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Kitchen Before & After

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After much hemming and hawing and researching, we decided we could and we would paint the doors and drawers in our early 1980's kitchen until we could afford a full kitchen reno.
Read more about our before & after here: http://www.kathewithane.com/2011/11/kitchen-before-after.html

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  • 3sonscrazy
    3sonscrazy Fort Collins, CO
    on Aug 28, 2012

    Somebody noted yesterday that they generally don't like the idea of painting wood cabinets, and I have to agree — generally. But this is another project that really looks good with painted cabinets. Nice work. I can see it really lightened up your kitchen.

  • Eric C.
    Eric C. Upper Sandusky, OH
    on Aug 30, 2012

    Kathe, Thank you! Your kitchen is almost identical to mine. The lay out of the counter, the placement of the stove, fridge and sink are exactly like mine. Even the dining area and color of the cupboards and counter. I have been trying to imagine what it would look like if I painted it, and now you have shown me. Sadly I don't have the eye required to visualize what the finished product will look like, but you have given me the vision to proceed. THANK YOU for sharing your project.

  • Linda Leyble
    Linda Leyble Great River, NY
    on Jul 10, 2013

    hi Kathe. Thanks for following me! You and I have a lot in common. 2 older children, found love later in life and a blogger. I think you did a great job with your kitchen. I did a similar re-do about 10 years ago (painting cabinets etc) but then about 4 years after that, I wanted to really re-do the kitchen and so I did. I should have saved the$ from the first go round and put it into the kitchen renovation - could have meant a SubZero instead of a KitchenAide Hope you will visit my blog. I want to do a link party as well - would love some pointers from you! Linda

  • Nancy
    Nancy Glendale, OR
    on Sep 28, 2013

    Ugh! My countertops are the SAME color! Our cabinets were already repainted, but they didn't prep them correctly (latex on oil) so now the paint looks bubbly. On the bright side, I ripped out a cabinet and a dying jenn-aire cook top and installed a freestanding stove. Nice work on your remodel!

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