This week is getting away from me already, and I don’t like it! We had homecoming and my daughter’s 11th birthday over the weekend, and a college visit that consumed my entire day on Monday, so I feel like my week is just starting today. I’ll get it together, bear with me. I have two updated oak kitchens that I’ve finished and thought I’d share, especially since one of them falls outside of the traditional white kitchens that I do, which is always a lot of fun.
First off, here is the one that I wrapped up last week that is extra fun, since they also replaced the floors (and will be adding new granite and a backsplash). Below are some of the before photos – before the new hardwood floors, before painting, before everything. Lots of orangey oak going on in here.
Then the homeowners added new hardwood floors before I started painting:
The floors are gorgeous, but like in this maple kitchen makeover, they really make the cabinets look orangey. But never fear, the power of paint is here!
You can see that they trimmed out the island too, which really gave it a custom look.
The new hardware pulls are courtesy of new hardware pulls:
And now on to the oak-turned-gray kitchen. I love how this one turned out, and am so happy that I had a hand in it. Here it is before everything got underway.
The homeowners were kind enough to send me photos of the kitchen with all of its pretty updates – new backsplash tile, gorgeous new quartz countertops and new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. They still have some more work planned, but the changes so far look fantastic!
The color is a match to General Finishes Driftwood.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison so you can really appreciate the full impact of the changes.
If you’re wanting to paint your oak cabinets, be sure to check out my Tips and Tricks for Painting Oak Cabinets here. If you don’t want to do it yourself, and are in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, contact me for a free quote!
Have a great day!
JocelynOctober 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm
These kitchens look amazing! Any chance you know what flooring the first kitchen now has? I’m looking for a dark wood and that is gorgeous! Thanks!
JennyOctober 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm
I don’t know Jocelyn – I’m going to have to ask the homeowner, as I’ve had a lot of people ask about them!
MichelleOctober 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm
I have those same orangey cabinets. Mine are the same style as the first kitchen that you painted them white. But, I have the bisque/light almond appliances. Only problem is, I am frustrated with my cabinets. I would love to be rid of them. Some of the doors rattle when you close them. It’s like that center piece is loose, and they sound tinny when you close them. I have a blind cabinet/corner that everything gets lost in the back. Lastly, my husband likes the oak. I don’t. Oak trim, cabinets, and doors are an overload. If I could paint them until we can afford to replace them all, that would be wonderful. I am stuck on a color too. We also replaced our floors to a darker color. When considering the darker floor, light almond appliances, cream, soft green, and soft gold decor, what color would you recommend?
JennyOctober 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm
I would go for more of an antique white that plays well with the appliances (if they’re not going anywhere). If you go white, it just draws attention to the difference in color between the appliances and the cabinets. If your cabinets are making noises when you open/close – look at replacing the hinges until you can replace the cabinets altogether.
MichelleDecember 15, 2017 at 9:42 am
Thank you, Jenny. I will see what I can convince my hubby into. Soft close hinges might work to keep the rattle down of the tinny doors. That thin wood piece that makes up the center of the door just rattles in there. When we do replace cabinets, it will be solid, raised panels in the doors without the mullions dividing the cabinet door opening.
Nicole richOctober 15, 2017 at 11:18 am
What brand of white paint did you use for the cabinets?
JennyOctober 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm
I have used Benjamin Moore’s Advance paint as well as PPG’s Breakthrough – satin finish. Both great products!
PamelaOctober 20, 2021 at 7:12 pm
What color of paint was used on the gray upper cab8nets?
JennyOctober 26, 2021 at 6:47 am
It’s color matched to General Finishes Driftwood.