Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Kitchen Episode 6

It's been a while since I've done a kitchen update. Here is your recap from previous episodes. The old cabinets were torn out, "new" ones were bought on Craigslist, we reconfigured the kitchen to fit the new cabinets, Dad made my countertop from an old bowling alley, and everything keeps getting really dusty. If you want a better recap, check out episodes one, two, three, four and five. Or just look at this picture to see what it looked like last time.

And with a little white paint, this is what I currently walk into each morning to get my usual Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters.

Some of the doors are still in the painting process, and I haven't decided what should stay on the counters. That will come with time, and the help of someone who is much more decisive than me. Also there is the addition of my grandma's old nut block in the middle of the kitchen.

This stage has been a long time coming. We've spent the last 10 days sanding, priming and painting cabinets. In case you are wondering how it's getting done....

  1. We removed all the doors. Dad ended up taking them home to work on in his basement and I worked on the frames of the cabinets.
  2. Using de-glosser and sand paper we went over every inch of the cabinets to make them paint ready. This didn't take nearly as long as I thought, but it did smell.
  3. We filled in the old holes from the hardware (Momma calls them handlebars) because we moved them to a different part of the door.
  4. Next primer was brushed onto all of the cabinets
  5. We lightly sanded (with about a 220 grit paper) the primer to make it smooth
  6. We finished with 2 coats of latex paint
  7. After a couple of days of drying, the doors were replaced. 
Okay, enough with the boring technical stuff. I'll give the public what they want which I assume is more photos of my kitchen.

The upper and lower cabinets are different colors to keep me from feeling like I was cooking inside a marshmallow.

The view from the dining room:

Next time I'll try to get better pictures during the day with my "real" camera. (Apparently my point and shoot camera is fake.)

This is the door leading to my mud room. It is no longer a banana, instead it is a pear, or maybe an apple. Momma says this color is pea soup. Either way, I'm glad to be gone of the gold. I'll save that for my basketball teams and my jewelry. (Well some jewelry I like silver, too, ooh, and platinum!)

My grandma, aunt, and parents fixed the menu board the other day while I was at work. I swear I am the only person in my family with a "normal" work schedule. They all just go out to lunch, baby-sit my adorable nephew, and all kinds of other fun things while I'm making a difference in the world by teaching children the importance of commas and not using run-on sentences like this one.

:), Jenny


  1. Visiting from Kelly's Korner! Love the "new" kitchen, it looks great! And what a great idea to put a menu like that up on the wall!

  2. I am loving the color of the lower cabinets. The view from the dining room looks awesome!

  3. LOVE how it is turning out! i laughed at their addition of "dirt" to the bottom of the menu board! =)

  4. Wow! I love it! And the menu board is precious! Your kitchen has so much character!

  5. Everything looks great.. you are doing an awesome job!! Love your cabinets!

  6. Thanks! Hopefully the cabinets will be finished this weekend. Then it will be on to the fun part of glitzing it up with accessories!


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