Had an eventful weekend here – lots more painting progress in the kitchen, and my husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. So, I did take a day off on Friday night so that we could go out and celebrate. 🙂
Got back to it on Saturday though. I finished taping off all of the cabinets, and had an “A-ha” moment when it came to my dilemma on how to best tape off the insides of the cabinets. I taped the inside with newspaper, which then made it easier to tape off the rest of the inside cabinets with plastic. Duh. I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes.
So, as of Saturday evening, the kitchen looked like this:
Then I had to stop because we had dinner plans on Saturday night (I swear, we rarely have dinner plans two nights in a row). While we had fun, I must admit that I was a teensy bit bummed that I wouldn’t get to prime until Sunday, delaying my project by a day.
So, Sunday was Priming Day! My kitchen now looks like this:
I’m loving my fridge… I was able to remove the small panel on the top left of the fridge, but opted to paint this panel because we would have had to remove the door to the fridge to remove the large panel. Painting it on the fridge worked just fine.
I also (finally) ordered new kitchen cabinet hardware. I can’t tell you how much time I
wasted spent looking at pulls and knobs, trying to make up my mind! I finally narrowed it down to these:
|Bin pulls for the drawers|
They’re both oil-rubbed bronze, and I think they’ll work well together. As much as I love all of the nickel and brushed nickel hardware out there, I think the oil-rubbed bronze finish will work better in my kitchen with the countertops and faucets we have in place.
Of course, the pulls that I *loved* were these:
I pinned a couple of photos with pulls like these from the kitchen from The Inspired Room. So gorgeous and classic:
But, for almost $18 per pull, I just couldn’t justify it. Even with the money I’m saving, painting these cabinets myself, that’s still crazy-talk.
So, there you have it. Tonight, I will be
making the donuts painting the cabinet boxes and tomorrow should be my LAST painting day. Then I can start thinking about putting my kitchen back together again! (And painting the walls in the kitchen…)
I will say that having an extra hour yesterday was oh-so nice! I don’t know about you, but I could use an extra hour every day.
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