Friday, October 2, 2009

Kitchen Remodel Inspiration Board

So, we want to remodel our kitchen. Here are some things we would like to do:
1. Paint the cabinets white/bleached wood look/ivory
2. New backsplash
3. Dark counter tops, not sure on laminate or not yet
4. Paint the walls a softer color and more neutral to whatever cabinet color and countertop colors we choose.
5. New floors, maybe wood

Here are some pretty ideas we are looking at:

Check out the ceiling in this one! Husband wont go for it, but its really pretty!

ANNNND here is our kitchen now (sorry for the mess):

Ok, here is one of my biggest problems... Should I paint the trim along the top and bottom of the cabinets and around the windows? If I do, look closely (sorry about the flash, I was hurrying, battery was dieing) the color around the windows is a faux wood, how would I paint that?

What do you think?


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I looove your inspiration pics!
If you're painting all of the cabinets, I think you should paint that trim. From what I've read, you can lightly sand faux wood then prime it and it will take paint.

I can't wait to see how it turns out :).

*JustGlitter* said...

Yep, just wash it all with TSP, lightly sand (real wood and faux wood), then prime (super important - use oil-based!!) and paint. You really should use oil-based paint for the cabinets too because it holds up better and is less likely to become sticky. Trust me, my mom and I have had this issue more than once.

le petite Sparrow said...

Oh thank you both for the tips! I really appreciate it and will post my finishes when it gets done. Now I just have to pick everything :D