Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Doors are Up!

We F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. hung the kitchen cabinet doors on the day before we left for California. We lived without them for months, and I think we got a little too comfortable without them. The kind of comfortable you are when you procrastinate finishing a home improvement project, and you say to yourself, "Ehhh, it's not so bad living with (or without) __________".

Sometimes, it seems like living with it (no doors on the kitchen cabinets) isn't half as bad as doing what it takes to finish it! (lot's and lot's and lot's of sanding and painting) Said like a true procrastinator. All you "finishers" and type A people out there are cringing at everything I am saying right now, I'm sure!

We actually had several people who came over the last few months that thought we were taking the modern approach and going with open shelving. Hmmmm. Maybe. If I was one of those Type A sorts who actually kept everything within my cabinets tidy and organized. But, from what I stated above you can probably guess that is not the truth!

The cute handy man I hired.

The first few doors are up! The light on the ceiling fan is making a weird reflection on the door, but other than that, lookin' good!

I cleaned, sanded, primed and spray painted (three coats!) all the hardware, including the hinges and all the screws. Yes, this job was a lot of work!

The handy man kept saying something about this one set of doors not fitting right. I am not at all sure what happened. Something looks amiss.....

He is such a good sport for letting me post this on the ol' blog!

It felt so good to get those back up! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Now all we have left to do is tile the backsplash, figure out what to do about the countertops, and repaint the wall above the cabinets. I am thinking March of 2015 is a good goal date for being finished with this project!

1 comment:

blissful_e said...

Yea!!! Well done! Looks fab.

But now you have that extra step of opening a door before you get out your dishes...