When we bought our home three years ago it was contingent (at least in my mind) on being able to open up the kitchen wall to the dining room, add an island and a lot of additional counter and cupboard space. After living here for two years though, Jeff and I had a heart to heart about how much we wanted to invest in the kitchen and whether or not we could create something we loved with the basic structure we already had in place. This is what it looked like before.
New cabinets are expensive and often lack the quality of materials and craftsmanship that old cabinets have, so we opted to keep our old cabinetry and repaint it. We did remove the cabinets above the main countertop to replace with open shelving and Jeff refashioned them for above the fridge where there was no cabinet.
I am so pleased with the way the cabinets turned out, we used Pewter Green in Semi-gloss by Sherwin Williams, you can find a similar paint here if you don’t have a store near you. The handles and knobs are from CB2.
We used extra long subway tiles with dark grout to elongate the ceiling and the wall color is Decorator White. We went with a light floor tile with some variation to the color to hide dirt and a medium gray grout.
Jeff made the floating shelves from a shelving unit we used to have in my shop. It was definitely worth saving those the last 5 years. You can find some similar ones here. Faucet, Sink, Ceiling light, over sink light is no longer in stock from Target but you can find similar ones here and here.