I took this picture Sunday afternoon evening. Moments later, I grabbed the drill and went to town removing doors and hardware. A few minutes after that, our kitchen looked like this:
Please ignore my messy cabinets, and don’t judge me on the contents. Anything unhealthy, I am blaming on Zack’s little brother who lives with us. Sorry, Josh. Anyways! As is usually the case, we had the unrealistic goal high hopes of breezing through the painting process and having a re-assembled kitchen by the end of the night.
We started by sanding all the doors. This took longer than expected.
Next, we started painting the doors with a light beige paint that we had matched to the lower cabinet doors. This also took longer than expected. Much, much longer.
If I was brave, I would show you a picture of what my house looks like right now, but really, it looks like something from a war movie. The kitchen is no where CLOSE to being put back together. I put a second coat on a half of the doors tonight, and finished installing the hardware on the lower cabinet doors and drawers, but I have a long ways to go before things are put back together again. Oh, and for the time being, the dining room table is in the living room, covered in plastic with doors haphazardly stacked around it. There are also plastic tarps everywhere, random paint cans and stir sticks, power tools, and piles of paper towels scattered across the floor. It’s rather charming. And not even close to done (did I mention that?).
Oh, and the hardware? Well, turns out the lovely pulls that we originally chose do NOT fit with the pre-drilled holes in our cabinet doors. Since I wasn’t in the mood to drill 35 new holes, we decided to pay an extra $1 each for these lovely numbers ($3 a piece total). I actually like them better than the original pulls, and find them to be a nice blend of modern and traditional.
Despite the minor setbacks and fact this project is going to take longer than expected, it’s really been a blast! Zack and I are having a great time working on this together, and seeing progress on something we’ve talked about for awhile. I know the kitchen won’t be complete for awhile, but I do look forward to having doors on the cabinets again sometime soon. In the meantime, I am happy to have paint on my hands and the chance to work on my home together with my husband!