I didn't think I'd ever see the day where I could officially say..."The cabinets are finished!". This cabinet makeover was a tedious, major project and I'm so glad that it's behind me now. (If you'd like to see photos of all the steps involved, please see this cabinet progress entry.) It feels great, though, knowing that you can take any ho hum item, be it cabinetry, furniture, or even a knick knack of sorts, and completely revamp it into something totally different and unique. Our cabinets were standard oak, early 1990's cabinets...nothing special about them. Now maybe they look as if they belong in the early 1890's:)
Here is what our kitchen cabinets looked like before the remodeling work began.
And now after the cabinet facelift...
I treated myself to new white dishes after completing this project! I'm so glad aI painted the inside of the cabinets, too:)
My favorite part...I bought these little scrolled carvings at Lowes and hubs nailed them on to the false drawer fronts:)
Now that the cabinets are completed, we'll be moving away from the whole cabinet area for a while and will work on putting beadboard halfway up around the kitchen and dining area. Then we'll put up our pine ceiling up! We'll come back to installing the new countertop and backsplash after all that:)
By the way, you can read more entries about our cabinet project here. Also, if you are contemplating painting your own cabinets, be sure to check out these helpful pointers courtesy of RemodelMySpace.com before you begin. Enjoy!
The countertop is in and the brick paver backsplash is installed and painted! I couldn't be happier with the results! What's next? We have to add the finishing trim to our new tung and groove ceiling, intall crown moulding, paint the ceiling a creamy white, install beadboard 4 feet high and paint it, and then install our hardwood flooring...so much yet to do but it's getting there!
2008 Update: To see the latest kitchen photos with completed ceiling, moulding, paint color, and lighting, click here.