Before & After – Painted Kitchen Cabinets

I recently painted the kitchen cabinets for my sister Holly and her husband Craig, and I can’t wait to show you how they came out! Since I have previously given a tutorial on how I paint cabinets (and I used the same method), I can just go ahead and show you the before and after pictures!

First let me start off by saying that I love the house my sister and brother-in-law recently bought, it is a picturesque colonial in the cutest town of Holliston, MA.

the houseMy sister does a lot of DIY projects and has done plenty of furniture painting and home decorating to make their home reflect their style.  However, the one area of the house that they both were eager to change in a big way was the kitchen.  The wood cabinets were almost a cherry color, and those combined with the reddish colored tiles were just too much, and made the room seem dark, as you can see in these before pictures:

*apologies for the poor picture quality as I was having camera issues, therefore many of these pictures are from my iPhone.

Before Kitchen Pic 2 Before Kitchen Pic 1 Before Kitchen Pic 3Holly and Craig decided on a beautiful color by Benjamin Moore called Gull Wing Gray, this complimented the colors in their countertops as well as their black appliances.  For paint I used the Regal Select line that is both a paint and primer in one but I also used a regular primer first as well.   I’ve found this is one of the best paints to use on cabinets (or the Benjamin Moore Advance line).  They chose a semi gloss finish to help with durability, and I just love the difference it made!  The color has a bluish hue to it in certain lights which Holly really enjoys as blue is a color used throughout their home. Once completed you could immediately see how it lightened up the entire room!

Painted Cabinets After 1 picFinished Kitchen 8 After Finished Kitchen 14 AfterI even love how the old silver handles/hardware looks on the newly painted cabinets!  Holly took and polished the hardware before reattaching and that extra shine helps update the space even more!

Finished Kitchen 3Finished Kitchen 5Finished Kitchen 11Finished Kitchen 10Finished Kitchen 13Holly and Craig feel that the kitchen is much more their style now, it is amazing how much a little bit of paint can change a space!

Painted Cabinets 7* If you have any questions on painting your kitchen cabinets or would like to have your painted kitchen cabinets featured email me at!

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  1. Holly says

    Thanks so much for making our kitchen feel like an entirely different room, we love it!!! So lucky to have such a talented sister!!!

  2. ms c says

    This kitchen looks so different. It is lighter, brighter and looks so much bigger. The color choice was a good one. You always do a great job Jodi.

  3. says

    Ooooh, it looks very pretty now! It’s pretty much the same configuration as my kitchen only mine is in much sadder shape. I was planning on painting the top cabinets a creamy white and the base cabinets grey.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my thrifty table redos!


  4. says

    Whoa, Holly and Craig’s cabinets look amazing; it’s a complete 180! I’ve been thinking about painting my cabinets darker, but I don’t know if I’m brave enough. Now that it’s summertime, I might try, though. Hopefully they’ll look as good as Holly and Craig’s—maybe I should ask them for some tips!

    Lily de Grey |

    • twineandvines says

      Hi there, sorry just seeing this now. Thank you! The color is by Benjamin Moore and it is called Gull Wing Gray:)

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