Wednesday, October 8, 2008

DIY Home Improvement - Kitchen Cabinets

Our house was built in the late 60's and the original cabinets have never been changed. I like their color and the simple lines, but they are old and scared. We had to do something about them.

Last year we installed a marble tile counter top and back splash and replaced the old avocado cook top for a new ceramic one.

I like the marble but the old cabinets seemed out of place. We've been trying to decide what to do about that.

Well we have made a decision. We're painting!

I will be taking pictures as we go along. So far we have removed the doors and used TSP on all the surfaces to prep for painting. We will paint the cabinets as well as the paneled walls. Originally there was a lot of brown paneling in the kitchen and dining room. All the other walls had already been painted by the time we moved in, leaving only the kitchen with the original paneling.

We have done other DIY projects but this is the biggest one we've tackled in a while. Wish us luck.


  1. Good luck!! We need our whole kitchen gutted and redone. Maybe this will be our inspiration:-)

  2. Good luck with the painting! It's a chore but will look fantastic when it's finished!

  3. Thanks, for your encouragement. It is a challenge but I am thrilled with the changes I see.


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