4.25.2009

anticipation....

Do you remember a few weeks ago i painted my kitchen my newest fav color... pale Swedish grey?

Do you also remember the post in which i said how i detest my kitchen cabinets?

It's been a big debate whether to paint the beautiful cherry cabinets or to keep them. The nice couple that owned the home before us, did an amazing job with this 100 year old home.......except in the kitchen. They updated it tooooo much. A farmhouse in which they painted all the molding white, every door in the home white, the trim, the walls, it screamed......cottage farmhouse. UNTIL you got into the kitchen.

Cherry cabinets, black quartz counters and black appliances.

not at all farmhouse cottage, but urban with a bit of contemporary.

yuck.

Then i took over....






I've had to wait almost 2 years to be able to do what i wanted in this kitchen.........



I got 3 estimates to have the cabs painted. 2 were out of my range, and the last guy came in and saved my day.....



the kitchen is tiny, but it has a ton of cabs.......all i could see is cherry........



part of the reduced "price" was myself taking off all the doors and hardware.....

what a task i tell ya.....






I know what you're thinking..................spaghettio's, kraft mac n cheese, cake mix in a BOX......... you know i can see you enlarging the images just to see what's in the cabinets!!!








I know this is the part where you are going to kill me.

my doors are not up yet, but i just had to show you the process.

don't hate me...........


I will post the "finale" on Wednesday or Thursday..............

it'll be good ....

i promise.....and i might even show you where i hide the cheeto's!

xo















70 comments:

southerninspiration said...

hmmm, I love cheetos, and I love what it's gonna look like, I just know it! Way to step out and just do it!!

Suzanne

Laura said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see it when it's done - I know it's going to be beautiful & tie in with the rest of your amazing home! You must be so excited to finally have it done!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

Can't wait to see!

paige said...

oh girl, you are living right i tell ya, living right!
i'm going to love it!!!
that gorgeous kitchen of yours, i be you'll be all inspired and turn into a foodie blog...you just wait...no more kraft macaroni, no more kraft macaroni.
& no , i did NOT enlarge and take an inventory
pinkie swear

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Oh, I can relate! Our kitchen looks alot like yours right now. Cabinet doors off and our golden oak painted cream. We have been working on this kitchen for over 1 yr...it's taking so long due to our super hectic schedules but hope to get it done before the mid of June!

***LIZ*** said...

Kasey,
I am recently addicted to your blog. I LOVE the paint, who makes that gray? My sitting room is in need of a new color and I think this would be perfect-o! Can't wait to see the after. Thanks,
Liz

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh girlie!!! Your gonna love em'...I do already!

Jackie said...

Can't wait - it looks better already!! So fun!

mimi charmante said...

You must be so incredibly excited to have it all put back together and finished! I can't wait to see it as it is already looking fabulous~
xo

Tami said...

They are going to look so beautiful, crisp and fresh! Love them already and love the swedish grey too!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs~T

goddessof4 said...

Can't wait to see the end result!!! You are LUCKY to have all that cabinet space!!! We have a really large kitchen and it came with barely any cabinets!!! Very European but Americans like to collect "stuff"!!!! Sara

Melissa Miller said...

Kasey this is going to be just fab!
I can't wait to see it.
~Melissa :)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I'll be sure to check back to see the results! I'm sure they are going to look amazing.
~Michelle

B said...

Oh that is going to look fantastic! Actually I have thought about your kitchen several times since you posted about it before (I'm weird like that)when you said your friend said not to paint it. I was new to your blog but really, really wanted to say "paint it, paint it!" I'm so excited.I know it will be fabulous. Can't wait to see the pics :o)

shopruche.com said...

OWwwww it is going to look so good!

Jamie said...

Aahhh! I'm so excited for you! This is going to make a HUGE difference. I can't wait to see it finished!

Lissa said...

Kasey, this is going to be awesome! I can tell I love it already. I know you will never regret it! cherry cabinets just aren't you! And I bet every person reading this has the exact same things in their pantry (except me) I would but all my stuff has to be gluten free. grrrr..... I CAN"T WAIT to see the final result!!!

Marilyn Adams said...

