My painted kitchen cabinet makeover…before, after and everything in between!

I can’t believe this day has come! We’ve lived in our house for 8 years, and for 8 years I really never loved our kitchen. Those feelings about my kitchen have ALL changed with this painted kitchen cabinet makeover!

It’s amazing how paint can transform a space and truly brighten up a room. I’m sharing all the details of my painted kitchen cabinet makeover today!

My painted kitchen cabinet makeover, before, after and everything in between!


I painted the island myself a few years ago. I told myself then, that when I was ready to do the whole thing I was going to bring in the professionals. Haha! Not only is it a big job, but I knew I would want it done right by someone who truly knew what they were doing!

My kitchen cabinet makeover!

My friend Carrie at CHigh Designs has done tons of cabinets for clients and friends of mine. I know her, her quality of work and I trust her 100%! So, she was of course the first person I called when we were ready to have this project done! I knew they would get it done right and that it would look beautiful in the end!

Carrie understood my vision and was so awesome to work with. If you are local to the Nashville/South Nashville area- be sure to check out her FB page and all of her awesome before and afters! If you use her for a project, be sure and tell her Stacey sent ya! Again, I can’t say enough great things about working with her and her team. THANK YOU, Carrie and CHigh Designs!

Let’s get right to it! Here are some before pictures! My painted kitchen cabinet makeover, the brown cabinets before they were painted white

We decided to add some bead board to a couple of spots to give it a more custom look. We also added trim around the island for a board and batten look. These little changes ended up making a huge difference in the end also! My painted kitchen cabinet makeover, adding bead board and board and batten

Carrie and her team came and got started, and even with just the bases done I could tell I was going to be in love! The color we picked was Sherwin Williams, Greek Villa. It’s a beautiful shade of white that’s not too bright, but also not too creamy! My painted kithcen cabinet makeover with the bases painted and ready to go

We also painted our pantry door while the kitchen was in progress. This was the perfect pop of color that I had been dreaming of in here. We decided on Sherwin Williams, Quietude for it. My painted pantry door in Sherwin Williams Quietude

Install day rolled around and that is when it ALL came together! My painted kitchen makeover was complete! I told Carrie I might just sit and cry happy tears the rest of the day!

my painted kitchen cabinet makeover on install day

Here are the after pictures! Let me know what you think of this painted kitchen cabinet makeover!

My painted kitchen cabinet makeover with a fun painted pantry door! Before and after pics!

My painted kitchen cabinet makeover! From brown and drab to white and fab! See the before, after and everything in between!

Thank you so much for sharing in my excitement along the way with this project! You guys truly are the best! I never really share a lot of pictures from this angle, because I never liked my cabinets. I have a feeling you will be seeing A LOT more from this view from here on out! 🙂 My kitchen cabinet makeover, from brown and drab to white and fab! The view from the living room area of the new painted cabinets!


~ Stacey



  1. Lynn


    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you!!

    • Tami

      Oh my goodness Stacey! It is fabulously beautiful! What a transformation. You did a wonderful job in selecting the colors. I truly love everything about it.❤️❤️❤️

      • Stacey Collins

        You are too sweet! Thank you SO much!

    • k Boyle

      Love the kitchen cabinets. I’ve been thinking of doing that as well. If you don’t know someone, how do you find a reputable source to paint the cabinets? Did they brush paint the frame and spray the doors?
      Is it a good hard paint that won’t chip?

      • Stacey Collins

        Hey!I would definitely ask around your town for a good company! And yes, I know she used a super high quality cabinet paint that won’t chip! Good luck!!

  2. Joyce Castillo

    It’s beautiful Stacey..she did a wonderful job!! Now all you need is your table. Which one did you decide on?

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you, Joyce! Haven’t decided just yet! Will keep you posted 🙂

  3. Emma

    Looks beautiful!! Love the changes
    Be Blessed!!!

    • Stacey Collins

      You’re so sweet! Thanks and same to you!

  4. HeidiOber

    It turned out beautiful ❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks a ton!!

