KITCHEN FACELIFT: So it Begins
I’ve officially started my Kitchen Facelift! Hooray! You can follow my thought process here here here & here. I purchased my paint, my white paint, no I didn’t unchange my mind, and I’ve started with the most boring part of the Facelift process, cleaning. I somehow have to get 30 years of dirt off these suckers. I’m sure it won’t be too difficult, just boring. I also have to remove all those little bumpers people put on the inside of the doors to lessen the sound of a slamming door. Sounds easy right? It would be except these bumpers are 30 years old and have melted and gelatinized onto the door. It’s not pretty.
I also removed all the hinges and put each door’s hinges in a separate little bag with a label as to which door it belong to. I’m not sure if this is quite necessary but I didn’t want to take any chances with hardware not fitting or doors not lining up again. Besides I’m an organizational fanatic and couldn’t resist!
I created a timeline for the process, but I think I was entirely too optimistic in my planning. As I’m looking over it again I feel like it will take me twice as long.
In my optimistic planning I’m looking at 8 days, in my revised-realistic planning I’m looking at 16 days. Since this is my first kitchen painting it really could go either way. And if you are thinking 8-16 days is way long, it may be, but I’m only working at night after my daughter has gone to bed. So I’m limited to a couple of hours each night.
I personally can’t wait for the painting part, I love a good transformation! And don’t worry, I’ll sneak you some peeks along the way.
What project are you working on? Have you ever painted kitchen cabinets?