Sunday, August 22, 2010
kitchen cabinets before and after!
Yesterday, my awesome husband painted my red kitchen cabinets white and put new hardware on them in order to make one of my dreams come true!
I love him and I love them (the cabinets!)
When we bought this house three years ago, it was a cosmetic fix-er upper. The living room walls were covered in dark burgundy wallpaper, the kitchen was a nightmare of clashing colors (bright blue bead board, fluorescent yellow walls and red cabinets)
We removed disgusting wall to wall carpet from all the bedrooms and bathrooms (gross) and back room and put new flooring in the bathrooms, our bedroom and kitchen. After painting the kitchen wall and bead board we left the cabinets red since I was inspired by a vintage tablecloth from the forties with turquoise and red flowers. And I really like it, but it just got old. It made me feel like I was limited in my color choices for things since red and turquoise are so specific.
Until yesterday that is, when the vibrant red was covered in pure glistening ultra bright white. Ah...vintage glass knobs were attached giving it a cottage feel with only three glass pulls needing to be bought for the drawers. Several years ago we had ordered glass knobs from e-bay which had the best prices and selection for our kitchen cabinets in Florida. Rachel had ordered some also and used then for a dresser in her room and Jenny had used one for a dresser in her room and I had 7 knobs left over. I needed 10 all together and between my 7, Rachel's 2 and one from Jenny , there was enough to do all the cabinets, needing only to buy 3 drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby. I still have many red accents in the kitchen which does compliment the turquoise walls which I still absolutely love. Thanks honey, for making my wildest dreams come true!!
sorry for the poor quality pictures! I couldn't add pictures to my post on my husband's laptop so I saved them on picasaweb and somehow they got small and blurry :(