For those who dare to enter:
What are those dark shapes? Could they be dangerous?
Oh, wait! They’re cabinets!
Yes, really. And they’re in desperate need of some TLC. And I have a feeling it’s me who’ll be giving them some, in the form of Simply White by Benjamin Moore paint and some brand new shiny hardware!
When it warms up just a tinch (is that even a word?) and isn’t so damp, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing!
Where did we get them from? We got them for the grand total of $0 (as in FREE!) from my in-laws who are also in the process of remodeling their kitchen. They may be their old cabinets, but for those of us who don’t want to shell out several thousand dollars and who have nightmares of plastic drawers in their dreams, they are a gold mine! I mean, come on, solid wood drawers!!! They have definitely seen some wear but are structurally sound and with a little tweaking and cosmetic work, they’ll be our ugly ducklings who turn into swans. (Kind of hard to believe right now, I know!)
For those who may be interested (namely, me), I’m keeping a tab on our expenditures relating to the kitchen remodel. So far, I have spent this much:
Zinsser primer and sealer gallon: 20.99
Benjamin Moore Impervo paint: 39.99
Floetrol additive for paint 11.99
I’m sure that will be only a drop in the bucket (pun intended) compared to our final total, but you can bet I’ll be keeping a close eye on the costs.
I’m exhausted just looking at them!!! :)
Edited to add...if you would like to see finished pictures of the cabinets, go here.