I just walked in and said, Oh, I least this one has been updated....... We had looked at some with metal cabinets, or just old cabinets. Someone had extended that tile backsplash down for the counter top. But, down there in the corner where that microwave is, it was completely different tile!
And while we were sitting in the floor scrubbing grout, my daughter says, why is that door so dark. The one under the sink. I couldn't believe it. Everything is raised panel doors and that one was a flat panel.
We had decided that we wanted to paint them white. Off to Lowes to look at cabinets in stock to see if we could find a color that we liked. Then we went and picked out paint chips to find something close. We used Valspar w/primer. When you take your doors off, number them, so they can be put back in the right spot. I did a light sanding before we painted.
We had painted all the cabinets. When you looked inside the cabinets, some of the sides seemed to be off. My husband decided he just couldn't wait to get granite counter tops. When, we got an estimate for the granite, the guy mentioned that he hoped we could get the counter tops off without tearing up the cabinets. We did, but then I could see why things looked weird. I told hubs, we are not putting granite on this junk. So, every bottom cabinet on that side came out.
And it really was a good thing, because the wall had been patched back there and not very well. We tore more sheet rock off and put in wall insulation around all those water lines.
At least we shut the door to the mice that had been coming in through there.
Back to Lowes for base cabinets and another gallon of the cabinet paint.
I guess this is the only picture that I took of new cabinets going back in. This was not an easy task. Shims, shims and shims to make every thing level from the front to back and side to side.
Here is the finished product. We went with the granite over the washer/dryer adding more counter top space.
There was some little crappy trim across the top of the cabinets that came down. And, I replaced it with chair rail. I looked all over for something different, but nothing that would work was to be found.
It Turned out great!