January 17, 2012

Painting Soffits!

We made the simplest change over the week-end and are loving it!  See the wall area above the built in yet below the trim moulding?  Yup, we painted the soffit above our built-ins white such a simple update that makes a huge difference.

And here's the After...

This is such a great trick for making your built-in cabinetry look custom and taller!  We did this for our kitchen cabinetry too.  Check it out...

See the soffit area just under the trim moulding?  That used to be covered in a fruit border wall paper of all things!  That is before I removed it and totally made over this once orange and oaky kitchen.

Want to see more of our kitchen makeover?  Click here

Okay, painting your soffits = big impact!

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  1. what a difference that tiny bit of paint makes! it looks awesome!

  2. You are right, it looks so much better. Never thought of doing that!

  3. I love it, Jane!! It really does make a big difference. Pinning this for future reference for my dream kitchen remodel! :)

  4. What an awesome idea! I need to do this!

  5. That's fabulous! It makes the ceiling look higher! Have you thought of adding some little "legs" to the bottom? I forget what they are called, but I think they are used for corner moulding.

  6. What a big impact with just a bit of paint!

  7. Would never have thought to do that...but what impact! Great job. I am enjoying following your blog.

  8. What a GREAT idea!! Love the way this looks!

  9. Oh my heck, Jane...I can't believe how much difference that makes! What a wonderful (and beautiful!) idea!

  10. Brilliant...now everyone is going to paint theirs to match the cabinets below! I know I am.

  11. Beautiful idea. There is a great difference on the works.

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  12. Thanks guys...amazing how little changes can make such a big difference isn't it?


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  14. This is a very easy and yet so smart idea..love it
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  15. Wow! It does make a big impact! Love it

  16. I am so going to do this this weekend on our fireplace wall. I am so excited to see this trick, what an impact. I will send you a photo. Thanks for the tip.

  17. That looks great! I have soffits in my 1986 kitchen that project out - don't follow the line of the cabinets. But I still might try it.

  18. Oh man...had to check out your black cabinets after your post today! I was to days way from adding crown to my cabinets....and now i'm thinking should I add soffits and crown!? Darn you Jane!

    1. Haha! Although I haven't seen your space. I wouldn't add soffits. Because they're typically something people don't want. But in our case, they helped our cabinets appear taller.

  19. Hi! It's the best idea to make your soffits the same color as any built-in or cabinetry. You did a great job with both! Simple solution...but hardly anyone does it. I have done so many projects in kitchens like this, helping people re-do for less (instead of a huge kitchen renovation!).

    One of my projects gets so many re-pins on Pinterest. Thought you might want to see it.




    PS - I couldn't find where your link party was for items we might have for sale. Is it still on?

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I use black all through our home, it anchors & pulls the eye in.


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