Can't wait to see it. I did the same thing with my cabinets. Got a really good deal too. Only problem was the painter was like the guy in Murphy Brown. He came on his days off from his regular job, spent a couple of hours faux finishing, then went home. Needless to say it took three months. It has been 4 years now and I still love it. Now I've got to go check out the rest of your blog and see the other pictures of your home. I have a hint that it quite lovely!

Just be happy! said...

I'm happy for you, it's so nice to have the house decorated the way we want.
I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of your finished kitchen.
Alessandra

Chez Zizi said...

It is going to be awesome. I painted the cabinets in our house when we moved it, what a task! I can't wait to see pictures.

Flax and Spindle said...

You know what i was thinking? how much I loved the 'open door' look...BTW I thought the cherry was very pretty...but I know the look your going for..It's gonna come a awesome!

Mary said...

YEAH! So glad you decided to paint them! The crown at the top is gorgeous...looks like you are going to be leaving the top area of the cabinets open?? I am so jealous ~ it is going to look beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished room!

marty39 said...

Good for you. I have so often wanted to paint cabinets and just didn't have the nerve. I can't wait to see yours all finished. I know it will look stunning. Hugs, Marty

traci said...

oh kasey, it looks great so far. i can't wait to see the finished product!!

DolceBaci said...

It looks fabulous already!!

tracey said...

Absolutely dying to see it...
T

littlebyrd said...

Oh you! I thought the final pictures were going to be there. Can't wait to see what everything looks like but I just know it will be great.

Jeanneoli said...

Can't wait!!

Jen r. said...

Wow, I cant wait to see it finished!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I too, can't wait to see it all completed. I would be as anxious to share the process as you were. I'll be checking back to see the final results, I bet it will be darling.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I just found your blog (I con't remember where) and you are one of my new favorites! And I can see why you wanted to paint your kitchen cabinets, even though I usually am sad when beautiful wood is painted. I think you are going to love the results! And I look forward to seeing them on the blog!
:~D

Glitter and Bliss said...

I can't wait to see it!!! I know it is going to look fabulous!! I love your fav gray color. :)

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Its gonna look AWESOME!!!!!!! Tell him to hurry up already, your fellow bloggers are waiting!

LuLu said...

you are killing me slowly.... ohhh I'm a loving it and not liking you all at the same time! HA HA you lucky duck!!!!! can you send him my way when he is done! :)
Okay I'm calm now and clapping for the awesome cabinet makeover!!!
hugs,
LuLu

teresaksheeley said...

Oh Kasey I am so excited for you!! I want to do this to my kitchen so bad I can't stand it. Just a little chicken on doing it right. If you can, can you tell me what kind of paint or steps your wonderful painter man took to make your dream come true. :)

Teresa
xo

Leah C said...

That kitchen of yours is going to look fab-u-lous when you get through with it! Loving the Swedish grey color:)

Laura said...

Oh my...this is just the push I need to do my cabinets...why is it that the men in my life....all think it is a sin to paint wood? Your blog is wonderful and I'm happy to have found it! Be well, Laura

alissa said...

im a sucker for white cabinets - so clean, fresh and beautiful! cant wait to see the final result!

great blog!

Room design studio said...

things are looking goooooood .. cant wait to see the Finale :)

Living on the E.D.G.E said...

Can't wait to see them all painted up!! We painted our oak cabinets a few years ago. Actually, my Dad did it for us while me and my hubby were on a weekend trip to Chicago...he he. He did a great job!! I wasn't blogging then so taking a before picture wasn't on my mind. It is amazing what a difference paint can do for a room.

LissyLou said...

That looks like a lot of hard work but i'm sure it will look fab!

Tara said...

oh can't wait to see how it all comes out. Was that the painter on the phone telling hiis buddy..darn it I should have charged her more...there are way too many cabinets in this kitchen! HA~ Happy Sunday Kasey!

Penny said...

Hello Kasey,
I wait with baited breath to see the final redo of your kitchen. I can understand your desire to paint perfectly good cabinets. I did the same thing except mine were a 1950's blonde or golden oak and it was just too much- we painted the doors only and actually left a rectangle border of the blonde on each door. I came out rather Danish modern but we really love it.
Hugs,
Penny

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Can't wait to see the big reveal!

