I am so happy to introduce you to our freshened-up kitchen!
In true Lisa-fashion, I have dragged on a project for.ever, but I think it’s safe to say this one is just about done (for 2011 anyway).
The goal was to make this kitchen as pretty and functional as possible until the day when we do a major renovation and incorporate the kitchen and dining room space into one. The previous owners did their best to remodel the 27 year old kitchen by painting the cabinets and adding Silestone countertops. If you’ve been following along for a while you know that while Mark & I truly appreciate having a quartz countertop, the color – how do I put this delicately? – made us gag. The sweet elderly couple that previously owned this abode loved a peachy colorscheme, and the bologna-colored countertops fit right in. While “bologna” is not exactly a color we wanted to use in our house, we decided to work around this element, knowing that someday we’ll have the opportunity to rip those suckers out and replace them with something dreamy. (That’s what we keep telling each other anyway. Forget about the fact that college tuitions for three kids loom in the not-so-distant future!)
While the overall look of the kitchen before was not terrible, it felt dingy and outdated. This is the truest representation of the color of the cabinetry before (below right). Not awful, just a bit tired and drab. We chose Ben Moore’s White Dove, a creamy white that compliments the off-white appliances, to brighten up the space.
Originally, the trim that was not painted peach was natural, as you can see in the adjacent room.
With the hope that how we were able to make our kitchen work for us (despite bologna-colored countertops) may inspire someone else, I’m sharing our refreshed kitchen with these wonderful links this week! Thank you so much for hosting, ladies!