Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our Painted Black Cabinets Kitchen REVEAL PARTY...not really but I got tired of promising you!

 



  If you scroll down past the kitchen you can see the fireplace.  The mirror and surrounding molding was rescued from a demolished gentlemens cigar bar in Maryland.  THANKS for looking!

Don't let these photos fool ya! It's really not done but I couldn't wait any longer (for now at least). We still need to do the counters and decide on the color for the bottom of the kitchen island. The counters won't be happening for a while (this not being able to have a job sucks in so many ways) .  I'm in LOVE with the reclaimed wood kitchen island top (you might remember my wood saga), that our friend Bryan Ford was super kind enough to put the board together for us and make this cool top!  If I could, I'd rip out that light and get a pendant light or two that is more plain, more like the school house style or something. That light was great when our cabinets were oak but now they are a bit much. One I like at Ikea is super cheap then there are some other cool ones (the ones at the bottom of the post...only $50.00!) at www.mothology.com that are awesome and inexpensive compared to others on the market that I've seen. Remember, we are on a BUDGET just like the rest of the US so instead of getting NEW knobs we spray painted the old knobs with paint that mimics stainless. 
Since this isn't the final KITCHEN RENO REVEAL, I'm not going to go crazy posting before and afters but here are some links to some of the kitchen posts,  OH and BTW, I have more people find my blog from google searches of painted black cabinets than anything, so a lot of people must be thinking about black paint all over the world! :o)
closeup of the cabinet converted to open shelving

a prettier closeup of the open cabinet

distressing technique described

blue base coat and pictures of the converted shelving cabinet

How the island went from Barn flooring to an island top!

when they were oak (before paint)

first images of the now black cabinets

new faucet


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Yesterday, we had new couches delivered for our family room.  It's been forever, like 10 years since we had furniture in the family, but you'll have to go to yesterdays post to find out WHY we really needed new furniture and you can scroll down and see the HOW I made the temporary fix...let's just say it involves duct tape!  Um. Yeah.    Before the furniture men came, I had to take Callie to an appt. and then we popped by Pier 1 to pick up a chair I had on hold for the family room.  It's actually a dining room chair  but we are going to use it as an occassional chair.  My husband wasn't too crazy about the idea until I showed him the price differences between the two.  Sometimes you have to think outside the box!  Plus I LOVE this chair, it matches the family room perfectly!  I'm going to edit yesterday's post to include a photo of the chair!  I'm so excited about these new goodies! ;-)    
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53 comments:

Debbie said...

Those turned out awesome! I love the cups with the numbers too, the black and white really look great in your kitchen!

kim said...

Love the black cabinets. My kitchen island side is black on the bottom cabinets.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a stunning kitchen! Wow! Love the cabinets. Great job :)

Lora said...

Really gorgeous! Love those black cabinets!!

Petite Little Bee said...

Love how these turned out! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, you and me both. I love decorating with black. I did our hallway bath with blacks and golds. The work here that you did is great...so bold, so pretty.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey,
Thanks for following my blog, I am now following yours as well. We have LOADS in commmon! I have been working on my kitchen cabinets too...only mine are white. I routered out my cabinet doors and put glass in them too. :) I also put beadboard in the backs and painted it a soft powdery pink. :) I'm definitely a girlie girl! :) Have a great weekend!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Holy cow girl- they look FABULOUS!! You say it's not finished (when is it EVER finished? At least in my house....) but it looks fantastic as is.

As for your island, I saw a sneak of blue on those little cuppy things on your oven and on a throw pillow on your new couch...I say go with that. Bright, fresh and a perfect contrast to the black.

Lee Laurie said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I'm in the middle of remodeling mine too. It is taking forever. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dayle said...

You did a great job. My sister wants to paint her cabinets black, as well, and your kitchen is almost identical to her floorplan. I'll have to send her over to take a look. would love to see you island, as well.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I like your kitchen remodel! It looks like your kitchen is very similar in design to mine with the exception that you have a few more feet on the wall where your oven is. We even have our Kitchenaid in the same location! I wish I could put an island in my kitchen but it would be in the way of getting to my mud, laundry and home office rooms.

~ Tracy

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your black painted cabinets! Even though I ended up with a white kitchen I was so close to choosing black! And I love all of the white you have displayed in your open cabinets, so pretty!

I love Mothology and those mercury glass pendants, they are a great price too!

Kat :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Black and white it so classic, so timeless. I'm trying to convince my Mom to paint her cabinets black. Perhaps after she sees your kitchen she will change her mind!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like the black cabinets. I keep thinking about painting mine black.

Leanne said...

I'm in love with your cabinets. I love the contrast of black and white and those numbered cups are so awesome. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Robyn, thanks for stopping by. I don't think I've been by here before. LOVE your black painted kitchen cabs. Those look great, you're doing an awesome job. Hope you'll come back to visit me again. I like your style!

