Monday, May 2, 2011

He said YES!

"He" being my husband.... and "YES" to painting our oak cabinets white!

I had already taken down the curtains and a few decorative items before I remembered to take the before photos....but yes, sad to say, it really is that ugly

So anyway, I'm thinking that once the cabinets are painted we're going to need new counter tops

And new counter stools for sure!

I like the retro look of my existing hardware so those may be a keeper

Though I'm definitely thinking stainless steel appliances...

It's a ton of work but I'm on a mission!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's going to look just gorgeous! I painted my oak cabinets a creamy white several years ago and have NEVER regretted it. it just transformed the kitchen instantly! So glad Mr. Passionate said "yes." can't wait to see the finished look. now get painting!:)

kerrie of sea cottage said...

We will be doing the same thing this year. We bought our home new 4 yrs. ago with the plan to paint the oak cabinets white. We are going to paint them not only in our kitchen but entire house...bath, laundry, hallway! Lots of work. I will look forward to seeing what you do and how they turn out!

Sandi said...

You go girl! Although I will say that your kitchen is beautiful now!
Would love to paint mine , but for the moment I am too lazy. Ha!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Diane! I have oak cabinets, too, so I'm looking forward to seeing yours transformed.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

How exciting! It's going to look so wonderful! I look forward to watching the transformation!

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting!!
I think kitchen makeovers are the best and I know yours will be fabulous!
He is a keeper!!

Destiny said...

yay! My husband finally agreed to let me do the same and he ended up LOVING the result! You will be amazed at how quickly it will change the entire look of your kitchen! I love mine and will be posting after photos soon!!

Ana said...

Yay, kitchen makeover! I love kitchen makeovers! How very exciting Diane. I know that it's going to look absolutely fantabulous when it's all done. Can't wait to see it.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Yippy!! So exciting - we just painted ours white and you will LOVE the difference it makes. Look forward to seeing the finished project.

So glad I found you today through Masterpiece your newest follower.


Cindy said...

YAY!!! It's gonna look sooooo good!


Katherines Corner said...

Have fun with your change up. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

Victoria said...

That was nice of your hubby to say yes! I had to show this to my husband, I knew he'd get a chuckle out of it. I bet it's going to look fabulous!!!

michelle said...

YEAH!! I am so excited for you! It does seem that once you start doing something with one thing that other things follow as well. :) I can't wait to see how everything turns out, I know that you will make it beautiful!!

Carolyn said...

I will look great when it is done.Did You check out Amy's kitchen re do last week at Maison Decor-it is very inspirational.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.


d e l i g h t said...

That's great! Your kitchen looks similar to mine and we just decided a few days ago to paint it white and get new counter tops. I'm excited to watch your project progress. I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog and enter my first giveaway.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

You are going to love it Diane!! I promise! I told you I painted mine and I still love them!! Haven't regretted it once!

Can't wait to see it!

Lou Cinda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

You are gonna LOVE it white! Can't wait to see it!

Susan said...

Glad to hear your man's in agreement! Sometimes it's tough to convince our better halves that the result of our vision will be worth all the effort. I can't wait to see the 'after' look - I'm sure it will be fabulous as all your other projects. :)
- susan

ShantyGirl said...

I cannot wait to see your kitchen, I currently have.......dark cabinets and the same color of green that you hubby loves the wood whats a girl to do? congrats on the YES and good luck and cannot wait to see the reveal!!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

yippeee! can't wait to see! : ) : )

sissie said...

The cabinets are going to look very pretty painted white. I can just see those wheels turning in your head as to how you are going to get him to agree to all the others.


Carole said...

I know it will look great. So many men are so anti white paint. Good job convincing him.


Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am married to an oak man... so I understand your excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are building a new little home and oh boy... the oak vs white kitchen cabinets discussion (s)
we hav had... but ~ They will be white! ( :
I can not wait to see your kitchen complete!!!
Have a pretty day!

Miss Gracie's House said...

YAY...what a fun will change everything!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

woo hoo! so happy for your news--thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Since I LOVE white kitchens, may I join you in a little happy dance of joy? :)

It will be gorgeous!!!


Decorating my world said...

It is going to look SOOO nice when your done...I have mine 80% convinced to paint our too!!...haha...its all about the favors I find ;) Love this blog Ill be back!

and you are welcome to visit me any time as well :)
Im just new to this but will have lotsa treasures B4 ya know it to.

saltbox treasures said...

I can relate! We also have oak kitchen cabinets, so you won't see any pics of my kitchen on my blog. We have the stainless appliances, but I don't think I want to tackle the big changeover to white. Can't wait to see your redo! It will look great.
~ Julie