As many of you should remember, I got my brand new shaker-style kitchen cabinets on Craig's List this summer for a whopping $1200. For those of you who have never bought kitchen cabinets, you may be thinking, WHOA THAT'S A LOT. On the contrary my friends - cabinets are usually the reason why kitchen renovations can sometimes reach over $30-40K. Mine are all wood and soft close! WIN!
The cabinets are also a really nice looking wood, so I've been going back and forth about whether or not I should paint them. When I unboxed them again today (they've been sitting in my garage since July), I got really excited and again couldn't decide. Ultimately, though, I know I want a nice bright and open kitchen, so white is the way to go. I can't wait to start painting them!
The first thing Brian and I did was bring them in from the garage and lay them in the downstairs bedroom. We needed to label each box and then each drawer and door. This ensures that when we go to put the doors and drawers back on, we know exactly which box they belong to.
Don't mind the bandage, Brian and I had donated blood earlier today! Now, removing the drawers and doors was a very, very simple process. The drawers just clicked out of place, and then the doors just needed two screws each to be taken out. We took all of the drawers and doors upstairs to the other guest bedroom and the boxes stayed in the downstairs bedroom.
The next step will be to stand them all down, prime, and then paint! I can't wait!
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.