When I moved into our house 8 years ago, I loved the white washed cabinets in my kitchen. After living with them for a while, and seeing that they were easily stained with red kool aid, I decided that the res kool aid had to go. I guess this wasn't enough. They still always looked dirty, and I wanted a more updated look for the kitchen. My original idea was just to paint the cabinets black. Just that. Well, we all know how home improvement projects snowball! I distressed and stained the edges, and then bought new drawer pulls and cabinet pulls. they look great! Too bad my camera doesn't capture that. So, here are the pictures anyway.
The block of brown in the corner is my farmer's kitchen table. I'm still undecided on whether to paint the skirt and legs of this antique white. I'd have to do something with the chairs if I did, and I like being able to scrub right down to the wood. Yogurt is very hard to get off once it dries.
I've not decided what color to paint the kitchen. As you can see, it opens up into the living room areas, and they'd all have the be the same color. I'm thinking about a light gray. But until I get a very tall ladder to paint the walls leading up to the vaulted ceiling, I can't do anything about it.
So there it is. I still hate the Southwestern tiled back splashes, bu the money for that kind of renovation just isn't in the budget. So I'll live with it. Ideally, I would love the have subway tile back splashes and granite counter tops.