After a long, forced hiatus from the kitchen remodel, I’m finally back on track. I actually received my replacement cabinet door and drawer fronts a week ago, but at that time I was right in the middle of the rolling French door project, and I didn’t want to leave yet another project unfinished to move on to something else. So this weekend, I was finally able to prime, sand, paint, and polyurethane the new doors and drawer fronts.
All that’s left is the gold leaf and one more coat of polyurethane, and then I can get these installed and finish up the kitchen side of the peninsula.
I ordered my replacement doors from Cabinet Door World. My original doors got rained on on a Thursday night, and by Friday afternoon I knew they would be a total loss. So on that Friday evening, I searched for “replacement kitchen cabinet doors” online, and found that there are many places that sell cabinet doors. I searched and searched until I found the place that sold doors that were the closest match to mine, entered the measurements I needed, and placed my order. The three cabinet doors, and four drawer fronts plus shipping came to $216.
I’m actually very impressed with the quality of these doors. They’re much better than the original doors. I also ordered the four large drawer fronts just as I wanted them. The original drawer fronts were just flat, and I cut out the center areas and made them into recessed panel drawer fronts.
This time there will be no need for that extra work because I ordered them as recessed panels. I actually ordered very small cabinet doors for the drawer fronts because I didn’t like the way that their actual recessed panel drawer fronts looked.
On the three cabinet doors, I also paid an extra $5 each to have them pre-bored for the cabinet hardware. It’s definitely worth the money, and the holes are a perfect fit for the original hinges.
It feels good to finally be back on track with this remodel, and to see an end in sight. It’s been a long, challenging road, and I’m so ready for it to be over!
I hate to end a post on a sad note, but Matt and I had to say goodbye to our quirky little photo-bombing flame-point Siamese, Powder, this weekend. 🙁
She became severely anemic in June and required a blood transfusion. When I brought her home from the animal hospital, she got stronger and stronger with each passing day, and seemed to be doing fine. But over the last two weeks, she started losing weight again and became incredibly hard to please when it came to food. Then during the night on Saturday, she just collapsed. I took her to the vet first thing yesterday morning, and she said there wasn’t really anything else that could be done. She said that a second blood transfusion is never a good idea because they build up antibodies to the blood. So we said goodbye to her.
Powder had been with us for about 11.5 years. We got her very shortly after we got married and moved into our very first house in Oregon. This loss was especially hard for Matt because Powder actually came to us from Matt’s brother Eric, who died in 2011. So Matt kind of felt like Powder was his continued bond to his brother. On top of that, Powder was definitely Matt’s cat. She loved cuddling with him each night after he went to bed. She was very loved, and will be missed so much.
Isn’t it amazing how these furry creatures can capture our hearts? They really do become family members, and when they’re gone, there’s such a huge void.