This is only part of our kitchen, I will have a few more postings of the other sides, but this is mostly about the cabinets. When we moved in, they weren't old cabinets, but they were that plain maple color, not super nice, and with the rest of the home having white trim, we thought it would tie everything together nicely to have white cabinetry. So this is our before picture, and yes, we had just moved in so it is SUPER messy. And note the glass shelves, those had to go too, and be replaced with something that coordinated with the cabinets.
We had painted the kitchen just after we painted the dining room, so that part was already done (thank goodness!). Before painting any wood, you must sand it down to a raw surface so the paint adheres. Alex sanded down the cabinets, drawer faces, and cabinet doors. Then of course taping everything off to make clean lines.
And here is the 'after' photo! The white color cabinets coordinate really well with the rest of the trim throughout the house, and it brightened the room up against the 'sequoia grove' paint color. Alex picked out new handles and fixtures and added them to the cabinets and drawers to make them look fresher.
We got rid of the glass shelves and put up some white shelves we picked out from Ikea, the glass shelves were more of a contemporary look and our house is better suited for classic or traditional styles and the white shelves fit the room so much better. I also loved the little coffee cup hooks underneath the shelves, just cute! And I have to give my Aunt Julie and my cousin Teresa a shout out, they got us those square white dishes & coffee cups off our wedding registry from Target, and I LOVE them! They look so nice sitting out, not in a cabinet.
And here is a more recent picture of the kitchen during the day time.
So that was the kitchen cabinet redo in a nutshell, not too hard, but of course you can see my husband did all of it, it took him about 3 days to complete the project, I'm very thankful he took this on the week before Thanksgiving, we hosted our first Thanksgiving so it was nice to have a better looking kitchen to fill with family and cook lots of food! Next on our wish list for when we really redo the kitchen is a new sink, new countertops, wood floors (the tile isn't the best) and of course getting the matching stainless steel dishwasher and fridge... but all in time! Patience and saving some moolah is key!