July 23, 2010

DIY Cabinet Upgrade Part III – DONE!




(Disclaimer:  Subject to future glazing if I decide to go that route.  :))


In Part I, I installed the crown molding.


In Part II, we sanded, primed, and painted the cabinet boxes.


Somewhere in between Part II and Part III, I installed the last piece of decorative trim, and sanded, primed, and painted the doors over a couple of weekends. 

And our kitchen has been transformed from this (last July when we moved in):


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Whoo to the HOO!  It’s done and it feels so good to have a “brand new” kitchen :) 

I just get the feeling of CLEAN and BRIGHT and CHEERY and HERB-EY COTTAGE-GARDEN-EY GOODNESS about our new space, and that’s exactly what I was hoping for.

Y’all get what I’m saying?

I know you do!


Edit:  I’ve gotten a lot of questions on this project, so now there’s an FAQ post as well.


I’m linked up this week to:

The Shabby Nest

Keeping it Simple

The Girl Creative

Tools are for Women Too!

Transformation Thursday

Thrifty Decor Chick – Before and After Party

Please stop by these sites and check out all the great projects!


  1. Oh my heck! That is gorgeous. I can't believe the difference. You have really made me want to paint the cabinets in my office nook now. That just really updates things. You did a great job.

  2. I love it!!! Exactly what you said: clean, bright, fresh. All of those things and more. You did a great job!

  3. Your kitchen looks yummy! Such a good job! Before the wood cabinets were nice but it was a bit cave like. Now it's open and welcoming. Gorgeous.

  4. What an amazing re-do!!! It is so beautiful!! I especially love the addition of the beadboard...so yummy! I hope you'll join me for my First Pretty Packages Party next week. If you'd like to come party, just stop by my blog and pick up a button!

  5. WOW WOW WOW!!! What a transformation! Love the white and the bead board!

  6. It's so pretty! That's the look I want in my kitchen when we're done. I'm going to try to look thru your blog for your paint color--that green is perfect! Your hard work has paid off. Good for you!

  7. I LOVE it! I soooo want to paint my cabniets!

  8. Wow, that looks great! Love it! I'm hopping on by from girl creative just something I whipped up. great job!

  9. Katie, you did an AMAZING job! I LOOOOVE that beadboard on the breakfast counter. You're making me want to paint my cabinets, like right now. :)

  10. love it! The wood floors really pop against the white cabinets. Great after photos!

  11. OH MY GOSH!!! That turned out amazing! What a difference, wow! You did such a wonderful job and your kitchen looks so classy now.

  12. GORGEOUS! What a difference...Great Job!!

  13. Hi, I was here last week drooling over your kitchen and I'm not sure why I didn't follow you then, but I fixed that now. Love your kitchen and your blog. :)

  14. Awesome, it really has an open and airy feeling now. What a great job!!

  15. You are so lucky. I would love to paint my cabinets, but hubby will not allow. I do not like them. Yours look great.

  16. May I ask what green you used on the walls?? I found your blog quite by accident this weekend, and I am right in the middle of a kitchen redo myself. Have half my cabinets painted white, just like yours, and DH and I are having a TERRIBLE time trying to decide on the right shade of green. UGH! We have splotches of about six different shades painted all over, and NONE of them look right. But yours DOES!! Would you share the details on that green, please? Thanks! :)

  17. What a difference! I have wanted to paint my oak cabinets white too. Maybe a good project for this winter... Your kitchen looks great!


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