Good things don’t come easy

October 21, 2012 — 4 Comments

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen some progress pics of the kitchen.  The contractors were at my house for about 2 weeks on and off & I was so excited about how the kitchen was looking.  It wasn’t until everyone left and I sat in the kitchen just looking at everything that I noticed something…..a BIG something–the white cabinets weren’t actually white! They were more off-white and definitely did not look great with the backsplash tile which is a stark white subway tile.

I’ll be honest…I may have shed a tear.  I felt like a failure.

“Emily, don’t you think you’re being a bit dramatic?” Yes, I am…or at least I was.  But in my defense, we had just dropped a lot of hard-earned money that we had been saving for a long time and it was my fault that the paint wasn’t right. I definitely don’t like screwing things up, but I guess a good dose of humility is never a bad thing.

I can certainly say that I learned a lot in doing this renovation.  In fact, I think I’ll write a post later about lessons learned so that maybe someone else can learn from my mistakes!


Alex talked with the cabinet guy and we’re getting them re-painted.  Thankfully it’s just the white that wasn’t right because it really isn’t that much to work with.  Just a few top cabinets. We’ll have the door fronts professionally sprayed with the CORRECT white, then I’ll foam roll the cabinets attached to the wall.

Here’s a picture of the trim painted in the correct white & the cabinets in the “wrong” white:

white & "white"

Hopefully by this time next week I’ll be able to say that the kitchen is FINISHED.  Fingers crossed!

In the mean time, here are a few more sneak peeks:

Chalkboard wall

Patio doors



Next post will be a BEFORE/AFTER of the finished product!

4 responses to Good things don’t come easy

  1. I would have cried too! On the bright side, what I see of your kitchen looks amazing! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

  2. What color white did you end up going with?

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