Well my friends the day has come-- I finally did something BIG--- well big enough to pull this blog-o-mine out of hibernation. I PAINTED THE KITCHEN CABINETS WHITE!!! If you have read my blog at all you would know that I have begged and pleaded for this for years, seriously years. Dan wasn't so sure about taking brand new cabinets and throwing paint all over them (his words not mine) for fear of ruining a perfectly fine cabinet. I have to admit he made some valid points-- so valid in fact that when he said, "hey I watched a commercial last night about some cabinet makeover kit by Rust-Oleum and it looks kind of neat-- what do you think" I kind of had a moment of panic. What if it did look awful?!?! I love me some projects but I am by no means a perfectionist and I tend to get bored with a project about 5 minutes after it starts so a so-so outcome was possible. Of course that was all internal-- I was all sorts of confident with Dan.
So off I went the very next day and purchased the Rust-Oleum cabinet makeover kit in pure white. I was pretty psyched b/c it was labor day weekend and I was fairly confidant that at the end of the three day weekend my kitchen would be done. Um- yeah right. It has taken- no joke- three weeks to complete this project and that includes working weekends and weekdays. The cabinet door fronts took 6-- yes S-I-X coats of paint which equals three of the small Rust-Oleum kits. Technically I only needed one kit and 5 of the paint cans but in order to purchase the paint you have to purchase the kits. If anyone is in need of the kit-- minus the paint, let me know:-)
Okay so enough blubbering-- I followed the kit to a "T" and am pretty psyched about the outcome. If you are one of those people that considers painting over lovely wood a crime-- then feel free to gasp in horror :-)
Original Kitchen-- Right after moving in
This is about six months ago-- after I decided to paint the kitchen island white.
Here is the kitchen now! Forgive the odd lighting-- I really should learn how to use this camera of mine. Its a little stark now BUT we are going to paint the walls and put a backsplash in-- just need to figure out which one:-)