Two weeks ago I was coming up the basement stairs and as my gaze fell upon our kitchen cabinets, which were looking a bit like the cliffs of insanity, something snapped. I grabbed a paintbrush and a bucket of paint and quickly, before I could stop myself, I smeared paint onto our outdated cabinets. I was committed. I could no longer endure the gigantic laminate eyesore and we couldn't possibly afford new cabinets...so painting was the only option.
Eric and I had talked about painting those cabinets from day one. Over the course of a year and a half that we've been living here we have re-painted nearly every surface of this house...but those cabinets were so daunting. I mean first you have to take off every single cabinet door (we have 20 plus 10 drawers); handles, hinges, and all. Then there is the taping and sanding and layers of paint.
For some reason in my moment of madness the other day I was willing to do it all before Christmas...hopefully much sooner. Then I panicked. What had I done? What a huge commitment of time and energy. What if I messed it up? I mean look at this cell phone picture of the upper portion of the cabinet. Shabby chic is not my style.
Then I got over it because they are just cabinets for goodness' sake. Perspective.
I did not bother sanding because I don't like to sand. Thankfully the paint took to the ancient laminate and all it took was a zillion coats of paint. I have been working on it in increments and finally yesterday I was able to see a bit of progress. Sorry about the cell phone pic.
I could see that it will all work out! Soon our kitchen will be transformed. Soon I will show you real pictures of the finished product.
Do you have a big project you're working on?