• February 12, 2013

Going Gray

Dark gray & brass. A nice combination

Kitchens, Paint, Restoration Diary,

We holed up in a hotel for a week while having our cabinets painted and some other final work done on our kitchen. There is nothing quite so absurd as walking into a really swanky downtown LA hotel with a 4 day old baby! As we got into the elevator a guy asked us which floor the bar was on…and he was entirely serious…I guess 4 days after a C-section I looked like I could really use a drink. Yup, that’s how we roll!

The truth is that David found us an amazing discount through his FoundersCard and the hotel was conveniently located close to home. He could swing by the house while Juliet and I stayed at the hotel.

The cabinet color is Benjamin Moore Graphite. It’s a gorgeous dark gray color. I had a hard time finding a dark gray that wasn’t too blue. Graphite is a true gray. I was nervous that it would be too dark or make our kitchen seem smaller, but I am absolutely in love with it. The brass hardware looks amazing against the dark cabinets.

The countertop is Caesarstone in Misty Carrara. I wrote about our countertop selection here. It is lovely in person. I like it even more than I had imagined I would. Misty Carrara has the tiniest hint of gray flecks that look great next to the cabinets.

Please, forgive the pics. They were taken with David’s cellphone at night. The color is darker in the photos than in real life. Better pics coming soon!

Comments { 4 }
  1. Erin K

    Oh are you kidding?! I loveeee Heather! Love! Yeah they aren’t too dark especially with all the bright white and counter tops. Are you painting the walls? So cozy. Lights are cute too. When we almost bought that victorian with no kitchen cabinets I totally was going to steal your wood shelves inspiration to get by until we could afford to renovate. I love it in your kitchen though. As much as you may have wanted to bring that original cabinet back I kind of like having some open shelves in there. Good job you two!

  2. Jen

    This is looking gorgeous! I’m so happy for you that you are finally going to have a nice new kitchen. Your post about delegating from the hospital bed was entertaining–I was afraid that was going to be me! We just finished our baby’s room (including rewiring) with only two weeks to spare, assuming he doesn’t arrive early. I’m a huge control freak when it comes to remodeling, so the thought of having people doing work while I was in the hospital stressed me out.

  3. Shawn

    That’s a fantastic looking stove. Also, the kitchen entry door is lovely!

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