There was nothing really wrong with the cupboards other than being way out of style.
And a little beat up!
Lots of oak.
One last before shot.
Shortly before Christmas I decided that they needed to be painted. There's nothing like having the deadline of Christmas to make you get stuff done!
So we had them sprayed with 3 coats of a lacquer type paint. Very durable stuff!
I had the uppers and the pantry wall painted in Benjamin Moore CC50 then antiqued.
Then the lower cupboards were painted black.
I had all the hinges, knobs and handles replaced in a brushed nickel to match the faucet.
We broke down and replaced the white appliances with stainless.
Except for the dishwasher, it will need replacement at some point and I think I'll get a black front to match the lower cupboards.
And we put up crown moulding with the bulkhead painted the same colour as the cupboards. It gives them a more custom look and takes the eye up.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result, a more current kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new!
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Kitchen Cupboard Remodel
A couple of years ago we replaced our kitchen counter with granite and put down a new floor. Oh, and put in a new backsplash, sink and faucet too. Since then I've been wanting to do something with our 1980's oak cupboards.