Saturday, May 30, 2009

MIA - Where have I been?

MIA is exactly what I have been lately. Where have I been? Well, not too long ago I went to my favorite primitive store and saw that she had a kitchen setup in the upper part of her shop. She re-finished her kitchen cabinets and I fell in love with them. Ok, I was obsessed with them (lol). So, I thought what the heck....... why not do something with those ugly oak cabinets that I have been staring at for over 5 years. So, I listened to how she did it and made the changes. It was an extremely hard job and a long job, but well worth the hardwork and sweat! I took off all the cabinet doors and took out the drawers. Sanded everything down til dull and painted them, let them dry and gave them another coat. I then let them dry and stained them. Let them dry and then hung everything up after doing the inside as well. I added simple wood knobs that I stained a dark walnut and VOILA - it is all finished and exactly what I was looking for. So, do you all wanna see why I have been MIA?
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BEFORE
AFTER

Don't you love my bucket light? I made it myself!

So, that is where I have been, but I am back now : )



10 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow Lisa it looks awesome!! Glad your back now:)

He And Me + 3 said...

OMGosh! they look terrific. I love your kitchen. Fabulous. If you want to come do mine I will totally pay you!

McCrakensx4 said...

Awesome job! I wish I had as much motivation and ambition as you to decorate my house!! I need some color! Lov'em!

Lyndsay said...

That look so great. I mean gorgeous really!!!

The Dorns said...

Omg Im jealous!. It looks absolutely fantastic. We have wanted to stain our ugly oak cabinets as well but I know how long it will take and just never seem to find the time. I was starting to wonder where yu have been must have felt so good to stand back and look at all yur hard work.

Kahla said...

Looks great, good job!!!!

Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said...

Yeah I am jealous too...I want to do this to my china cabinet and matching table...but I don't think I could get it to look as good!!! What color did you paint them???

Aspiemom said...

I was just thinking that I hadn't seen you posting anything in a while and checked your blog...and found your MIA explanation.

Your cabinets turned out great! That's a lot of hard work, too! And I DO love that bucket you did - very primitive!

Mimi said...

WOW!!! I love it! You are so crafty!! I need some pointers. You would die if you saw my "bachelor pad" LOL Seriously though. I need an interior decorator!!! LOL

Good job honey!!

Kami

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