Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cabinet fever

I am going to do a simple picture post for today's slice of life -  because we have just finished hanging our newly painted kitchen cabinets! Yes, this very minute! (Which is why I am posting later than normal on this Tuesday.)

Here's the finished look!

All this time at home, and I just can't stop tweaking and adjusting our living space.

The kitchen needs some real fixes - many of which we simply must hire out. (Floor repairs, upgrade the counters, backsplash, etc. etc.) But, in general, it's a great kitchen and I can make a few changes while we wait for the 'real' contractors. Let's paint the cabinets!!

We have had oak cabinets for 30 years, and they were marvelous for those first many years, but seemed particularly dull during these many days at home. 


The oak doors are in great shape - nothing needed to be replaced; it was all about paint. We made a 'game time' decision to paint the upper cabinets only, for now - let's get the floor fixed before we touch up the base cabinets. Narrowing the project like this made it much, much more manageable - I seriously don't know how my stamina would have lasted for a re-do of all the cabinets at once. (Let alone, where would I put all the doors and drawers while I was working on them? Our basement is only so big.)

Here's a few photos of the work itself:

I used thumbtacks and cardboard to support the drying process!

Yes, I'm a bit behind on the 'white' cabinet trend, but better late than never!

I found some cute and varied knobs!

Truth be told, I had to convince my husband that this would be fun - and, in the end, we are both very pleased. We are happy with the results! 

The happy homeowners!

No more house remodeling, redecorating, or any other big projects until the March Slice of Life blogging challenge is over! See you Monday, March 1st!!


I wrote this post for Slice of Life.  All participants are writing about one moment, one part of their day, on Tuesdays. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!


  1. I love the white cabinets. I think k I need to keep track of your projects. You’re falling down the home renovation hole. 😉

    1. You are so right! I finally have the time to focus on these things!

  2. It looks great! I love that narrowing the project helped you get it done -- this is a life lesson! For everything!

    1. Absolutely true - narrowing the project made the whole effort manageable and fun; I think there would have been lots of stress with doing more at this time!