When we moved to our new (old) house last winter, we spent a week painting walls and changing a few minor things. We wanted to paint the kitchen cupboards white, but ran out of time. In my mind I thought that maybe I could just be okay with the cupboards until we remodel the kitchen someday. Well, the day before Christmas I told J. that I have this strong urge to paint the island but not necessarily the cupboards. We laughed a little bit, but didn’t do anything about it. Friday after Christmas, J. sent me a text saying that he would love to paint the cupboards white. I was so excited and at the same time questioned our sanity. J. bought paint on his way home from work and we started painting that day. How’s that for spontaneous?
A few disclaimers: this post will be full of pictures, the pictures were taken during the process so you will see messy (not staged and perfect) pictures. We do live here. 🙂 Also, the house looked beautiful before we painted anything. I just prefer white and bright natural light.
This was right before we took the cupboard doors off to start prepping for painting.
We set up a painting station in the basement for the doors and drawers. We sanded and wiped everything down with a de-glosser to ensure that the paint stays on.
Then we painted.
Even little hands painted. The imperfections just add character.
Did I mention anything about painting? Oh, yeah we painted. We burned some midnight oil, and then some.
Once everything was done drying, J. spent the better part of a day putting slides on three drawers. Ah, the joys of diy. He did an amazing job. It is wonderful to not have to balance drawers on my knees when putting away silverware. 🙂
These are from this week. I have begun to adjust to the beautiful bright white cupboards in our kitchen. We love the difference it makes in our kitchen. It’s brighter and it makes us happy. Eventually we hope to completely change to kitchen. We’re still dreaming and planning and saving money. Our goal is to have a functional kitchen that stays true to the style of this old house.