dating your husband blog - Updating oak kitchen cabinets

“It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. ” See how she did it here; since the original blog post was written, she has painted the lower cabinets navy blue and installed bright-white countertops (shown).

Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.

These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.

The kitchen shown belongs to blogger Judy Meek, who first tried open shelving in 2011 and documented her steps for her readers. “Besides the open shelf over the peninsula, I’ve also opened up a shelf over the dishwasher for glasses, a shelf over the coffeemaker for cups and a long cabinet over our cooktop for our everyday dinnerware.

The key is filling the shelves with items you use often.” Meek started by painting her oak cabinets white, and is now changing over to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ with wax, which makes spill cleanup a snap.

It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach.

This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler.

I told you all about my sad no painting allowed story on Wednesday.

How the Realtor said we couldn’t paint our cabinets because we had chosen to rent the house and the painting them would not be the best choice.

A fresh take on knobs and pulls is one of the quickest fixes for what ails your kitchen cabinets.

Browse for new options at your local big-box store, at handcrafted glass or metal shops or from specialty retailers like Restoration Hardware, which stocks this knob in amber, green, violet, black and clear glass.

And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.

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