So above are pictures of our kitchen when we were house-hunting. It doesn't really look all that bad in the pictures, but the colors really clashed. There was a lot of yellow in the tile, the counter-tops are a more warmer brown and they both clashed with the orange tones of the oak. Also, I'm just not a huge oak fan. I'm not crazy about the appliances either-especially the fridge. Technically I own very lovely stainless ones, they are just currently being enjoyed by my renters.
I took all the doors of the hinges and covered the inside w/ plastic. This took 2 days and ended up being a huge waste of time. I scrubbed them down with soap and water.
I used a roller on my first kitchen, but wanted to use a sprayer this time. In about 5 minutes, I learned that paint sprayers are not indoor toys-at least when I'm in control. I got paint EVERYWHERE. I ended up rolling the frames and spraying the doors outside. Do you see the doors propped up on cans? You have to let them dry like that so you don't get drips along the edges. I used a coat of grey primer and several coats of Behr paint w/ the primer in it. There are a few drips, but mostly they look pretty good. The entire process took 4 very long days. I did it over Christmas break and sent all the kids to my parents.
I picked out this moulding. It was the most expensive,but still only about $120 for the entire kitchen. This may be a huge craft blog crime, but I hired someone to do hang it for us. I don't have the tools or know- how to do it myself. He was a here a few hours and so it was worth the money to me.
(any ideas for my ugly fridge?)( I was a little short on moulding and had to go buy some more and hadn't painted it yet when I took the picture)
I wasn't going to put up hardware, but here you can see what my daughter's nails did in 5 months time. I'm trying to figure out what color/ style I want. Suggestions?
I've still got to add some accessories etc, but the hard part is done and I am thrilled how it turned out. FYI: I used Behr's Espresso Bean paint w/ the primer in it.
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