Last weekend I was in D.C. with my friends DeeDee and Jamie. More on that later.
But while I was there my VERY sweet husband decided to tackle a project we'd had in mind since we bought this place -
Painting the kitchen cabinets.
In their original state, they were VERY 1985. Shiny oak. Medium brown. Not hideous, but not our favorite look either. And while it would be fun to start from scratch and get new cupboards and counter tops, it would probably cost a bit more than we're willing to spend. Which is to say it would cost more than $300.
So with just a few ingredients - an electric sander, a couple of gallons of West Highland White paint, new hardware, and a bit of bead board, we'll have ourselves a nice, budget-friendly kitchen update.
The counters and sink will just have to wait. But we're okay with that.
Last weekend while I was partying it up in D.C., Josh texted me iPhone pictures like these:
It was fun to track his progress. And since I got home on Monday night we've continued to chip away at the project.
We're not done yet. It is still a work in progress. In fact, this is what our basement currently looks like:
But it's coming right along, and that is fun to see. Here are some sneak peeks: