Kitchen Redo #2: Black Cupboards & Some Extras

Kitchen Redo #2: Black Cupboards & Some Extras

Now the BIG finale of the kitchen! If you read the first post, Kitchen Redo #1: Black Cupboards & Some Extras, this was the very first project I started when we bought our new house. We purchased a 1970s house that needs some major remodeling, but we have decided instead to build a new house. Until the new house, all I am allowed to do is paint, and I had the great idea to paint my kitchen cupboards black!

Our entire house is basically white. So I thought the black cupboards would add a nice contrast to the all white house. Here are some of the pictures kitchen before:
The cupboards were a light beige with shiny brass fixtures.
I decided to paint the cupboards, paint the fixtures, and add in a few extras. I left off the first blog showing pictures of the cupboard doors removed. Once I removed the cupboard doors, I painted the frames black.
If you have ever painted, you know cupboard doors can be quite time consuming. To lessen the painting time, I decided to invest in a sprayer and it has been the best investment I have made. I love this thing! I bought a Wagner 518080 Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer for $110 off


I set all the cupboard doors on some pop cans in the garage and sprayed them black. It took me about 15 minutes to do one coat. Then I waited and hour and did a second coat. I waited 4 hours to flip them over and repeated the same process on the other side.
I also decided to paint the cupboard door pulls to give them an updated look.

I spray painted them brushed nickle color. I thought it would be a nice contrast to the black doors and look a little more updated.


I didn’t use the exact door knobs that came with the cupboards because they were is such bad shape. I had some leftover plain pulls from our house in Omaha, which I am glad I kept. I also had to keep the plates for the pulls. The previous owners of this house drilled a wrong sized hole for pulls in all the cupboards! If you didn’t have the plates, you would see there are three holes in each door!

While I was on a painting spree, I painted the wine glass holder and shelf. I also painted the walls of the kitchen a light beige color that matched the swirls in the counter tops.

Now the big reveal!! Here is my new black kitchen cupboards and some extras:

My favorite part of the kitchen is my open cupboard. I just LOVE the hanging wine glass rack and the baskets! It just adds more character to the place.

And the other side of the kitchen. (Also, I painted the canned lights white.)
Notice the wine racks from Pottery Barn??

I mounted the wine rack to the end of the cupboard to add some extra storage room.

The shelf was already black, but I painted it to match the cupboards exactly.

Here is a nice before and after:

And the next kitchen project….that plain pantry door you can see in the pic below. I have great plans for this door and the pantry, but not till the winter!

If you have a small remodeling budget, paint is the easiest and cheapest way to get a new look for any room. I would love for you to share any amazing paint transformation you have made. Just comment below with a link.

Happy Painting!!