Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Bit of Blue in the Kitchen

To be specific, Valspar paint and the color is "Swim".

I had been wanting to add some aqua to my kitchen cabinets and after seeing this blogpost on Favorite Paint Colors, I knew I wanted the aqua around  my refrigerator.

First, let me take a step back in time, March 2011 and when I tackled painting my golden oak cabinets to a nice crisp Antique White.  I mentioned in this post how the plan was to update the appliances to stainless. Yea, that finally happened to the 15 year-old refrigerator.

I took one day and two coats of paint for the new look of aqua.  I can't tell you how much I like the aqua, it really brightens up the room

Oops, didn't get a cabinet door closed.

The power of paint is simply amazing and when I get tired of the blue, I can paint them back antique white or another color of my choice.

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  1. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I love your cabinets. I have aqua blue living room walls. It's a happy color. The thought of painting kitchen cabinets makes my husband cry a little. One day.

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  3. Wow, the aqua does look absolutely great against the stainless steel. It's nice to have a change every now and again :)

  4. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I would love to wake up to that every morning!! Found you at TT&J party!!

  5. I saw your cabinets on TT&J linky party... I LOVE your aqua! I just did a coffee table and some cabinet barn doors aqua also. So fun for a pop of color.

  6. Those are beautiful! We just moved a few days ago into an older home that is being remodeled. We just ordered all white cabinets, black countertops, black flooring. I think if I approached those cabinets with paint, my husband would panic! I'll have to wait a couple of years until the newness of them and their cost, wears off! Oh, and I'm trying to decorate this 60s house around 2 pink tiled bathrooms with pink sinks and tubs! A challenge.

  7. Also, congrats to your family and especially your beautiful, intelligent and ambitious girls on their graduation. Good parenting brings results. Good job!

  8. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Love this! What a fun color!