After a few mix-ups, my little kitchen make over is complete and I couldn't be happier. This isn't one of those really dramatic before and afters, but just a much needed kitchen "pick-me-up".
This is what the kitchen looked like before we started. Standard melamine white cabinets, shiny brass knobs that screamed 1992 (when the house was built).
For some reason my photos don't pick up the contrast of the paint colors very well, but the uppers are now BM China White and the lowers are BM Gray Horse (a blue-ish, green-ish gray depending upon the lighting).
I used the same drawer pulls from my kitchen inspiration (Ephram from Restoration Hardware).
New beveled subway tile has been installed and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I still need to install some new outlet covers. What color do you think I should use...white, stainless steal? I'm torn.
The black granite has some gray and bronze colorations in it which the new cabinet colors and hardware now pull out. I wasn't too excited about the granite color before, but now really like it.
So, for very little money, our kitchen is now much more 2009. Here's a break down of what we did and approximately how much we spent...
1. Primed and painted cabinets (BM China White & BM Gray Horse): materials- approx. $200
2. Installed new cabinet hardware: 6" Ephram pull from restoration hardware-$13 pp retail (20% trade discount)
3. Installed new tile backsplash: manufacturer is Adex Tile 3"x6" beveled subway tile-$7 per square ft.
4. Installed new microwave: Kenmore-$250