The last time I painted kitchen cabinets, it was to prepare a home for sale – and this time was for clients who just bought a new home!
My client Maggie and her husband just moved to a new home in Newton, MA and are in the process of freshening up the house and updating the style to their tastes. Part of this project includes their kitchen – which had high-quality cabinets, but in a dark cherry color that does not fit with Maggie’s tastes or her plans for redecorating her downstairs. Rather than incurring the high costs of replacing her kitchen cabinets, Maggie reached out to me to explore having them painted instead!
For the bulk of the kitchen, Maggie wanted to go with white to brighten things up and make the kitchen look more modern. Maggie has also had white kitchens in the past and strongly prefers the clean look of white to the dark wood. For the island, Maggie wanted to spice things up and add a contrasting, bold color. To tie in with surrounding rooms, she wanted a darker color in the green family – but she still wanted to keep it bright. After looking through options, Maggie gravitated toward a darker green in the teal family, and ultimately decided to go with Benjamin Moore color “intercoastal green”.
With colors decided, I proceeded to go through my typical process of removing cabinets, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, more sanding(!) and more painting. In the end, Maggie and her husband were thrilled and are enjoying their "brand new" kitchen!!
There is still some work to be done to the walls behind the cabinets – but following are the “before” and “after” shots of the kitchen so far!