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
Colorado Traditional Kitchen After
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Cabinet Paint: Pure White in semi-gloss by Sherwin Williams
Large handles in Champagne Bronze
Cup Pulls in Champagne Bronze
Knobs in Champagne Bronze
Charcuterie Board (gifted but linked similar)
White Ruffle Bowl (similar)
Non-toxic Candle (Wonderstruck scent)