I’ve been watching for years as those plain builder’s grade oak cabinets have been painted all over blogland. And I still get a little gleeful when I see those beautiful After shots. There’s nothing sacred about builder’s grade oak, so if you have them and they make you crazy, here’s another great kitchen that just might push you over the edge.
Pssst, you can paint that oak. Yes, really!
Just look at what Erin (who is a Wanna-Be Decorator) has done in her beautifully redone kitchen. When she sent me an email showing off her kitchen, I knew it would be perfect to share with all of you. Y’all love Before and Afters as much as I do, I know!
Of course, this is the Before.You’ve seen these cabinets all across America. Yep, builder’s love ’em. Erin brought in her great grandmother’s little table as an island to help give it a vintage feel. That wasn’t enough. Cue the white paint. And throw in a little granite on the countertops. And you have an instantly lighter and brighter vibe in this vintagey kitchen. It just sings now, don’t you think?Sleek granite replaced the old formica. New bin pulls and knobs in a beautiful bronze tone really accent those white cabinets. She added a pretty striped rug and painted her great grandmother’s table.This is cute Erin enjoying her new space. I sure don’t blame her for that.She’s definitely got the WOW factor going on now. Check out her genius old vintage ladder turned decorative hanger. Not exactly a pot hanger, but I love how she stacked these cute old boxes and baskets on top. Perfect accent in her soaring ceilings. I love that Kitchen sign too.
So, I hope you will take a note from this if you have some oak cabinets that just drive you bonkers. Painting them could be just the ticket to liven up your space too.
Do you… have oak you are dying to paint?
What are you waiting for?