Updating oak kitchen cabinets

Wall Paint and supplies – Pendant and Recessed light conversion kit – IKEA Shelving units – 2 x 0Chrome Cabinet and Bin Pulls -Under Cabinet Lighting – Spray Paint for Counter Stools – Fabric to recover kitchen chairs White Chandelier Shades – 8 Ft Wooden Curtain Rod, Brackets and Finials -Wooden Letters for EAT sign -Total 4** I already owned the eating area rug, artwork,chalkboard, drapes and small oak table with drawers.I get asked a lot of design and décor questions, usually through our Facebook page. Kirk decided he would rip off the backsplash and get started adding the beadboard before I had a chance to do so.

There was no way we were changing the granite or tile, but honestly I could not be happier with our outcome! Here are some big, bright and beautiful after photos… There are still a few minor things on my to-do list, I haven’t been able to find the right clear/amber glass shades for the pendant lights that are over the countertop seating area. I also want to do a DIY reupholstery job on our bar stools – stay tuned for a tutorial there.

Updated to a more modern chrome handle and bin pull Instead of adding more cabinets for storage, use open shelving units.

I chose white, which will make the kitchen appear brighter and is a good contrast to all of the oak.

For my kitchen update, I was going to silver gild the existing pulls.

However, the gilding did not produce the shiny finish I was hoping for.

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