Thursday, January 27, 2011

DIY: kitchen

our kitchen has been quite a project, but a good chance to try out a little DIY kitchen style :) we hated how there was such a wood-like look everywhere, and mixed with the horrible paint job of a-pale-yellow-over-wallpaper, we were really ready to make a change... or a few. i tell matt we are doing it in 4 phases... phase 1 and 2 are complete (yay!) and 3 is quickly approaching!
our kitchen before: wood cabinets, chopping block-ish counters, and a horribly ugly wood-like linolium. eww! we actually liked the chopping block looking counters, so those will stay to go with our relaxing, natural look...

phase 1: paint cabinets white
I have always wanted white cabinets. they look so fresh and clean. this, however, was not an easy task. It took three coats of oil based paint to get them done, and now I still need to go back to repaint hinges and maybe add some fun handles :)

phase 2: paint walls koi pan (green)
I LOVE our green kitchen! there was a bad water stain on one wall (from before we had the roof replaced) and the yellow paint job was a bad one... we could faintly see the wallpaper behind it. Its so refreshing now and so much more fun to cook in! :)

*this post is dedicated to my lovely MIL
who painted and patched up my walls for hours!
Thanks so much! You are such a blessing!

1 comment:

  1. Your cabinets look great Lauren! We did the same thing to our cabinets and it makes a world of difference! It opens the whole kitchen up. You guys did a great job!