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 and outdoor Allumawood gazebos. 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:
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:
Next post will be a BEFORE/AFTER of the finished product!