  5. Anita Bullock

    It looks beautiful Stacey! Warm and welcoming and coordinating so well with your living room. Fantastic job!

    • Stacey Collins

      You are too kind! Thank you SO much!!

  6. Tammy Wheeler

    OMG the transformation is amazing! Everything looks beautiful, and I love the pantry door. Good things come to those that wait.

    • Stacey Collins

      You are SO right and I love that! Thank you!

  7. Beth Brown

    Absolutely gorgeous! You made the right decision and I’m sure you will be happy with it.
    P. S. I love the table the way it is.

    • Stacey Collins

      Aww, thanks so much Beth! I do love the way the table looks in here! We will see 🙂

  8. paulajthomson

    It’s so pretty! I love how everything goes so well together?

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you!! I so appreciate it!

  9. Missy Kunselman

    Amazing the change…….it is truly beautiful! And the door just adds so much!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks, Missy! I agree that the door adds the perfect pop it needed!

  10. Pam

    Looks wonderful! BUT, I really think the “backsplash” needs changing now. I would use the same paint as the wall color. The wall color just pops now, with the white cabinets! So happy for you!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you!! We may change it down the road, but I’m ok with it for now. We will see!

  11. Donna Brooks

    Stacey, wow ? your kitchen looks amazing. It is incredible how the white cabinets magically changed the style of your kitchen!! It looks so cozy, warm and inviting???? You are way to cute, I could sense your excitement as I read your blog, you are like a kid in a candy shop?? I think I can say you are definitely in your happy place with your “new” kitchen!!

    • Stacey Collins

      That comment made me smile! I am definitely excited and that’s a great way to describe it!! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  12. Donna Brooks

    Stacey, WOW ? you kitchen looks amazing. It’s incredibke how the painted cabinets completely change the style of your kitchen. Your kitchen looks so warm, cozy and inviting. You are so cute, It’s like I can hear the excitement in you voice as I read your blog, you are like a kid in a candy shop. I can definitely say you are in your happy place with your beautiful kitchen!!

  13. Ann Gardner

    Stacey, it’s really pretty. The white makes it so fresh and clean looking. It’s much brighter!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you! Yes, it’s SO much brighter!

  14. Ann Gardner

    Stacey, it’s really pretty. The white makes it so fresh and clean looking. It’s much brighter!

  15. Gail Hale

    It is absolutely Gorgeous !!!! I am sure you sit in your living room and just stare at it’s beauty. I think the table top color might need to change ; maybe back to the wood tone or possibly the color of the pantry door. So excited for you ; you give us such inspiration .

    • Stacey Collins

      Yes, I do! I am on the search for a new table eventually for the space!

  16. Karin

    Hi Stacey,

    This is a very random question but I noticed you have a wooden cover for your cooktop and no overhead vent. Does your cooktop have a downdraft or do you just do without it? My kitchen is very similar and it’s on my long list up updates to paint my cabinets. This is a great before and after!

    • Stacey Collins

      Yes, our stove is on the island and has a downdraft. I don’t love it being on the island just because our island is small and it takes up a lot of space. Hope that helps! And thanks!

  17. lmurph27

    Beautiful❤️ Can I ask where you got your curtains?
    I just finished putting in new counter top and tile on back of our cupboards. I am debating on painting our cupboards. They are the dark oak like yours, but we also have dark woodwork throughout the whole house!?

    • Stacey Collins

      Curtains came from Kohl’s a few years ago! I think it’s ok to have wood some places and white in the kitchen!

  18. Sonia

    Love the white kitchen cabinets, she did a wonderful job simply beautiful.

    • Stacey Collins

      She really did! Thanks so much!

  19. Lynn

    Wow! Love it! Maybe I’ll get brave one day and have my oak cabinets painted white. (And when I can talk my husband into it. Lol) Looks gorgeous!

    • Stacey Collins

      I’m sure they would be so pretty painted! Once you get the hubby on board. lol! Thanks!!

  20. Nadia

    Beautiful job! What color paint did you use for your kitchen and living room?

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks! The wall color is Benjamin Moore revere pewter. Love it!