Not bad, but boring and wanting a change. The honey Alder cabinets are outdated and sunbleached, I would've liked them better if they were Knotty Alder. I picked these out almost 7 years ago while our home was being built.
my mostly white kitchen.It makes my kitchen look larger with a classic charm and brightness I was after.
I heart my new kitchen! I might add stainless steel appliances down the road, but I'm happy with the white ones we have now, so I'll wait until they need replacing. I also have some white subway tiles picked out for the back splash, and some clear glass doors for the cupboards above the cooktop. Then a few hanging lights over the island for that final touch. I'm thrilled how the pewter hardware, light porceline tile and Avonite counter tops compliment the white & green cabinets.
I went back and forth deciding whether to paint the island white or the "Lemon Pepper" color I chose (grayish green). I like the green, it breaks up the monotony and gives it some character and a focal point. We had fun antiquing /distressing it then gave it a Polyurethane gloss finish. All the natural light from the breakfast nook makes it stand out.
Our garage turned into a work station.
I've wanted a white kitchen for awhile now and was motivated by Kim's (3 Peanuts) kitchen posts to finally do it, thanks Kim! Paul sprayed all the cabinets with 3-4 layers to get the smooth shiny look, and I painted the island green with some distressing & antiquing. It took us a couple of week-ends (twice as long as expected) and the cost was less then $400 (which includes buying the sprayer). I'm pleased with the fresh change and nice upgrade to our home, it looks professional. What do you think of the change?