This kitchen project came about as a result of a leaking dishwasher, which lead to new flooring, painted cabinets, new countertops – your typical Kitchen Project Snowball that I see so often when customers undertake renovations. One thing always seems to lead to another, even if that wasn’t the original plan. This kitchen came a long way from the mess they were dealing with when I arrived. I think you’ll appreciate the transformation, and some cabinets that aren’t painted white for a change. This kitchen as painted kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams’ Dorian Gray. Let’s take a look at where it all began, shall we?
You can see that things were in a state of chaos when I got started. Flooring was partially pulled out (which made it kind of nice for me from a painting perspective, as I didn’t have to worry about messing up the floors).
Like I mentioned, the homeowners ended up replacing not only the flooring, but also the countertops and backsplash. The countertops they chose were actually a laminate, and looked spectacular when everything was put together. A key part of the countertops looking so finished was that they had added undermount sink and had them cut so that the there was no “lip” that infringed on the space for the backsplash like the old countertops did. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the end look. I know I was.
You know I love painting cabinets in colors other than white, and I think you enjoy seeing something other than white as much as I like sharing them. Sherwin Williams’ Dorian Gray is a mid-tone gray that’s not too dark, not too light and not an overly cool gray either. It’s a nice gray to contrast with a lighter counter, backsplash, wall color, etc…
All of the work wasn’t finished when I finished painting the cabinets, but you can still see the transformation starting to come together.
After – Sherwin Williams’ Dorian Gray Cabinets
The homeowner was kind enough to send me photos as the other pieces of the kitchen makeover came together. It’s really a great transformation that doesn’t kill the budget! Here you can see it in it’s “almost finished state, with the new laminate counters, undermount sink and flooring. Small things like that really change the overall design aesthetic.
And here it is with the hardware and backsplash installed.
Would you paint your cabinets gray if you had the opportunity? What do you think of this transformation?
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