Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lake House Kitchen Re-Do Part 2

I'm continuing on from my post the other day about re-doing our lake house kitchen.  If you missed the first post, you can go back and read it here

The paint I used for the cabinets was Glidden High Endurance in the color Windy Sea Breeze.  It's a super pale sea foam green. I taped off the hardware on the cabinet doors instead of completely removing each hinge.  That saved a lot of time and if I got a little paint on some of the hardware it wasn't a big deal, because afterwards I just sanded all the hardware a little bit anyway. 

The day we started on the cabinets it was cold and raining outside, so we just spread plastic tarps on the counters and kitchen table and then painted all the doors inside the house.  All the doors and the outside of the cabinets needed 3 coats of paint.  I placed fans around the room to speed up the drying process between coats.


The backsplash behind the stove had a line where the original home owner had pieced the 2 laminate sheets together.  It always bugged me the way it looked.  Chablis suggested sticking a shelf in there.  Why didn't I ever think of that before??


We went out to the garage, found and cut down an old piece of wood, painted and distressed it and nailed it in place.  It worked perfectly!


It actually took us 4 whole days to completely remove, clean, sand, paint, distress and then re-install all the cabinets.  It helped that after the first day the sun came out and it warmed up, so we were able to move the tarps out onto the deck and paint the doors outside.  We were able to paint more doors at a time, plus the sun and wind helped to dry them quicker.  We also had to sand everything down before we started and then between the 2nd and 3rd coats of paint.  The whole process was very time consuming.

We let everything dry really good overnight, and then each morning Chablis would lightly distress everything we had done the day before.  We then re-hung the doors as we completed each section of the kitchen.  It was nice to see how it was coming along and it helped me to feel like we were making progress.



 

 
The next post will show the completed kitchen - please come back on Friday and take a look!

14 comments:

  1. Wow! You guys are moving right along! Can't wait to see it!! I bet it makes a huge difference since the cabinets will be so much lighter it will look like a brand new kitchen!!

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    1. It's a whole lot brighter in there. I love it.

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  2. Looking good! That shelf was a great idea!

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    1. I can't believe we didn't think to do that a long time ago.

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  3. I'm enjoying all of your hard work. You all are doing a great job! Beautiful!

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  4. Wow - lots of hard work. But I'm sure it was well worth it. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  5. You and Chablis do "good work"! The distressing looks so natural. I can't wait to see the finished project!!!

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    1. Chablis is the queen of distressing. She does a better job than I do.

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  6. That shelf is nothing short of genius!
    Isn't it great, having a partner-in-cahoots to help think outside the box?

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    1. Don't you know it. I wouldn't get half of this done if it wasn't for her. She's a huge help to me.

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  7. Oh goodness! We did this in our last house and it was a lot of work. I appreciate the effort here.. it will all be worth it! We've just moved and are renovating an older home (did a post on this today). The nature of the re do is extensive so a builder is involved but I'm sure my husband and I will take on as much as we can. Your cabinets look so pretty and I will be excited to see the end result. xxleslie

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    1. Thanks Leslie and I appreciate you coming by and leaving a comment. :-)

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