Saturday, November 28, 2009

Refinished Cabinets ~ Before & After

Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving?

WOW – I must say that I enjoy having my parents close by, but helping them over the past couple weeks has been crazy!!  I re-finished their kitchen cabinets per my Mom’s request and that is what I have been doing since last Friday…..not yesterday, but last Friday.  They finally got moved in the day before Thanksgiving and we have been busy unpacking and trying our best to get them settled.  I thought I had lots of stuff that I didn’t want to get rid of, but man you should see all of the stuff from my parents home.  Yep, my Dad doesn’t ever want to get rid of anything and as much as my Mom would like to just pitch alot of the stuff…..well, Dad tends to get his way (lol). 

My Mom found out rather quickly that this house is smaller then their condo that they were living in, but she is making do.  Alot of her great knick knacks are in the basement right now and I am not sure that she will have the room for all of them.  I can so see her selling some of it, but hopefully she will let me go through some of it first (lol).  Hopefully she will get more organized soon because I need the rest.  I am so behind on my orders, my swaps and soooo late in getting my Christmas decorations out.  Yep, I don’t even have my tree up yet, but hopefully tonight that will happen.  Pictures on that coming soon!!

So, are you ready to see before and after pictures of my Mom’s kitchen cabinets?  Well, let’s take a look shall we?  This is definitely a great transformation!!







What do you think?  I was definitely pleased with the way that they turned out and I can’t believe how much of a face-lift it gave the kitchen.  Did you notice the paint on the walls?  They liked my Bleached Wheat paint so much that they used it in their kitchen, family room and master bedroom and bath.  It definitely helped give the rooms a boost compared to the plain white walls.

Here are some close-ups of some of Mom’s lights and her bathroom light which looks great against her red walls.

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The electrician is due to come out on Tuesday to hang her Whaler light and that will be hung over her island in her kitchen.  It will look beautiful I am sure.  Of course I will share pictures of that soon.  Well, I better run for now.  I have to stain some wood knobs for my Mom’s cabinet doors and drawers and finish up a few orders to ship on Monday.  Hopefully if all goes well, I will have my trees and the rest of my decorations up tonight.  Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Until Next Time….. Blessings, Lisa


big city prims said...

Here's what I say: YOU ARE HIRED!!!! LOL! You are sooo good at refinishing! I say go into business, girlfriend -- you would make a small fortune!!! Enjoy having Mom and Dad around -- once things calm down, it's great for your whole family! How lucky the little cutie will be to have his grandparents so close!!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

You did a beautiful job Lisa! I love the red. I have used it on several pieces and the kick plates on my stairs too. It's a great color. You are a WONDERFUL daughter to do all that for your folks. I am sure they appreciate it very much!

Please tell your mom I am thrilled she is so close to you now. I hope this new chapter in their lives is the best one yet!!

Craftyperson said...

Oh my heavens they look amazing....You done a wonderful job on them...they look so much better...Its wonderful that your parents are close by....what a blessing....
Have a great weekend...

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Lisa you did a awesome job!!! I love the color and I love the wall color too....beautiful!
I'm happy for you having your parents close by and your son will benefit so much by having his grandparents so close :)
When you are ready to come and do my kitchen....I'll be waiting lol!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Thanks for sharing.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Lisa I forgot to ask, could you share the brand of paint for the Bleached Wheat? I love the color!

Carla said...

The cabinets look great! What a transformation. You did a great job on them. I love your Mom's light fixtures. I'm looking forward to pictures of their new home all decorated. I'm sure it will be wonderful eye candy.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

OH my gosh Lisa!!!
Those cabinets look Awesome!!
Love them!!

Hayley @ Prim it Up! said...

Lisa, you've done a fabulous job with those cabinets! I love that you're not afraid to paint wood cabinets!! I would have done the exact same thing.. and plan to when I get to my "forever" house someday.. your parents are so lucky and I'm sure they know it! Love the kitchen, and the light fixtures.. they are so beautiful! Can't wait for more pics :D

Carmen C. said...

Those cabinets are WONDERFUL!!!! I love the color and it really makes the room!

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Your mom's cabinets look fantastic! You did a great job on them! I bet you are tired with all of that painting and unpacking - especially right before Thanksgiving!! Hopefully, you'll get some time to rest soon. Have fun decorating for Christmas. Can't wait to see pictures!

