Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cabinet Overhaul

Well it's finally done. We are completely moved in (although not nearly completely unpacked) to our new house. Before moving in we repainted the entire upstairs, had the whole house professionally cleaned, the carpets stretched and cleaned, stained all the cabinets in the kitchen and master bathroom, made some major and minor repairs and got all new appliances. While we hired professionals to do everything else, my mom, mother-in-law and I decided to do the cabinets on our own. I have never taken on anything even remotely close to a project like this and really had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I can definitely say that it was worth it. For those of you that saw our old house, our new kitchen is at least twice as big and has A LOT more cabinets. What I thought we could accomplish in a day ended up taking 3 days from start to finish, but it looks great and I couldn't have done it without my two mothers :)

Here are some before and after photos of our handy work.

Before they moved out...

After they moved out, before the paint job...

Cabinets before and after...

The finished product...

Like I mentioned, we're still in the process of unpacking everything and putting it away. We also still need to finish furnishing and decorating the place but once we're all settled there will be more updates and a big house warming party!


  1. Did you glaze them? Looks good! Now I wanna see the rest of the house.

  2. We were going to glaze them but needed something oil based so we used a gel stain. I'm really happy with the way they turned out. I will get more photos of the house up as soon as it's a little more finished!

  3. Your kitchen looks awesome! I love the cabinets. They look brand new!