Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Long Time Coming

I've officially reached the halfway point in the kitchen repainting project. If I'd known what a huge job it was going to be, I might not have started in the first place. Now, the "work" half of the room is done and looking so fine! Talk about "sow's ear to silk purse"... some spackle, a LOT of sanding, and several coats of paint transformed our 45-year-old craptastic cabinets into something fresh and appealing. The final touch was to exchange the dated, cheap knobs for some sleek retro pulls.













I'm very happy with the way the color progression around the room worked out - subtle, yet exciting.

I still need to finish the "garage" half of the room. Dreaming of clean (and hidden!) storage systems....

11 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Wow, looks SO good!!

And I understand the hard work... I'm right at the halfway point of my own kitchen cabinet re-paint and I'm EXHAUSTED!! But you've given my inspiration to keep on chugging!

High Desert Diva said...

A lot of work....but so worth it in the end!

lori vliegen said...

it's fabulous, kate....absolutely fabulous!!! who knew that "craptastic cabinets" could look so good?!! :)))

Snap said...

Love it! I love color and more color (why I have a dreamsicle orange kitchen!). Take more vitamins! :D :D

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Love it!



~ Gabriela ~

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your kitchen is looking so cheery...I can just picture you whistling and skipping while you cook.

rochambeau said...

Congratulations Kate!
Great job! Oh how I share in your joy~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Perhaps it seems like this will never end, but it will one day, and YOU will have done it with your own creativity and your own two hands!!
Bravo~ KEEP up the fabulous work!
xox
Constance

s said...

It looks great, Katie. Does hubby like the soft colors now? Love, Mom

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Wow, this looks sooooo terrific! Way to go on all of the colors, coordinating them and then progressing them. You must love being in the kitchen now.....uh oh :).

LW said...

Love all the pretty colors…
Looks wonderful, just think how happy you will
be when it is all done…

Louise

rhinestonearmadillo said...

Hi Kate!

I've missed you---you're really crankin on that jewelry.

This kitched looks GOOOOOD!
I'm amazed at what you did with the old cabinets. Man---it's daunting to see a wall full of ugly sometimes, isn't it? Actually, YOURS isn't ugly, MINE is. I just I can do half this much with a makeover.

My favorite part is the color gradations on the cabinets. What a great idea!