Enjoy your weekend my friend!

Tonya said...

Lisa those cabinets are simply stunning! You did a fabulous job. I love the wall color too.

Hopefully now that your parents are settling in things will slow down for you so you can get caught up at home.

Take care,

lakeffect said...

Lisa, your transformation of that kitchen is fabulous! I love that color, and I have it in my house, too. I did all the wood - woodwork, doors, windows, and kitchen cabinets. I love it, and get lots of compliments on it. I'm sure your mom (and therefore you) will, too. All the hard work was worth it!

Sherrie said...

Great jod, Lisa. So glad you got that behind you before they moved in. Know you are exhausted and believe me, it will be ok if you don't get all you Christmas out tonight. Tomorrow is another day...get some rest. Hugs, Sherrie

Willow said...

Those cabinets look ohhhhh soooo wonderful ! You have been a busy beaver my dear and I hope you get some much needed rest. I just love seein' all your redos you do such a fantastic job !
Prim Huggs n Blessins

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa, I'm agree with the other girls, you did an AMAZING JOB!. They are awesome. The lamps are just beautiful . Can't wait to see more pic's.

Janet - underthewillow said...

What a HUGE difference!! The cabinets look SOOO much better and I love love love the colors! Good job Lisa!!


Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said...

WOW...your work amazes me!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Magnificent ...stunning. I am going to show my dh in hopes that he will love it and let me paint mine too...keep your fingers crossed for me. Dianntha

american girl primitives said...


I'm impressed, your mom's kitchen looks so good. I know moving is just so exhausting the rearranging stuff and getting rid of etc. I am anxious to see the pics of the light above the island because I'm looking to replace mine.


Anonymous said...

Love the red cabinets! Mine are red also, but I still need to finish painting them. Hope to do that after the Christmas decorations go up...which will be this coming week since I've been at Hara Arena doing the Holiday show this weekend. There are several prim/primitive booths this year. It's the most country booths I've seen there in years...just wish there were more shoppers.
I'm so thrilled for you that your mom lives so close to you. Mine lives about 5 minutes away and it is great having her close.
Take care and hugs,

Paul said...

A lot of people are interested in going with painted kitchen cabinets in order to get a new look without spending too much. Offering to paint kitchen cabinets as a kind of specialty might turn in to some good money for you.

Susannah said...

Hello Lisa....Oh, how beautiful the cabinets are! They certainly are prim! You should be so proud of yourself, Lisa. What a wonderful job. I just know your Mom is delighted.

You all must be getting very tired. Time to take a day or two off?
Lisa, I loved living near my Mom. I know you and your Mom will become closer and closer.

Good luck with getting those trees up.


Debbie said...

Your mom's cabinets turned out great! Makes me wish I would of went with my first instinct to do a red in my kitchen.

Take Care,

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Job well done! I'm sure your Mom loves them and is very grateful for all your help.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful job you did! They look like they were made that way. Can you share the color? And I would love to know how you did it. Did you use a primer and have to take off the doors, or can you just start painting? Thanks in advance for any help.
Dale Elizabeth

Raggedy Angel said...

The color looks like of coarse I love it! Looks wonderful! Beth

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

My goodness! Girl, you did a fantatic job on your Mom's cabinets! After you get a good rest, want to come do mine? LOL! And I'll even help you! The paint color looks great too!
I know your parents are so happy to be near you, and so grateful for all your help. What a major blessing for all of you to be so close again.
Have a nice week! Try not to work so hard!

Ann said...

Lisa The kitchen makeover is TERRIFIC. My cupboards are red also, just love that color! Bet your Mom and Dad are happy. ~Ann

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love before and after pics! :)

And those look amazing!!! I absolutely LOVE the color you painted the cupboards! It completely warmed the whole kitchen!!! Fantastic job!!! :)

Sandy said...

I just can't get over how much better the kitchen looks. Such a dramatic change but so wonderful!!! You worked so hard and I am sure your mother appreicates it ALOT!

She has some wonderful lights. Can't wait to see more of her house once everything is all in it's place.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Awesome Job!! That's a beautiful color! Can't wait to see it all decorated...ya did GOOD, girl!!!
Bet your mom just love's her kitchen :)