I’ve been dragging my feet, but I finally buckled down and painted the kitchen last weekend. Because it was red when we moved in, I wanted to prime it before painting, so that meant double the cutting in around cabinets, three doorways, a window, chair-rail, crown moulding and countertops. I consider myself pretty good at cutting in with a steady hand and patience, but it does require being in the right mood for such tedious work. I used the same paint that I used in the den, which was color-matched at Sherwin Williams to the living room/dining room color - Gobi Desert by Behr.
My plan is to add a coat of Dover White to the cabinets this Spring. It seems like whoever painted these cabinets before only used one coat of paint and probably no primer, so the wood color is coming through. Unfortunately, it just makes all the cabinets look like they are dingy and yellowing. I did already change out the drawer pulls for some cup pulls that I had from my kitchen makeover at the old house that ended up not fitting the old drawers. We have a new gooseneck faucet for the sink and a vent hood for over the range that will be installed soon.
For the time being, I will probably just use the wooden folding table in the breakfast area and figure out some chairs for the space. I think I would eventually like a new dining table, and we can use our current one in the breakfast area at that point. Until we are ready for a full remodel, the only thing left to do is choose some window treatments and maybe some decorative accents.
The very red before: