Monday, September 10, 2012

Cabinet Updates

One project down, many more to go: our cabinets in our kitchen, hall bath and master bathroom are completed {as is our front door}. 

While our cabinets were fine the way they were, our preference was just not the oak that it was. You'll notice that our floors are a dark, rich walnut color, and our granite has dark tones in it. So, we wanted to stain the cabinets to match the lighter walnut tones in our wood. 

This is the view from the back of our living room looking into our kitchen. 

These are the cabinets after! 
{Sorry for not having the exact same photo, but you get the picture.} 

This is standing in the little breakfast nook. We've removed all white appliances save for the built-in microwave and oven, because we are removing them to make double-ovens and put the microwave above the range {opposite the current oven/microwave combo}. 

Darker cabinets and no ugly, old white dishwasher! 

My back is currently to the breakfast nook and two large windows. The open door to the back left is our laundry room, and the living room is to my left. 

Again, not the exact same picture...sorry! 


Contractor: Tito Lechon, who was recommended by my mother-in-law and many of her friends who have used him. We were exceptionally pleased with him and his work. 

Stain: Walnut Gel Stain from PPG Pittsburgh Paints {purchased in Grapevine, Texas}

Hardware: For the cabinets, we used the seller's original knobs, which are similar to these from Home Depot {in satin nickel}. For the drawers, we used these from Home Depot {in satin nickel}. 

For the master bath, we used the seller's original knobs, which are similar to these from Home Depot.

For the hall bath, there were no pulls originally. We used the leftovers from seller's original drawer pulls from the kitchen {linked above} that we replaced.  


I'll be back with the before and after popcorn ceiling removal and interior paint next week. 

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