This post has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to finally share my biggest painted kitchen cabinet transformation to date. And it is just that – a transformation. The homeowners bought this house, but had not yet moved in, so I was able to do most of the work without being completely in the way. In addition to painting the cabinets, they were also making more changes – new countertops, backsplash, paint, fixtures, etc… By the way, these homeowners could not be any nicer – the wife stays home, the husband is a dentist, and they have three adorable kiddos.
I should also mention that in keeping with my gene for dental drama during off-hours, my daughter had a toothache (baby tooth) over the holidays, and my dentist was out of town. I called the husband’s dental office, and they were closed too. When I asked if he had a recommendation for someone to see her, he went out of his way and said that we could come to their house and he could pull it there (making a trip to his office to get the right tools). How many dentists do you know who would do a house call at their own house? Good people.
Anyway, during the dental drama, I was able to snap some final photos (with my iPhone) of their completed kitchen, now that the walls are painted and the backsplash has been installed. In fact, I had a memory card go MIA, so I think these all may be from my iPhone (grrrr), and I know I’m missing a couple of shots. But, let’s take a look back at where it all began.
The kitchen is beautiful to begin with, and I know some will argue that painting the cabinets is a travesty. But this house had a definite 90’s vibe going, and it just wasn’t in keeping with the look and feel that the homeowners wanted. We can all agree that the storage space in this kitchen is insane. I should mention that all of the lower cabinets had two pull-out drawers for easy organizing. Fantastic, yes?
The navy blue Corian countertops, while trendy in the 90’s, just didn’t jive with the new design direction, so those were going as well, along with the yellowish paint color on the walls. The homeowners also decided to add a tile backsplash, since there was not one incorporated in the original kitchen design.
I’ve given you a peek at the changes that took place with this planning desk, and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw the full transformation already. I love how creative they got with this space.
They made use of some of the cabinets in this butler’s pantry area, since they were adding a wine fridge. So smart.
Since there is so much detail work in this kitchen, I sprayed both the doors/drawers and the frames. While the prep can be a bear, it’s worth the time and effort with raised panels on the end cabinets and island, as well as all of that gorgeous crown molding.
And here it is before the walls were painted and the backsplash was installed.
Another example of beautiful hardware from D. Lawless – I’m always thrilled with the quality of their knobs and pulls.
I love the detail work on the new hutch –
Beautiful new sink –
You can see the countertops really well in this photo. The homeowners went with a beautiful quartz, and that backsplash, don’t even get me started – I love it!
The backsplash is along the lines of the tiles that I shared in last week’s Friday 5+1 – remember these?
And that planning desk? Transformed into a beautiful hutch with a gorgeous butcher block countertop. This might be my favorite part of this entire transformation. The homeowners reused cabinets from the butler’s pantry area, to make this a more useful space.
Here you can see how the transformation unfolded.
Quite an epic transformation, don’t you think? This was by far, my biggest cabinet project to date, but one of my favorites with it being such a dramatic change.
Let’s take one more look at the transformation side-by-side, shall we?
If you’re looking to have your cabinets painted and live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area – contact me. If you’re looking to tackle this job yourself, take a peek at my tutorial – How to Paint Your Cabinets Like a Pro.
Have a beautiful day!