Just Brainstorming....Is this a crazy idea?

amck2February 23, 2014

I'm pretty much settled on the idea of painting my Maple stained cabinets instead of replacing them. I have 8 ' ceilings and my cabinets are a foot short of that. I've been considering having integrated shelves built over them to bring them to the ceiling.

But after seeing lcskaisgir's reveal today whose cabs are not all ceiling height, I had an idea. BTW, she didn't do this, but her beautiful kitchen inspired the thought. What do you think about painting the cabinets a creamy white and painting the walls the very same shade? Have you ever seen it done? I'm thinking it would blur the break and help eliminate that empty space look between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling.

Your thoughts?

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I totally think it would work! I love offwhite uppers against offwhite walls. Lightens up the area at eye level and "disappears" the cabinets somewhat. Base cabinets can be wood or a darker colour.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 1:30PM
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That is a great and inexpensive idea. Remember to post pictures.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 9:18PM
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Go for it. As far as cabs not to the ceiling, I had to finally realize that I couldn't do that as the ceiling crown and the cab crown just would not work touching each other... so, after searching many pics of cabs not to the ceiling I got over it and am happy that I did.

They make these little LED light strings that are battery operated and have a timer... whatever time you turn them on, they stay on for like 6 hours and then shut off and turn on at the same time the next day, and since they are LED they last for a looongg time on batteries. I'm putting a string on top of each of my not-to-the-ceiling cabs (no wiring for lights up there) and calling it good.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:01PM
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I like the idea, too. And you will have a wonderful display area for a couple of large dramatic ceramic bowls or other artwork. I'd just have one or two items, large enough to be dramatic and colorful.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:48PM
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