Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kitchen Make-Over: Part 2

In yesterday's post, I filled you in on the comings and goings of our new stove and the sad fate of our end cabinet.  That 21" cabinet and counter space was very important to the operating of our kitchen.  It was right next to the stove and directly underneath Little Man's snack cabinet.  Clearly, we had to replace it.  We spent nearly an hour at our local "big box" hardware store looking at our options.  We knew we weren't going to find a top for a cabinet that matched our current countertops, and I had the idea early on to put butcher block on as the top.  We thought through several different options before finally settling on the butcher block with a pre-made, unfinished 24" cabinet.  Three whole extra inches of storage and counter space!!  We kept part of the cabinet facing from the original piece so we could match the stain to the rest of our cabinets.  After getting the piece home with the custom mixed stain in hand, we ran through this list in our heads:  Floor finish, original cabinet finish, new cabinet finish, new cabinet top finish...None of them would be the same, and it's just too much wood stain!  We decided on the spot to paint the cabinets (which, as you may remember, is on my list of things to do this year).  A trip to Lowe's and $40 later, I was ready to get started.  

Saturday morning saw this action:

Oh, my!  It was a lot of taking down doors, taping, painting, moving things around, and airing out a house that smelled like oil based primer.  And yet, at this point I still wasn't done...

1 comment:

  1. That's a lot of work...but, oh, how you will enjoy the finished product! I'm loving my dove gray cabinets - and still slowly getting them done.