speed dating oak brook il - Updating knotty pine cabinets

Cabinet projects can be grand or small, salvaged, abandoned mid-project and then started over.No matter the scale of the upgrade, altered cabinetry affects the look of your entire kitchen.

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Scroll through these real-life renos to see how homeowners tackled their problematic cabinets and landed their dream kitchens.

If you've been around long, you know I'm a big fan of both dramatic budget-minded makeovers and white kitchens. Ashley was working with a very dated knotty pine kitchen — I mean, knotty pine cabinets, knotty pine paneling, there was a LOT going on in that old home!

But Ashley's vision and hard work came together beautifully in an updated and lovely space: Let’s start with a little introduction…I’m Ashley – furniture painter, blogger, small business owner, decorator, wife, dog lover and wine drinker.

When I’m not busy running around with a paint brush in my hand, you’ll find me running around…literally. So, I guess two years ago when I declared that my Accounting desk job wasn’t really doing it for me anymore, it should have come to no surprise.

I've recently turned my attention to giving some honeyed pine stained furniture a lighter, fresher more updated look.

I've called it 'french willow grey' because it reminds me of that lovely beige/grey colour of basket ware, but it's also the colour of driftwood, old rustic barn wood, and lovely old weathered fences...

Two years ago we purchased a lake house in Wisconsin.

It had always been our dream to purchase an old home and completely renovate it.

Separately, these defects may be a detraction, but when assembled together collectively, the combination of knots, swirls and defects is stunning.

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