Do you remember my post awhile back about discovering my cupboards had been installed 4″ lower than standard height? Well I’d been asking hubby to move them up for me, and all I got was “THE LOOK”, you know the one that says are you kidding me? I finally stopped asking because he told me it was to much work and he didn’t have time right now for it.
Then I had another brilliant idea (insert lightbulb here!!) about adding beadboard as a backsplash. It’s what I wanted to do when we built the cabin but everyone gave me a thumbs down when I mentioned it. Well I decided I don’t care what everyone else thinks it’s what I’ve wanted and it’s my kitchen!
I asked hubby what he thought about adding the beadboard and he said yes it could be done and while I’m at it I’ll raise the cupboards. Yipeeee! I was all over that idea, so we headed off to Lowes to get the beadboard and of course the brown electrical switches and outlets wouldn’t look good against white beadboard so we picked up white so everything would match. (This project is sounding bigger and bigger the more I think about it).
I quickly went and got my Origami storage shelf and cleared everything out of the upper cupboards and have it stored on the wire shelf for now. I’m so glad I’m organized and don’t have cabinets full of clutter, it took no time at all to unload them.
I really wanted to paint the cabinets while hubby has them off the wall, but he doesn’t have time for that so I’ll take what I can get. It’s no problem to paint them after they’re up again, so that’s what I’ll do. I decided to keep them the same color just go with a different paint finish. Currently they’re painted with SW Dover in Satin, but I purchased it in a Semi-Gloss this time. It will be easier to keep clean I think, and for the island I still haven’t decided on wether to paint it the same color or go with a dark gray.
I’ll be back soon to show you the final project.
If you missed the other post related to the kitchen beadboard install just click the photos below.