I’m in full on kitchen cabinet painting mode. It is all consuming, hectic, messy and taking forever. And by forever I mean I’ve only just started working on the project a few days ago. It’s a slow process and I am not a patient person.
It used to look like this, though usually messier. Those darn oak cabinets. I’ve disliked them since the day we moved in almost 10 years ago. The only thing I did to update them during the last 10 years was switch out the brass pulls for sleeker brushed nickel ones.
I painted the walls grey in the late summer/early fall and switched out all the outlets from beige to white.
I started with the island.
I thought I was going to do the painting in sections to minimize the chaos, but then I realized all that would accomplish is dragging out the chaos. There’s a lot of waiting. Because of drying time and because I can really only work on this project when I have sleeping kids.
So after getting a coat of paint on the island, doors and drawer fronts I decided to unassemble the whole kitchen. As of last (good photo taking) light yesterday the kitchen looked like this.
This is the mess I was working in when trying to bake a batch of brownies for hubby yesterday afternoon. No wonder I goofed up the recipe! It’s hard to work under these conditions. I think we’ll be eating PB&J for every meal until I get this project done. And we won’t be eating in the dining room.
And it’s a good thing my car is at the body shop this week because I can’t park in the garage.
Yesterday afternoon I got a coat of primer on the back sides off all the cabinet doors while Pumpkin was napping. And after the girls went to bed I got a coat of paint on the lower cabinet frames and the drawers.
So, if you don’t hear from me for a few days (or weeks) it’s because I can’t climb out from under this mess. But when you do hear from me I’m going to have a fun reveal!
Anyone else start a big project this weekend? Or have any encouraging words for me to get me through this one?