l really hope you enjoy having a peek at my new look kitchen and are inspired seeing the big impact paint can have on a space. Though the kitchen has always worked on a functional level being that it's set out well, receives great natural light from the bay window, as well as morning sun from the Easterly aspect, my main issue was the out-dated, dingy orange timber stained cupboards. As the house was built around 20 years ago, it's to be expected that things end up looking like they're stuck in a time warp after a while, and except for the bench tops which were replaced a few years ago, our kitchen was straight out of the 90's.
(There's a before picture at the end of the post).
lt's amazing how much better l feel about this room now, it's just so much lighter, fresher and feels way more open and airy. My Sister who's an interior designer selected Antique White USA for the paint colour and l think she's chosen perfectly. (Thanks Sis :-)
The plain pantry door was replaced with this leadlight one to tie it in with the leadlight of the overhead cabinets. l kept all the same appliances since they all still function perfectly fine.
Looking from the dining room into the kitchen, the family room is to the left.
Flowers and candles pretty up and soften the space.
Small shelves at the end of the cupboards hold jugs at the ready for bunches of flowers.
l still love the original feature tile so no need to change anything there.
In the kitchen looking out....on a very dark Wintry day.
Now if only l could convince hubby to paint out all the timber skirting boards and architraves in the house....but l guess that's a battle for another day haha:-)
This is the only before photo l have, taken about 12 months ago, but you can see just how orange the cupboards and bench look.
A (fuzzy) photo l took of the work on the bench, still in progress. Hubby removed the corbels for the pine lining which he nailed directly onto the hardwood bench. The corbels were then returned to their original positions, and architrave was nailed along the bottom edge. This not only neatens the edge, but also gives the bench more of a sense of solidity.
Thanks so much for popping in for a visit and l hope you all have a great rest of your week.
Til next time,