I love the current trend of not having the upper and lower cabinets match in color. It's a great way to breathe some new life into a tired kitchen, without breaking the bank, and without any construction.
I'm still working in the same kitchen I showed you last week, where I did a little stenciling on the soffit. As you can see, the cabinets are a light stained maple. The homeowner decided to make some changes to just the bottom cabinets, plus she added a new floor.
One of the great perks of doing cabinets is being able to do the doors and drawer fronts in my studio. There's a lot of drying time between coats, so while we have a few more warm days left, I can slip out and play a little golf while everything is drying.
Back to reality, and back to the kitchen. Here is a before and after shot:
Another smart addition to the cabinets was the beadboard on the end sides:
And... just when I thought this job was going so smoothly... I found I was missing two key pieces to one of the doors when I went to hang them. How does this happen?! Fortunately, I am able to order the pieces and they will be here shortly. Geesh!