Galations 2:20-21

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

I haven't posted anything in...well...forever...

I am going to come back with a few DIY projects I have been working on.

So, for some reason, whenever I get pregnant I have to get involved in some crazy project.  My "nesting phase" hits hard at the Gehrig home.  When I was pregnant with Gideon I tore up the kitchen floor in our old home.  It took days for my to scrape up all the old glue between the vinyl floor and the original hardwood.  When I was pregnant with Evelyn, we were in the middle of moving, living between my parents' house and my in-laws home for a total of about 6 months.  We painted the interior of our entire home, including painting all the wood trim and all doors white, which took FOR EVER!  

This pregnancy, it is our dated oak kitchen cabinets.  When we bought our home, we purchased Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kits for our kitchen cabinets.  Well, we ran out of time with getting the house ready and moving in before little Miss Evelyn arrived....and here we are, 18 months later, and the cabinets are the same.  And I am pregnant, AGAIN!  Which means, I get crazy.  I mentioned that already, didn't I?  Since I had the kits already in my basement, and my husband just got a new job after being unemployed for a few months, which we had 3 weeks before he was going to start, my nesting instinct kicked into high gear.  I thought, "It's now or never.  I am going to have another baby.  When will I EVER get to this project?  I have the kits in the basement.  Lets do this".   So, my husband, being the supportive guy he is, watches the children for endless hours over the period of about 3 weeks so I can work on this HUGE project.  It didn't seem huge at first, but let me tell you, I was going CRAZY towards the end there.  Just CRAZY.  My husband also helped me by hiding some cabinets damage from the previous owner's dogs.  He put up some beautiful bead board and trim around the peninsula.  Sooo, excited about that part.  
Below are a few pictures of the process along the way.  Overall, I am very pleased with the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kits.  The instructions were clear and the process what just as they said.  BUT IT IS STILL WORK!  We have a lot of cabinets, so it took many kits and many weeks for me to complete.  I am sure a smaller kitchen would go much quicker.

Before.  The old oak.

See where the old owner's dogs scratched things up.

My handy husband fixed that with some bead board and trim :)
The madness begins.
Things are getting whiter. 

Time to glaze.

Gives it an antique type look.

More white! (I guess my pics are a little out of order)

Everything put back together. 

I hated the green color in the kitchen, and now I love it!  Although I know all the imperfections of my work, I am very pleased!  It was no weekend project, but I think my weeks of work were sooo worth it!