Wednesday, June 1, 2011

gray kitchen cabinets.

it must be the season for kitchen makeovers, because after completing this kitchen makeover 2 weeks ago, the following week (last week), i finished this one. i absolutely adore gray cabinets, and was so excited when my client decided to go with this very soft gray from benjamin moore, called "graytint". i did a solid of the color, in a washable matte, then i did a darker, almost charcoal gray, glaze in the bevels. check it out:

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the "before" shows the wooden cabinetry. very pretty, and high-quality cabinets, but they just didn't fit with my clients' beachy, almost-cottagey style. she loves distressed furniture, and has lots of pretty grays and blues throughout her home, so this new look was much better:

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don't you love the new color with her freshly-stained dark java-colored hardwood floors? ah! so pretty.

here you can see the light glazing (of a charcoal color) that i did in the bevels:
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you likey?

12 comments:

  1. I really love this look! I live in Ohio and we've been getting estimates on painting our cabinets. I wish you lived in Ohio- I'd hire you in a heartbeat! If you don't mind sharing, can you tell me what I should expect to pay for our kitchen cabinets (of similar size) be painted and what questions I should be asking the painters? Thanks!

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  2. Very pretty! We're painting our bathroom vanity a light gray, and this color will now be on our list! Thanks, love!

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  3. Gorgeous! Grey is so classic and very soothing.
    -Shannon in Austin

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  4. thanks, guys! val, as for pricing, it really depends on your area that you live in. also, the process will also depend on the type of cabinetry you have in your home!

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  5. I lovey! Definitely going into my inspiration file. I love the contrast of the light cabinets and dark floor.

    You rock again!

    (I used one of your dressers in an inspiration board -- keep up the good work!)

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  6. Oops, I entered my other blog. The board is on: backyardchic.blogspot.com

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  7. Love it! Such an improvement! Been following your blog for awhile now and you keep me coming back :-)

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  8. So pretty Kristen! I am always amazed at your transformations. I know that your clients are thrilled!

    Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

    Lori
    www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

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  9. Yes, me likey very much! Destiny

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  10. my kitchen makes me happy every time i walk in it:). the color turned out perfect. thanks for helping me with my beachy yet cottagy new home. love it!!! kim

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  11. the black and white really is better than any other color combination. love your kitchen cabinets!

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