Oak to Bright Kitchen Update

Hello and Happy March!

Finally the winter seems to be coming to an end and I am getting over a never ending sinus infection. It’s been a long month but I am super excited to share pictures of my sister’s newly updated kitchen.

Here are some before and after pictures…

It’s pretty amazing how much brighter this space has become with just paint.

The cabinet color is Benjamin Moore – Timid White (link) in satin, exterior paint. To keep them true to color without yellowing we used Minwax Polycrylic (link) for the top coat.

I took the cabinet doors off and sanded them outside. All the surfaces were primed with Bin Primer (link) by using a sponge roller and then back brushing with a Wooster Short Cuts paintbrush (link).

On the back and side of the snack bar I cut 8 inch sections of MDF board and applied the strips to look like paneling. They are slightly distressed.
The counter top edge was sanded down and stained in dark walnut to add continuity with the colors of the tile back splash, which was our inspiration for this redo.

We removed the one lonely cabinet to the left of the sink and added open shelves. It makes the kitchen feel so much more open. (link)

I have to give credit to my three little helpers..

Aren’t they the cutest little nephews you’ve ever seen?

The best part about this project was being able to see these guys every day and hearing the littlest one say “Holly made it!”  (heart throb)
Thank you C, D and E!

These last two pictures are of the foyer in this cute home. We added white accents to tie in with the new color scheme.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fun weekend!

You can view more of this house HERE.