Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cabinet Makeover

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a cabinet makeover in my kitchen.  I am replacing some of the black painted pieces in my kitchen with grey.  It flows better with the rest of the house and makes the space lighter, which I like.  I'm still keeping some black in my kitchen though.  The first thing I changed were the cabinets that store my dishes. 


This area of my kitchen doesn't get as much light, so I'm very happy with the lighter color.




I like that this area looks like a hutch above the counters.



On the opposite side of the room, above the stove, I repainted the inside of the cabinets grey as well.



Then I repainted this little table that holds baking items.




I still have one more item in here to repaint.  I'm leaving the computer cabinet black though.
In case you are wanting to know the paint color I used it is Sherwin Williams, Fawn Brindle.   

Also, today is a special day for me and my husband.  It is our 26th wedding anniversary!  He gave me these pretty flowers yesterday since he has to work today (24 hrs @ the fire dept.) and we will go out tomorrow night to celebrate.  


Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!  We are celebrating early (at my inlaws) because hubby has to work on Easter.  Boo Hoo!  That's the price you pay for being married to a fire fighter.  So, it will be a busy weekend for us.  I've got some baking I must do in preparation for it too.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

51 comments:

Myra said...

Love the grey. The open shelves are so pretty with the white dishes.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you both on your special day, love the flowers!
Your cabinet looks great with the gray paint too, the dishes really pop, amazing too!

AntiqueChase said...

looks great! French Linen?? LOL
Congrats on your 26th!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I am seeing so many of those wicker trays...I gotta find me one...Love the look of the wood against the white.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this color, Kelly! You did a fabulous job. I like that you have a plate rack in the open hutch~like cabinet, it's different than just stacking.

Happy Anniversary! We hit 26 years in December! Celebrate!

XO,
Jane

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Congratulations! 26 years is wonderful! Wishing you MANY more! I do like how the china area looks like a hutch! Great job! I'm lightening up everything too...I think it's an age thing (not that you're old) but colorful interiors seem to wear on you after awhile. I LOVE color but with a neutral background I feel I can add in practically anything, anytime and then take it away when I'm tired of it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Happy anniversary! The new paint color looks perfect in your home.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new gray color. How sweet of him to get you flowers. Mine just cannot figure out how to do that!
Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!

Olive said...

The grey is wonderful Kelly. Happy Anniversary.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

congrats on your 26 years (in a row), as I say. Love the gray, definitely a softer and brighter look

cynthia lee designs said...

I love what you have done in your kitchen!!
As you know, my SIL is a fireman too and he has to work on Easter...so we are having our Easter dinner on Saturday.
Pretty flowers...Happy Anniversary!!
hugs,
Cindy

Stacey said...

Looks great Kelly. I love the little computer table over on the side. It has such a pretty shape.

Deserae said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie!!! Love the new grey color in your kitchen...everything looks so fresh. Your flowers are beautiful too :o) Happy Easter!
~Des

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE the new color Kelly!! Happy Anniversary to you and the hubs...very pretty flowers!

Ron said...

I love the color, Kelly.

Happy Anniversary to you and your firefighter. Have an awesome Easter weekend.

xo

chateau chic said...

The gray works really well in your kitchen, Kelly.
Happy Anniversary!!!
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Your flowers are beautiful!
Love what you have done to your cupboard!
Happy Easter Kelly!

Judy said...

i love all your gray and white in your kitchen...you really have it looking magazine worthy.

hope you all have a wonderful easter (and hopefully we all have warmer weather)!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, The new cabinet color looks wonderful and I love all the white dishes. Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a Blessed Easter.
xx,
Sherry

Anne said...

Beautiful changes Kelly! Happy Anniversary!!!! And happy Easter too!
xx
Anne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The grey is lovely. Happy Anniversary to you both. Many of our neighbours are police, fire fighters and essential service shift workers and I always appreciate the holidays they work (I used to be a nurse so I know how many holidays and activities are missed or rearranged.) Wishing you a great Easter weekend too.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The white dishes pop against the gray paint! I really love it!!
I hope you have a very Happy Easter AND a very Happy Anniversary!!!

