I knew I wanted painted cabinets, but I had a hard time deciding on a color scheme. I searched through countless online sites for ideas and stumbled upon something I would never have thought of: red cabinets. I like the cream upper cabinets shown in this photo I found online, so I am not sure if I will go with red for both the upper and lower cabinets for my kitchen or follow this example.
With red cabinets, the red brick wall I had originally planned for the kitchen would need to be modified. Otherwise, it would be too much red. I painted the brick white, which brightened up the entire room. For the wallpaper, I chose Bazzill Basics scrapbook paper in a light grey/white called Glass Slipper; it has an iridescent sheen to it. I needed something pale to offset the pop of red.
The island, sink cabinet and corner cabinets are Euro Mini's. I filled the hardware holes, because I wanted to put them higher on the doors. It didn't make sense for them to be so low on the doors of floor cabinets. For the sink cabinet, I wanted a different look than knobs, like the example above.
I also spackled the wall I had cut and reglued to have the door in the middle of the wall. I didn't want the seam to show under the wallpaper.
I masked the tops and baseboards of the three cabinets and then applied one coat of Apple Barrel paint in Barn Red. I liked that the wood grain showed through, so I opted not to paint a second coat. I am still mulling over color ideas for the countertops and baseboards. Once fully painted, I will add a coat of satin sealer to give them a shine.
There will also be two or three floor cabinets with drawers, but I haven't completed them yet. The wood floor is one possibility, but I am also considering other options. So far, I really like it. :)