Tonight I thought I would show you the progress we made at Jason's house while we were up in NH last month. We still aren't done with the kitchen but we are getting closer. We still need to replace the light fixture, add window treatments, change the flooring and put a more permanent top on the island but at least now it's a completely functional kitchen!
Here is what it looked like to start:
And here is where we are at now (like I mentioned above - we aren't finished but at least we've made a good bit of progress!)
In here the first thing we did was replace the appliance and change out the main countertops with a black granite that was on sale at Home Depot. Then we primed and painted the cabinets. We painted them in Simply White using Benjamin Moore's Advanced line. We've gotten a lot of questions about painting cabinets and even though I don't really have any new or good advice after I finish photographing and sharing with you our new kitchen I will do a full post on priming and painting cabinets and share what I have learned. I took two different approaches with Jason's kitchen and with ours (including using two different types of paint) and will write the pros and cons of each way.
We also painted all the trim and the walls. They were all a dirty creamy yellowish color so it was nice defining the trimwork. We used Revere Pewter on the walls and the same Simply White on the trim that we used on the cabinets. Then we painted all the doors in Wrought Iron.
The base of the island is painted Galveston Gray. The bar stools are from IKEA. The little wire baskets were from Joss and Main. I had ordered them for up there but loved them so much when I opened them that I actually ended up taking them back home with me. =) The little bottles are from TJMaxx and the pitcher is from Target. All the flowers are from the perennial garden in the back yard.
I love this little merci tag from the OC Cottage.
We did replace all of the glass knobs on the island and other kitchen cabinetry though we these inexpensive oil rubbed bronze ones from Home Depot.
I hope you all have a blessed week! I'll be back next to show you some more changes we've made in our family room and details on our new sectional.