So when Josh went out of town on a business trip I knew that I would have evenings free and it would be the perfect time to work on it! I was determined to get it all finished within 3 days! With family to help with the girls and my friend Theresa, we got to work! I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like, but had never seen it done in the same way, so Pinterest wasn't much help! ( bummer! ) There was so much sanding to be done...seriously...it was ridiculous! There was a total of around 12 hours of just sanding! So much dust in my hair, clothes and lungs *cough*.
I was ecstatic when I didn't have to look at another piece of sandpaper again! Josh was just moments from walking in the door while I screwed on the last cabinet door. I wish I could say that's where it ended. Hah! But less than half of the hardware was on ( oh my gosh that was a nightmare!) and the doors still had to be sealed. So a 3 day project turned into a more realistic week and half project. But I am thrilled with the results!
I learned so many lessons along the way that I will now share with you to perhaps keep you from making the same mistakes!
- Give yourself a reasonable timeline
- Make a list of all that you have to do and in what order
- When putting on hardware take a deep breath, take your time and use a proper alignment tool!
- Have good friends around who are able to help you stay sane!
- Pump up the music and take dance breaks!
Now without further ado, here are photos of our kitchen's makeover process!