I have been waiting for just the right lighting to take these pictures and today was the day! I am so happy to show off our kitchen! I posted a sneak peek at the end of November, but now is time for the full monty. I am in love with my new kitchen!
Side by Side
My thoughts on this renovation...
It was really rough at times and I really wanted to give up, but my positive husband kept things going and this kitchen was not possible without all his hard work and ingenuity. From research to execution Matt was on top of things. One thing that he insisted on was adding red oak (quarter inch) end panels to the cabinets, which resulted in a custom finish. And his biggest contribution? Pushing me to go gray and I am so happy that he did!
One hiccup that we encountered was the fact that Sherwin Williams could not tint satin enamel in Dovetail (gray). They could only do semi gloss and we wanted satin. We ended up purchasing Valspar paint in a satin finish. Did you know that Lowe's is able to tint their paint with Sherwin William's formulas? The color is spot on and we have been pleased with the performance. It has been two months since we finished the cabinets and they have held up beautifully. One piece of advise that I do have is after you install the bumpers rub the spots on the box with a bar of soap to prevent sticking. We failed to do this and some paint stuck to the bumpers.
If you are interested in our journey from honey oak to gray I suggest checking out our kitchen posts. There are a few things that I have not talked about previously. We were able to score a new refrigerator for under $500 because it was slightly damaged on the side that is not visible and was a discontinued model. It is platinum rather than stainless, which means less fingerprints! We also installed a new ceiling light, the Alang from Ikea (thank you LaNae for grabbing it on your last Ikea run).