Our kitchen is circa 1970. It was the latest shout back then, but it absolutely needed a fresh new look. Forty years of wear had left the cupboards shabby and sad-looking.
What these dated cabinets needed was a new paint job and door- pulls. I found vintage china knobs at our local Thrift Shop.
Doors removed and I started painting the frames and drawers with primer.
Out in the garage thirty-one doors – forty years to be scraped and cleaned. The Good Husband set up an assembly line. It took two weeks to clean and paint the doors – but what a difference!
I looked at sixty shades of gray and chose Benjamin Moor’s Pigeon Gray. The gray is spectacular again the butter yellow walls.
I love my new gray cabinets.
I love the look of the unfitted kitchen. I painted this cabinet a little darker shade of gray and then gave it an aged look with a little white paint. I faux marbled the top of the cabinet green . I’ll tuck this cabinet under my vintage map of Paris.
Now the only thing left is the installation of the new floor. Which means sealing the concrete.
The sealing finish on the concrete is bubble gum pink. The refrigerator is in the laundry room and the stove is in the garage. It is rather like camping out.
The rest of the house has bits and bobs of furniture tucked into any available space. The new flooring will be laid in a couple of days. Saturday we will be back to normal and I will be cooking in the kitchen again. I have one more project in mind for my revamped kitchen. We’ll save that for another day.