Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Update: The World's Longest Kitchen Reno

Well, I did manage to finish painting the kitchen cabinets (cabinets only, not the doors) during my week off. If you missed my earlier whining, it was six fun-filled days of sanding, scrubbing, scraping and, oh yeah, a little painting. And afterwards I didn't touch a paint brush or piece of sandpaper for nearly three weeks.

I guess I was suffering from DIY overload. Still am really.

I love seeing the bright white cabinets, however. So much better than that hideous midnight blue.

the before
But there's still the issue of all those drawers and doors. Living without them has just proved that I really couldn't live with all open shelving. Seeing all that stuff all the time drives me NUTS.

But apparently not nuts enough to rush the door paint job.

I finally got back on the horse this past weekend and we tackled the trim issue. When I say we, I mean the boyfriend. After a post-work sanding session last night, the doors are almost ready for paint. Just in time for a cold snap. Did I mention the unheated garage is our makeshift paint studio? Maybe I shouldn't have procrastinated quite this long. Sigh.


  1. If it makes you feel any better, it has taken us almost 2.5 years to complete our kitchen. And we've only just completed it because we are having to move quickly. Otherwise, who knows long it would have taken! It's looking great :)

    1. oh yes, we're on the 2.5 year track ourselves. I'm starting to wonder if we'll have kids before we get this thing done!

    2. You two have given me a goal - finish the kitchen reno by October 1, 2013!

  2. Happened upon your blog after reading your comments on Miss Minimalist -

    LOVE what you've done with the kitchen cabinets, and BRAVO for keeping the originals! They're lovely and simple, and fit the character of your home. They're probably more functional than the fake and over-engineered crap sold today.

    Wishing you a speedy and simple door painting session!

    1. Wow, thanks Anon. Always nice to meet another original cabinet fan. Be sure to come back in 6-12 months to fawn over the final reveal! ;)


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