Welcome to my Christmas kitchen! My kitchen reveal has been long overdue! As a #LowesCreator blogger, I was given a Lowes gift card back in August to help me spruce up my kitchen. I used the gift card as incentive to finally paint my kitchen cabinets white, replace the light fixtures, and update the faucet. I actually had a pretty gooseneck faucet in oil-rubbed bronze but it wasn’t a high quality fixture and the finish was peeling. So today I am going to show you my Christmas kitchen! To show you just how far this room has come take a look at the very original before and after. Yowza that red was bright!
Aaaaaahhhh. The after is so much more peaceful! My granite is black uba tuba but with the red walls it looked green. I can’t blame a previous owner for the “before”—that was all me. I designed our kitchen both times around and chose every single detail down to the knobs. It’s fun to see how much my taste has changed in five years!
I hired Alterwood Fine Furnishings to paint my cabinets. It still took a month for them to complete the job, but I am thrilled with the finish on the cabinets. They are factory-quality smooth and honestly way better than I could have accomplished on my own. The cabinets were primed with two coats of Zinnser Bin Primer and topped with a coat of Benjamin Moore Impervo in White Dove. I left a few cabinet doors off to give the kitchen a more cottage feel.
Here is a picture of the opposite side of the kitchen. I couldn’t resist decorating my refrigerator for Christmas :).
My globe Allen & Roth light fixtures from Lowes are so fun and add charm.
I would have loved to add a farmhouse sink, but my new faucet is almost making up for not being able to afford it!
Some of you might remember the wood stools painted white that used to be in my kitchen. I loved my stools but they were just too bulky for our space. As you can see, our kitchen table butts right up to the bar. The new stools allow all four of us to sit and can be stacked and stored when entertaining. I also love the modern touch they add to my traditional home!
Here is another shot of my lighting. The mason jar chandelier is just a previous light fixture that I DIY’ed with mason jars. You can read about it in the link above. The Allen & Roth cage pendant light in the background is also a Lowes purchase. Isn’t it fun?
Here is one last shot of the entire kitchen! I love it!