Change is Coming...


There's a few changes coming around our home!  You might remember awhile back when I mentioned we are going to paint all the woodwork in our house!  It will be a big job, but we are starting this week with the kitchen cabinetry.  Twelve years ago, we first re-did the cabinets.  They were standard builder grade oak, and we added many mouldings, slat bead board to the ends, knobs, and Benjamin Moore's Bennington Gray paint~ a taupe/gray.  It is actually a color being used a lot on woodwork right now, but I really want to lighten our woodwork up!  We have undercabinet lighting, which is not on in these pics, but we are also adding slat beadboard as a backsplash~ that will really brighten things up, too!  The hardware will be changed out as well!


There is a large breakfast bar off to the left, in the photo below, which is backed with red painted beadboard.  It has a very English Country look, but I am ready to change it up...the red will be mostly gone... and the wallpaper may go soon~ but this week's project is painting the cabinets!


You can see the good bones of the cabinet below~ my husband did a lovely job with the trim work~ and although they don't appear to be that dark, you can see the difference on the cabinet when I was testing paint...



We are going with Benjamin Moore's Simply White~ thanks to Kat of  Low Tide High Style for the great color suggestion!  Hopefully, soon I'll share how they turned out!

Until next time...I'll be busy painting!
Linda

49 comments

  1. How exciting. I am a little sad that my favorite wallpaper will be going away, but I think the beadboard as a backsplash will look great. Can't wait to see the final results. Have fun painting!

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  2. Wow, sounds like you will be super busy, Linda! Your cabinets are beautiful, I love the molding at the top! Great color choice, can't wait to see the end result:) Oh, and I really love your black counters. They will really pop against the white paint!!!

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  3. Linda very exciting!! Change is a very good thing, inspiring and great satisfaction of creativity!

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    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  4. This is quite an undertaking! I love the color you picked out. It's going to look so great when everything is done, and it will be so worth all the work!


    Kelly

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  5. I look forward to seeing the end result, Linda! Kitchen painting will be in my fall future, I predict! The next year will be spent getting this house ready to sell, I think..... Ann

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  6. There is a difference, love the white! I can't wait to see the beadboard as a backsplash, I'm thinking of doing that too this spring!

    Rondell

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  7. Oh yes! Can't wait to see it all finished. Change is good!

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  8. I'm sure it will be awesome, but it looks pretty great to me now! I really dislike painting, so I don't envy the task.

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  9. This is going to turn out great! Good luck getting it all done. Can't wait to see.

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  10. oh boy, can't wait to see the changes..looking good!

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  11. Linda I can't wait to see how it turns out! I LOVE white kitchens, and with your black counter tops it's going to look great! I have the same exact builders grade honey oak (yuck) cabinets sans all that wonderful trim your hubby added *winks* And I'm LOVING that trim job! Gonna see if I can get my hubbs to do ours too. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Vanna

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  12. I'm doing a little painting this week also..mostly just the trim. But I'm considering the laundry room too! Looking forward to seeing your end results!!

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  13. This is so exciting! Your husband did a great job with the mouldings. I love a beadboard backsplash. Can't wait to see how it turns out! It will be terrific!

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  14. fun, fun paint changes things up, like nothing else, but half way through I always wonder what I've gotten myself into!

    Can't wait to see the end results!
    Lezlee

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  15. How fun! Looking forward to seeing the progress....so far, so good! ~ Angela

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  16. Yes, busy and sore! It is so exciting to start and finish a home project! I know it will be beautiful!

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  17. Painting my kitchen cabinets is going to be my summer project, and I am scared to death:-) I was going with Martha Stewart's Bedford Grey, but I like your white too. Decisions, decisions. That's quite a job you're about to undertake, can't wait to see the final results!

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  18. Your kitchen is very pretty already, so I can just imagine how lovely they will be once they are painted white. I love the red shutters on the window, it's a very nice look.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Your cabinets are beautiful! The detail is so perfect!! I had to giggle when you said that Kat suggested Simply White, she mentioned the same for me for my family room and I LOVE it! She is so great! :)
    Have fun and I can't wait to see how things unfold. Love your shutters to btw! :)

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  20. Can't wait to see it all done! ..I'm thinking about doing a backsplash as I don't have anything now. Nice cabinets.
    Have FUN!
    warmly,
    deb

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  21. I am dying to paint my kitchen cabinets. They are old and dated, in oak. I can't justify redoing the kitchen in this economy, so I am going to refresh instead. Any suggestions you might have would be highly appreciated!!

