Kitchen Cabinets in Snowbound and Waterloo

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a customer kitchen – I’ve been super busy and have a lot of work ahead on my books, so hopefully I’ll have some more fun before and afters to share with you.  This kitchen is a fun one because of the use of color – painting the cabinets in Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound and Waterloo (a new color for me).  As I’ve said before, white kitchens can become sterile very easily if you’re not careful, so the incorporated of color and the refinished floors in this space, do a whole lot to keep it from feeling boring.


There is a whole lot of work going into this kitchen, and still more to come, even now that I’m done.  But, it’s still an amazing new look, even where it is now.  Let’s take a look back at what it looked like when I first saw it.

I know there are lots of people out there dealing with the “orange kitchen situation”.  The floors and cabinets have gone orange with time, and you’re over it!  I get it.  You change the floors, and then the cabinets look even more orange.  Or vice versa.  The struggle is real.

What’s Changing:

  • Floors are being refinished
  • New countertops 
  • Trim being added to the island and crown molding added to the top of the cabinets
  • New lighting
  • New backsplash
  • Painting cabinets (of course)
  • New cabinet hardware

Why Snowbound and Waterloo?

The great thing about this kitchen is that the inspiration point was clear – the valances in the kitchen and breakfast room.  Lots of great colors to incorporate into this kitchen refresh.  

You all know my love of blue, so this fabric is right in my zone of favorite colors.  The homeowner already had a selection of blue paint colors for the island, and we honed in on the Sherwin Williams’ color, Waterloo (SW9141), paired with Snowbound (SW7004) for the perimeter cabinets.

Snowbound and Waterloo Cabinets

By the time I started working on the cabinets, the floors had been refinished (although there is talk about going a bit darker with the stain), the trim work was added, and the counters and new lighting had been installed.  I can’t say enough about the impact that beefed up trim does in terms of giving a kitchen a next level look.  It’s just adds such a luxe feel to a space.

My carpenter guys never let me down.  They trimmed everything out so beautifully, and I so appreciate their attention to detail.  They caulk, fill nail holes, you name it – very little work required on my part to paint the trim work that they add.


Here is the kitchen as it stands now.  Like I said, still more work to be done, but it’s still soooo good.  The homeowner promised to send me more photos once everything is done.

Painted Cabinets in Snowbound and Waterloo

Waterloo Painted Cabinets

A side by side comparison of these Snowbound and Waterloo kitchen cabinets seems in order don’t you think?

Waterloo and Snowbound Cabinets

What do you think?  Are you loving the color in here as much as I am?  This kitchen has come together so beautifully – I can’t wait to see it all completed.

If you’re stuck on trying to figure out the right white color for cabinets – check out this post:
Favorite White Cabinet Colors

If white cabinets aren’t your thing, check out this post:
My Favorite Non-White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors

If you’re looking for information on how to paint your own cabinets:
How to Paint Your Cabinets Like a Pro

Are you in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and want a quote?  Contact me!

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JennySnowbound and Waterloo Cabinets Sherwin Williams



  • Reply
    May 3, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    It looks amazing, Jenny! I always love your transformations!

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      May 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Shelley! This one was a really fun one to see come together!

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    May 3, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Looks terrific! Love when you do the side-by-side before and after pictures for comparison.

    • Reply
      May 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      Side by side comparison photos are my favorite! It also helps to see how far you’ve come when you’re still mired down in work that needs to be done!

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    May 3, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Terrific transformation! Even my DH who is change adverse loved the new look of the cabinets and floors. Do you know the wall color?

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      May 3, 2021 at 5:34 pm

      I can’t remember the wall color, but I’ll bet I can find out. 🙂

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    May 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    The transformation is amazing! Would you let me know the brand/name of the faucet? I am updating my kitchen and want a pull down faucet, but not a real tall one. I really like the one you used. Thanks!

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    May 3, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I noticed they didn’t trim out the bottom ends of the white cabinets, is that because they wanted to call attention to the islands different color?

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    Valerie Samson
    May 3, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    I love the paisley fabric on window where did you get it? Beautiful kitchen

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    Nanci Lindholz
    May 4, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Do you know the fabric brand?

    • Reply
      May 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t. But I might be able to find out.

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    August 8, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Did you ever determine the paint color used on the walls?

    • Reply
      August 8, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      I’m pretty sure it’s Silvermist.

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    September 20, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I love the colors. Am going to be using Snowbound in my house. I am very interested in the material used for valance. Can you tell me the name of it and where you found it

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      September 29, 2021 at 9:21 am

      This is a customer’s home – I don’t know the details on the beautiful valance. Sorry!

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