Hello friends! It's been a crazy couple of weeks going through the process of renovating the kitchen. While we still have a ways to go, I thought I'd share some very real in-progress pictures with you today!
If you haven't yet, see this post with my kitchen renovation plans and this post showing how we lowered the raised breakfast bar.
When I last left you we had removed the raised breakfast bar so that the new countertops could be measured, which left the kitchen like the picture above for a few weeks...not so bad. Finally, after a few delays and hiccups, our new counters arrived last week! We chose a white quartz.
The workers arrived lunchtime and within twenty minutes had the old corian counters and backsplash removed.
I was over the moon when the new quartz was put in! This picture is before they cut the hole for our cooktop. The cutting process created a TON of dust in the house!
The lowered breakfast bar gave me so much counter space, I love it so much! With the white counters it was even more apparent how peachy the cabinets were which had me ready to start painting as soon as they were finished!
The first step was to remove all the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Can I just tell you how much it stresses me out to see everything in my cabinets all the time? it's crazy (and led to my super organized husband purging and re-organizing every. single. cabinet.)
I had planned to use the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Kit but as I was perusing YouTube to look for videos showing tips for using it I came across this video that petrified me. I literally stopped cold and started researching, leaving the kitchen in a state of disarray for two days while I figured out how to move forward.
I will do a separate post about the painting of the cabinets after they are in and I see how they hold up. So many blog posts online share just after they are painted and don't update as to the durability, I want to wait before sharing in case the method I ended up choosing wasn't the best.
So this has been my daily life for the past week. With 30 cabinet doors and drawer fronts and limited space it's definitely been a process getting them painted.
I'm looking forward to finishing up and getting them back up with the new hardware!
Finally, we were able to install our new microwave and wall oven. The cooktop is on hold because the wiring is outdated and needs to be replaced, that fun project should hopefully happen this weekend!
Once that is done we'll put the kitchen back together and get the backsplash up! I can't wait to share the finished room with you all!
Thanks for following along!