The Kitchen: Lots of Days
I had fully intended to update our kitchen progress day by day. You can read about Day 1 and Day 2. But it turns out that painting is just not that fun to blog about! So, here is a summary of our kitchen progress. It’s looking SO good and I can’t wait to get it finished and completely set up (probably about another month before that happens.)
Our kitchen re-do happens to coincide with The Nester’s Take a Risk blog party. Her suggestion was to start small and take some kind of risk in your home. Well, we took the risk but we definitely didn’t start small! But I am so glad we did it as I already like my kitchen so much more than before.
Here is a really good “before” picture – taken by a friend who is a professional photographer. (I wish I had picture taking skills but I don’t, so this is the best photo in this post!)
We used the Cabinet Transformations kit and the first step was to apply the “deglosser.” This was the step that we questioned if it was really doing anything but we scrubbed it on believing that it was. When the “deglossed” doors were laying beside the doors we hadn’t done yet you could definitely see the difference in the finish.
Then it was time to start painting. Here is a shot of the cabinet after 1 coat. It looked HORRIBLE. It made us a little nervous but at this point there was no turning back! We did exchange a few looks like this:
We started the kitchen process on a Friday, did a whole days work on Saturday & Sunday and then painted after the boys went to bed the next week. A very long process! Rustoleum recommended 2 coats of paint on the cabinets but after putting on 2 coats we decided that ours needed 3. I think this was because we weren’t going to apply the decorative glaze and we were painting our cabinets “pure white.”
And now the cabinets are almost finished! We haven’t put on the drawer pulls yet because I would really like to change them out – hopefully I can find some at the outlets or IKEA this week
And while the boys and I are in Chattanooga for “spring break” Bill has started painting the rest of the kitchen. Love it! And we’re going to order gray tile (2X4) for the backsplash. So, that is a recap of our kitchen makeover – the HUGE risk we took this week!