Kitchen Reveal!

kitchen reveal

Here’s a quick before and after!

 

I can finally share my kitchen reveal with you all! When we closed, the first project we wanted to tackle was our kitchen. I always knew I was going to paint the cabinets because I wanted to pick a custom color for the bottom half. I started work on them the day we closed.  I’m a complete control freak so I wouldn’t let Colin help with much. If it didn’t turn out well, at least it would be my fault. haha. I did let him help with sanding and putting the cabinets back together because I was exhausted at that point. Colin and I really thought we could finish them over a weekend. Boy, were we wrong. It took us over 2 weeks to finish just the painting and I painted every single night. The worst part was not being able to use our kitchen during the process or unpacking. I did a lot of research before I started painting. I plan to write a post on the process soon, to discuss what I learned and what I would have done differently than what I read online. Check out some of the images below!

 

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

kitchen reveal

Overall, we are pretty pleased with how it turned out! It took some time and mockups to figure out what color we wanted. I actually had to talk Colin into letting pick a green. Everyone I told it to was kinda like “really…?” haha. But I LOVE how it turned out. Anyway, I could always change it if I outgrow it. There is still some work that needs to be done, especially in the breakfast nook but we are loving the direction it is headed!

Link to Bar Stools here

Shop some of the items you see in our kitchen here:

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22 Comments

  • Brittany Tadwilliams

    The green cabinets were a great choice, so creative and modern. Also, liked the copper details so cute and stylish. Overall your new kitchen is perfection. You both did an amazing job!

    • Ashton

      Thank you Brittany! I went through many different green choices before deciding

  • Tracy O

    Very pretty! I would get some baskets to put on top of the cabinets…a little extra storage and would bring the look of the wicker barstools further into the kitchen.

    • Ashton

      Oh that would be a great idea! I was trying to figure out what to do with that space. If it was a little big bigger, I wanted to add small cabinets

  • Mei

    Gorgeous! Would you mind passing along where you got the cabinet and drawer pulls? I’ve been looking for similar brass hardware for my kitchen also. Thanks!

  • Marcia Hodgs

    This is very pretty! I see you added lighting over the island. Did you add the fixtures where lights (maybe recessed?) all ready existed. Or are they completely new? If they are new, did you tear out the ceiling to add them? Or how did you add them? My island has no lighting over it. (Brand new house with no lighting over the island!?? Hmmm.) I’m trying to find a way to add lighting without tearing out the ceiling. Thanks much!

    • Ashton

      Hi Marcia, we requested to have it prewired before we bought the place. There were plates there and we only had to add the lights. Ours is also new and didn’t come with lights over the island. So weird!! I believe you should be able to get it wired without having the tear out the ceiling. An electrician should be able to do this easily with a new house (Some leave extra wiring behind the ceiling just incase), they just might not have their own light switch.

  • Patty Page

    The whole space is gorgeous!

  • Eva Dewitz

    what did you use for an undercoat to the paint…love your kitchen !

    • Ashton

      Hi Eva, I used KILZ Original primer

  • kddomingue

    Looking forward to hearing what paint advice you followed and what you did differently. Great job!

    • Ashton

      Thank you! Hopefully will have that post up next week!

  • Sabrina

    Hi! What color is that green on your cabinets?

    • Ashton

      Hi Sabrine, I used Pine Green from Benjamin Moore

  • Amy Stevenson

    Love all your choices!!! Speaking of those pendants over your island, can you provide source info? Love it all! Well done!🙌🏼

    • Ashton

      I purchased them from Homegoods. I’ve been looking all over for the brand and cannot find it.

  • Georgiana P

    I love this! We moved into our house in 2015 and I have been wanting to paint my cabinets since we first saw the place. I am still uncertain about colors and/or how to go about it with 2 young kids. I had been thinking white, but when I looked at a room simulator, it made our kitchen look like a black & white photo vs. the light airy feeling I was hoping for (we have a black granite counter top). I’m looking forward to the piece on your process & research!

    Gorgeous kitchen!

    • Ashton

      Hi Georgiana! It takes a lot of work. If you have the budget, I would suggest hiring a painter. I was working around two cats and a dog in the house and there was hair everywhere! Even when I kept them out of the room the whole time. If you have an outdoor space you can paint in and keep it there, that would be best and it won’t take up your whole kitchen. We also ate most of our meals out of a crockpot, so we didn’t have to use the kitchen to cook.

      I used an online simulator as well and the paint looked awful! I almost didn’t do it. Try to look up other examples of kitchens similar to yours with black granite counters. See what colors they are using. I’ve seen some really nice ones with white, even some with gray on the bottom. Good luck! I plan to post my process in the next week or so, so keep an eye out!

  • Stephanie

    Love your kitchen! What a great example of personalizing a blank slate. Where did you find the bamboo shades?

    • Ashton

      They are by Arlo. You can find some of the colors on overstock for much less than everywhere else

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