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Painted Kitchen Cabinets Before and After

Before and After: ABurlock's Kitchen Cabinets

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member ABurlock from the Su Casa group:

My kitchen cabinets were old and dirty, needing either a serious clean or some new paint. I decided to go the paint route. Here are the cabinets before:

I am renting, so I really can't do much beyond painting. I went to my favorite local hardware store and was going to have this white color mixed, but then the paint man mentioned that they had some of the color pre-mixed and on clearance because they no longer had room for it on their shelves. So I got a gallon of this paint for $5.

Want to see ABurlock's freshly painted kitchen?

Here is the after:

I am very happy with how breezy and light the kitchen feels now. Now I just need to add a few pops of color. On a wall not pictured here I have some plates hanging, and they are all floral with pink. So I would like to find something to play off that. Also, the walls now look even more in need of some fixing, so it's possible I would decide to paint the backsplash and area above the cabinets. Green, maybe? A light green? Something that plays off the color of the aloe plant?

Have you done any of your own paint projects lately? Be sure to post photos and tales in the Su Casa group!

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mannylove mannylove 7 years
I would do a bright color for sure as the back splash on the wall. Definitely that bright pop would look even better. maybe a turquoise, or hot pink even?
aburlock aburlock 7 years
Anon- I agree about drilling a hole. I've actually had that on my list of things to do. I just don't own the correct drill bit to do it with. I like the idea about the curtain for the open shelves, I have actually never thought of that. Thanks for the suggestions! You can see more of my projects on my blog--
giardino giardino 7 years
What a huge improvement! It looks so much could add some color with soft goods such as tea towels or napkins, in reds, pinks and minty greens.
lauren lauren 7 years
What a steal and a nice refresher for your kitchen! Looks great! A little green or maybe even something a little brighter if you want more of a pop!
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