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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Here is some pictures of my ongoing progress on the kitchen cabinet project.

This is my extra pantry closet all done and rehung.
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Media cabinet in progress, and I FINALLY white washed my SUPER UGLY RED BRICK FIREPLACE, I totally should of done this 10 yrs ago when we moved in, but the guys were like, "NO!!! you can't paint brick!" and then this is what I heard for years on the wood work and the kitchen cabinets, "NO!!! you can't paint wood!!" As you can see I ignored them, and finally did what I have wanted since moving here, and guess what? Yep, they now love the way it looks, even the white washed brick, I'll post another picture of the fireplace after my talented carpenter son gets my mantle completed.

Here is a shot of the kitchen drawers, and in the background is the completed media cabinet, I love how they turned out!
This is the island, I am going to be adding beadboard wallpaper for a bit more texture, it's the Wall Doctor brand, and it looks just like the real thing! As you can tell this bar has a real "swooping" situation going on, (it's a 90's thing!) so the only way to add beadboard, was with the textured wallpaper. We'll see how it holds up to the barstools and kicking, everyone on the internet says, if you paint it 4 coats with cabinet paint, it's pretty tough. I'll keep you informed on that as time goes by.

Friday, March 11, 2016

It has been raining, raining, and more raining (not correct grammer but who cares, it's raining) here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest...I've been spending all my time lately on a HUGE project, I am finally painting my kitchen cabinets, finally, after 10 yrs of saying, "I'm gonna paint my kitchen cabinets!" and then Spring comes, gardening begins, and I head outside till November! Then Christmas comes...you get the idea, right?! post signature

Here is the before:

I will continue to post pictures as I go along, it is a long slow process, it takes the paint 24 hrs to dry in between coats, so for each section I am working on it takes around 6 days start to finish. I am sanding the VERY HARD MAPLE doors, and drawers, coating twice with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1, 2, 3 primer, and then Ace Hardware Cabinet paint...very tough stuff, 4 coats. Two years ago, I painted every door, every baseboard, every everything in my house glorious white!

When I finally sit down, here is where I do that with a cup of tea, it is my haven from the rain and dreary leaden skies.