April 12, 2010

Black Painted Kitchen Cabinets - lacquer actually!



Hey guys, as you know...our kitchen has been getting a new coat of paint (actually lacquer) over these last few weeks!  And I am so happy to say "IT'S FINISHED!"  Yup, the doors have been re-hung and there is order once again in our home.  Buh bye oaky orange wood...hello wonderful.

The hubby and I chose to keep our existing cabinets.  These are solid oak, custom cabinets...so there was no point in ripping them out!  All they needed was a new finish.  We chose black because we love black furniture, the room gets plenty of light, and our ceilings are tall. 


I am simply blown away by how tall my ceilings look after painting the soffets and trim moulding!  And our backsplash looks so much better now with the updated cabinets! 


Our stainless steel appliances positively glow in contrast to the black cabinets...love that!  Now if I could just figure out how to keep those little finger prints off the fridge!


That bracket there below the upper cabinet is for decorative purposes only.  The desk area was looking very low in contrast to the big cabinet above.  So we used $9 wood brackets from Lowe's to help connect the two pieces together.  Now the desk area looks more like a custom hutch...such a great inexpensive solution!


The color of the lacquer on these cabinets is called "tobacco".  It's basically black with a small amount of brown added.  The color reads black, but has a warmth and keeps the space from looking too cold and modern.


This green color is very soft and neutral.  The base is a sage green color with a brown glaze on top.  We also used this green color inside the hutch cabinet.


This photo above shows how our kitchen flows right into the family room.  I like the contrast of the black cabinets with the monochromatic family room.  It really is true when they say the kitchen is the heart of the home.  I've said this before, and I'm sure I'll say it again...amazing what a little paint can do isn't it?  Or in this case lacquer ;)

{Okay, If anyone locally here in Charlotte, NC or surrounding areas would like to learn more about the wonderful painter's who did this work on my kitchen cabinets...check out Lloyd and Bean at their website!  And if you give them a shout...tell them I sent you!

They seriously made my old kitchen...fabulous, and they can do the same for you!}




LLOYD & BEAN can put a Factory Finish on your Old Kitchen Cabinets

Add : * New Mouldings * Beadboard * Furniture-Feet & Cabinet Base

Exclusive LLoyd & Bean ...."Factory Finishing system"

*French Crackle..*Colored Glazes..*Distressing *Burnished and faded top-coat clears.




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55 comments:

  1. Looks awesome. Congrats on an amazing job well done! NG

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  2. It looks great! Must feel so good to have it finished - I think I'd just sit in there all day and keep staring. :)

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  3. Oh, I bet you are so happy to have it finished. It looks amazing!! I love the cabinet color and I can see the warmth in it! Love, love!

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  4. Beautiful! I bet it IS nice to have your kitchen back. That is the reason I haven't painted my cabinets YET. I want to. BAD. Just the 'mess' of it all and the time to do it.

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  5. Love it! Love it! Love it!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  6. Your kitchen looks fantastic. I want to go in my kitchen and paint my soffets immediately. I've been debating...should I rip the soffets out? Because I really hate them but your's look like part of the cabinets now. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Nita @ ModVintageLife.com

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  7. Wow! We've been debating back and forth on painting our kitchen cabinets black, such a BIG step because there is no undoing it. But I LOVE the look. Did you close off the top of the cabinets yourself or was that part of the original design? I really like that also!

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  8. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! I love everything about it!!!!!

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  9. Your whole house is gorgeous but the kitchen is absolutely amazing!!! I love the painted soffits!

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  10. That looks AMAZING and how nice to have your kitchen back.

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  11. Beautiful transformation. And yes what a little paint can do !!!

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  12. Jane, It looks fantastic. What a transformation. Great job.
    Monica

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  13. I looks beautiful. You did an amazing job. I absolutely love the black cabinets.

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  14. Wow! This looks wonderful. I had considered black when we painted our cabinets but my house is kinda dark so we went with white. I LOVE yours though! LOVE IT!

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  15. I love your new kitchen!! It looks fabulous. Adding a bit of brown to the black is a great idea. I will have to remember that one.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. Your kitchen looks gorgeous. Love the black and I also really love all of your moldings. Beautiful room and family room. Hugs, Marty

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  17. This turned out simply beautiful! I love it...and totally envy you :)

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  18. Just beautiful, Jane! I love how they turned out. Love the island, too, in the creamy white. The desk area looks great with the brackets. You must feel like you've got a brand new kitchen!

