finally…the kitchen

Yeah, it only took me seven months to finally reveal this…ready yet?!  Kidding.  A whirlwind Fall season, the addition of a wonderful pup and the fact that we are expecting definitely hindered my opportunities to blog.  But, a new laptop and some fun projects [nursery!] has me itching to share what’s been going on.  So first, here’s the kitchen!

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I researched all over for the perfect cabinet paint.  This, my friends, is it!  Insl-X Cabinet Coat Trim & Cabinet Enamel.  It’s the perfect shade of white, and has proven very durable the last eight months.  I dinged a small part on the top of one of the cabinet doors, and only a tiny bit of paint came off.  Easy to dab a bit on a cover that spot in no time! It is a great self-leveling paint, so the key was to apply a coat…and wait.  No touching for a day at least!

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First, I took all the cabinet doors off.  I put a piece of masking tape on the back of each door and in the cabinet box, labeling them with the same number so I would know where each door went!  It’s smart to do this with the hardware if you are reusing it as well, but I was using all new hinges and pulls so no need for me. Our cabinets were a cream color before, but the paint was a latex that was slightly sticky.  I quickly learned that sanding was not a good idea! After taking off the doors, I used a de-glossing spray on the cabinets, wiped them down, and then [with the help of some loving friends and family members] painted two coats of paint.

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The cabinet pulls were my favorite part.  They were a pain to install, but my patient mother in law spent a day with me and my level and got these babies hung.  I went with the Lews Round Barr Pull in various lengths.  Find them here.

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Overall, unless we gutted the whole back of the house and started from scratch, I couldn’t be happier with the way the kitchen turned out.  And, you can see how it ties in with the chandelier and frames in the dining room!  Gotta love that flow…

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Thanks for looking! xoxo, Ray

Cabinet paint | De-glossing Spray | Rug similar here or here | Cabinet pulls | Chandelier from West Elm | Frames from West Elm | Marble utensil holder [really wine cooler] from Crate and Barrel| Salt and Pepper grinders here | cutting boards here and here

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