When we did a fairly substantial kitchen remodel about 4 years ago, I knew not long after painting the cabinets that I didn't love them and would re-paint them eventually. Now, with the new wall color, the time has come. Last year when I had the white subway backsplash installed, I knew I'd probably be headed towards white cabinets, so even though the backsplash doesn't look great with the current cabinets, the choice was part of a long term plan.
With the scads of kitchen photos I come across, I kept coming back to this photo, the crisp contrast of the black and white wins me over every time. You can bet I'm hunting for a
|Domino via Burlap and Lace|
So that's where I'm headed, but here's the reality right now. You can see just how bad the cabinets are now with the new wall color. I'm SO over the creamy color with glaze! I'm trying out a sample on that trim above the pantry doors, which leads me to a dilemma...
The island is staying black, the cabs will be white. I can't decide if I should paint the pantry doors white or black (the trim around the doors will be white). I used my
And a slightly different angle-
Tough choice. I just might have one that I'm leaning toward, but what do you think? Here's one shadowy end that I couldn't resist painting to get a feel for the new color.
Over a year ago (when they were less than half the price they are now!) I bought enough of these pulls to use for the drawers-
I'm not sure what knobs I'll use yet, still on the hunt, but they will be some sort of brass or gold color also.
The other big decision I've been debating is the hinges on the cabinet doors. My cabinets have the regular run of the mill old exposed brass hinges, and I painted over them when I painted the cabinets. I thought I wanted to switch to hidden hinges this time, but that has 2 strikes against it... cost, and the fact that actually removing the old hinges and filling in holes and re-hanging everything properly would be a major pain. With brass making such a big comeback, I'd been toying with the idea of stripping them back down and just using them again. Then, I saw Caitlin Wilson's kitchen in my friend's IG feed the other day, and the heavens parted...
Exposed brass hinges! And jaw dropping gorgeous! I feel like that image validated my thoughts, so brass hinges it will be.
So, I'm a few weeks away from tackling the paint, but I can't wait to get this project started (actually I can...painting cabinets is a pain, but it will be worth it!). What do you think about the pantry doors?
I hope all of you have a super weekend! We're scooping the kids up as soon as they are out of school and heading to see the Alexander movie, then rooting for our alma mater Oklahoma Baptist University Bison at the game on Saturday. AND... we're preparing for one more trip that Ray and I are squeezing in. Goodness, I never had a passport before this summer and now we're traveling internationally twice in two months! It's gonna be a good one!