Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kitchen Cabinets ARE Being Painted

  After a long and frustrating wait,  the kitchen cabinets are at last being painted..

     I decided to go with navaho white and they added a smidge of black to make a very subtle grey undertone which no one else in the world will notice but me , lol..

    Most of you know how this process works so I wont go into the details.
 Clean- sand-prime-paint-wait-paint coat2-wait-topcoat-wait add knobs and pulls.

   We are at stage 4 on the above list, which means it looks like a big ole mess...
  Having been thru this process twice before in other homes I know not to panic because
the end result will bring me Joy.. A beautiful bright white cheerful kitchen at which I will
smile every time I look at it..
  This has been the main thing I missed from my former home and I admit, my heart cant get into this one till this task is done.
  Was it an ugly kitchen- NO.    Over sized upper cabs and all in a medium hickory tone.  or folks who love wood it would have been wonderful but for me.. not so much.
  This one area has actually held me mentally captive concerning decorating the rest of the house.

  I have a feeling when its done my mind with click into gear and I'll be able to decorate which will finally make it feel like home...

  I really wanted to recommend the painter to other folks in my area- but the jury is still out on that so I'll wait and give my review when I post the finished and decorated reveal.
  I like to help local workers in my area, if I can,BUT I have to be honest about the entire process so folks who might hire them will know Honestly what to expect.

 so here are some before and during photos.

 I'll go to lowes and pick out my new knobs and pulls tommorrow..

  I'll do a reveal next tuesday so watch for it at some of your favorite meme parties..

  and miles to go before I SMILE:-)

Ya'll come back to see me, ya hear..  


  1. There's that gray I don't understand! Oh well, I don't use gray anyway. It's all I can do to tell navy from black and that's only once I get out in public and realize I don't match at all.

  2. I love the "miles to go before I smile." Isn't that the truth when you're doing home improvement projects! I look forward to seeing it when you're all finished.

  3. I love your way with words. " Clean- sand-prime-paint-wait-paint coat2-wait-topcoat-wait add knobs and pulls." This is without a doubt the most succinct tutorial I have ever run across and by george, it says it all!

    This is a nice kitchen and even though it is compact, it looks like a great place to work. You will really enjoy it when it is the color your heart wants.

  4. It won't be long now, Sonny! It already looks brighter in that last picture. Do you have a window in here? I'm thinking I remember you saying months ago when you moved that you didn't. That is a con to me in our condo. In fact, I'm finding I miss windows in every room like I had in my old house. As you know, not having the natural light coming in can affect your mood and it does mine.

    I wanted to make sure I told you that I have the same issue with emails and comments ~ for months now. It seems to be blogger, but who knows anymore. Some comments come through to my email and some don't. Yours also don't come through and I don't see them until I am on my blog dashboard. So, it's not just you! : )

  5. O, Sonny, it's going to be sooo different and sooo pretty. White is my choice, too.
    I am with you on not being able to decorate until the walls and cabinets are painted in YOUR choice of color. I am working with GOLD walls and I can't make ANYthing look pretty. We willl paint...just don't know when. We are both still tired from the big move and just the THOUGHT of moving everything AGAIN makes me want to go drink a whole bottle of wine.:)

  6. Oh it looks so good already Sonny...can't wait for the reveal!!

  7. You are very brave! I still can't decide what to do with my bedroom and so it sit. Not even close to smiling here.

  8. It is going to be fantastic! Can't wait to see it finished! Big hug, Sonny!

  9. Oh it is going to look so beautiful. I can't wait to see the reveal.

  10. Sonny, hang in there. Imagine it all finished exactly how you dreamed it to be....................and imagine the thrill of your Grand Reveal.

    We;re all pulling for you.

    Huge hugs. ♥


  11. best thing you could do :) yes, painted cabinets

  12. Now it is starting to look like Sonny:)

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  14. It is really looking great, keep up the good work and those gears will kick in!


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