Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Fairly Certain, If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Repainting My Kitchen Cabinets

I've taken the past three days off for this. That's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I've given myself 5 whole days to repaint my kitchen cabinets. I've aggravated my Carpal Tunnel so bad in my right hand that I *have* to wear my little brace a night or I'll wake up in pain like I've never experienced. I've popped a few Advils and am having a glass of wine as we speak.

Let's revisit my kitchen. 

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Here she is in all of her cluttered and messy glory. We're not here to judge are we y'all? No, because I bet your kitchen isn't as tidy as you'd probably like it to be either. I'm just keepin' it real. Where's my maid service?

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The thing that is so bizarre about my kitchen is the crappy-cheapo oak cabinets and then the black granite counter tops. I mean, that sort of cancels each other out right?

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This was the state of my kitchen at 9:30am on Wednesday morning. I can say that as of today (Friday night) I've successfully, sanded, primed, caulked and two coated the majority of the cabinets and their doors. All 35 of them.  

If I knew then what I know now...I may have thought twice. ;) Stay tuned for the next chapter of of kitchen cabinet drama.


Kathy {ourcreeksideplace} said...

We just repainted ours too. But I don't have nearly as many as you, AND, I have tacky mint green countertops.

Can't wait to see the results!

Oh, and I feel ya on the Carpal tunnel..I have to wear my little brace to bed too every now and then.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I can't wait to see the finished picture!

Alicia said...

I've been thinking about doing the same thing in my kitchen for the past year, but now that I hear your harrowing tales I'm seriously thinking I love them the way they are :-)

Liz said...

You are a brave girl!!!! Your kitchen has great bones, though, and I bet the end result is going to be awesome - I can't wait to see it!!! P.S. Go have a few more glasses of wine. :)

~ Liz

missy said...

i can't wait to see what the new kitchen looks like!!!!!

Desiree said...

I love that there's a 'patience' sign in the pantry (?). Because that is one thing I would not have to take on a project like that!

You're my hero!

Chic Modern Vintage said...

Just stumbled on your blog via Bloggapedia. I'm in Dallas too. But it looks like you're doing a great job painting the cabinets.