|Project by KarenHauck||posted 02-03-2014 11:58 AM||1051 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
We live in an old house. A small one. The kitchen is not a pretty sight. After being unhappy with for many years, and tired of waiting until we could afford a new kitchen, I decided to do it myself!
I planned it all very carefully. Almost. I used my poker money and bought unfinished cabinets from Lowe’s. I wish I had built them myself, but didn’t have the confidence to do it.
My husband help me put on the countertop; it’s a laminate, but it looks nice and we like it. Granite would have been so nice, but outrageously expensive!
I sanded, sanded, sanded, by hand primed, sanded some more and finally painted. I got my hardware at ReStore! I finally got a small electric sander, the Mouse. For the inside of the wall cabinets. I painted them blue on the inside. Put in glass shelves. Added LED lights inside top, and under the wall cabinets. Removed the panels from the doors of the wall cabinets, to replace them with glass. Here is where that “almost” comes in. There is a ceiling light that is in the way of one of the cabinet doors. It has to come down. I want to replace it with a couple of recessed LED lights.
I’ve never done anything electrical, but I have a friend who said he will help me with it!
I’m very happy with my cabinets, and am anxious to do some more work in the kitchen!