1834 far house-want to possibly paint cabinets to update kitchen look. Any ideas? Paint colors?
March 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Kitchen cabinets need updating
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Barbara Griffith Designs
The cabinets look pretty good to me, but I can understand changing them because of it being an 1834 house. Checkout Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations..inexpensive, many colors from which to choose & easy to use. http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=cabinet%20transformations&utm_content={K_CREATIVE_HEADLINE}&utm_campaign=Cabinet%20Tranformations
March 10, 2013 at 1:27pm     
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I like them, sorry :). You could replace just the vent to a stainless steel.
March 10, 2013 at 1:33pm     
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Suzan J Designs - Decorating Den Interiors
Agree with Barbara Griffith Designs - paint the cabinets. Maybe use the color from the furniture pieces by brick wall (love the brick) as inspiration. A distressed cream or maybe even yellow would work, or go with a distressed black for a classic look. New sink, faucet, lighting - Kichler has a cool vintage light fixture; the collection is called Everly - maybe a pendant over the sink (get rid of the curved piece bridging the cabinets over the sink), get rid of track lighting and chandelier (that's what they look like from pics), new knobs on the cabinets. Looks like it could be a very cool period kitchen!
March 10, 2013 at 2:01pm     
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Copper accents like your vent are making a comeback, though still difficult to find; oiled bronze suggested by Suzan makes a nice complimentary metal.
March 10, 2013 at 2:09pm     
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I would pick up the sage from the other pieces in the room. Agree with Suzan J Designs by changing the hardware, but no yellow as the tones in the brick are screaming natural greys, tans and creams
March 10, 2013 at 2:26pm     
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An 1800s house would have never had exposed brick like that. It would have been plastered to fill in all the little cracks and whatnot brick has and add a slight bit of insulation value, and provide a clean interior surface.

I like the cabinets, but a change in lighting and getting rid of the oval rag rug and the valance could brighten things up a bit. Those spotlights over the sink look a bit out of place too.
March 27, 2014 at 1:22am   
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