Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Kitchen Makeover

I recently refinished out kitchen cabinets. They were the 90's oak look before. The real problem is that they looked old, there was sun fading and a bit of cracking in a few spots where the wood wasn't holding up really well. I sanded all the old finish off and then re-stained with the same color I did our kitchen table in. I like the new look and with the table finished in the same color, there is a nice flow.

This is the before kitchen



This is during the process


Almost half way done. I did the top half first and then the bottom so the kitchen wouldn't be in total disarray during the process.



You can see in the top right corner of this picture that we had to glue a wood veneer to the side of the cabinets. It was a cheap cardboard/plastic material that was sun faded blue. So we bought a thin wood, glued it on, and then put stain and polyurethane on. It turned out nice.



Here is the finished project. I am not a photographer and I don't think these pictures quite do it justice but that is just my lack of photography skills.





The project only cost $100 for new hardware, sand paper, wood veneer, stain, and paint to re-paint the walls. Now we just need to find some money for new stone counter tops:)

9 comments:

Christy said...

it looks so good michelle! i love the new paint color.

Lora said...

what a great job you did! I just love seeing your house transform!

Erin said...

I love that you could do that for only $100! Great work Michelle. Have I ever mentioned that I just love the family picture! I especially like Maddie's face. :D

Jennie-O said...

I'm always amazed by you woman! Good job on your kitchen.

The Sommerfeldt Family said...

The cabinets look so good! I can't believe how much you're doing while you're prego!

What color did you repaint the walls, is it more gray? I like it and am looking for a good gray color.

Jared & Tracee said...

Love the new kitchen! You amaze me with what you can do!

Tanya said...

Only $100- Mike would be totally impressed!!! I'm totally impressed! I LOVE the color, I can't wait to see it when you can afford new countertops-amazing! How long did it take you (total hours) just curious?

jan said...

You are so amazing, aren't you pregnant too? It looks so good and only $100 that is awesome.

Lenice said...

Love the new look Michelle. You are so amazing!