Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kitchen Dreams

I really have a desire to paint my kitchen cabinets. I've seen so many bloggers post transformational pics of their kitchens. Just a few minor details can really change the look of a kitchen. We don't have the money to put in new cabinets, but painting them can really give our 80s kitchen a face lift and make the cabinets last much longer.

So, painting cabinets is on my "to-do" list. I don't know when we'll get this project done. I'd like to say by summer, but definitely by the end of the year. Part of the time frame will also determine when we can purchase new counter tops, because if you'll remember, our current counter tops are off-white, which won't match what I really want to do.

I've been looking at lots of pics to try and determine exactly how I want to paint them. I have red dishes and lots of black accents, so I wanted to choose something that would work with that. I really love white cabinets with black counter tops like these.

My only concern is that my black coffeepot, mixer and knives may not look good sitting on black counter tops. So, I could go with a lighter counter top like this:

But I really love that black counter top! What do you think? Have you seen any kitchens you love?


Joy said...

if you use the white back splash the black appliances will look good on either a black or neutral countertop.

Melissa said...

I like the black counter tops too. But will streaks and scratches show too bad. Whatever you choose, I know it will look great. Love ya!!

Anonymous said...

I like them both...but I do love the last picture and those white cabinet with the green dishes!! OH MY!!

KnotNeat said...

The second black countertop picture has a black toaster oven and dark (or black)canisters. They look great. If you like black, don't second guess. I personally like black with tan, but I like warmer colors, and am not a fan of white. I actually painted my white cabinets two-tones of tan.

Courtney Baker said...

My favorite is the gray... I love it. I just read your post about cleaning and I seriously laughed out loud thinking about you hanging those paper towels. Love it.