Andrea said...

Such a pretty grey-looks great! I can just see corbels below that cabinet. My father in law was a firefighter too

NanaDiana said...

Love the grey, Kelly. It looks wonderful. I do think it is such a fresh and classy looking color. Tell your hubby thank you from me for being one of our protectors and working Holidays to do it. He is a good man! xo Diana

Debra Oliver said...

love the black, but the gray looks fabulous!! Hope you enjoyed your special day!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You are always changing things up, but they always look even better than before. Happy Anniversary!

gorgeous flowers :)

Bonnie said...

I love the new color. Your cabinets are so neat and I love your dishes.

Happy Anniversary. Have a great celebration. HOpe your Easter is extra special too.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty, Kelly! The white dishes look so great against the gray! Thanks for sharing the paint color, too! Happy Anniversary! My husband works Easter, too...but we tend to go with the flow...

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the new grey colour Kelly. I too am a fan of the open cabinets... more and more doors are being removed here. I also converted the next generation as well. My DIL informed me she's loosing some cabinet doors in their new home as well :-)
Luvly!!! I am trying to talk the Mr. into your lights .
Hugs, Gee

Robin said...

The changes are so pretty. I love all your open shelves. Something I would love to add to my kitchen.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

A very happy anniversary to you Kelly!!! I really am liking all your changes, they look terrific! Jane

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

The new gray color looks really pretty. I agree, the two open cabinets do like a hutch.

Happy Anniversary and Happy Easter!

Anne Boykin said...

Congrats! Your new paint color is just right. Love the lighter look.

Diane Hinnant said...

Happy anniversary, Kelly! I love the gray on your cabinets. I am in the process of doing a little updating on my kitchen and the picture of your "hutch" has inspired me to try and duplicate that great look. On another note, can you please let me know where you got the wire pendant in the background on that same picture? I just love it!
Diane

Missy George said...

Looks great Kelly..Love the color..Happy Anniversary..Have a nice Easter

Bliss said...

I put all my brushes away, and paint too. The trauma of my chairs is still to fresh in my mind. So till I heal and can again look at something and think "hey I want to paint that", I will live through the painting of others. It looks great.

Bliss

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I just love your kitchen! I especially love how you have a separate little table for baking supplies. :) My husband is a fire fighter too, and our anniversary is Sunday! Hope your anniversary and Easter weekend is fabulous!

must love junk said...

Happy Anniversary, and Happy Easter!
(and I love the gray :)
Susan

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh lovely! I love grey! Happy Easter!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Love that shade of grey. So refreshing. I also love the open cabinets. You have displayed your collections beautifully.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Easter! I know how it is when your man is at work during those occasions, but its all good!! Kitchen cabs look great, as does everything you do girl!!

Amanda Rose said...

I'm in absolute love with your little baking stand with the flour and what not on it. Love!

Amanda Rose
http://semwuchtosay.blogspot.com

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh I think the gray is perfect and your dishes pop right off of it. Happy belated Anniversary...hope it was wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy belated Anniversary, Kelly! Love the gray. Hope you had a good Easter!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the new color of the cabinets and table Kelly..looks so pretty and fresh!...Happy 26th Anniversary...have a great Anniversary date night!
The flowers are beautiful!

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks fabulous Kelly. I love the fact that you keep it open. I wish I could do that, but there is no way I could...mine are a mess most of the time.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

It looks amazing, Kelly! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Carol Cook said...

Happy Anniversary. Ours is on Wednesday - 42 years.

Your kitchen looks very similar to mine - granite and white cabinets. I wish I had space for the open cupboard to show off dishes.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! The flowers are beautiful!

I really like the changes you've made in your kitchen. It all looks so pretty!

SHERRY HART said...

Love the changes.....the gray is perfect. One of these days I am going to spruce up my kitchen:)

Alicia said...

Me gusta todo, todo y todo.
Enhorabuena¡
Abrazos.