Tag Archives: Makeover

Kitchen Before and After

27 Sep

All of my kitchen cabinet doors are finally hanging on their hinges again! While the cabinets still need minor touch ups, it feels good to be finished painting and have a kitchen in one piece.

This was by far the most time consuming project to date. If you have painted cabinets, you know the process. It is a lot of watching paint (and primer) dry.

So here’s the before:


And here’s the after:

Kitchen After www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I love the change. Anthony thinks it makes the counters, which never bothered me, look better. I think it makes the black appliances look better.

Kitchen Cabinets Side by Side www.gustoandgraceblog.com

Grey Kitchen Cabinets www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I feel like $60 bought me a whole new kitchen.



Light or Dark, Y’all?

19 Jul

While mulling over thoughts I could not quite put into words I asked Anthony for help. He said I should start this post with, “Our house is sad y’all. You know what makes it sad this time? Our cabinets.” I told him he made me sound like Paula Dean. Then he told me I should write the entire post in the voice of Paula Dean’s non-racist sister.

He groans very lovingly at my newest thoughts on redecorating: did you read the “this time”?  Maybe it has something to do with my deluge of ideas flowing toward a man that’s perfectly happy with our home just as it is.

That man makes me belly laugh. Even if our cabinets are sad, our home is happy.

Recently we updated our cabinet hardware. it was inexpensive, and it made a big difference. See the before on the left, and the after on the right.

Before and After Hardware

The next kitchen update will probably be painting or staining our cabinets, but I cannot decide between white or dark.


A little help? Vote below using your best Southern drawl.

Information that may affect your vote: down the line, we’d love to replace the appliances with stainless. And the backsplash has a good chance of getting canned too.

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