Every time I walk into my kitchen, I get a little frustrated and overwhelmed. I still don’t have countertops on one side, the cabinet doors still need to be painted, and the inside of the cabinet boxes in about 1/3 of the cabinets still need to be painted. So this weekend, I’m determined to be productive.
I’m tired of looking at this:
I’ll admit, I’ve been procrastinating on this. The job seems a bit daunting to me because it involves a lot more than just painting. You see, I had to add more cabinets (because I desperately need the storage), so to cut down on costs, I used stock cabinetry from Home Depot. It’s really nice once painted, and I’ve been very pleased with it. The problem is that the doors are different from those I already have. Here’s what the new ones look like:
But here’s what the old ones look like:
(And yes, they’re leaning against my unfinished wainscotting–another project on the long list of things to do/finish.)
So before I can even think about painting, I have to get out the jigsaw, cut out the middle section of each door to get rid raised panels, and then add a flat back. They still won’t match the new ones exactly because the routed detail on the edge is different, but hopefully it won’t be very noticeable once they’re all painted the same color. Maybe at some point in the future I can get brand new doors and drawer fronts for the old cabinets to match the new ones exactly. Until then, this will have to do.
So, I hope to see you back here on Monday with a great report of an incredibly productive weekend.
I was given a little motivation a few days ago when I happened upon this kitchen on Design*Sponge. I was amazed! The cabinet color on the lower cabinets is almost exactly the same as mine, the countertops are the exact ones I want to use (Numerar from Ikea), and the backsplash is similar–although mine will be white subway tile instead of painted brick. Still an amazing similarity, and very inspiring to see what mine will look like when (if) I get mine finished.
So, I have a new resolve. I will…WILL…be productive this weekend.
How about you? Any great plans for the weekend?
My kitchen is finished! Click here to see the final before and after of my tiny condo kitchen makeover…