Before I took my cabinets all apart, I snapped some before pictures. Because after pictures will be 93% more fun with some good before pictures.
You can see that this drawer has some pretty deep nicks in it. I’ll fill those before I paint it.
The three under my biggest counter are in pretty decent shape, mostly because they house things I don’t use every single day (unlike the silverware drawer!)
Here you can see the fake wood laminated cabinet sides. Fortunately, there aren’t too many exposed sides…only four. Painting fake wood is always a little bit iffy, but hopefully my good primer and paint will do the trick.
Here’s a shot of one side of the kitchen. ‘Scuse the quality…I had to take it with my point and shoot.
And here’s another side:
And the last side.
The cabinet doors and drawer fronts are all coming off next, and they’re taking a trip to my parents’ house, where my dad has kindly offered to drill all the holes for the new, hidden hinges (you can get non-mortise hinges, but my dad wouldn’t hear of us going that halfway route!).
Then I’m planning to sand, prime, and paint all of the cabinet frames, just because that’s going to be the most life-disturbing part of this project and I want to get it OVER WITH.
Of course, if we suddenly have a string of very non-July-ish weather, involving cooler temperatures and low humidity, I’ll haul myself outside to sand the cabinet doors first instead.
(If you’re getting tired of hearing about my cabinets, I apologize. I will be done with this project eventually, and I promise I will shut up about it then.)
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