Like I mentioned in this summer kitchen round-up, many of my clients have been doing kitchen refreshes vs. a complete kitchen remodel. They’re redoing floors, adding a backsplash, painting cabinets, but keeping the fundamental footprint in tact. This kitchen falls into that bucket. When I first saw this kitchen, the cabinets and the floors were essentially all the same maple-y color. And so began the Maple Kitchen Facelift Project.
By the time I got in to paint, you can see the floors had been refinished, which is great. But in the words of the homeowner, “now the cabinets look really orange!”
I’m an idiot – I thought I had more “before” photos, and stopped midway during my kitchen takedown process to snap a couple more.
Since this kitchen had some detailed rope work in the crown molding, I opted to spray the frames, which meant lots of prep. I had planned on shooting video for this portion, but lo and behold, my Go Pro wasn’t charged when I went to use it. Grrrr. But, rest assured, I have more kitchens that I’m spraying so I’ll make sure it’s charged and ready next time.
So it’s basically, six hours of prep, one hour of painting. Is anyone looking for a paint-prepping job? I may be hiring.
It’s funny, so many people are not thrilled with their backsplash or their countertops, but once the cabinets are painted, they don’t seem to bother them nearly as much.
Here is the little desk area before I got to work.
The little desk area is all dressed up now too. I love how crisp everything looks against the refinished floors. And the countertops are the same ones that they had before. They took on a whole new identity, didn’t they?