Feb 18, 2011

Kitchen Space Turned "Mom Space"

Last week I posted pictures of our new playroom with the french doors removed -- yea for more space!  Well, after the doors were down and my happy dance complete, it didn't take long before I started thinking about what other doors (or cabinets) could be removed to give the house a more open feel.

While I was walking around the house looking at doors and cabinets to "fix", I thought about the kitchen/desk area back in our Virginia house that I turned into my very own "Mom Space".  This was the desk area in the kitchen on the day we purchased the house....


And after a few "fixes"...

And, since I absolutely love before & after photos, I thought I'd give them to you again -- side-by-side for the full effect....

The cabinet hardware, doors and drawers were removed, then the cabinets and drawers were  cleaned, patched, sanded (just a little), primed and painted.  The cabinets were painted the same color as the wall, White Dove by Benjamin Moore, except for the upper inside... that was painted a greenish/blue color (Gentle Tide by Glidden), just like the kitchen ceiling.

The side of the bottom cabinet was painted with black chalkboard paint.  I loved to write our weekly menu on the chalkboard... it seemed to keep everyone happy.  I could easily remember why I bought four cans of crushed tomatoes at the grocery store earlier in the week and the husband always looked forward to dinner certain nights of the week (and probably knew what days to eat a BIG lunch so he wouldn't be hungry for dinner).

I also hung fabric on a tension rod to conceal the computer printer, paper and all those not-so-pretty-to-look-at cords.

This project really just involved a lot of paint... I love how much paint can turn a room around for the better, for not very much $$.  And, now that I'm seeing this cabinet transformation again, I'm looking at my kitchen here in Texas and thinking I might have another "cabinet project" to put on my list.  Doors removed = lots of space for pretty things!

Linking up to The Thrifty Decor Chick320 Sycamore, Remodelaholic, Domestically Speaking and Savvy Southern Style.


  1. This is great! I love how you opened up the upper cabinets! :-)

  2. I became a follower of your blog! :) Love it! Erin


  3. A Mom-cave! I LOVE it!!! I found you from the before and after party at TDC. Great blog! I'm gonna have to follow you now. :)


  4. This looks amazing! I would love a space like this! Great job. Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick.

  5. Thanks y'all... it was fun to turn it around and make it look good again!

  6. Wow this is a beautiful space! Nice job!

  7. Oh, very nice! What a great transformation! You did a great job on it!

  8. I love the before and after pictures, you did a great job!

  9. Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss problem? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx



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