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Before & After: A Perfectly Nice Kitchen Gets Unbelievably Better - Apartment Therapy

Before & After: A Perfectly Nice Kitchen Gets Unbelievably Better - Apartment Therapy
From The Kitchn - November 9, 2017

As kitchens go, this one is not too shabby. There are really nice white countertops, classic subway tile on the backsplash, and basic wood cabinets that look perfectly sound and in good condition. There's no horribly dated light fixtures, no crappy peeling wallpaper, or any odd woodwork that needs to be ripped out. Even the walls are white and ready to go. Not much you can do to improve this space, right? So very, very wrong.

Homeowner Ashley knew the moment she saw those wooden cabinets that she wanted to paint them, and she did not hesitate. In fact, the very day she and her husband closed on the house, she got right to work. Although Ashley thought she could knock out the project in a weekend, it wound up taking her every night for two weeks to get the job done. (Admittedly, she's a self-proclaimed control freak who would not let her husband near a paintbrush. He was relegated to just sanding, and re-assembling the cabinets when they were done and only because she was too tired from painting for days on end.)

When it was finished, the base cabinets were a rich and saturated green, which look amazing with all the new metallic accents, like the brass kitchen faucet, new cabinets pulls, and copper cooking utensils. Ashley left the uppers a bright white, which keeps everything looking light and fresh. Because I know you will ask, Ashley used Benjamin Moore Advance paint (Pine Green below and Simply White above).

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