This is a photo of my kitchen from a few years ago. It has been the subject of much debate in my house ever since we moved in 12 years ago. I have been trying convince my hubby that the dark oak cabinets were dated and unattractive and just didn't fit the style of our home.. but his standing answer was always the same. "I like them. You don't paint hard wood" Argh!!!!!!!!!! But for the last couple of years, every few months I try again. Last year we came to a compromise, and he let me paint the inset panels. (I'll show you those photos when I do the reveal) But, it still wasn't right. I've been collecting photos on my pinterest board to show him photos of clean white kitchens and his response has always been... "I'll think about it." Again... Argh!!!!!!!
Then last week I found this photo on Pinterest. It comes from a blog called The Money Pit andit turned out to be the answer to my dreams!!! I showed it to my hubby because as you can see, she had the same 1980's cabinetry as I do. "Just look at the transformation honey, Think of how much cleaner and fresher and more modern the kitchen will look. " And with one last ditch effort I said... "Pleeeeeease!!!!!!!!"
The angels must have really felt sorry for me because I think they came down and touched my hubby and whispered in his his ear. "Go ahead and let her paint those cabinets Steve. It will make her so happy."
And at that point, a miracle happened. My
stubborn sweet hubby finally said okay!!!!
(Insert the sound of Angels singing)
So, for the last several days, I have been slowly painting my kitchen. As soon as it is finished I will show you all the before and after pics, but in the mean time, here are a few from my pinterest board to show you more of my inspiration.
From the blog Solsjo
From the blog Velvet and Linen
From the blog My Sweet Savannah
I'm so excited, to finally be able to do this!!! It will definitely not be a weekend project, but I am hoping to show you the results in less than a month!!