Next Up: Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

A. Liz Adventures
In this looooong journey that is getting the new house updated, our next step that we are taking on Thursday is repainting the kitchen cabinets and island.

I got quotes from three different companies and went with one that happened to be the least expensive but also the most confident-sounding about the job. He's a third generation cabinet painter in his family and he came highly recommended from a girlfriend.

We are starting off with dark wood cabinets and round pulls. The pulls used to be shiny brass and the previous owner spray painted them all oil-rubbed bronze (where's that emoji with the monkey with hands over eyes ... or the gritted teeth smiley face?!). 

I heard from a few cabinet painters that Benjamin Moore is king when it comes to cabinet painting, so we've chosen our colors: White Dove for the upper and lower cabinets, and Galveston Gray for the kitchen island base.

KITCHEN ISLAND Benjamin Moore Ben Paint, Galveston Gray AC-27:
Benjamin Moore Galveston Gray

I was really leaning towards satin brass hardware, but it's been difficult to find the perfect one that isn't too shiny, too antiqued, or too small. We may go with satin nickel for ease -- it's simpler to locate for sure. I even saw some good options at Target:

A set of six of these is currently $19.99. We need 11 of these as well as 27 round pulls. 

Something pretty traditional like these below, also from Target, would work. A 10-pack is currently on sale here for $15.19. It seems to be a little unusual to buy hardware from Target, but I've seen these in person and the quality is great.

So, even though we'll have nickel hardware and different colored countertops, I am hoping for the overall look to be something like this (on a MUCH smaller and less "grand" scale):

Vinyl Plank Wood-Look Floor versus Engineered Hardwood:

Love the countertop and our island is this color.:

So, fingers crossed for this next update to be done soon and beautifully!


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