Before & After: Brightening Up the Kitchen Cabinets

published May 4, 2011
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We’ve seen the transformational power of paint here at Apartment Therapy many, many times. And yet I am still awed when I see that, with a little paint on the cabinetry, an entire kitchen can be transformed …

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Kimberly, over at Restoration House, has slowly been rehabbing her kitchen over the past five years. She had already added a backsplash, switched out the countertop, and traded out the old appliances for new stainless steel units. The only thing holding this kitchen back was the dated, dark wood cabinets. Kimberly says she was nervous about taking the plunge in painting the cabinets so she actually left it up to her husband to start the project. With the cabinets painted, the kitchen appears much lighter and more modern and is also more congruous with the adjoining dining room.

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You can see more photos and read all the details on this project on Kimberly’s blog: Restoration House: Kitchen Makeover and Beach Find.