Painting kitchen cabinets is not at all something I was looking forward to.
The good news? It’s a tiny house. It’s a tiny kitchen. So there wasn’t much to paint. And it actually went more quickly than I anticipated.
This isn’t in any way a “reveal” post. But, it’s progress. And progress can be a beautiful thing.
I wanted the cabinets to be a deeper grey than the walls (the walls are Behr Dolphin Fin). I ended up choosing Behr Elephant Skin for the cabinets in a semi-gloss finish. I love me a good animal name for a paint, don’t I? (Check out Addicted2Decorating for a beautiful kitchen using Behr Elephant Skin.)
Oops. We also need a toe kick, don’t we? Details, people. The fridge will go on the left barn wood wall and the stove will go to the right.
On the opposite side, we have double uppers installed for extra space. This will likely become our pantry with the microwave on top.
The color blends a little with the walls in the photographs, but it’s a nice contrast in person. Although now that I’m seeing that black door, I’m sort of thinking I should have gone darker. Bad Kim.
Ryan also picked up a piece of butcher block for our countertop. Our local Menards carries it in stock now – for the same price as IKEA. And it’s 11% rebate time. It’s birch and needs to be darker. Sigh. I see staining and waterloxing in my near future.
The sink is a simple stainless version – but it’s nice and deep. A necessity, since we’re sans dishwasher.
And here’s another view of the pocket door. We ended up finding a matching 5-panel pocket door from my aunt’s garage. (The first door was actually an extra we kept from our first house.) Ryan had to strip layers of paint off of the second door in order for me to turn around and paint again. He loves me. After you shared your opinions on door colors, I went with black. I love the contrast. (In case you care, it’s Jet Black by Behr.)
Progress is being made. Which is good, because if this house sells, we need a barn to live in. Preferably this one.