Painting the Cabinet Doors

Spring green scallops with a grass green edge border each of the kitchen cabinets

Ready for the Central Design

Finally painting the designs on the kitchen cabinet doors. I already painted all of the green scallops around the border of each Upper Cabinet – now it’s time to paint the design. At first I thought I would make it simple and consistent from door to door. Who was I kidding? I never do simple and certainly not consistent. So – I veered towards my usual crazy colorful whimsy and instead painted the doors in “Sets” or “Pairs” to keep some sort of rhythm. I wanted to evoke the happy Mid-Century designs of Peter Hunt and the whole idea of folk painted furniture that was so popular in postwar kitchens (think charming Cape style Royal Barry Wills Houses) I had a great time looking through old Life Magazine ads for inspiration – check out my “kitchen” board on Pinterest to see some of the ideascabinet door preliminary sketch vertical cabinet doorimg_0725

I love they way they turned out – even though this is a modern kitchen re-do the house was built in 1730 so Granite and stainless just wouldn’t work.  I think I got that mid-century feeling with the convenience of the 21st century!

Looking into the KitchenBacksplash above stove & windows with retro curtains


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