Kitchen Remodel #3

kitchen remodel-07 kitchen remodel-06 kitchen remodel-05 kitchen remodel-09Kitchen Remodel #3

In this remodel I painted the cabinets with Cabinet Rescue Paint which I tinted until I got the kind of vintage blue color I wanted. I gave the ugly-laminate-fake-butcher block- countertop a faux granite look with a great product called Giani Granite Countertop Paint. The kit comes with everything you need including a primer-basecoat, three different “minerals”, automotive polyurethane topcoat, roller arm and pads, foam brushes, sponges for applying minerals and both illustrated instructions and a DVD. Best of all it is reasonably priced.  The folks at customer service (no I don’t work for Giani) are really helpful too. When I didn’t like how the basecoat turned out the first time they sent me a new can at no cost. Awesome!

I installed small glass tiles from Home Depot in shades of blue and gray above the counter. I would have loved to use subway tiles and go all the way up to the cabinets but it was too expensive (maybe later). I also left off the doors on a few of the upper cabinets so I could display my dishes and collectibles. I love the look of open shelving but I was leery of what I would find if I started tearing out the cabinets so I decided to go the safer route. Rule number one of DIY…never start something you may have to pay someone else a lot of money to fix.


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"In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away" Shing Xiong. My quest is my passion to find beauty in all things. To remember to try to live in the moment, to really “see” and hopefully to capture the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life. I aspire to transcend traditional ideas and to creatively through my photographs express my own unique point of view.
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3 Responses to Kitchen Remodel #3

  1. I like this combo the best out of all four…the blue is very soft and relaxing.

  2. Pingback: Kitchen Remodel #Five | joliepetitemaison

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