Yep, I am a few months behind with updates, but I am finally starting to catch up! We were never fully in love with our kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I kicked myself for choosing such a dark stain. I was constantly getting clothing stuck on the handles as well. So rather than getting an entire new set of cabinets remade, we had them ‘refaced’ with a thin sheet of wood – that same birch as our new doors – glued onto the surface of the existing cabinets. It was a tedious process
and there was a shitload of sawdust everywhere but cheaper than the alternative.
Before – Kitchen cabinets with dark wood stain.
Sans cupboard doors – before Christmas.
Unfortunately, coordinating with our painter and cabinetry people became a little tricky and we had to suffer with unstained cabinets over the entire holiday season. Our cabinet makers last words to us were ‘Don’t get anything on the wood, not even water’. Great. Clearly, our mischievous cat Benny did not get the memo. One evening while enjoying a glass of red, Benny – who was being chased by Sunshine at the time – leaped onto the kitchen counter and scored a direct hit on the just filled wine glass. Swoooooooosh! Crash! Red wine – all over a couple of the unstained cupboard doors. After much cursing
and a few thoughts of becoming a cat free home , we managed to scrub out the worst of the stains. Luckily, our painters were able to get it out before they stained. Don’t get me started on how hard it was to keep water off of the cabinets in the bathrooms.
After – refaced and new handles that don’t rip my pants
The butler pantry
Flashback to what the kitchen looked like when we first toured the house and before we bought it. That green paint…..
And the butler pantry from a different angle.
I will include some photos of the bathrooms in my next post. We are happy with how everything turned out. Xmas dinner turned out great DESPITE the mess in the kitchen. Check out that beef wellington, plus newly purchased vintage plate set off of Etsy. It’s called ‘Blue Heaven’ from Royal China.
And check out my other Etsy purchase – a super duper danish modern spice rack made by Digsmed. I just have to get around to filling it!