Hello awesome friends! Thank you for all your encouragement with this big project!
Yes, it is true, our kitchen looks pretty awful at this point. I’m talking about the ugly priming stage! So yep, it is supposed to look that way!
I marathon painted until two in the morning on Tuesday night and got all the cabinet doors completely primed for paint. That way I could let them dry overnight, so I could start painting them yesterday. I have one coat of paint on the backs of the doors so far…
So. many. doors. ya’ll. But they are looking good already!
I started yesterday by taping off the kitchen and laying brown paper on the counters and floors in prep for priming:
Priming took about four hours.
I know it is only primer and the finish really is truly awful at this point, but you can at least see a glimpse of what it will look like when it is painted! It already feels so much lighter in here.
I also got the laundry room cabinets painted and the butler’s pantry:
That little area used to be a dark hole, but it is looking much brighter in there as well.
Just look at my cabinets…what a hot mess they are! They need some serious organizing.
And after a little cleaning up…
It sure is messy work, but at least we are still able to function in here while we are working.
The island is getting covered in beadboard so I only primed the front of it so far:
I will tackle that after the rest of the cabinets are painted.
Something I forgot to mention on Tuesday is another project I have added to the list. Someone mentioned in the comments that I should add a cover to the vent hood over our stove and I love that idea!
You can see the cabinets above the vent are pretty useless anyway:
I love this DIY one from my friend Cristina at Remodelando La Casa, and also this DIY version in the beautiful kitchen of my friend, Krista at the Happy Housie. Hopefully mine will turn out half as nicely as theirs did! I think that will look so good; I just need to figure out how to make it happen with the one I have first.
And that is about it for now. I told you it looks awful ha ha, but not for long! I should have a good update for ya’ll by Tuesday!
UPDATE: We have paint!!! See how our kitchen is looking now HERE!
Have an amazing weekend!! You know what I’ll be doing. 🙂
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