Back in APRIL, I decided to paint my kitchen cabinets.
Yes, that is 10 months ago. As in, almost a year.
I got what I thought was the hard part done: WHY?
(That was so long ago there was a different font to read by. EEK!)
I finally got them back and up on Monday.
Yea, as in, 4 days ago Monday.
They sat on my patio (swelling and shrinking and shrinking and swelling) for several months. Then there was the evil CLIFF who totally f'd me over. Then there was more patio sitting. Then there was Mark who got the job done.
And now there is a lot of green.
A tease of green and orange!
Really, really green.
I am loving it. I am really, really loving the green soooo much. And it is a lot of green to love, lemme tell ya.
It's very vintage-looking in here now even with the modern glass tile, and I'm digging it.
I had no idea the this color would make the kitchen look so vintage, but it did and I'm glad.
I'm finding myself moving back to vintage again.
No matter how hard I try to get clean and modern, I've just got to have some vintage in my world.
Shall we compare the green to the white?
Before (which I'm posting after the after).
You know, I liked the white too. It was just that it was so ... white.
I seriously have a color problem. I just cannot leave well enough alone. Must paint.
Also, too, as well, that white was such a crap job (I've ranted about this enough) that they could not be cleaned at all. AT ALL. The dude left them at basically primer with just a cursory coat of almost flat on them. Suckkkkkked. Dog hair would stick to them even. Blech.
No mas, my pretties. Super slick mofo high-gloss finish now.
And, because I like to keep things simple and uncluttered ...
(That is a joke, in case you didn't get it.)
Super green cabinets and mis-matched knobs from Anthropologie - KACHOW!
"Unfortunately," I do not have enough pulls and need to go get more. Woohoo!
(I was going to show you some picture of the ones I want, but the Anthropologie site is being all bossy and whatnot ... won't let me post them. Pffft.)
This kitchen is turning into color madness.
FinnigantheCurious will probably live in a super modern, totally white codo devoid of all color and muss. I'll be sneaking over to his pad with patchwork dish towels and crap.
Um, yea, so what else?
here's where I need help.
Where to put the knobs?!
There are so many examples of where to put pulls, but apparently no one uses knobs anymore so I have no idee where to place them.
From what I can tell, it seems that the the most popular way is to put the knobs close to the bottom on the top cabs, and close to the top on the bottom cabs.
But I just don't know.
And look over there on the right drawer. It's got a glass blue knob right in the center, where it should be, but where I am going to put the knob that goes on the door below? If I put it centered, under the top one, it will look silly. If I place it up towards the top, but closer to the dishwasher, where it should be, won't that look weird and off compared to the one above?
Tell me what you think because I'm befuddled on this and I am SO not redoing a bunch of holes. So not.
If you're not completely bored by now, there's more to come!
I even put liner on all the shelves.
My bff Mo is having her house remodeled and she is getting her kitchen cabinets to.ta.lly redone what with them being painted all inside and out.
I was so fired up on the thought of that, but knew I could not possibly paint the inside of mine so, I decided I would line them all with some delightful contact paper stuff.
You know, something cool, but on the cheap.
So I found this ...
over at CHIC SHELF PAPER
Now, these are the times that I wish I was a fancy blogger and I could send a friendly little email to those nice folks at Chic Shelf Paper and HINT that I sure would like to use this paper and I would be happy to TALK about it if I just happened to get some of it free.
Or something like that.
Alas, I just got overwhelmed at how much it would cost, and the plethora of choices, and blah blah blah before you know it I was at Lowe's buying some cheap crap that looks kinda OK.
It's not hard to put in at all so I might, at some point, go back and put in this dream stuff, but I'm fine for now.
It's actually kinda sweet and grandma-looking ...
Not so bad, huh?
I can live with it.
OK, last thing to end the post that never ends ... some orange love.
I had a little Etsy accident.
It was just a tiny accident at less than $20. With shipping, you know.
Is that ME or whut?
La, la, la long, long post is now finito.