Kitchen Progress Continues

Happy Monday!

Had an eventful weekend here – lots more painting progress in the kitchen, and my husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary.  So, I did take a day off on Friday night so that we could go out and celebrate. 🙂

Got back to it on Saturday though.  I finished taping off all of the cabinets, and had an “A-ha” moment when it came to my dilemma on how to best tape off the insides of the cabinets.  I taped the inside with newspaper, which then made it easier to tape off the rest of the inside cabinets with plastic.  Duh.  I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes.

So, as of Saturday evening, the kitchen looked like this:

Then I had to stop because we had dinner plans on Saturday night (I swear, we rarely have dinner plans two nights in a row).  While we had fun, I must admit that I was a teensy bit bummed that I wouldn’t get to prime until Sunday, delaying my project by a day.

So, Sunday was Priming Day!  My kitchen now looks like this:

I’m loving my fridge…  I was able to remove the small panel on the top left of the fridge, but opted to paint this panel because we would have had to remove the door to the fridge to remove the large panel.  Painting it on the fridge worked just fine.

I also (finally) ordered new kitchen cabinet hardware.  I can’t tell you how much time I wasted spent looking at pulls and knobs, trying to make up my mind!  I finally narrowed it down to these:

Bin pulls for the drawers
Knobs for the cabinet doors
Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

They’re both oil-rubbed bronze, and I think they’ll work well together.  As much as I love all of the nickel and brushed nickel hardware out there, I think the oil-rubbed bronze finish will work better in my kitchen with the countertops and faucets we have in place.

Of course, the pulls that I *loved* were these:

I pinned a couple of photos with pulls like these from the kitchen from The Inspired Room.  So gorgeous and classic:

But, for almost $18 per pull, I just couldn’t justify it.  Even with the money I’m saving, painting these cabinets myself, that’s still crazy-talk.

So, there you have it.  Tonight, I will be making the donuts painting the cabinet boxes and tomorrow should be my LAST painting day.  Then I can start thinking about putting my kitchen back together again!  (And painting the walls in the kitchen…)

I will say that having an extra hour yesterday was oh-so nice!  I don’t know about you, but I could use an extra hour every day. 

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    Janell @ Isabella and Max
    November 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    This is looking fabulous! You will be thrilled with the outcome I'm certain! Janell

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    November 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Such a lot of work, but so worth it. It's too bad about the cost of the handles. I'm sure you'll find ones that will fit your vision and your budget. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

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    ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    November 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Jenny it looks great already with just the primer! Can't wait for the reveal! Martina

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    November 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I love it thus far and cannot wait to see the final reveal!

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    November 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    How exciting! All your hard work is going to be so worth it. It looks great already! =)

    thank you for sharing.

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    November 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Wow, it's looking good! I know how you feel about missing out on home improvement time, but it's probably good that you got two fun nights out.

    Happy Anniversary. Ours is Friday. 🙂


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    November 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    It will look amazing! It's hard to see what the cab's were before…were they painted, or a light coloured wood? I'm seriously contemplating painting our medium oak coloured cabs.

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    November 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    It's coming right along. All your efforts will be worth it! ~Laurie

    P.S. Happy Anniversary 🙂

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    Connie @ Sensible-Redesign
    November 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Looking good hang in there! It will be so worth it in the end. Hardware for cabinets are a bear to pick out, I think you came up with a couple really good choices. Good luck and wait to see the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

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    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Oh it is looking gorgeous. I can't wait to see it all done. Great pulls too. Hugs, Marty

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    November 8, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Ahhh this is so exciting! I can't wait to see it all done! The fridge looks fabulous and I know the whole kitchen will be beautiful ensconced in white! Love the oil rubbed bronze pulls too…..I had such a hard time deciding on that part!

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    Something Nice and Pretty
    November 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Oh, how I feel your pain! LOL It will be so worth it though at least that's what I keep telling myself!
    Thanks for stopping by and giving me inspiration, I'm your newest followeer btw!


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    November 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Great job so far! What color did you go with for your cabinets? I like that white…bright but no blinding. 🙂

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    November 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Happened upon your blog at the perfect time! We're painting our kitchen cabinets, too, and hoping to start soon and finish before Christmas. I'd also love to know which paint/color you used on your cabinets–it's a great creamy color! Thank you. 🙂

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    A Vintage Vine
    November 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I am so excited to see it all done, you have made a lot of progress! What color are you painting the walls?

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    For the Love of a Cottage
    November 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! Your kitchen is going to be stunning. I love the pulls you chose. The rubbed-oil bronze is my favorite and the pulls and knobs will pop against those beautiful cabinets.

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    Abby's Mom
    March 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Beautiful! Where did you get your hardware?

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    Jennifer Petitjean
    July 28, 2018 at 1:06 am

    I’m so glad I saw this!! We are in the process of buying a new home and I want to repaint the cabinets. My husband is very handy and of course said he could do it and talked about getting a sprayer- so glad I saw the one you used- but I had a question and it might be dumb but this is woefully out of my wheel house- why do you have to tape off the inside of the cabinet? Don’t you want it the same color as the rest? Also what do you do if the people before you put the pulls on crooked- how do you fix that? Any and all help is much appreciated!!! And your kitchen looks fabulous by the way!! 😍💖 Thank you in advance!!!


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      July 29, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      You can spray the insides of the cabinets if you’d like, but I find that they’re typically laminate and not worth the trouble of painting, which is why I don’t like painting them. If the pulls are on crooked, fill the holes with wood putty or Bondo and just redrill the holes. 🙂 Good luck!

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