Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kitchen Cabinets Makeover--Part 1


The kitchen cabinets in our new-to-us house used to look like this...


complete with mildew and rotting shelves. Fabulous.

And they were so elegant in a cheaply-constructed, 1982 sort of way.

Don't you think?

This house is getting an overall makeover, and after new appliances, lighting, floors, countertops and backsplash, buying new cabinets (right now, anyway) just was not in the budget.


(Retextured ceilings and new appliances--check. Yay!)

First of all, I scrubbed those puppies down using a mixture of 4 parts water, 1 part bleach and a few squirts of liquid detergent.

Then, I removed the existing hardware.

Next, my husband and his dad took down the doors and drawers.


Some of the doors needed to be repaired with wood glue and they will be replacing the shelves that had rotted and were gross beyond repair.


My father-in-law found this amazing stuff, called Krud Kutter (at Sherwin Williams).

They sponged it on the cabinets so they wouldn't have to sand them first.

This product allows you to paint right over it.


While they were working hard, the neighbor's chickens marched through the driveway and started pecking around the house like they owned the place. 

That was a first for this former city girl.


Cabinets. Right!

I guess I was a little distracted.

Part 2 is coming up soon, but here's a little sneaky peeky of what we have planned.


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