Moving onto the picture part. I have to give you a before picture (which is old and blurry) but you get the idea and then finally my white cabinets below (I didn't clean up before I took the pic so ignore the sweater and dishes in the sink pleaseandthankyou).
Doesn't the white paint make a huge difference?! It has lightened up our kitchen immensely. We get very little light in the kitchen because our house faces west and we have a big tree in the front so the white paint has made the kitchen feel so much brighter.
I was going to splurge on Restoration Hardware knobs/pulls if you remember from my first post but I changed my mind after I found a great deal on ebay. If you are looking for knobs/pulls I highly recommend this store, Cabinet Hardware Shop. The knobs arrived 2 days after I ordered them and the quality is great for the price. I got my knobs in Brushed Satin Nickel but they carry all finishes in most of their hardware.
Nantucket knob for $2.35 per knob.
Montana pull for $2.79 per pull.
I pulled these pictures right from their website so I apologize for the post full of crappy pictures!
I have also decided that I don't think I want black granite counter tops anymore, which is very hard for even me to believe because I LOVE black and white kitchens.
I have made this decision for 2 reasons:
1. I've been really drawn to gray lately after seeing a gray granite when I showing property last week
2. This isn't our forever home and we are going to turn this into a rental propety when we move so I might just put corian in because they have easier up keep than granite and I wouldn't stress over tenants damaging it.
Here are some of my Corian options:
My goal is to have the knobs on within the next two weeks and then hopefully have the counter tops completed by the end of August. I'm hoping by throwing out these dates on the blog in writing I'll actually get it done!