Friday, January 20, 2012

Kitchen Reveal: Going from Black to White Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets are finished!!!!! I’m am so excited to show them to you! I thought it would be fun to dig up pics of how the kitchen looked when we moved in our house 5 1/2 years ago so you could see just how far it has come. There are a million tutorials on painting kitchen cabinets, so I’m not going to tell you how to do that. I sanded, primed and painted…6 COATS OF PAINT! Going from black to white cabinets will take you 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. Trust me on this one! The white I used is "Antique White" by Glidden. Onto the pics.

Here is our lovely kitchen the way it looked when we moved in. (These are the pics from the MLS listing.) Shiny, paneled walls. Peaches and cream cabinets. Linoleum floor. Chili peppers hanging from the windows. No dishwasher. It was a jewel.


And here is how the kitchen looked before I painted the upper cabinets white. We moved the peninsula against the wall and added upper cabinets. All the cabinet doors and drawer fronts were replaced. We added a dishwasher and new appliances. I obviously painted the cabinets black. We installed hardwood floors and granite countertops. We painted the gleaming paneling a pale, minty green. My chosen colors were black, pink and green.


Here they are all finished! I really love the contrast of the black and white. It’s amazing how much the white paint has brightened up the kitchen. I hardly need to turn on the lights at night anymore because they just glow.

There’s always a sweet pug peeking in while I take pictures. My counters are never this clean, but the bright, white cabinets have inspired me to keep the counters as uncluttered as possible.

Here’s the main view of the kitchen! See how gleaming it is?! And don’t you love the “artwork” on the fridge? Priceless. I wasn’t about to remove it for pics. Keeping it real, people.


We all love a good before/after, so here it is!



Six coats of paint and a week and a half of hard work was totally worth it! Don’t be scared to go for it.



Beth McC. said...

I love the black and white!! I also love that Pink mixer :)

Ashley said...

I love the contrast of the black bottom cabs and the crisp white upper cabinets. Nice job!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a difference - and I love that they are two tone!

lej619 said...

love the black and white!!!

Emmy said...

I never would have thought to do black and white together like that- looks great!

Janet said...

Your cabinets look so nice! It's totally amazing how paint can transform a room.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I really like the black and white. The bottom cabinets being black ground them, and the top cabinets being white lightens up the room. Like that you moved that counter. You really transformed your kitchen, a job well done. My fingers are crossed hoping you'll post this at Sunday's Best going on now.

Gallamore West said...

Wow, your cabinets look great!! What a difference between the before and after pics. And such a cute pug too :) I'm your newest follower, and I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
Have a great week!
Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

The Southern Product Queen said...

Omg, what a great turn out! Love the cabinets! This is a great post! I'm having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!

Heaven's Walk said...

Awesome job!!! What a huge difference it made in your kitchen! Love that you kept that cabinets black on the bottom. Stunning! :)

xoxo laurie