Kitchen Progress!

And the cabinets are DONE!  There’s still a lot of work to do in the kitchen, but the cabinets are done before our movers come which was my goal.



You can see my crappy paint job around the frame–the walls are going to be painted so I didn’t bother taping around the frames.  Also, check out our gorgeous counters.  The chipped, fake butcher block laminate just makes the kitchen, dontcha think?


The paint color is Behr’s Poppy Seed, but I used Benjamin Moore Advance paint cuz that’s what all the cool kids use on cabinets nowadays.  I would have tried Behr’s equivalent alkyd enamel, but they apparently don’t sell it in stores and I’ve already touched on my patience issues.  I’m kind of an Advance fan girl now though.  The hardware is all IKEA, spray painted with copper and clear coat.  I swear the handles are all perfectly even, but the doors are a little wonky so all my anal-retentive measuring was apparently for naught.  The cup pull had to be mounted higher than I would like because of how the drawer front attaches, but I may try and mess with it in the future since it bugs me.

Overall I am incredibly happy with the result!  I’m also incredibly happy we didn’t have more cabinets since painting them can be a little tedious.  Still to come: more paint, new faucet, and a counter top solution.  Oh, and lots and lots of stuff since our movers come tomorrow.

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