Just because I haven’t shared kitchen makeovers on the blog lately, doesn’t mean that they’re not happening! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared one, so I figured I’d share this gorgeous kitchen that went from dark to light with paint. These homeowners have a beautiful home, but the kitchen just didn’t fit in with the light, bright and airy vibe that carried through the rest of the house. Part of this updated included a dated backsplash, which also proves what a difference some simple updates can make. To tie it all together, I painted the kitchen cabinets in PPG’s Edelweiss – a warm white that they also had on the trim in their home. These homeowners were lovely to work with, and I had a blast doing my part of the process. Let’s take a look at the transformation! This post contains some affiliate links.
Here is a photo of the kitchen before the backsplash was replaced. We marveled at how the backsplash just didn’t fit at all, and was definitely dated, considering that the house isn’t that old. We chalked it up to the builder (a man – not that all men choose dated finishes), but suffice to say, it’s not what either of us would have chosen. Small square mosaic tile – no.
The good news is that the cabinets are fantastic – a great shaker door with no grain, that will spray up beautifully. And the counters will get a whole new lease on life once the cabinets are painted and the backsplash is replaced. Trust me.
The backsplash was replaced before I started working on the cabinets, and you can already see what a difference it makes.
My original plan was to hand paint the frames, but I changed my mind and decided to spray them. It created a bit more work in the way of prep (and is a bit more disruptive for the homeowner), but in the end, it’s worth the hassle.
But oh, how gorgeous it is when it’s all done. I had never used Edelweiss before, but it’s a really beautiful, soft white.
We swapped out the hardware too, and added Fleur de lis knobs to the doors and pulls to the drawers.
It really looks like this kitchen has always been this way and fits in with the rest of the home as well. I love the light and bright Edelweiss color with the contrast of the dark floors – a fresh new look!
If you’re interested in how these transformations are done, check out this post here. If you’d like to check out my favorite tools and products, you can find them here. If you’re in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and would like a quote, contact me!