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Jan 3, 2012

Painting the Kitchen


We live in a charming, rustic cottage (i.e, it needs a lot of work).  The kitchen is a dark cave.  Part of the reason the kitchen is dark is that it's on the north side of the house and the ceiling in the kitchen is 7 feet.



I  bought a a small sample of paint yesterday and painted to the left of the window.  I think I like it!



I've been thinking about painting the kitchen for a long time and have decided to paint the walls and the cupboards.  I feel a need to lighten and brighten this year.


I submitted the following question to Betsy Speert's Blog:

Dear Betsy, 
We live in a rustic cottage and the kitchen is a dark cave.  I'd like to paint the walls and cabinets white.  Do you have a favorite paint and color for painting kitchens? 

Betsy had some excellent ideas.  To see what paint and color Betsy recommended, go to Betsy Speert's Blog.   You'll be inspired by her blog and answers to other decorating questions. 

Do you think I should paint my cabinets and walls white?

I'm linking to The Nester Home Goal Party.

17 comments:

Ange said...

I always love a good change up and painting is the way to go in my opinion! Go for it, can't wait to see it when it's done!

Amy Kinser said...

Paint is such a wonderful thing. I would love to paint my cabinets, but it's just not going to happen so I have to find other ways to lighten my kitchen.

Good luck with yours!

fiona anderson said...

I think it would look great painted up - you made such a good job on all the furniture !

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Looks like a big job but no doubt you are up to the challenge. I think white is the way to go. Clean and neutral. Are you going to keep the same hinges? When I painted my cabinets I had to replace nasty, dirty, tarnished gold hinges. I got contractor packs at our Menard's so it wasn't too pricey. Just wondering...good luck with whatever you decide!

Betsy Speert said...

Hi, I am trying to get the pictures up on my link party, could you try again and let me know when you have linked??
This is all so new, and I am screwing up right and left. Thanks, Betsy

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Your kitchen has so much potential, I can't wait to see it all bright and made over! :)
Thanks for the comment on the dresser pulls- yes, I did help design them, but we pretty much kept everything like the logo on my blog. I just added the webpage info on the tags in case customers want it. They came pre punched which is also really nice! I can't remember the company we ordered from, Megan did all the leg work. But the turn around was very fast!

Sarah said...

White or Cream painted cabinets will look fabulous with the countertops! Can't wait to see the results.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love white kitchens. I think the white will look great with your floors! Ps Your counters are gorgeous...are they stone?

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think you would love your kitchen painted over with white cabs..maybe grey cabs on the bottom to go with countertops. Can't wait to see what Betsy thinks.

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Oh yes -- that kitchen painted would be divine!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

lvroftiques said...

I have the same conumdrum and I agree you kitchen would look great with the painted cabinets and walls. I can't wait to hear what Betsy would do with it. Vanna

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think you would add a lot of cheer with a brighter palette. Looking forward to seeing it's transformation.

Milla said...

I'm excited to see what colors she comes up with. How bright do you want to go?

andrea said...

Katie, good luck! I'm set on painting my this spring, when I work up the courage! You go girl! andrea@townandprairie

Leslie said...

Painting always brightens up a room... Can't wait to see pics of the room.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow, these are some great goals, it will be so fun to see them all come together! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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