Before and After with Nest Studio Hardware

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Its Jessica Burne here.  I’ m so excited to be part of the Nest Studio team.  In the spirt of the New Year, I thought it would be fun to show you my “new” DIY kitchen. 

When we first moved into our house ten years ago we immediately updated the appliances and countertops, but there just wasn’t room in our budget for new cabinetry. So we were stuck with 80’s golden (technically orange) oak cabinets - beautiful right?
Here is a snapshot of the before.  I’m not sure what possessed me to take this photo when the counters were so cluttered.  Let’s call it a lived-in look.

Fast forward a few years, I decided nothing could be worse.  So I took the plunge and refinished the cabinets myself.  I won’t go through all the gory details of my process because there is a ton of information online.  I found Evolution of Style’s tutorial to be particularly helpful.

Armed with a paint sprayer and gallons of paint, I successfully completed the project all by myself.  I do have to give a special shout out to my super talented dad who was able to build a matching cabinet that replaced an old in-wall air conditioning unit.

Without further ado, here is the result.  

If I do say so myself, I think the transformation is incredible.  Our kitchen looks bigger, brighter and more modern.   The combination of the chrome pulls and handles bring the whole look together.  It’s amazing how a few coats paint and updated hardware can make such an impact.

Do you have any examples of “before and after’s” that include Nest Studio hardware?  Big or small projects, we would love to see your photos!

Paint color: Benjamin Moore OC-39 Timid White

Cabinet Knobs: Nest Studio F-02 polished chrome

Drawer Pulls: Nest Studio F-01 polished chrome