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Our Kitchen Reveal – Colorado Traditional Home

The long awaited kitchen reveal is finally here! In September of last year, the day after we got the keys to our new house, I removed all of the cabinet doors and drawer fronts so I could start painting them right away.

The dark java stained kitchen cabinets are beautiful, however, I love light and bright kitchens. Plus, I only have about 1 hour every day when I get direct sunlight streaming in the kitchen. It definitely needed white cabinets to brighten up this dark kitchen.

You can see my last kitchen remodel in our previous home and how much the paint made a difference!

Colorado Traditional Kitchen Before

Espresso brown kitchen with granite counters and large kitchen island

Colorado Traditional Kitchen After

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island with pendant lights and range

I hand painted the bases with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel in semi gloss paint, using a brush and a velour roller. I’ll share the process and products I used in more depth in a separate blog post soon.

I sprayed the doors and drawer fronts using a paint sprayer for a smooth professional finish. Paint color is Sherwin Williams Pure White in semi-gloss.

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white kitchen cabinets with beige granite counters, brass hardware, sink, mixer and flowers

The old faucet’s handle broke off 2 days after we moved in. We replaced it and I love our new faucet with pull down spray. It has pretty trim accents that elevate it from being boring.

I love my large sugar and flour glass containers on my counter. They make it easy to scoop out into measuring cups whenever we’re baking.

The gingham hand towel hand towel on the dishwasher handle is not only beautiful, but it is ultra absorbent, folds up super compact and environmentally friendly. They make the perfect gifts too.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters with double ovens, range and hood and large island

The white cabinets work well with the beige granite counters but I am looking forward to updating them to white quartz soon. While I love the ease and durability of granite, this particular design is so busy that I can never see dirt or crumbs on it!

The runner rug is thick and looks vintage with soft with short fibers, that make it easy to clean. white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island with pendant lights and range

I love vintage items with timeless designs. These schoolhouse pendant lights look vintage and are so affordable. They look like the more expensive lights that are 4x the price! They are so pretty with the hardware too. The previous pendant lights were hung a foot too low. We hung the new pendant lights 32″ above the countertops. 

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters with built in microwave in island, rug on floor

The previous hardware was too oversized for the doors and the largest drawers had the smallest handles. It just didn’t make any sense. I filled the holes prior to painting so we could update the hardware.

These elegant brass looking hardware in champagne bronze elevate the kitchen design. I partnered with Amerock for the hardware and so happy with how it all completes my newly painted cabinets.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters with mixer and rug

For my large deep drawers, I needed large handles to do the job. Don’t be afraid to mix and match handles and knobs as long as they are the same finish and similar design, they’ll have a cohesive look.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware

I have always loved the look of cup pulls and knew I wanted to use them in my new kitchen. These knobs provide a good surface area to grip, making opening the doors easy with lots of clearance to protect the paint finish of the doors.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters

My carbonator is so pretty that it gets to stay out on the counter. I don’t like to have appliances out when not in use, so that’s saying something! We love to make carbonated water and infuse it fresh lemons, limes or grapefruit juice.

My Greek goddess planter head can be found here or here.

I love this soap dish to coral my scrub brush and hand soap.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island with pendant lights and range

The counter stools were my unicorn find from Facebook Marketplace, in like new condition. They’re incredibly comfortable and my kids are always commenting how much they love sitting in them.

My counter stools are the warm gray finish and you can buy them here.

Espresso brown kitchen with granite counters and large kitchen island
white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island with pendant lights and range
Espresso brown kitchen with granite counters and large kitchen island
white kitchen cabinets with beige granite counters, brass hardware, sink, mixer and flowers

I use my blue enameled cast iron dutch oven when I’m not using my Instant Pot. The color makes me smile every time I use it!

We use our pistachio Kitchen aid mixer all of the time for making homemade rolls or cookies.

I bought the green candlestick base from a local boutique. I painted the flower pot after buying it from Trader Joe’s with the grape hyacinth bulbs already inside.

Espresso brown kitchen with granite counters and large kitchen island
white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island and range

I love our bamboo knife block. This is our favorite bread knife and favorite chopping knife (both are so amazing and can’t believe the price for their quality).

The large narrow charcuterie board was a gift but you can find a similar one here, here, or here.

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island and range

The white ruffle fruit bowl I bought from TJ Maxx awhile ago, but this is something similar.

The blue linen napkin under the croissants is from my favorite linen brand. Their quality is amazing and the best linen I’ve ever touched. I have multiple napkins and tea towels in different colors because I love them so much.

Espresso brown kitchen with granite counters and large kitchen island and fridge
white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters and stainless steel fridge

The candle is non toxic and such a wonderful welcoming smell (Wonderstruck scent). Most candles give me a headache within minutes of burning because of their toxic scents but not this one!

white kitchen cabinets with brass hardware, tan granite counters, large island with pendant lights and range

Painting this kitchen was such an emotional and physically demanding project. I cried so much and lost lots of sleep due to stress.

Was it worth it? Yes.

Do I ever want to paint a kitchen again? Heck no.

But seriously, I had so much trauma from so many things going wrong during this kitchen makeover despite using the best products and the right process.

But that’s a post for another day, let’s celebrate the reveal instead! Thank you all for supporting me and cheering me on!

Sources:

Cabinet Paint: Pure White in semi-gloss by Sherwin Williams

Island Pendant Lights

Counter Stools

Faucet

Glass Flour/Sugar Jars

Gingham Tea Towel

Runner Rug

Large handles in Champagne Bronze

Cup Pulls in Champagne Bronze

Knobs in Champagne Bronze

Copper Carbonator

Greek Goddess Planter

Soap Dish

Scrub Brush with Dish

Blue Dutch Oven

Pistachio Stand Mixer

Bamboo Knife Block

Blue Linen Napkin

Charcuterie Board (gifted but linked similar)

White Ruffle Bowl (similar)

Non-toxic Candle (Wonderstruck scent)

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