Painted Kitchen Cabinet Makeover REVEAL

My kids and I love to cook, and even more..make messes. This paint has withstood all of that.
I love the added strength that the hard finish added.
And its still looks like I JUST painted it.
The Kitchen REVEAL is finally up! Come on over to see the Makeover!
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Welcome back my BEAUTIES!

I am FINALLY getting around to posting our Kitchen Makeover REVEAL.

You may remember a couple weeks ago I promised you I would post the reveal the next week.. To see the full transformation head on over to the blog where you can read WHAT Took me so long :)
As I showed in the BEFORE post, this was me trying to decide on a color.

I was mixing and trying to decide how DARK I wanted to go.

Well by the time I decided I went with a color straight out of the can.

I chose General Finishes


It was just the deep hue I was looking for.
and since it was in the kitchen I chose their HIGH PERFORMANCE finish in Satin.

So I spent the next few days painting cupboards which as you know is always a FUN time.

The nice part about this makeover is that I was leaving my upper cabinets the cream color

that I had painted previously.

You will see from the pictures that although we are in an older home (built in the 60's) they LOVED storage.

WE have a U shaped kitchen with tons of cupboards . BUT that means lots to paint, so not painting the uppers saved me tons of time.

So now that the cupboards were painted it was time for some new hardware.

I am normally a copper or a bronze girl, but I really wanted to do something fun and different with the hardware.
That's where HICKORY HARDWARE came in.

They had these fabulous pulls and knobs that look just AMAZING with the dark deep gray.
I chose the stainless steel pulls

and the Euro Contemporary knobs.

They went together like peanut butter and jelly.

I couldn't have been happier with how it looked.
I loved how the hardware pulled together the stainless steel appliances but yet still looked good with all my vintage kitchen decor.
I have to tell you. This paint is so awesome. Since it took so long to post, I had a crazy amount of time to see how it did in the kitchen.


My kids and I love to cook, and even more..make messes. This paint has withstood all of that.

I love the added strength that the hard finish added.

And its still looks like I JUST painted it.

So there you have it.

The Reveal is done with the best pictures I could get.

Its funny because I took about 300 pictures and I didn't like any of them.

I have gotten so critical with myself with photographing that I can see each and every single FLAW.

Where the light is reflecting off of a door,

or where there is a shadow that I can't control no matter what kind of lighting I used.

I finally had to make peace with the fact that no matter what I did I was going to find something

I didn't like about how I staged it and just like life I was gonna have to LOVE them for what they were.

The pictures may be slightly flawed but that's what makes them REAL.

And I couldn't be happier.

So there you have it.

The Kitchen Reveal that took longer to post about than it did to paint it.

I hope you enjoyed this unusually LARGE and wordy post.

I finally accepted my imperfections and I am happier that way.

Until next time.

Have a Beautiful day.
Art is beauty
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  • Kimlevah Kimlevah on Apr 21, 2017
    The color you used on the bottom cabinets it looks grey at different angles and then blue.
    What is the color?

  • Nancy Keys Nancy Keys on Jul 21, 2017
    can you paint over regular kitchen cabinets? Like maple to White?

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  • Linda Linda on Feb 21, 2017
    We had a 1973 home we purchased new. In the late 90's we remodeled the kitchen. We removed the wood panel over our sink. (Like yours) It really gave our kitchen a complete updated look. It took the vintage look away. At some point if you should want to do this it is very easy to do, especially since you still have some paint.

  • Kimlevah Kimlevah on Apr 21, 2017
    Love the two tone cabinets☺️