Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DIY WEDNESDAY: Kitchen Cabinet Project


On Friday I decided, gosh darnitt...I am going to paint the kitchen cabinets white!
Our kitchen was in dire need of updating.  I didn't like how dark the wooden cabinets made everything, and I wasn't a fan of the stain.  And, around the ceiling is a <<GAG>> ugly wallpaper border.
So on Friday I drove on over to The Home Depot, got my supplies and started painting!
Here is a sort of before as I had already started the bottom corner:


 Here I am moving on to the top shelves in this corner:

 And here is the ugly border...I seriously despise it
 And here are the remains of the border along the one wall...goodbye border, I didn't love you.
 Here I am...painting away!

I am close to finishing this side of the kitchen.  Then I will only have the side by the refrigerator left to go.  I am getting close, and am getting anxious to finish.
However, starting this project revealed two other kitchen projects that will immediately follow the painting.
1) Painting the laminate countertops to look like granite
2) Ripping off border, and re-painting wall underneath <<ugh, more painting>>

I will keep you posted as to my progress!  I won't be revealing the entire kitchen in completion until, well, until it is completed :)
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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8 COMMENTS:

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! You're doing a bang up job. You're getting it finished pretty quickly. It took me a month to repurpose a vanity I found! I am a huge fan of white cabinets...it's really looking great! RIP ugly wallpaper border!

Rachel J said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow--that really was a super ugly border! Way to go tearing that thing apart!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) Thank you! I am basically painting, eating, sleeping, painting, going to work, painting, eating, sleeping, painting, going to work, painting...I want it to be over! :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rachel J I know! How do you decide that that is okay? I guess it's all personal opinion, but in my personal opinion, that design should be outlawed!

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah... the dreaded honey oak stain... we have it too, and all I can say is ewwww... I hate it. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to paint our cabinets. Like REALLY. But my dad think's its dumb to paint such 'beautiful' wood. ewww.... Yours is looking good!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft My hubs was the same way at first...then I convinced him with a few picture of other kitchens...plus I told him that it was still the same wood...just with a little facelift :)

Through the Years said... Best Blogger Tips

It is looking great, good job! By the way what will you use to paint the laminate countertops?

for the love of a house said... Best Blogger Tips

wow- that's a LOT Of work, but you are loving the painted cabinets! looks great! Can't wait to see the reveal! ughhhhh- wallpaper borders, the worst. good for you for putting it out of its misery!!!

joan

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