Back in December while doing some late night Christmas shopping at Wally world, the hubby and I ran across some Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kits (small size) on clearance for $30. They had Ultra White and Cabernet left so I scooped up the last two Ultra White kits and
ran walked to the checkout with them. The idea was that if we changed our minds we could always return them or sell them to someone else but maybe we could use them and $30 a kit was a great price! The kits have been sitting in my basement since December and now that the weather is getting warmer, the kits are calling my name from the basement and they are getting louder. Either that I’ve inhaled too many paint fumes recently and this is just a side effect, hallucinations.
Just for a refresher, here is what the kitchen currently looks like, some of these are from January and some from a few days ago.
Our kitchen has a nice layout and the cabinets are in great shape, they are 11 years old but not really showing any wear at all. The appliances are staying of course, seeing as they are only 9 months old although I’d love for my dishwasher to die and go to dishwasher heaven.
Now onto the inspiration photos which are always the best part of any blog post! You can find these and many more over at my Kitchen Board on Pinterest.
I have loved white kitchens for a very long time. When we built our house in 2005 I went with maple cabinets because I was too chicken to get white cabinets with small children. In the last house we remodeled the kitchen and I went for white cabinets and really loved them, a lot. The only downside is that everything shows on white so there will be constant wiping down of cabinets because with four kids and two dogs, it’s not going to be white and clean for long. Not that I don’t wipe down my cabinets but if it’s anything like my couch and chairs that are white, I might go insane.
Gray has been a favorite color of mine since before we were married, so maybe since 1993? My wardrobe for a long time was 80% gray or black. Gray cabinets are so lovely looking, not quite as dark as black but better at hiding dirt and grime than white. Hubby is not on board with all gray cabinets but he defers to my schemes as I’m better at this than he his. ;)
The kitchen gets plenty of sun so I’m not worried about it feeling cave like at all. I have thought about just painting the peninsula gray but that might look weird seeing as it leads into other cabinetry. The debate is on, gray on the bottom, white on top? All gray? All white? I’d love to hear from you about your kitchen or your friend’s kitchen or someone who has done this.