Have I teased you all about this long enough? *sorryaboutthat* Well finally, here is the reveal of our newly painted RED cabinets!
I didn't know I wanted to paint my cabinets red. But I have been lightening and brightening my wardrobe, and suddenly wanted to brighten everything in the house too. I walked into the kitchen one day and knew I couldn't look at those black cabinets one more minute.
You know how those light bulb moments happen. I was standing here looking at my Dutch oven and admiring the sort of ombre effect of the glazing, and thought somewhere in between the orangey-red at the top and the purpley-red at the bottom is the perfect color. And sure enough, in my stash of oops paint samples from Home Depot, was that exact red. That sample that cost 50 cents set this whole thing in motion!
As luck would have it, the guy who color-matched the sample decided to take the intensity back about 10%, so the red wouldn't be too bright and overwhelming. He definitely made the right choice. I bought a quart of Behr Satin with primer, and it covered everything beautifully. There are still way too many nit-picky things to be touched up, but I'll get to those in the heat of summer when it's too hot to be in the garden. And wow, I realize the red looks different in every single photo. Trust me when I say that it's not this bright in person.
I think part of the reason that I was stalling on the reveal is that the black toile sink curtain is just not working for me any more. I finally found the perfect fabric, and I'll share as soon as I get that whipped up! The applicances sort of worried me, too. They seemed to disappear when the cabinets were black, and I wasn't sure how they would look with the red. But honestly I don't mind them. Certainly wouldn't want to live without them, now, would I?!
We all still really love the vintage-style glass pulls. Some of them are actually vintage, and some came from Restoration Hardware years ago. I have figured out since then that there are lots of Etsy sellers who carry them, for really good prices. Every once in a while we break one, so I keep a stash of a couple extra now.
You can see how the kitchen looked before here. It's a fun change, isn't it? $16 worth of paint and a little sweat equity, and it's like I have a whole new room.
Who out there has been hankering for a change? Can I persuade you to go for it?!! You could feel like you have a new kitchen, too :)
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