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Old 08-16-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hey.
So, my mom recently went on a 4 day vacation at a local beach, and to surprise her I wanted to paint my kitchen.
I sanded all the cabinets, put the first and second coat on them, painted above my wood paneling, and sanded some of the window frame.

Next comes sanding all of the window and door frames, and painting those. Then, I'll paint the wood paneling. I will also do a bit of rearranging and building of cabinets and simple tile-top tables around my stove to make up for the lack of space after I throw away a small mis-matched counter and cabinet set.

Later on, I'll re-do the flooring and add a couple of backsplashes.
Here's where I'll post my progress and pictures
Any advice or tips etc are more than welcome!
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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The following attachments are some ideas i sketched out. If I make them any bigger, I've "exceeded attachment size"... weird. IDK if they're even really big enough to see, but ohwell.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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If you can't re-back the interior of your cabinets, maybe paint them white to match.
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A consideration with the open top cabinets is that everything in them will be on display. The open cabinets do provide better access to the contents though.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:13 PM   #7
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Thanks undeadjed, I'm painting them
Thanks Jim. I've taken into consideration that everything will be on display. All that will be in there are the bowls, plates, and glasses. They're all white, except the glasses! I'm thinking about getting a new plate and bowl set. I have to decide on the colors of the wood paneling and backsplashes first though.
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Looks good!
Have you considered paiting the wood paneling?
I think a beige wall color would look good.

Good job I know how much of a pain it is to paint cabinets!
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Thank you Anna! More pics are here
Thanks GJJR, I am going to paint the paneling. I am also thinking a beige color would be nice, more warm than cool-toned

As of now, I have all the door frames painted. The windows are done, except for what you see in the picture which won't be time-consuming or difficult at all, thankfully! I have yet to finish sanding and paint the inside of the cabinets, but it will get done soon.. sometime this week I imagine. The windows were a complete pain! Here are the pics:



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It's really nice of you to do this for your mom.

When you're finished, we'd love to see some pictures of it.

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