Hi guys!! Hi! How was your weekend? Our was very busy and also low key. The pup got spayed on Friday so we tried to keep thing calm to allow her time to heal. But you know me, I had to sneak a DIY or 3 in when I could! 😉
Anywho, last week you saw our gorgeous new cabinet door knobs. Now I’m finally getting around to sharing how to install cabinet drawer pulls. Let me start by saying that I expected installing drawer pulls on to be just as easy as door knobs. Sure, there is an extra hole needed and make sure it is level, but come on… how hard can it be? That phrase is the kiss of death for DIYs, isn’t it? Installing cabinet drawer pulls isn’t hard… it can just go wrong if you don’t do it correctly. Don’t ask me how I know. 😉
What WHAAT!? The cabinets are getting all prettified! That is Talitha-speak for we installed the hardware on the kitchen cabinets! Woo! Wait… is it weird that I’m so excited for this? I liken cabinet hardware to wearing earrings. It takes me forever to pick them out, but once I do, wow! What a difference! Today we are just going to take on hardware part 1: how-to install cabinet door knobs.
Kitchen Reno part 2! Woo! I love making progress on our kitchen! We left off last time with the kitchen cabinets raised and painted. That was a long but fairly easy part of the project. Now we get to move on to the more fun and pretty part… shelfing it up.
Let me start by saying that tons of people doubted my vision for this part of the reno. My hubby, my mom, my sister, those guys at Home Depot. They all doubted that an open shelf below raised cabinets would look good. The only way I was able to get the hubs onboard with my idea was by showing him my inspiration (here and here). I am happy to say, this post will prove those people wrong! Continue reading
Kitchen renovation has begun!!!!
This is how my kitchen looked when I last showed you a picture of it back when we first moved into the house. You’ve seen glimpses of it since then… like when I painted the great room twice in 2 weeks. But aside from painting the walls and cleaning the surfaces, nothing else had been done to our white-on-white-on-white-on-white-on-white kitchen. Yes. That was 5 whites (cabinets, backsplash, counters, appliances, and floors). There is a whole lotta white going on in there.
And this is how it looks after we painted and raised the cabinets! Here are the things you should notice:
- No. You aren’t going crazy. We did paint our white cabinets white. You can kinda see in the before picture that the cabinets did not match the doors. In person, the difference was MUCH more obvious. The cabinets had that lovely nicotine-yellow color while the doors were white. Now they all match! More on that in a minute.
- The cabinets are now 12 inches higher than they were before!
- The backsplash is gone and the wall is painted.
- The blue tape line indicates something more to come! *Hint hint* look here for my inspiration!
- Yes, that is a new cabinet sans doors above the microwave. And yes, I realize that it is shorter than the other two.