This is not the first time I have whined about painting my kitchen cabinets. It is so much orange with the cabinets and the floors the exact same color and then the neutral paint- BORING! I keep saying, "If we were going to live here forever, I would paint them." Well, it has been 5 years and I predict at least 4 more so why the heck don't I just do it? Apparently I am terrified of the work and the disaster I could possibly create by tackling this project. First of all there are
43 CABINETS AND DRAWERS
That is A LOT of unscrewing and keeping track of for me. I had a heck of a time painting our camper cabinets and there were like 6 doors to keep track of. However, I am am trying to think of a way to turn this into a BIG FUN learning experience for the kids. They can unscrew the hinges and hardware-right? I will keep working on that one.
Then there is the stripping and sanding and UGH- it makes me want to cry. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this GREAT and kind of life changing post from my girl Valerie at Occasionally Crafty.
Valerie has pinky promised me that I can do this with no sanding or stripping. I made her swear on her life that this is the easiest and best way and that even I can do it. I decided to order the stain and really get down to business and start acting serious about this and then it arrived!
I am big on signs from the universe and this was not looking well. (Amazon did refund my payment within 12 hours of me notifying them of this issue:) So I just felt sad and told myself to live with the boring until the amazing Christina of Christina's Adventures shared this!
Girl is 9 months pregnant with a toddler and completely redid this kitchen. If she can do that, can't I just paint a few (43) measly cabinets? Let's look at some more of her beautiful kitchen before I decide!
The sink!!! Oh the sink and those open shelves. I would be limited to the dishes we actually use instead of HOARDING every plastic sippy cup and take out fork we have ever received.
Love the dark wood with the neutral color palette. Dark cabinets would look a million times better set against all the neutral in my kitchen!
My kitchen also opens into our family room and it is where I work so I am staring at it ALL the time.
I mean really, wouldn't dark stained cabinets look so much better?
So I have decided-YES! I am doing this...I am doing this...I am doing this! I absolutely can not wait to start, but I need for it to stop with the 90% humidity and raining every day (for the past three weeks!) here in Denver. I can not wait to share this scary experience with all of you and hopefully you can learn from my mistakes...I am thinking there may be a few:)
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