perfect gray for our house because it’s a big more of a beige-gray. We have some beige tile throughout the house that we can’t change right now, and this shade works with it perfectly.
I love how the black doors look in the kitchen!
We still have so many things we want to update in the kitchen.
- Stencil the backsplash – trying to decide on the pattern. There are so many to choose from!
- Replace (or repaint) the pot rack.
- Add the plate wall above the cabinets using the massive pile of silver platters and pretty plates I’ve accumulated over the last few years.
- We have to change out the black plug outlets and faceplates with white ones.
- Find new decorative items
Even though there is so much left to do, I love the difference just painting the cabinets made to how the kitchen feels. What do you think?
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