La Table De Nana said...

You cracked me up w/ "I Spy" In your cabinets!! Good for you!! This will be beautiful I am certain!

Jill said...

Kasey,

You go girl! Life is too short to live with cherry cabinets! I am in the middle of doing the same thing in my laundry room. I can't wait to see your outcome - you are going to L-O-V-E it. Jill

Reese & Marie said...

It looks amazing. Truly. And yes, i blew up every image to see inside your cabs. Better than looking through the medicine cabinet if you ask me. I'm so happy that you have bright colored plastic kid stuff just like me. Mixed in with teacups and ironstone. Yay!

Laura said...

add a cup of sour cream, four eggs, pudding mix, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 water, and a cup of chocolate chips to a devils food cake mix....

and I have missed you! I am back and blogging after a CRAZY week......

Rue said...

Dang it woman! I am soooooo jealous! I want to paint our cabinets so bad, but we have to wait. Rich said something about too many eggs in one basket... ugh. I can't wait to see it all finished :)

xo,
rue

PS Baby Wren is adorable and a perfect match for Fin ;)

Federica said...

Hello Kasey! I can't wait to see your brand nwe kitchen! I love this grey color!
Have a happy week!
Federica.

koralee said...

Wow...it's going to be fantastic i can tell....i painted all my wood cupboards white a few years ago and what a difference it made!!!! You will love it!!! I love the color !

melissa said...

Oh, I can't wait...and girl, I see some canned fruit mixed in there~you're all good. :)

Brandie said...

Yay! How exciting to be finally getting it done. I just love painted cabinets and know that your's will be gorgeous. Don't worry about the food, we all have a few products we wouldn't show;)

Pretty Little World said...

Oh how wonderful! I love white kitchens! I can't wait to see what the cabinets look like when they're all done!!

Jen Kershner said...

That is so exciting Kasey! I know that you are going to be so happy that you went for it. I love white kitchens so much! How did you go about finding someone who paints cabinets? I'd love to know for future reference.

Andrea said...

That's too funny! I too live in an old farmhouse (1890) and when we purchased the home it had beautiful solid maple cabinets and black granite counter tops. Well, of course with everything else in my home being shades of white, the kitchen seemed SO out of place. So, with brush in hand, I painted the cabinets white myself. I can't tell you what a wonderful difference it made. I'm sure you'll love the results.

Carolyne said...

Oh, the anticipations is too much! How could you do this to us?!!

I love that you have betrothed your son!! How cute is that?!

stacy di said...

can't wait to see the results! how exciting!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I just love white cabinetry. We had ugly old builder's grade oak, however, so I didn't have nearly the quandary that you did. I just painted away..and now I love them! Can't wait to see your final product!

Heidi said...

WOW! I am dying to paint our gross oak kitchen cabinets in my kitchen white, but i have a hubby who is skeptical...I can't wait to see your 'after' pics! I KNOW its gonna look great, and i must say for all that hard work you are doing, the inside of your cabinets look so organized and nice!

Mandy said...

I can already tell that it is going to look a million times better! We just moved from a bungalow that had awful dark stained cabinets in the kitchen. We remodeled and added white cabinets and appliances and it made all the difference. And now we just moved into a 1960's bi-level with horrible oak cabinets...bring on the white paint! Can't wait to see the finished result!

Katy said...

Ready to see the prettiness!

Tammy said...

Oh, the white cabinetry is going to look fabulous. I can't wait to see the finished result!

Anne Marie said...

SUPER! Cannot wait....and love how you are doing a last minute "project" before your big sale...totally something I would do!

Jemm said...

Looking good!! I think the black couter tops will actually look very nice with the white cabinets :)

Brenna LaPray said...

I wasn't going to enlarge the image until you told me to. Cake mix...not you Kasey. I can tell that it's going to be a fantastic change. Can't wait to see.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Brave girl you are, posting pics of the inside of your pantry!!
I can't wait to see the finished cabinets, it looks fab already!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Diggin your style! Can't wait to see the results. cherry

Little Lovables said...

I just found your blog today. I can't wait to see the results!

Dawn said...

Your kitchen is beeeautiful already! I can't wait to see the finished product!