I am thrilled to report that my biggest DIY project to date is now complete. After three weekends and nearly every weeknight in between, my kitchen cabinets are finally painted, and I am over-the-moon-giddy with the final result! They look light, bright and beautiful - like a brand new kitchen!
Best yet, I'm so proud that I did it all myself. Every now and then during this process, I would catch my husband saying, "We're repainting the kitchen cabinets." Um, no honey. I'm repainting the kitchen cabinets. ;-)
I was hoping to have the walls painted too, but ran out of time and didn't want to delay sharing the end result with all of you. (So, don't mind the overspray - it will be fixed soon)
So, let's get started with the photo overload, shall we?
And what reveal would be complete without some before and after photos? I'm particularly happy with how the white cabinets completely change the look of the granite. Before, I was happy to have granite, but I didn't love it. Now, I am really loving the granite - it doesn't look so muddy anymore.
Here is a picture from when we first bought our house, almost a year ago (to the day).
(Pay no attention to the big, lazy black dog in the doorway.)
UPDATED: Here is a glimpse of the kitchen after the walls were painted. You can see the full Kitchen Evolution here and a complete tutorial here or click on the photo below.
Honestly, a year ago, I never would have imagined having the courage or the confidence to tackle this project on my own. Watching so many of you make amazing transformations in your own homes, has, in turn, not only inspired me, but also given me the confidence to do this myself.
And for that, I thank you.
Come on over and check out a new feature at A Vintage Vine, called "Did You See This Friday". Lisa is featuring great projects from around the blogosphere, and I'm thrilled to be included in this series debut!
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