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  22. Happy Painting! Can't wait to see the transformation! It's going to be FABULOUS!

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  23. A big project; one that i will be undertaking someday myself...enjoy the transformation!
    Hollie

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  24. can't wait to see it!!! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  25. Oh, that is going to be so nice! We are actually going to tackle the same thing here real soon. A giant undertaking for sure, but so worth it. Can't wait to see your finished project - it will keep me motivated!

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  26. Can't wait to see the finished project Linda; keep us posted along the way. :)

    Jan

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  27. Can't wait to see your cabinet with the new paint color. We have a vintage kitchen with white cabinets with natural wood doors. Original to the home but I'm thinking of painting the doors white to match the rests of the cabinet. I think it would really brighten the kitchen. Anxiously awaiting your pictures.

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  28. These kinds of projects always seem like so much fun to - lots of work of course but the payoff is always so huge. Can't wait to see the 'during' and 'after' pics. Have fun!

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  29. Oh how exciting...your kitchen is gorgeous by the way! The details in your cabinets is so lovely, I can't wait to see them once they're finished...it's really gonna brighten up that room!
    Hugs & can't wait for the reveal...
    Susie

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  30. how exciting. can't wait to see the finished product. i painted my cabinets years ago. they need it again, but it was such a job i keep putting it off.

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  31. This is exciting but I have to say your kitchen is beautiful!
    I love the new colour you have chosen. I just love white kitchens!!
    Good luck painting!!

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  32. Oh wow, Linda, this is so exciting--and a big job!!! How do you find time to blog? Wow!! It's going to be awesome--and what a beautiful kitchen you have!
    XO

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  33. What a fun project! Your kitchen looks fabulous the way it is, will be fun to see what you do this time around. Have fun during the process!!

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  34. This is a real labor of love. Your color choices are wonderful and the beadboard is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing your finished kitchen.

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  35. WOW, what a job!! Stop in and visit us when you need a break! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    xo Julie

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  36. Thank you thank you thank you!! for the wonderful surprise in the mail...I shall be blogging about it later this week=)
    Blessings,
    Hollie

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  37. Hi Linda,
    Can't wait to see how your project turns out...hope you'll share lots of photos on your blog. Happy painting!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  38. Thanks for visiting my blog! Adore your tray :) Can't wait to see the kitchen outcome!

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  39. I can't wait to see your kitchen. We are doing the same thing here. Only it will be the first go round for us. I'm nervous to get started but can't wait to get rid of the dark stain. How bright of a white would you say the Simply White is? I'm thinking SW Creamy because I can't go bright white with the counters and floors.

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  40. how lovely! your cabinets are simply beautiful!

    http://shesays-susan.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hi Linda, Your kitchen is already gorgeous! Look forward to seeing the new white.
    Have a great rest of the week!
    ~ Julie

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  42. What an ambitious undertaking. You will be well rewarded even as you work. Have a wonderful transformation. Change is so refreshing expecially in the spring.
    BlessYourHeart and DoHaveFunWithoutMe

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  43. Hi Linda,
    I just popped over to say "hi" and hope all is going great!!!
    XO

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  44. Ohhh can't wait.. Love your kitchen now but I think they are going to turn out even better. Your newest follower.

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  45. Sounds so exciting! Looking forward to the after shots!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  46. Sounds like you will be busy! The new color scheme sounds perfect! We are going with beadboard for our backsplash, this Spring, too. Can't wait to see how your cabinets come out!
    Have a great weekend! :)

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  47. Hi Linda,
    Oh how I needed this post....I have been wanting to paint our kitchen cabinets for years!! They are gorgeous solid oak, but in a nasty green....I WANT WHITE!!! Now I have to hear about all the prep needed and what white you will use!!
    xojanis

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  48. Hi Linda, wow your kitchen is going to look great! I hope you'll do a post soon of the finished project!
    Just enjoying Sunday before another crazy, week at work! :-)

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  49. Hope all is going well with the painting! Such a big job! They're gonna be great. Mimi

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