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Kitchen Makeover – Part 3

Remember this?

Now it looks like this:

New  knobs and hinges:

Oh so much better than the dirty outdated brass ones!

We aren’t done yet.  This photo shows primer and paint:

Soon those drawers will be painted and they will have their freshly painted doors installed too.

It won’t be too much longer before the floor is tackled.  Maybe.  Like I said; we work slow.

Happy renovations…big or small…to all you do-it-yourselfers!

I’ll keep ya posted!

Kitchen Makeover – Part 2

The cabinets doors are unhinged (literally, since we are changing the hinges).

Cleaning and lightly sanding:

That’s no super duper cleaner…just diluted Lysol.  The sandpaper is a fine grit (220 wet/dry).

The primer:

I have a love/hate relationship with this stuff.  It dries fast, so I’m not so neat and tidy applying it, but it does a wonderful job!

The lazy woman’s way of storing her brushes:

I’m not even trying to clean my brushes.  The paint is oil based and hard to clean up.  And since I’ve set a goal of painting at least two cabinets a day, and therefore, using my brushes daily, I see no reason to clean them.

My fancy workspace:

My dining table is set with a vinyl picnic table cloth (I use the cloth for fabric painting and dyeing sessions) and kitchen cabinets balanced on paint cans so that I can paint them.

In my next life, I’m going to hire someone to do this job.


I’ll keep ya posted.