I told hubby before we moved in that priority number one was to makeover the kitchen. I already had a plan of action and I told him I wanted to get it done before we unpacked the kitchen because, really, who wants pack a kitchen, unpack, and then pack it all again? And I was gonna need empty cabinets and clear counter tops to work my magic.
What exactly did I have in mind? I decided to paint the cabinets!
Yes, you heard me right, I painted my kitchen cabinets! White!
You see, there was nothing wrong with them. They were in good shape and I liked the layout. But they were an awful shade of . . . well . . . I don't even know how to describe it, but they kinda had a pinkish tone to them. So not my style! And after dropping thousands of dollars on down payments, closing costs, etc., we really didn't have the money to replace the cabinets anyway.
So after researching the best way to go about it, I got to work and it turned out amazing! I love it! And Hubby loves it too! (I'm not sure he was entirely convinced when I took on this project, but he knows better than to doubt me) :o)
Here's another look at the "Before" -
And here's what it looks like now -
As you can see in this picture, we removed the old range hood (that was ugly and we both hated it) and replaced it with an over-the-range microwave.
Next to the microwave was little open cabinet that had wooden dowels running vertically to hold plates. I didn't really have any plates I felt needed to be displayed and, quite frankly, I didn't want my clean plates that close to the range cuz they'd oil and grease all over them. Who wants that? So I pulled the dowels out and now have a nice little cubby for my cookbooks.
I told Hubby that I wanted a white subway tile back-splash. He had no idea what white subway tile was! He does now! And he loves it as much as I do!
Hubby's one request for the kitchen makeover was a magnetic chalkboard wall. So thanks to Rustoleum Magnetic Primer and Chalkboard Paint, I was able to give him what he asked for.
This area next to the fridge was the perfect little nook to set up a hot beverage station. And glass front doors show off my pretty mugs.
I'm so pleased with how it all turned out! I'm almost 30, but for the first time, I'm really starting to feel like an adult, and I have a beautiful grown-up kitchen to prove it!
Nice, don't you think? :o)