Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kitchen Update!

I've made major progress in the kitchen!  Today I'm going to show you what I've been busy working on for about a month now!

Here is my kitchen before.


And here it is now!  I painted the walls and the cabinet/drawer pulls and we installed new lights!

The wall color is Valspar's Smoke Infusion.  I love it.  The lights are made with recycled glass and were marked down to {drum roll please} $4.  Each.  Yup, you read that right!  Originally they were almost $80!  But don't ask my husband how instillation went...  We figured out quickly why they were a returned item...

The knobs and pulls got a spray paint face lift.  Why?  Well, you can see for yourself.


Different colors.  Lovely right?  And the previous paint job was wearing off.

I don't want to shell out big bucks to replace 50 knobs and pulls so I bought two cans of spray paint instead.  

I starting by priming.  We skipped this step last time.  Trust me, its worth the extra $5 and hour of time.  I poked toothpicks through a cardboard box to keep my knobs upright.  I'm lazy.  I left all the screws in the cabinet doors.

Then I sprayed two coats of Valspar's Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze.  I painted the entire thing this time.  It was time to say goodbye to the off-white, always dirty looking center.

Ahhhhh.  Much better.

Feels good to have another project scratched off the list!

1 comment:

  1. I like the paint color! and the knobs and pulls look great with the spray paint. I should really do that because we have beautiful brass pulls circa 1980.