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Several Days Into Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project, September 2008: Anthropologie Diamond Gal Knobs

Several Days Into Kitchen Cabinet Painting Project, September 2008: Anthropologie Diamond Gal Knobs
Kitchen Improvements
It is Thursday evening, and many days later, I think I may have survived the hardest home improvement project I have tackled to date: painting the hideous 1950s heart pine kitchen cabinets. After many layers of paint, some tears, a good bit of sweating, and lots of frustration, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

Long story short, I wound up making some changes to the Heather Chadduck paint scheme. The top cabinets were supposed to be Behr Swiss Coffee, and it just looked "blah"—probably b/c I have ugly cabinets with no architectural interest!

After some failed experiments this week, I decided to use the dark gray "Black Pepper" paint in place of the Behr Swiss Coffee. It looks better in person than the photos show, but I think this is as good as it will get…at least with my amateur skills!

I still have some small touch-ups and a little "caulking" of some holes to do (and then a tad more touch-up paint…should have done this first!), but overall, I think I am done. I am ready to be done! I hope to attach the top cabinet doors on Saturday after the paint has cured another 24 hours. We also need to see about getting different drawer pulls tomorrow…the ones I got at Home Depot won’t work (LONG story), so we are hitting Lowe’s and Ikea in hopes of finding my dream pulls in my budget. Hence, that is why you see no drawer pulls right now!

I now to get to my insulated Roman shades from Gardener’s Supply and add my accessories. I hope that in a few months I will be able to save up and get new flooring to replace the ugly vinyl that has been around for what appears to be forever! There are also two panels of ugly backsplash that can’t be removed unless we want to do new drywall, so I am looking into seeing if I can attach some white subway tile to it to "dress it up" a bit.

This is the only project I have done that did not give me the "wow" factor I had hoped for, but it is an improvement over the way it was!

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