We decided that the smartest and most economic way to update our kitchen for the time being was a painting facelift to our cabinets. I will say that I don't EVER want to do this job again. It sounds sooo easy but all the tasks combined was pure torture! We (well, I) decided to go with white because apparently it never goes out of style and before the kitchen was swimming in a sea of wooden darkness. I love wood, but not THAT much. So, here are some before and after pics because I don't think my mom will stop bugging me until I post them on here ;)
Before - looking over the breakfast bar
Before - pic of kitchen desk (don't know why a desk was in here to begin with) and the pantry door.
Dave and his mom, Debbie, helping us remove cabinet doors during their visit.
Doors and drawers ready to be sanded, primed, painted and then painted again, and again...
The kitchen taped off, primed and screaming for paint
After - simlar view as before looking over breakfast bar (we were preparing for our LOST final episode party - those are palm tree toothpicks on top of the bar)
After - Kitchen desk
After - cabinet doors with painted stencil
After - Center cabinet doors above stove (kudos to sister Morgan for her help - love ya)
After - Dining room bar area and cabinets
After - Dining room window seat and bar area.
After - Kinda overall shot (the space is awkward making it hard to get everything in one photo)
Now, onto the popcorn ceilings... to be continued...