Wednesday, August 4, 2010

But it's still oak!

A change is good, right?

We have just repainted our bedroom walls and the ensuite just didn't match at all anymore. So one project leads to another and the ensuite needed to be done too!

To paint the walls is one thing but to paint the oak cupboards is another. I have been talking about doing this for a couple of years now. At first DH would just say : No way, those are oak cupboards. I would answer: They'll still be oak cupboards, just a different colour! Most men have this unexplainable fear of painting over anykind of wood. As women, we need to help them get over that fear!
Our cupboards were in a honey oak colour. See the before picture. The walls were in some kind of Dijon yellow...nice at first but I was tired of it.

After a visit to the local paint shop, I was ready to tackle the oak painting project! The cupboards are painted in Cloud white (Benjamin Moore paints). The walls are a dark taupe brown as is the ceiling.

While we were at it, we replaced the handles on doors and drawers and the lights above the mirror as well.
Quite the change, isn't it?

Guess what I will be doing next? The kitchen cupboards. Hubby is all for it now! Maybe I tackle that project this winter. We'll see.


  1. I really like the changes you made in your bathroom. White makes everything so fresh and the green wall, so soothing. I had to laugh a little about the lights. First they were pointing down, now they are pointing up. :o)

  2. I like the change in the lights. That's the first thing I noticed. Your bathroom looks nice. The wall color is beautiful and I actually like the painted cabinets! Great job!

    Lesley Ann

  3. That looks great! I'd probably be less inclined to paint over the lighter, bleached oak than the dark, gloomy oak of the 80s. But it turned out wonderfully!

    I'm half-way through my own kitchen painting project right now, so watch for the update on my blog.

    And I know what you mean about everyone's fear of painting wood! Like I said on my own blog, I'd never paint over classic 20s hardwood trim, but anything 80s or early 90s need to GO!