Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kitchen Progress: Going Green

Now I know why I procrastinated about painting the kitchen.
It's a big deal. 

Day one was just taping off and tenting.

The painting contractors formed a barrier between the kitchen and family room.

Everything that was in the cabinets, is now on every table and flat surface in the house!



The moment of truth when the first coat of color went on.

Too late now, we're going green!

As you can see, all the doors and drawers were first removed.
They're at the painter's shop, while the frames, obviously
 need to be sprayed onsite.

The island will remain black, but it gets a newer, distressed look.

After the cabinets were sprayed green, they were distressed, then a brown glaze applied.
The final coat was a clear, protective coat.

 BEFORE

AFTER!

Next week, the doors and drawers go back and it's a wrap.
Stay tuned for the final reveal!


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28 comments:

Kathysue said...

It is going to be amazing!! Love what I see so far. I bet you are beside yourself with excitement. I remember when mine were being painted, it is an ordeal, but so worth it!!! Can't wait to see the final reveal. You are going to be one very busy lady, xo Kathysue

Lori E said...

Excitement!!!
I really hope you do another post using pictures from this one for Tablescape Thursday. That is quite the table you have set there. Lol.

Linda in AZ * said...

Delores~~~ F*Y*I ~~~Just went to order the Tuscan magazine w/ your house in it, & AMAZON doesn't have any... SOOO, came back here and COULD & DID order it thru the MEREDITH CORP that you provided...nice to have NO TAXES & FREE SHIPPING, too!

THANKS, Sweetie!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Designs By Pinky said...

First of all, after seeing Linda's post can you tell mE how to get the magazine? Would love to get a copy. I LOOOVE the grren cabinets! It is all going to look gorgeous. MY house looks alot like yours right now, but because of packing:) WE just got a POD today and tomorrow our SIL will be available to help get it started to be packed. XO, Pinky

The enchanted home said...

This is very exciting! I cannot wait to see the finished product, know its going to be amazing!

Veronica said...

It looks so exciting!! Had a lovely visit here for the last hour!!

VEronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh yes, it's always a mess, but after, it's such a joy to see how beautiful it all turnes out! I enjoy watching your gorgeous color stems. Can't wait to see the end results!
Have fun.
FABBY

Rhonda said...

Oooohhh! Thanks for posting the process so I can see what's ahead for me and my kitchen. Definitely doesn't look like fun! But, the cabinets are looking good! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
I'm thinking I like the green...at least what I can see of it! When I painted our dark mahogany cabinets years ago, I too, had dinnerware and glassware all over the house. Before I put things back, I edited and then washed and dried everything. The fresh look was, totally , breathtaking!!! This is going to be a stunning kitchen reveal!
Fondly,
Pat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how I remember going through the same mess when we had our cabinets painted. Just like you every surface was filled with kitchen stuff. These are going to be fabulous.

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

I can't wait. I already love it and I've only seen a hint of things to come.I love the work in progress photos.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores I LOVE green and know your kitchen is going to look fabulous!! Can't wait for the reveal!

Cheri said...

These cabinets look great, can't wait to see when it is all finished. I have to mention that I love the green and the purple glasses on your dining table...I have been looking for some that are shaped like that. Lucky you.

gme said...

I'm loving it so far, green is my favorite color! Can't wait to see it all finished!

jessica said...

Can't wait!! It looks AMAZING!!!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Delores, it will look gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished result. You must be beside yourself with excitement.

Paul

Gina said...

Dear Delores, My kitchen cabinets are celadon green, very similar to your lighter colored pictures. I have loved them from the first. Looking forward to seeing the completed kitchen. Gina

Lori said...

I told my daughter the other day, I want to empty all my cabinets and do a huge clean out redo! Love the color!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Oh I can't wait for the reveal. Just think, in a few days all of this waiting and worrying will be over and you will get to PLAY. Yea, its some work too putting everything back in its place, but the styling is so fun in a new space. I can't wait!!! I want info on ordering the magazine too please. :)

Babs said...

Delores, I'm looking forward to the reveal..love that shade of green and the black island. I know you'll be glad when it all finished.
Babs

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Delores, Your kitchen color looks so pretty--can't wait to see the final reveal. I have been thinking of having my cabinets painted too, instead of replacing. Do you know what kind of finish was on yours originally? My cabinets are stained cherry Rutt (from the 80s complete with brass knobs--you know the look) and we had planned to redo the kitchen but too many other things have come up, so I'm thinking paint. Will it work over that stained finish? Thanks! Linda

Just Spiff It said...

WOW - I can already tell your kitchen is going to look fabulous!

classic • casual • home said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I can't wait to see the finished kitchen! Love the green!

Table Escapes said...

Hi Delores, it's going to be gorgeous, Sooo excited for you...can't wait for the final reveal...all your research, planning and worry will really pay off!! sharon

Dovecote Decor said...

Your house looks like an estate sale, can I buy your glasses? I've seen that shade of green done, and it looks fantastic. Hang in there.
Best,
Liz

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What is that saying?..."Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix"...so after all the dust has settled, your kitchen will be magnificent!

PURA VIDA said...

Omg what a mess I feeeeeeel your pain but it will be so worth it. Can't wait to see

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