When we bought ‘Our House’ around 15 years ago, the kitchen cabinets didn’t look like they do now. They were in really good condition, but being built in the late 80’s they really lacked character. I’ve searched and can’t find a ‘before’ pic of the kitchen, (I think I was in such a hurry to paint them, I forgot to take a picture of the kitchen) but this is what our bathroom vanity looked like before we redid that room, and it was the exact same, dark stained oak as the kitchen cabinets.
Some people, (like the carpenter helping me at the time) could nearly croak at the thought of painting solid oak cabinets, but not me, (and I bet not you either, because if you’re reading this blog, chances are you too have painted over perfectly good wood, ha, and probably even written a post or two about it).
The first phase when I painted them… ok now, give me a little grace when you see this picture, it was 15 years ago, and I did have a huge Puritan ware collection… I did do some things right, and I’ve learned a lot about decorating over the years, but here goes the first phase pic… remember grace… READ ON…