Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
Well, I said I wanted to have a productive weekend, and in fact, I did! Okay, I’ll admit…I didn’t get nearly as much done as I thought I could (I tend to suffer from what my husband calls Super Woman Syndrome), but I’m proud of my progress nonetheless.
So just to refresh your memory, here’s what my cabinets looked like when I moved in to this litte condo of mine:
Isn’t that awful!!?? I could probably have lived with raised panel doors, but double-raised panels? It’s just too much…too busy for such a small space. And that color!! I’m sure (at least, I hope) they weren’t exactly that color when they were new–probably less orange–so the color just emphasized how old and outdate the cabinets were. I mean, the whole place was just a throwback to the 80s. Almost immediately after moving in, I refnished the cabinets and stained them a dark mahogany color. It was better, but still, just not right for the small space. Anyway, moving on…
This is the goal:
Much better. With one flat panel, a shaker-style door just looks much calmer and cleaner in the tiny kitchen.
Here’s my progress so far:
I got all of the raised panels cut out of the middle of all 15 doors, all of the holes and spaces filled with wood filler, and all of them sanded. Since I’m painting and not staining, I didn’t need to sand ALL of the finish off (phew!!).
So, this is where the project stands after this weekend. I was hoping to get much more done, but the weather was a bit uncooperative, as it rained ALL WEEKEND. I was just proud of myself for not using the weather as an excuse to procrastinate….AGAIN.
So next, I need to cut the flat panels for the backs of the doors, glue those on, fill the cracks with caulk, prime, sand, paint, and paint again.
Oh gosh…will this EVER get done!!???
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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