I never tire of it; breathing new life into something old! This kitchen had suffered flood damage and so the homeowners (who are lovely people!) took the opportunity to not only repair the damages but update other elements. They had already replaced the floor and countertops.
Obviously, the cabinets were next in line.
Newly painted cabinets
They chose a fresh cream color with a charcoal glaze. It complemented the floor and granite perfectly! They added a kitchen island which was built using part of the old cabinetry.
Newly built island before finish
They chose a charcoal black distressed finish to add some character.
Charcoal black distressed island
I love before and after photos.
Especially when I remember to take them!
I’m giddy about this kitchen makeover! They have a few more items to change before the project is complete but I couldn’t wait to share! Cabinets, people!
It was time to update this lovely little bar area and that was the first thing my client said as I started to cover up the wall paper, “no more elephants”.
Here is the bar before:
A wine rack had been incorporated into the cabinetry so a new finish would be needed for consistency.
Wine rack addition
Here are the lovely results. The walls now have a stunning dark brown plaster with some metallic peeking through.
And the cabinets are a cream base with a light “chocolate” glaze.
And it ties in beautifully with the granite countertop! Updating just feels so good!
People are branching out with their cabinet choices since it is no longer necessary to replace the whole shebang to get a different look. Paint, stain or a combination of the two can cover up your existing cabinet finish including those white melamine/thermafoil cabinets that are standard in many homes.
A current trend is different colors for the top and bottom cabinets as shown here at Apartment Therapy.
I can get on board with this since I love color. Feels a little daring, a little outside the box. That’s how we roll.
Another trend is to paint or stain the island or peninsula a different color than the cabinets.
stained cabinets with black, distressed bar
Here are some new finishes I recently made samples of thanks to Ande Crenshaw at Mojo Faux
There is no need to play it completely safe with your cabinet finish because it can be changed just like your wall color.
If you are ready for a change, call me and let’s create a custom finish for your cabinets!
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I was fortunate to be involved in this lovely cabinet project that I posted about earlier.
Sorry to make you wait for the “afters”. I hope no one has lost sleep in anticipation.
No more waiting. Here is the amazing outcome!
Feel free to post your “oohs” and “aahs” in the comments and call Atmospheres if your cabinets need a makeover!
Design by the lovely Heather Spriggs Thompson.