Kitchen Reveal

Design, DIY, Homestead, Interior, Kitchen / Sunday, August 9th, 2015

As I have mentioned before, we would LOVE to completely gut the kitchen at some point. But, for now, paint has taken over and cleaned up the kitchen immensely. You have seen our sneak peak, but here is a big reveal with the rest of the kitchen. If you missed the post with ALL the before pictures of the house, be sure to read that first HERE so you can catch up. Obviously, there are still little things that I want to change, but for now here it is! And no, we haven’t done anything with the floors yet…whomp whomp.

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My before picture was after the cabinet doors were removed, but you get the picture. You can see that the grey countertop paint DOES show imperfections in the sunlight and when light hits it directly.

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My decor is not where I want it to be yet, but we all know that it takes time. I’m looking forward to finding small pieces to give the counters some character.

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You have seen this angle before, but here it is again. Now what to do with the “holes” at the top of the cabinets. As you can see in the before picture, there were doors there once upon a time. Without thinking, we threw those doors away…regrets. We did this because we knew we were never going to use those cabinets for storage, they are just too small and WAY too high for any normal human being to reach. We would like to put the stamped aluminum ceiling tiles there just to add some contrast and make it more appealing. More on that later.

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This room is clearly incomplete. I am going to paint the armoire (AGAIN) because the color just doesn’t go well in this room. It’s just too much grey/blue to handle. It’s hard to tell from this angle, but we took out the overhead cabinets that hung over the counter. This opening up the space so much and allowed a lot more light in from that window. Those cabinets are being recycled in our office/craft/workout room as storage and it’s perfect mounted on the wall.

Products used:

Countertops–> Rust-oleum Countertop Coating in Putty
Cabinets–> Behr Oil-Base Semi-Gloss Enamel in Bistro White
Oven top–> Rust-oleum High Heat in Black

NONE of these paints are fun to work with, let me be the first to tell you. They all are extremely strong in odor and will stick to you for days on end if you don’t have mineral spirits or coconut oil handy. If I had to do it again though, the only thing I would change is getting a good quality latex paint over the oil-base paint for the cabinets. Mostly because latex is hard to work with and you have to be extremely careful with it. Latex is more laid back and easy to handle.

On a different note, we finished the major projects in the bathroom TODAY. Stay tuned to see that reveal in the next week or so!

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5 Replies to “Kitchen Reveal”

    1. They did well the first year. They have started to show wear and tear lately though. I would highly suggest the counter top paint for short term updating. It worked perfectly for us because we will start remodeling the kitchen very soon, but as for long-term, I think getting new counter tops would be best.

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