Monday, July 16, 2012

Kitchen Re-do

The first thing we did when we moved into our house was paint. There were 19,385,699,403 other "small" projects that we wanted to get done {baseboards, crown molding, window frames, bedrooms, handrails on the stairs, bathrooms...} but the kitchen was never on the list. We never saw the need to do anything to the kitchen because it was relatively new. We had stainless appliances, we had granite counter tops, the floors were tiled, the pantry was huge, and the layout was just fine. Over time we realized how worn and dated the cabinets were. Originally we were just going to add hardware {there was none} and call it a day. Even that seemed like a quick fix that wasn't quite the fix I was looking for. The cabinets were completely worn out and hardware just wasn't going to cut it.

This week while Mimi and Pop have been here we've gotten to work on the cabinets. One night I took most of the upper cabinet doors off.

I was given the advice by Pop to make sure to number each door so they go back where they came from! Genius!!
Number 11 on the cabinet frame.
The next day Mimi got to work on de-glossing them so we could use a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit on them. Essentially, we were going to paint, glaze, and protect them through the steps as we were told. Everything came in a box so it had to be easy and fast, right? Wrong. Well, I guess if there weren't these 2 cute kids running around and a Safari Park to visit, and a Mommy and Daddy who left for the weekend, and a promotion ceremony to get to, it could have gone a lot faster. All the cabinet doors are finally de-glossed and I've started painting them. Our garage is home to the cabinets and if I want to be able to park in the garage again any time soon we need to get this project finished!

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