Gray Painted Oak Cabinets and Kitchen Makeover – Tuesday Treasures

Hi Friends!

How was your week? I’ve had the joy of experiencing my first kidney stone that won’t exit my body! That’s been so delightful! lol Other than that, we’ve been making some really amazing custom furniture pieces over the last two weeks and I can’t wait to share them with you soon! A couple of weeks ago, we finished up a kitchen project and I shared before and after  pictures on Facebook. You all had questions about colors, etc, so I thought I’d do a blog post about the makeover.

Here’s the kitchen before:

Anne Marie and Keith asked me to do a kitchen consult to help them pick colors, hardware and an over all style for their kitchen makeover. You’d have to see their whole house to really appreciate it, but as soon as I walked in I thought they should do gray cabinets. Their house has modern pops of design with transitional bones. It’s beautiful!

When painting oak cabinets, it’s important to remember that the cabinets have a deep wood grain so you can see some of that grain still after you paint them. For that reason, I always recommend a satin clear coat over the top to help diminish the glare and highlighting of the graining.

We decided to paint the kitchen cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advanced paint in Chelsea Gray. Chelsea Gray is my favorite medium gray paint color. It’s so important when painting cabinets to prep them right. We sand, prime, paint, and finish with the recommended protective clear coat. We also use a professional grade air sprayer which gives a fine finish! This is a project you can take on yourself, but it’s one I recommend having a professional do so it’s done right and holds up well!  Here are the section of cabinets painted Chelsea Gray:

 (The picture above is the most accurate color)

We wanted to do something different on the island, so we painted it a lighter color – Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. Then we lightly distressed the island and added rough cut wood to the back to give it even more visual interest.

We added all new hardware as well which helped modernize the kitchen! Anne Marie and Keith picked out the backsplash and hired someone else to install.

Last but definitely not least, John installed a barn wood wall on the way into the kitchen. Check out this gorgeousness!

Would you like your kitchen redone? Use our Contact Us form to let us know! Just email us a picture of your kitchen, a count of how many doors and drawers, and let us know where you are located. Then we can send you over an estimate for redoing them for you! It will up the value of your home at a fractions of the price of buying new cabinets!
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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

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