Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"You are My Sunshine" Yellow & Gray Kitchen Remodel

It's finally done!  I have been dreaming of painting my golden honey oak cabinets and trim for years and I finally conjured up the gumption to do it.  Now that it's done, I just wish I would have done it sooner.  It took me three weeks of naptime (that's the Little Man's naptime, of course) painting to complete this project and now my yellow and gray kitchen "makes me happy when skies are gray!"




Here's a little rundown of the project:
  • I painted the trim throughout the kitchen, breakfast nook, hallway, and powder room. I used Behr Premium Plus Self-Priming Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel in Ultra White.  It took three coats to cover the old oak trim. 
  • I painted the walls in all the above mentioned rooms.  I used Valspar Signature Paint + Primer in one.  The color is Soft Sunlight and then sheen is eggshell.  The walls took two coats.  I really like this shade of yellow.  It's buttery, not pastel or mustard.
  • I painted the cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen (two coats) and finished them with Annie Sloan Clear Wax (two coats).  I can't tell you how much I love this paint.  It doesn't require any sanding or priming and it dries so fast.  LOVE!  If you're local to the Richmond, VA area, check out Thrill of the Hunt in Ashland.  That's where I bought my Annie Sloan paint and wax.  They have a great selection of Annie Sloan products and they're very helpful.
  • I painted the back and side of the long cabinet with Valspar Chalkboard paint (three coats) and primed with chalk.  I let the chalkboard paint dry for 24 hours between each coat and before priming with chalk.
  • My sweet hubby painted the door knobs with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint.  They used to be brass (yuck!), now they're gorgeous and they match the light fixtures, curtain rods, and cabinet hardware.
The room feels so much lighter to me now.  I love the gray and yellow combination.  Below are some more photos from different angles.  Thanks for checking it out!







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9 comments:

  1. Lovely transformation! I love how much brighter and cheerier it looks now.

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  2. ooh, i love the color combo and the chalk paint, and i'm very curious about that island. is it a diy project?

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish I could take credit for the island but my hubby bought it at a granite shop.

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  3. Gorgeous! The gray really makes it look rich and expensive!

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  4. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the curtains? Love them & the whole room!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I made the curtains. I take custom orders for window treatments. If you're interested, send me a message.

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  5. Here we see the power of light colored paint and what it can do to the overall appearance and ambiance of a room. Indeed, the new paint made your kitchen lighter and appear more spacious. Those sacrificed nap times definitely paid off big time! And now that the kitchen remodel project is done, you can focus your energy on another house project until you complete them all. Congratulations and good luck!
    Chase @ G.M. Roth

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  6. Yellow and gray is indeed a perfect combination. I have seen an office that used the same= combination and it was wonderful! I didn't know that it goes the same for the kitchen too! I also like the idea of having a chalkboard on your kitchen island. You can write your daily menu there or draw artwork from time to time!

    Arthur Bryant @ Contractor Express

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  7. Very nice. You did a very impressive job on a simple home improvement project. A lot of folks seem to forget that for most families the kitchen is probably the most important room in the house, at least as measured by time spent in use. Very subtle and simple changes you made short of a whole remodel and it works well.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

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