Back in Black

Back in Black

Leslie’s kitchen was sporting an overabundance of yellowy oak cabinetry: the kitchen equivalent of sweatpants.  Easy.  Boring.  Unflattering.  And a little grungy.  So she decided to give it the little black dress treatment instead with Benjamin Moore Onyx and a mouse sander to show off its curves and edges.  Insta-glam!  And now I’m inspired … to go put on my little black sweats.



  1. July 14, 2011 / 12:38 AM

    All I can say is WOW!

  2. July 14, 2011 / 2:42 AM

    Oh, much better!!!

  3. July 14, 2011 / 2:49 AM

    We went from white, painted and repainted falling apart cabinets to new cabinets this year. I chose espresso color, perhaps because it was the opposite of what we had. And maybe just because dark cabinets are gorgeous!!!

  4. July 14, 2011 / 3:42 AM

    OOOOOOH! AAAAAAAAAH! These are gorgeous and very nicely done! Congrats and enjoy!

  5. July 14, 2011 / 4:24 AM


  6. July 14, 2011 / 11:00 AM

    This looks fantastic! I wonder if she got a new black stove since all her other appliances appeared to be black to begin with.

  7. July 14, 2011 / 1:20 PM

    GORGEOUS make-over! I have boring oak cabinets in my kitchen and some day I hope to convince my husband we need to paint them black!

  8. July 14, 2011 / 4:02 PM

    wow, hard to believe its the same kitchen.. amazing what paint can do…

  9. July 14, 2011 / 5:45 PM

    Thanks everyone! I did not get a new black stove yet. It’s in the plans though.

  10. July 15, 2011 / 12:29 AM

    Love the black kitchen redo! And I LOVE your comment comparison about the yellowy-toned cabinets to sweat pants! I’m laughing and laughing and laughing! Why? Because I see tons of that type of kitchen around here and cringe every time! Eeewwww! Now I’ll secretly laugh about the “sweat pants look” too 🙂

  11. July 22, 2011 / 9:30 PM

    Oh my what a difference. Does not even look like the same kitchen.

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