Alright, here’s the deal…remember my Martha Stewart kitchen I just loved?? The one I found out that the one pantry piece was $3500, almost our whole cabinet budget??? Now, I am not that naive to think that cabinets are cheap, but we also are on a pretty tight budget and can’t be spending $30,000 on cabinets and appliances! So, I said goodbye to my dear sweet kitchen..
She still tugs at some heart strings though!
The new plan was to go to good old Menards, purchase unfinished cabinets in our budget, and paint them the same sharkey gray as Martha’s are. I can handle that….I don’t need anything too fancy. Sure it would be nice, but not a must. So that’s where it stood up until about a month ago, until Ryan’s mom called.
We got the call that there were some potential “free” cabinets for us. My first thought was great…now Ryan’s going to make me use these because they are free, no matter what they look like. I’d rather just pick out my own cheapy cabinets. That was until I heard a bit more about them. I found out they were only 3 years old, came out of a very expensive townhome, and were custom. When I heard I was going to get a garbage pull out cabinet I was sold. Oh, and a spice drawer…and seperator (sp?) for lids and trays. Okay, enough about the cabinets, here are a few of the pictures that I took, of the picture…so sorry about the quality.
Here they are. If you are a wood lover, sorry! They are getting painted, huge surprise….I know! I loved the classic shaker style they have. I might see if I can get new door fronts for the flat drawers, we’ll see. Since we are going to piece them together paint is actually the best way to go.
So the plan was to paint them my dearly beloved Sharkey Gray and recreate them as best as possible:) Until I ran into this kitchen…
I’ll give you a little more eye candy..
Soothing:) You can find the rest of her blog site here . I haven’t gotten to puruse the site too much yet, but she’s seems like a really neat lady!
So now the dilemma…which gray to go. I know, a huge dilemma. Not really at all, but I also don’t care to paint cabinets twice if you know what I mean. I did buy a pint of the
Bejamin Moore “fieldstone” that was used in the second kitchen and painted a little table with it. I like it, it’s a bit more dramatic and warm. I also love the airyness of the Sharkey Gray and the coastal feel it has. So, comments would be appreciated. The cabinets come the end of this week!! Yikes and yay!!