WARNING: This post has a ton of pictures.
BEFORE...I had already started painting the room the aqua blue/green, so the curtains were down and the room is in disarray. I had finally convinced John that he should let me paint the cabinet doors. I had come up with an idea to make the flat, boring doors into a shaker style.
We went to Menards and purchased pine trim that was 2 inches wide and about a 1/4 inch thick. It came in 8 foot lengths. I decided that to be more authentic Shaker style they should be cut straight at not at an angle in the corners. I was VERY happy after we sanded the door to the bare wood and glued and nailed the trim onto the front of the door. It was going to work! We used a pin nailer and wood glue. I have had no issues with the pieces staying adhered to the door.
I could barely contain myself when we started to hang them back up. I was practically doing cartwheels :)
I lined all of the drawers with striped wallpaper.
I stood at the sink for over an hours scrubbing each hinge with a toothbrush. I used the original hinges and they cleaned up really well.
I also painted the ceiling the same color as the walls - it eliminates the paint line at the ceiling. The bead board on the walls and backsplash is wallpaper. Yes - wallpaper! I found it at Lowe's and Menards also carries it. I have used it in 3 rooms now and love it.
Not much has changed in almost two years...
After bugging for a year - and I mean driving him crazy and pestering until he couldn't take it anymore - my husband agreed to put up my new light above the sink. We also had to hide the previous huge hole from the old light and bead board tongue and groove worked perfectly.
The tall shelf and baskets are from Target. I glued the pompom fringe on the baskets. Every kitchen needs pink pompom fringe ;)
I think the hard work paid off and I love my kitchen now.