Hey there my friends. I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a pretty good one with friends, great music and some work on the kitchen reno, which has been our weekend routine for 8 long months now (gulp). I’m so excited because I can finally share something that’s done and looks good (ok, maybe not completely done but it still looks good). It’s the painted kitchen cabinets on the stove wall. Yay!!!
Ok, just to refresh your memory (it has been 8 long months after all) or if it’s your first time here, this is where we started.
We removed the soffit, took down the upper cabinets and stove hood, added tongue and groove to the ceiling, put the cabinets back up, built a stove hood and painted all of the doors, drawers and cabinets. Phew…it’s been a lot of work, but seeing the completed doors go up yesterday made it all worth it.
So, just a little disclaimer here. We have a small, galley kitchen, like really small, and taking pictures is not easy when you’re in tight quarters. We also built and installed a new cabinet on an empty wall so my vantage point for taking some of these photos had to change.
I’m sure you noticed the missing cabinet hardware, paint swatches on the swine colored wall, unfinished stove hood and unfinished backsplash. They’re all on the long list…today we focus on the beauty of the kitchen cabinets.
One more thing we did, which is a bit unusual, was to take our cabinets all the way up to the ceiling. These are regular sized cabinets, not extra long, so it was pretty strange to have them so high in the beginning but it really does make the room seem taller, and in a tiny kitchen, you use any trick you can.
Our original plan was to put a shelf under each cabinet to bridge the distance between upper cabinet and countertop, but we are starting to reconsider that. It’s not something we need to decide on right now so we’re still thinking about it, there’s so many other things to worry about in here.
I’m really loving the white. It’s such a huge difference from the dark, reddish cabinets and now I’m motivated to get the rest of them done so I can start filling them back up. The hardware will go back on in a few weeks, I want to wait for the paint to cure before I mess up all of my hard work.
On the agenda this week is to paint some cabinet doors and paint that horrific wall with the paint and spackle swatches. Our next big to-do is to get the countertops, and then we can install our subway tile backsplash.
I’ll be back on Wednesday to share some tips I learned from painting my cabinets, I’ve learned a thing or two in the 8 months it took me to get to this point. 😉 I also have something on the other wall that I’m excited to share.
What do you think about putting kitchen cabinets all the way to the ceiling? Would you do it?