Before posting about the next steps of the DIY kitchen remodel for our brick ranch fixer upper, I want to share the design direction for the space. Much of the kitchen is staying the same (the floors, wall wainscotting and the layout), but with some budget-friendly upgrades like paint, hardware, and lighting, I hope to make this space feel fresh, updated, and our own.
As I shared last week, the cabinets were a deep stained cherry finish when we bought the fixer upper. When I first set foot into the space during the open house, I had a strong feeling for what color I wanted to paint the cabinets… Navy was screaming to me.
Yes, a deep blue hue is dark, but the space is large and the existing floor (which is remaining) is white ceramic with a light gray veining. The space also has white wainscotting half way up the walls, which will remain. With all these light / white colors, I felt a darker hue would work to give balance. Another reason why navy seemed perfect is that my beloved raspberry-colored china cabinet that I found on Craiglslist was also planned for the space. Raspberry and navy work so well together.
Once the doors + drawers were removed from the face frames to prep them for paint, I created this vision board to make sure I was on the right design path.
Yellow – Sherwin Williams White Citrus
Navy – Valspar Rouge Blue
Raspberry – Valspar Berry Blush
White – Valspar Ultra White
CABINET HARDWARE: Brushed square knob
ROMAN SHADE: Cordless woven driftwood shade
DINING TABLE: Trestle table
JUTE RUG: Natural Jute Rug
Many of the elements in the vision board were pieces we already owned and came with us from our previous home. Those items include the dining table, the yellow Kartel chairs, the bench with ikat fabric, the wicker dining chairs, the Caitlin Wilson pillows, and the chandelier. New items that will be layered into the space are the cabinetry hardware, a semi-flush fixture, roman shades, a jute rug for under the dining table, and of course the beautiful new navy hue on the cabinets.
Painting the cabinets is coming up next…
DISCLAIMER: THIS KITCHEN REMODEL IS A COLLABORATION WITH LOWE’S. ALL OPINIONS + SELECTIONS ARE MY OWN.