Slowly but surly I am plugging away at updating my 1980’s kitchen. The majority of the projects left to complete are pretty big. My plan for right now is to try and complete the cabinets before the end of April! In the mean time here is a little peek at my recent kitchen update.
I have a love/hate relationship with the glass cabinet above our built in desk. (The picture above was taken before we bought the house)
love: a place to store my white glass dishes and growing jar collection
hate: how dark it is inside the cabinet and the glass on the doors.
A few months ago I purchased a paint sample from Lowe’s. I found a color that matched the fabric I used for my DIY cornice board. The paint sample was only about 3.00 and when I purchased it, it had no real purpose. I just knew I wanted to add it into my kitchen somewhere.
After our grandfather had passed away I inherited a few more dishes to add to my collection. I wanted them to have a nice place to be on display. I thought adding a fun pop of color to the cabinet would do the trick.
I removed the shelves in the cabinet, gave it all a light sanding, washed it out and was ready to apply the paint. It took about 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted.
To be honest after I finished applying the 3rd coat I was frustrated. I hated the paint color. It seemed really bright and looks bad next to the brown wood. I kept telling myself “remember, the cabinets will all be white soon, keep your eyes on the prize”.
My hate of the color changed as soon as I started putting the dishes away. I love how the white dishes stand out against the bold apricot color.
Eeeek. I head over heels about it. I love how the cabinet, when closed, doesn’t seem so dark anymore. You can actually see the dishes through the glass now! I am now even more anxious to finish my kitchen remodel. I think I will start working on one section of cabinets every week until they are finished! This bitter cold Michigan weather is not going to stop me.
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