Last Saturday I had a whole day all to myself so I took advantage of that time and decided to paint my kitchen cabinets. It's only phase one of the whole kitchen makeover, but so far I'm pleased with the results.
To get a real appreciation I'll show you a picture of what the kitchen looked like before. This is what it looked like when we bought the house.
That's about how it has stayed since we moved in. It's not that I hated the blue, it just wasn't the color I chose, nor would it really be a color I would choose. And after living here for over two years, the paint was beginning to chip and the cabinets were getting a little on the dirty side. So, I decided it was time to change. And with no one around it was the perfect opportunity.
Part of the reason it took me so long to paint them was because I struggled with what color I wanted. My dream was to paint them black. Oh I love that, but with black appliances I thought that would be way to much. I also thought about doing a colonial burgundy, but again I wasn't sure if it would be too dark. So, I opted for a colonial green. Green isn't one of my favorite colors, but it's definitely one that I'm okay with. Better than the blue anyway.
So, here's how they turned out.
Since I took the photos, I've already changed out the curtains and added some decorations to the cabinet sides at the window. I'll show an prettier picture when the kitchen is cleaned up and ready.
Well, like I said, it's just phase one. We want to install a new backsplash. I'm thinking brick. Also, we want to install a new counter top. We have a portable dishwasher (you can kind of see it in the photo above) but I would like to have one installed when we replace the counters. All of this takes time and money. Both a precious thing these days.
So, what do you think? Should I have gone with black or burgundy?