Sunday, May 15, 2011

What a difference a few days make!

It's crazy how fast our kitchen is evolving. On Thursday evening, we removed the old stove and prepped for the granite install. Friday, the granite countertops were installed and we continued painting the walls.  Saturday and Sunday we made the final touch ups on the blue-gray (Benjamin Moore Smoke)wall paint and sanded all of the primed cabinets and doors.  It's going really well, we only have one more major step: final coat(s) of paint on the cabinets and doors. It's going to be tedious, but I can't wait to hang the doors up so we can really get the full effect of the painted cabinets.  Here are a couple of pictures showing the changes that have happened since last week:

We've decided to use Insl-x Cabinet Coat for the final paint on the cabinets. I've read some amazing reviews on this product. It's water-based so it won't yellow like oil-based paints. Also, it is self-leveling, which will reduce brush-strokes, and will harden to form an enamel.  I can't wait to try it out this week.


  1. Ohh it's looking SO nice! How exciting! Love the granite and with the cabinet doors put on it will look awesome! Thanks for the recommendation for the paint. We're considering refinishing our cabinets as we can't do a kitchen remodel just yet, so this definitely helps me. Thanks!

  2. I love the paint colors! And obviously the cabinets & granite, too:) It is coming together so nicely.

  3. Are you happy with the paint...almost a year later? I'm getting ready to paint my kitchen later this year so starting my research. Thanks.

    1. Hi Diana,
      The paint finish has really lasted well. There are a couple of places, like around a few knobs and our trashcan, that I have nicked due to lots of use, but they are really easy to touch up.

  4. Hi Meredith! Your house is gorgeous! I was wondering what color is on the walls in the above photos! I am helping my Mom with her kitchen remodel and we are picking out paint as I type this! Merry Christmas & thanks!

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  6. Did you use the insl-x for the cabinets? If so, curious how it has held up, if you sealed them and if you primered first. The kitchen looks great!


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