So this won’t be a “talky” kind of post, but rather a “picturey” kind of post. Pictures of cabinets. oooohhhh ahhhhh thrilling!
It was my first do-it-yourselfy thing and it turned out all right. Nothing went wrong. Everyone involved is still on friendly terms. There were no trips to the ER–which is my definition of a successful home improvement project.
I don’t think the pics really do justice to the level of change. These cabinets are circa 1960s and they had 50 years of crud on them. Now they are all clean and de-crudded. Plus, in the process, all the cabinets got cleaned out and reorganized and lined with fresh contact paper. I love an organized kitchen. I really do. So here’s some pics:
This is the “before” cabinets. Notice all the crud around the door pulls.
This is just the “before” cabinets in a longer view as we were getting ready to begin.
We took all the doors off, repainted the hinges, and used the most “earth friendly” stripper we could find called “Citra-Solve” to take the gunk off.
Then they had to be sanded. This is me with the mouse sander finishing up the detail work.
Here’s a freshly stained and polyurethaned cabinet up close. Big difference (especially in person).
Here’s a long shot of the kitchen “after.” Tah dah!