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Snow Day Inspiration

I used my snow days on the couch and found some inspiration pics that I wanted to share. 


*All pics are from Decorpad*


Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations

It is now time to transform our builder grade oak cabinets. I recently discovered Rust-Oleum's Cabinet Transformation system and am so glad I did. I went to Home Depot the other day to talk to the great workers in the paint department and they raved about this product. I was planning on waiting until it got warmer here in Kansas before I tackled this project because I knew I was going to spend most of my time in the garage sanding and priming and priming and painting and glazing and painting and didn't want to freeze my butt off. I was so pleasantly surprised to learn that with the Rust-Oleum kit there is NO SANDING involved! Instead, they use a deglosser that you rub on the cabinets to get the existing sheen off. Here is how it works...

1. Apply Deglosser
2. Apply Bond Coat (great colors to choose from!)
3. Apply Glaze (optional)

It sounds easy enough to me, especially because the part I was dreading the most was sanding and the mess that it would have involved. 

I brought home the pamphlet and have it taped up to my cabinets. Every time I come into the kitchen I flip through it and hold up different colors to our cabinets, counters, walls, and am still trying to decide what color to go with. 

This is the state of our current kitchen...

Oak cabinets, hideous floor tile (will eventually be changed to something more neutral), white laminate countertop, white tile backsplash and white appliances, and one very outdated light fixture.

The reason I have chosen to update the cabinets is because my husband won't let me touch anything else in the kitchen (still working on the floor tile and am gaining some ground on will be changed, it is just a matter of time now). I am disappointed that he won't let me update our boring backsplash with something like this...

But have come to the realization that for resale in our neighborhood it might be over doing it. Honestly, just redoing the cabinets will give us the edge we need to be considered the best house in the neighborhood (I don't know if that is a good thing or not!).

Here are the options:

I've always wanted a white kitchen...

As you can see, the bright white makes my appliances looks dirty which is something I am scared of.

But these kitchens look beautiful! 


I am loving me some gray lately.

(Federal Gray)

My sister scared me when she said she thought this was purple.

Maybe a rich chocolate would bring some contrast to all the white.


I am considering some hardware like these:

Big decisions to be made, any input is appreciated!