This is our kitchen. It started out with hideous orange-tinted wood cabinets and a leopard-print style countertop. Distastrous. So...we did the first stage of the makeover a couple of years ago when we moved in. New cabinet fronts, appliances, painted the countertop with melamine paint (an awesome product from Benjamin Moore if you're looking for a very cheap quick-fix solution for your counters), new light fixtures and paint (dark brown). I wish I had a "before" picture, but I just can't seem to find one...so here is stage one of the makeover:
Now...about 2 weeks ago, I had an urge for a brighter, lighter, more uplifting kitchen. So....I headed off to Benjamin Moore and picked up a gallon of "Cloud white"...and went at it. It took 3 coats to cover the dark brown, but I love love LOVE my new bright kitchen! Dustin did an amazing job on our new glass tile backsplash. We also had a new counter put on....the paint job lasted well for 2 years, but it was getting a bit rough around the edges, so we decided to do another somewhat cheap fix. Laminate. I've always wanted a chalkboard wall, and so we decided to bite the bullet and give it a try....and we're loving it! It's so much fun to have a wall that I can change up whenever I choose....for whatever mood I'm in....and Toby is having the time of his life drawing masterpieces.