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Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Kitchen Cabinet Project is DONE!!!!!! Met Monday & Mosaic Monday

I'm linking up with Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

and Susan @ for Between Naps on the Porch too!



 
I decided to make a mosaic with Tags that I've made.
Since the Kitchen Cabinet Project" was completed
I've had a bit more time for other things,
seems I've gone from Mod Podge covered to glitter covered.
I made a ton of Holiday Hang Tags for my stores on eBay and Esty,
you get a sneak peek!
 


Yes! The "Kitchen Cabinet Project" I mentioned here and here is DONE!
I am so relieved excited that they are finally finished.
About half way through I was starting to wonder "What the heck am I doing?!"
I'm sure you remember that painting directly on them was not possible.
They were in worse shape than I thought.

I knew they were messed up around the edges....



But I didn't realize they also had little bubble/bumps throughout
 
 

So after much scraping.....
 

And sanding.....
 

They were finally smooth enough....
 

for the next step.....
which involved...
you guessed it! more Mod Podge!!


So this was my idea....
I didn't want to copy what I did with the Bathroom Cabinets
And I've always wanted painted white kitchen cabinets...
not the pristine new looking type, but older looking cabinets with tons of coats of paint on them. You know the ones that have all that character!
Since the cabinets couldn't take paint directly.....


I decided to cover them in fabric then paint them.
I was on my way out the door to purchase fabric when
my light bulb finally flickered. 
I don't need to buy it, I have lots of sheets stored in the garage!
Whenever I see decent sheets at a yard sale I pick them up.
They are nice big pieces of fabric that come in handy for so many projects..yup like this one ;~)
So I proceeded to cover all my cabinets...






Once dry I moved onto the next step...
paint!


I decided to paint the inside to...



The insides look so much nicer painted


At last they were all painted, after many, many coats.
I installed drawer pulls and cabinet knobs and even little felt corners
for the doors.


OK Here we go...the big reveal!
but we must have some before pictures....




Now the After








I truly am in LOVE with them!
They are perfectly imperfect.
There are boo boos here and there that gives them character...
like they've been around for a long while.
I added about 4-5 coats of Mod Podge over the paint,
so clean up is a breeze!


The kitchen has been painted, the cabinets are done,
next is to recover the kitchen benches.
I think those may just wait until after the Holidays....
we'll see.
:~)
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