Oh my lanta.
In a hundred years, you’ll never guess what my husband is going to let me do with the house.
So I will tell you.
He has agreed to PAINT OUR KITCHEN CABINETS WHITE.
This has been an ongoing discussion/wishing/arguing ordeal for a couple of years around here. He, like many men, has a pathological aversion to painting a piece of wood. The cabinets in our kitchen are a nice oak, but they are over 20 years old and starting to look quite dated. It’s a small kitchen and the countertops are going to need replacing, and the floors (vinyl) are shot to hell and need to be replaced. Painting the cabinets would update them immensely, along with replacing the hardware.
Why the sudden turnaround? I’m not sure – he recently completed a painting project for some customers who had him paint six or seven doors in their house: he had to sand down the finish and painted them with his airless sprayer. Oak doors are now a creamy white – and he kind of liked the look of them afterward. Okay, well, he didn’t MIND the look of them.
Also, looking around our house, he finally noticed – after 11 years here – that the baseboard trim in the kitchen and dining room doesn’t match the trim around the doors and windows. His entire “keep the integrity of the original era of the house” argument was shot. Besides, the cabinets are not original – they’re nice enough, but they aren’t mid-century retro or anything. They’re solid oak with a raised panel on each door, with super-80s cream-colored porcelain knobs.
This is a pretty old picture of the kitchen, but the only one I could find that wasn’t super cluttered. You can see that the layout is fairly narrow (a “two-butt” kitchen at the most) and you can also see the wood edging on the countertops, which isn’t my favorite thing. PC hates the yellow paint, and I’m a bit tired of it myself.
A few inspiration pictures I found on Pinterest:
The first one…Oh dear God, I love this one so much it makes me weepy, with the robin’s egg blue and the retro red curtains. I need to sit down.
These are nice, also.
And this one:
Via Sidewalk Shoes
I think you can see where I’m going with this. What are your thoughts? Do you think we’re crazy?