A Super White Kitchen Makeover


I’m really excited to share this client kitchen makeover, because it’s proof positive that you don’t have to gut your kitchen to give it an updated new look, and that small kitchens can most certainly be big on style.  This oak kitchen was in great shape, but the homeowner was looking for a more updated, and current look, and the oak cabinets had to go.  She had considered replacing them altogether, but they were in great shape and were solid cabinets, so she opted to hire me to paint instead.  So we went from a bland oak kitchen, to a super white kitchen makeover.

If you follow me on Instagram, I gave you a sneak peek at the master plan for this kitchen –



While this kitchen may be on the small side, the updates are going to make it big on style when it all comes together.  We’re already starting off with upgraded appliances, hardwood floors, and a great color on the walls.

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In this photo, you can see how the peninsula looked before any changes were made –

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The homeowner trimmed it out in beadboard, which always gives a more finished look.


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The granite was installed before I came in to finish painting the cabinets, which makes the before and after photos even more compelling.  We also changed out the hardware with some gorgeous knobs and pulls from D. Lawless Hardware to finish off the look.

And here is the finished look.  We went with Benjamin Moore’s Super White as the cabinet color.

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The great thing about the new granite, is that it works with just about any style of hardware finish you’d like.  You could go with chrome, polished nickel or even oil rubbed bronze, which is what the homeowner chose.  These are the cup pulls, and these are the knobs we used.  The contrast is really striking with the super white paint color.

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Painted Oak Kitchen Before-After

If you’re looking to update your oak kitchen, check out my tips and tricks for painting oak cabinets.

Have a wonderful week!  More updated kitchens are in the works!


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TDC Before and After



  • Reply
    May 2, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Love how fresh, clean and oh-so-pretty this white kitchen now looks!

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    May 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Beautiful job! Please tell me I’m not the only one who has never seen a “cover” like the one over the stove top. Is this something new in kitchens? Is it used to just cover the burners? I’m curious:)

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      January 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Me too!

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        July 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm

        Me too just what I am looking for!

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    May 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Love the transformation you did, beautiful!

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    Haley Gautreaux
    September 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Beautiful!! I am trying to pick out granite for my kitchen renovation and I think this one would work great. Do you know what the name of the granite was?

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      September 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Ack – I don’t have the granite color! I did at one point, but no longer. I’m sorry!

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    January 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Love the transformation! Great job! I would love tot know where the rug by the sink came from and the decor on the stove. Is that just a towel?


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    July 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Hi Jenny, I love the blue paint color on the walls of the original oak kitchen. Do you know what color it is (light blue-ish color)? Thanks!!!

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      August 3, 2017 at 11:49 am

      I’m not sure of the exact color, but a close match would be Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams).

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