Our 25+ year old kitchen had a whole lot of stained wood going on, along with some very busy granite. None of it was my style; however, I didn’t want the expense and the hassle of doing a big kitchen renovation project. After deliberating for a year, we finally decided painting our kitchen cabinets would give us the most bang for our buck. (Painting kitchen cabinets & DIY wood countertop shelf tutorials are located on the blog).
Our 25 year old cherry cabinets looked great from a distance; however, up close the stain was missing around the knobs and the clear coating was gone. To me it seemed the Venetian Gold granite was the focal point and since I don’t like granite in general, and this granite in particular, I wanted to take the focus away from the granite
Our kitchen also has lots of natural light, a light wood floor, light colored walls & backsplash. So we decided the cabinets needed to be painted a darker color to “ground” the overall design.
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