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for adding your link, I'm glad you could come! Your daughter's dove sounds so sweet! :) We used to have a pet bunny named Whiskers, that would lick your nose when you picked her up. I got prego and we had to get rid of her...too much fur! :( She went to a great home though. :) Thanks again for linking up!
I'm gonna do a blog on my cabinet re-do soon, you'll have to check in with me. :)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I am so loving your kitchen! Your black cabinets are wonderful and I love the island top. We are going through an island saga, I need to read up on how you made yours.

Funny I found you because I have the same kind of post on my blog today. (kitchen makeover in stages and on a budget).

Beautiful job, so nice to "meet" you!

Off to read more of your posts.

Sue Richardson said...

Robyn:
I just found your site today and I'm so happy. I think God lead me to it...lol! My hubby and I have been arguing about which house to buy (ours is up for sale....sadly we're having to downsize from our dream home to a small starter home - at 50!!) It's been traumatic to go from having such pretty things to looking at such boring box houses as I call them. Now you've given me new vision! He wanted this house with oak cabinets which I hate the oak. So....I'm going to play "let's make a deal...!" He helps me paint the oak cabinets black and we'll buy it. Can you tell me what paint/color you used. I tried to follow your formula primer, wax, paint, etc...but I got sorta lost. Thanks again and it's lovely! Sue www.awelllovedhome.com

Sue Richardson said...

one more quick question: where did you find the lettered white coffee cups...adorable!! Sue

Pinky's Cottage said...

Found you on Thursday Treasures Blog. Love your cabinets. Great job. Something that I wouldn't want to tackle myself. Probably wouln't turn out as good as yours did. Kudos!

Victoria said...

Oh I love them! I love the top of your island also. I'll have to look at some of your earlier posts:) I know what you mean about having to do things on a budget, the older I get the smaller my homes get!!

Andy Porter said...

What a gorgeous kitchen! Your mugs look awfully cute with numbers and look amazing in your black kitchen. Thanks for commenting on my blog. My daughter is sick and so thanks for giving me something to do to pass the time! Lol.

Queenie said...

Hey Robyn!
Your kitchen reno turned out beautiful...love the french silver you used for the island too...you did an amazing job...it was so fun to see. I love your living room colors too...so fresh and pretty...it was such fun catching up with you.
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Jenkins Family said...

Hey I saw your kitchen on Houzz. We recently painted our cabinets black also. I love the look of yours. Thanks for letting me sneak onto your blog!

Remodelaholic said...

So beautiful! I would really love to feature this project on my blog this week let me know if that is cool with you! (also I would love to show off more pictures if you have them!)

Larissa said...

Came from Remodelaholic...love the kitchen. I LOVE the island and the open cabinets. Oh how I want to do that, that would me a dishes overhaul though. My wee ones' plastic Ikea dishes would not look so great.

Larissa
Just Another Day in Paradise

melissalee1 said...

I love what you have done with your kitchen. I have shared it with a friend... I have been telling her to do a similar thing to hers!

I am also a BIG fan of the mugs with #'s. Could you share where you found those?

melissalee1 said...

I love what you have done with your kitchen. I have shared it with a friend... I have been telling her to do a similar thing to hers!

I am also a BIG fan of the mugs with #'s. Could you share where you found those?

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

I am in LOVE with your kitchen! The black cabinets are gorgeous and all the little details have me drooling!!

Centsational Girl said...

Incredible ! I love love love these black cabinets - they look fab with your stainless steel. Amazing ! Love the island top and how it used to be a barn floor.
xoxo
Kate

Amanda said...

LOVE IT!!! and girl once you go black you wont go back!!! I did mine last year and LOVE them. they were that ugly peachy, pink oak. I love how you did the open shelving too! Im a little scared of that-what lurks behind my doors is not pretty! and I love your living room colors too! :-)

a little lovely said...

love the kitchen :) it looks fabulous. thanks for sharing

xyzseira said...

Oak cabinets are eco-friendly when opted to install in your kitchen. It gives a nature-friendly impression to make that lovely and charming look.

Janet said...

I love the kitchen. Thanks for checking mine out. The farmhouse sink we got at IKEA you could totally do it in yours. I love the reclaimed island top.

Your photos are stunning!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I don't know what the mantel looked like before but it looks terrific painted white. Men just freak about painting wood. I also like your black cabinets. I'm going to check out that site for those great lights!

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Excellent read. I like your style...have a good one!/Nice blog! Keep it up!

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Kim said...

Your rooms look like a model home. Everything is coming along really well.

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Tarah said...

I love everything that is in your place. The kitchen is so welcoming and the area where the fireplace is located look so relaxing. Can you still remember the last time you got your things handled by a removalists?

Michelle said...

I love the combination of black, white and metal as house furniture and accessories colors. They compliment to each other and made your home a stylish yet elegant house. Hope to have one in the future. Starting a new business might help so that I can earn extra and start saving for the above fabulous home decor.

The Midwest Cottage said...

I am not sure how old this post is but I was looking for someone who had done a black cabinet redo. Excellent job!

The Midwest Cottage said...

I am not sure how old this post is but I was looking for someone who had done a black cabinet redo. Excellent job!

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