Monday, November 11, 2013

Ladyplace: The Kitchen Before & After

So this weekend was crazy productive. I had absolutely nothing planned which felt gloooorious. After being out of town for ten days and with the upcoming holidays and weddings, I knew free weekends would be limited and I wanted to tackle my mountain-high to do list.

A few things I accomplished:
- cleaned entire apartment
- reorganized my front hall closet
- grocery shopped (finally)
- shipped a bunch of packages that had been needing to go out (i avoid the post office like the plague)
- organized dressing room area
- finally got around to hanging art, mirrors, shelves, clock, etc.
- took bridesmaid dresses to the tailor
- took dogs to the groomer
- posted items I'm selling on Craigslist
- and... finally, the big one. I painted the kitchen. FINALLY.

The plan has always been to paint it super light grey, which I got permission to do from my landlord. But because the walls, floor, backsplash, and even my rug are kind of... off-white (not in a good way), any white was just making them look dirty and grimy. I delved into my stockpile of paint and realized I had almost a full can leftover from when I painted my last bedroom black.

Found a little black cabinet inspiration here. And just went got to it!

BEFORE

AFTER 

I can't stop looking at it. Much like the bathroom in my old place, this is quickly going from my least favorite to most favorite area of the apartment!

24 comments:

  1. It definitely looks so much better! Glad you like it!

    Ashley
    http://allthatglitters.co.nr

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  2. Looks fabulous!! I wonder if our landlord would be cool with this.. :)

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  3. What!? Stop it, that is just so good. I have a similarly-bleh chicago apartment kitchen. I'm suddenly feeling a major itch to take a paintbrush to my awful cabinets.

    Maybe navy?

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  4. Wow, everything looks so much whiter and brighter next to those cabinets. Way to go!! I can't believe all of the things you did this weekend. I think saying you were very Productive is an understatement! You have to be exhausted. :)

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  5. I love love love those black cabinets! You have a good eye Alaina! Your kitchen is def. popping!

    I had a Sunday full of cleaning this weekend as well and finally grocery shopped and cooked!

    xxx

    Tola

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  6. It looks so good! I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint right now and I wonder how it would be to paint one or two of the cabinet doors with it - would be so fun for lists and doodles!

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  7. Absolutly gorgeous! It looks so great now :)

    I'm a new follower, but never miss a post.


    Kiss

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  8. I love it! looks amazing.

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  9. FABULOUS, just absolutely fabulous!!! Kudos to you for being brave and taking the plunge to paint your cabinets black. You absolutely killed it!

    Rachel
    www.pinkflamingostyle.com

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  10. Holy smokes! I never would have thought to paint them black and it works so perfectly! Makes such a huge difference. The place went from looking outdated and dingy to modern and stylish. Can't wait to see what else you do int his apartment!

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  11. That looks SO much better! Great work!

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  12. are you selling the furniture that doesn't fit? post here :) i'll be in the city thursday, just say'n...

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  13. The cabinets looks amazing painted black! So fresh and new... love it.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  14. Your kitchen looks fabulous! It was the perfect change. Your landlord will raise the rent if your not careful with your improvements! :)

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  15. Wow! What a huge difference black paint makes. It looks great!

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  16. It looks incredible! Nice job!

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  17. Amazing what the right choice of colour can do. From blah to designer. Love it!

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