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An Early 2000’s Kitchen Update with Benjamin Moore White Dove

Posted on March 10, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

 

Painted Cabinets, Quartz Countertop, Dark Oak Floors and MORE! 

When it comes to updating a kitchen, it can be hard to know where to stop – one thing ALWAYS leads to another. But, that doesn’t mean you need to go all-out, as there are ways to save money while you spend it.

kitchen before cherry cabinets

This kitchen had EVERYTHING going for it…if you still lived in the early 2000s. However, as it relates to a more modern approach, it had a few fatal flaws…

  • cathedral/arched cabinet doors
  • strong red/cherry stain on the cabinets
  • orange-hued floors, which themselves weren’t a BIG problem, but the whole palette was
  • older style granite countertops (if you have these, read THIS)
  • diamond-pattern backsplash

And a quick note on the travertine backsplash. I actually LOVE travertine; it’s soft, warm and adds texture to a room. In this kitchen, it’s the PATTERN that killed the deal, as that large-scale diamond pattern is SOOOO 90s / early 2000s.

Now, are you ready to see the big reveal?

kitchen before cherry cabinets (5)

How light bulbs affect paint colours. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, White Dove, painted wood cabinets. White quartz, subway tile. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy blogger.

Can I get a HELLS YEAH AND A FREAKIN’ HALLELUJAH?! (Can I say those two things in a sentence?) Sure I can.

Seriously, it’s hardly recognizable…

kitchen before cherry cabinets (4)

Kitchen cabinets and island, white quartz countertop. Benjamin Moore White Dove (baby Fawn), Edgecomb Gray, greige subway tile backsplash. Stainless, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, blogger

You might be thinking ‘ermmm Kylie, you said something about saving money? This looks like a damn nice kitchen reno, how on earth did they SAVE MONEY?’

Well, money HAD to be spent, but they definitely cut back their costs with the following:

  • they kept the FOOTPRINT (layout) of the cabinets, meaning they could keep the cabinet boxes and ONLY replace the doors
  • they refinished the floors rather than replacing them
  • they kept the bulkheads, rather than ripping them out and going full-height on the cabinets

You’ll find all of the colour and product details at the end of this blog post.

kitchen before cherry cabinets (3)

Notice how the bulkheads were a noticeable feature before? And now they just belong!

Kitchen cabinets painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, Baby Fawn, Edgecomb Gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy decor consultant online. Kitchen remodel

Kitchen cabinets painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, walls Edgecomb Gray (Baby Fawn), dark oak wood flooring, island. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy

Read more: SHOULD YOU PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS? A Fun Questionnaire! 

Kitchen cabinets and island painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, white quartz countertop, greige subway tile. Edgecomb Gray baby fawn walls. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy blogger

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

Are you DYING to know what countertop that is? I friggin’ love it – details at the end of this blog post.

Check out the gorgeous eating nook…

Eating nook, dark oak floor, Edgecomb Gray, White Dove, round table, chandlier. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Check out the LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM attached to this gorgeous kitchen!

And a butlers pantry, leading to the dining room which was ALSO redone…

kitchen before cherry cabinets (2)

Dark oak floor, cabinets painted Benjamin Moore White Dove, walls Edgecomb Gray, Baby Fawn. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant, diy blogger

And if you’re coming to this blog post fresh from Pinterest, you should see the REST OF THIS HOME!

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PRODUCT LIST

WALLS

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Colour Review

KITCHEN CABINETS

Colour match to Benjamin Moore White Dove Colour Review

TRIMS

Benjamin Moore White Dove

BACKSPLASH

MS International – Highland Park Portico Pearl

COUNTERTOPS

Cambria Ironsbridge

FLOORS

Red oak stained with Duraseal Ebony/Jacobean (1:1) ratio

 



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Comments

  1. When cabinets are white dove, is it critical that baseboards also be white dove? We painted our kitchen and bathroom cabinets white dove, and now the pure (?) white baseboards/trim look too bright.

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      Hi Lori! Wellll, it’s ideal. I mean, you can have a shift between whites, but it depends on a few things a) how much baseboard is really visible with the cabinets and b) how big of a difference there is. If it IS Pure White, you can juuuuuust barely get away with it. It’s close. I mean White Dove does have a bit more warmth. Long story short, they don’t have to be, but it’s BEST if they are for a seamless, purposeful look :).

  2. Kylie, Absolutely loved this post, what a transformation!!! I have just chosen Edgecomb for my kitchen walls (as part of my e-design package), so this post was perfect timing. Do you think the ABSOLUTELY stunning Ironsbridge would go with SW Pure White cabinets as well? I am still trying to decide on Pure White or Graystone cabinets but with posts like these – keep leaning towards white! Thank you for including links to the other rooms as well. The whole house is AMAZING.

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      You know, I don’t have Ironsbridge in front of me, but my gut says that it would ABSOLUTELY be worth sampling up!

  3. Oh MY goodness!! What a transformation!! It is STUNNING! This home HAS to be in Colorado! This floorplan was built by a home building company called Sanford Homes. Sanford built homes with classic timeless features that I love, but the classic features need to be updated with today’s colors! I also own a Sanford Home built in the late 1990’s! I am just beginning the process of updating everything and am so happy I ran across your post!

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      Well, I’m going to leave that to my client to answer to respect her privacy, but I BET she’ll see this comment and let you know!

      I just love that my posts reach SO MANY PEOPLE who otherwise wouldn’t know what to do – I love RELATABLE style!!!!! Thank you for commenting :).

  4. The remodel is fresh, white and modern. Awesome!
    I still like the original colors of the original kitchen. I know it’s not as fresh and trending much I lean more warm.
    I probably would have kept it the way it was . Both are beautiful.

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