Friday, May 22, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets Are Now Underway

Last night was another busy night. My husband came home from work, all the kids that I watch left and we grabbed a bite to eat. The weather was warm, but nice so I decided to take advantage of the nice weather. All of you gals that have been so impatient for me to start my kitchen cabinets can now relax. That is right....... you can relax because my kitchen cabinet re-do is FINALLY underway!! I am so excited and anxious to get them done. That sanding is ALOT of work, but I have to keep reminding myself that it will be worth it when I am done. I have cabinets on the top and bottom so I decided to do all the cabinets on the top first. That means sand them, clean them, paint them and stain them. Once they are completely done then I will move on to the bottom bunch. It is definitely going to take me some time because I have quite a few cabinets and drawers, but it will be worth it in the long run. My Mom gave me my Grandpa's old saw horses when I was there 2 weeks ago so we made a make-do work bench so I could sand my cabinets down. I wanted to be out in the air instead of in the garage so my husband set me up a little area and I started sanding. I have 12 cabinet doors that I have started on that are on the top and then 6 cabinet doors on the bottom along with 7 drawers on the bottom. I am hoping that I can get my remainder of cabinet doors from the top sanded today and then hopefully I can start painting some, but with me leaving for my parents tomorrow morning...... I might just wait til I get home to paint them. We will see and I will be sure to keep you all posted on the progress. Here are a few pictures that I took last night. Here is my little work station.
Here are some of the cabinets that I sanded already. I am just hoping that I sanded them enough. I think that I did - what do you all think? Let me know your thoughts - ok?
I also received my goodie box from Carrie @ Unmatched Socks yesterday. Oh, I received so many wonderful goodies!! I am so excited to get decorating with them however my main concern is to concentrate on these cabinets. Hopefully if I need to come inside and take a little break then I will have enough energy to post some pictures of my decorating. I did find a home already for my little basket and I am pretty sure I know where I am going to put my patriotic stitchery sign and my bench, but I will post pics later on that when I have a moment. Well, I better get off here for now and see if I can get some stuff done around this house of mine. Hope you all have a wonderful extended holiday weekend. Blessings to you all.


PrimKarlee said...

Can't wait to see pics of your finished kitchen cupboards! Good luck with them! :-)
BTW...Happy Birthday!! Have a great weekend!!

Heather's Stitches said...

Happy Birthday!

Great start on the cabinets, I think they look good.

Enjoy Your Weekend!

appleberrycottage said...

What color are you going to paint the cabinets? I painted mine blue years ago, but am thinking of changing the color to barn red. It's always fun to see the change!

Janene said...

Happy Birthday my friend!!!
Enjoy yourself...but not so much that you don't remember to finsih those cabinets that we have been waiting for! LOL
I am on my way today to your neck of the woods...I will think of you while I am shopping at the flea market!

Kath said...

Have a wonderful day, a great weekend and good luck with those cabinets...can't wait to see 'em!


Kris said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Lisa! Happy Birthday to you!!
(You're very lucky that there's no audio!!)
I just received my goodies from your birthday give-away in the mail today! I love EVERYTHING!! Thank you so much! I'll post pics on my blog in a couple of days.
Enjoy the rest of your day, my friend. Although sanding and painting cupboards doesn't sound too enjoyable. Then, again, you've been wanting to do these for a while now, so maybe it would be fun to finally get them done. Looking forward to seeing the pics!

Take care,

This Country Girl said...

It sounds like you have your work cut out for you this weekend, Lisa! We'll be working on our bathroom redo too! Good luck with yours! Did you say what color you were painting them...I must have missed that post! Can't wait to see the finished cabinets!

Have a great weekend!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!! I can't wait to see your cabinets done.

the primitive country bug said...

Oh, I can't wait to see those cabinets! They'll be great with your magic touch on them. :)
I wish you the most happy birthday ever and have a save and memorable Memorial Day weekend!
Hugs~ Birgit

ohiofarmgirl said...

I can't wait to see them when they are finished...good luck. Dianntha

Valerie said...

Yes, that is gonna be a lot of work. Looks great though. Have a great weekend.

Jody said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope you enjoy your special day AND get your cabinets done..:) Can't wait to see them!

Karen said...

What a job Lisa!
But, yes, it will be worth it in the end...DO YOU SEE AN END???? LOL
What color did you decide on, I can't remember?


Here goes my life said...

They look good to me.Can't wait to see the finished product.Looks like you had a bday yesterday,HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!Have a great weekend,:0)Sherri

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hello Lisa,
I can't wait to see them all finished...they will be just fabulous when done:) Alot of work but so worth it in the end:)

Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa,
Nice start on the cabinets. What color you will used to paint them ??? I can't wait for the redo pic's.
Have a fun weekend!!!!