We have been working on updating and refreshing out kitchen with paint. It’s coming along, albeit slowly. Life is so busy! I finished painting the cabinets a while ago–you can read about that process and the unique problem we ran into here.
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I used Fusion Mineral Paint in “Casement”. I. Love. This. Paint! I used Fusion’s Tough Clear Coat — I just think it’s a good idea in the kitchen-and I want this paint job to last forever!
Here’s a reminder of how the cabinets looked before. They were originally painted in a creamy yellow color. There were soot stains that would not come off and areas of wear on nearly all the doors. They were permanently discolored in areas from the fire.
The kitchen looks so nice and bright now. After a few delays (my back and the husbands surgery), I was finally able to paint the walls Benjamin Moore Owl Grey paint.
We’re not completely finished. We still have to address the backsplash, which is installed going down behind the countertop and is glued to the wall, so removing it is something I would love to avoid. I’m looking for alternatives to that and open to suggestions! And then there’s the floor. New lighting is in order too.
The kitchen is the darkest room in the house and the lighting isn’t very good. I’m exploring light options to change that. I’m looking for just the right fixture for over the sink and (yes, I’m going to admit it) a new ceiling fan with light too. Call me crazy but I like having a ceiling fan in the kitchen, and some of the new ones are gorgeous.
Lots of decision making going on here.
See how dark that back splash is?
I cannot begin to express how happy I am with this paint and how crisp and clean the cabinets look!
After the walls were painted I had to address the wall decor! I had a few things in mind and had a day of “craft- binging”-that’s what I call it when I have had projects piled up and do them all in one day!
- A valance out of the left over portion of tablecloth that I used to recover the desk in my office/craft room
- The “GROCERY” sign was made with pre-cut galvanized letters that I found at Hobby Lobby . I originally painted a white background, but once it was all up on the wall decided it needed to be black! I took it apart and repainted it!
- The cotton boll wreath. learn how here
- I gathers things I already had for the tablescape. The hydrangea were dried from my garden. The burlap pumpkins were a project from a few years ago. Those amazing boxes are from Decor Steals .
- We found the window at a salvage yard.
- The Farmer’s Market sign was a project that I did with my Cricut Explore . You can see how I made the sign here.
Directly across from the stove we have a wall of cabinets and counter with a wine cooler and a neat little cubby area that I love to decorate for the seasons.
That sweet little puppy face is one of my grandpuppies, Tallulah! She spends a few days a week with me and is an expert photo bomber! She has the most incredible ears–enough wind under them and I think she could fly!
I think I’m going to paint the kitchen chairs and table legs black. There’s so much white now I think the contrast would look nice, besides it’s just paint and if I don’t like it, I can always paint it again. I saw Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper spray paint and then distress chairs for one of her homes. It looked really nice and it doesn’t get much easier than that!
If you have any ideas for the back splash I would love to hear them! Simple and inexpensive would be great! Just leave a comment below!
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