The BeginningI love my kitchen but after 10 years I wanted something different on a no budget/low budget. Not really something different (unless I had the money to gut it and start over but that's another story) but maybe just make some changes for a fresh Spring time start. It's no secret that I love a country French style kitchen so instead of the traditional American style built-in cabinet, I wanted to try and recreate a hutch type feel to high light my cream ware and ironstone every day dishes and maybe tweak some other areas.
Calm, Mascarpone, Monroe Bisque, Bleeker Beige, Coastal Path, Slubby Canvas. Beautiful names aren't they but in the end what color of paint did I go with??? Just a simple "white"! White semi-glass by Valspar...easy to clean kitchen paint.
When we first moved into this home, 11 years ago, everything was very dark, including the paint colors. I spent three months painting, painting, painting. Everything was changed except the ceiling beams. I kept those dark, thinking they had a French farmhouse look. In this photo the kitchen beams are the color all cabinets, window and door trim and baseboards were originally.
Bobby G. wasn't too thrilled about the idea of removing cabinet doors but I convinced him I was always right. :) After scrubbing and cleaning I started repainting all the cabinets. What a job! And I remembered this time to wear my handy dandy cotton gloves. It seems I always start a paint job just after I have had a fresh manicure.
What's with the chicken wire? My original plan was to put the wire in the back of the cabinet much to B. G.'s chagrin. After some
And here's the after photos.
I love the new change. It sure put a zip in my doo dah! Until next time....xoxox
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