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  19. Jane! Thanks so much for sharing. The kitchen is gorgeous! So happy to find out about who laquered the cabinets, because as luck would have it, I am in Charlotte too! So excited to have this resource.

    Thanks so much! I love the power of paint.

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  20. Jane, it looks amazing!! I'd want to hang out in that area all day. :)

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  21. Thank you so much everyone! I'm glad you love the kitchen as much as I do!!

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  22. I love the way your kitchen turned out. I am considering painting my old wooden cabinets myself, I'm just scared to tackle it on my own.

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  23. oh wow - it looks totally amazing! enjoy your new kitchen :)

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  24. Jane,
    Your kitchen looks sooooo awesome...luv the black cabinets and your backsplash! Come by and check out my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY tonight to see what I found for my kitchen while I was out thriftin...I did a little dance when Mr.CC found them:) Hope you have a FUN week!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. LOVE how the kitchen turned out! I've been wanting to paint mine black too! Just haven't had the time yet! Found you from Stuff and Nonsense, now a follower!!

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  26. This is one beautiful kitchen! Love it!

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  27. FABULOUS!!! I LOVE it Love love it!! Well done!

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  28. It looks really fabulous!! Here's to many family gatherings!

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  29. Looks beautifu.! We painted our cabs black about six months ago and have loved it. Still not finished with the backsplash and some other minor touches. If you get a chance, come check out my pics!

    Alison

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  30. Stunning makeover! I've been following your posts step by step. The outcome is just gorgeous! Congrats on your *new* kitchen!

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  31. Congratulations! The kitchen came out great! Love it !

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  32. Wow Jane, I can see why you're so excited! Your kitchen look fabulous! I'm a huge fan of black cabinets and you were so smart to hire somebody to do it. You have a lovely home!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  33. Your kitchen looks great! Love the colors and the molding. Nice job. Dropping by from BNOTP.

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  34. Your home is lovely! The cabinets look just gorgeous! So pretty!!!

    I just noticed that you did a sweet review on my blog back in February! That was so nice of you. Thank you so much. I am your newest follower!

    XOXO
    Jen
    {tatertots & jello}

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  35. Jane! It's absolutely positively gorgeous! I'm so happy for you...and extremely jealous! :) Congratulations!

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  36. Loving your colors - the black is fab! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing - I'm inspired. PS I have that same PB chair that's in your FR...you have SUCH good taste! :)

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  37. OH my gosh, Jane!! It's gorgeous! I bet those cabinets make your coffee taste better, huh?

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  38. Jane~~~

    Your kitchen really turned out gorgeous. I love the tint of brown in the black, it makes it look a little softer...great idea! And I agree with the painting the soffit for height! I also like the contrast with the backsplash.

    You are making me want to paint my cabinets and I have never really been a black paint person. How inspirational is that??

    Nicely done!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  39. It looks great! I love how you painted it black all the way to the ceiling & added molding! I still have the ugly oak colored cabinets...I need to find the strength & energy to paint them! Your kitchen is very inspiring!!

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  40. This is stunning. Really. You've inspired me. I want black cabinetry.
    Pamela

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  41. OMGoodness, Jane!!! WOW!!!

    I love the black, and I am SO glad you saved both money and materials by making what you have currently work for you. There is no point in wasting what works fine, especially when it (obviously) has so much potential!!
    I agree that those brackets tie the desk in better, good thinking on that one! Your trim, backsplash and your appliances just POP now! Love it!

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  42. Oh my Gracious! It is gorgeous!!! I LOOOOOVE the black cabinets! It is so beautiful!!

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  43. congratulations on a job very well designed and done!!

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  44. Oh my gosh - that is amazing! I love, love, love the black!

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  45. I'm drooling! so beautiful! That kitchen looks like luxury! You did an amazing job!

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  46. I just discovered your blog thru the frugalicious Friday party and I'm totally blown away by this kitchen! The black is awesome! I did the same thing with brackets under my kitchen cabinets a few years ago and really love the built in hutch look it gives them. I went one step further and added a small shelf between the brackets for display.
    I'm following you now and plan to join in on your Frugalicious Friday party too!
    Rose

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  47. Super wonderful! I love it all from the soft green to the dark Tobacco! Thanks so much for the inspirational photos. The brackets look great at the desk area.

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  48. So beautiful!!! Great tips for an amazing transformation. I have the same soffits and have debated whether or not to paint them. They look great, and you're right, it does make the ceiling look taller.

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