Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When The Cat’s Away…

Am I the only wife in the world that finds it easier to tackle on certain projects when the husband is not home?  With Sun Kissed Husband out of town, I tackled a project that I might not have had had he been home to either question me (the nerve!) or doubt the way it’s going to come out (the nerve!). 

My kitchen cabinets are in dire need of knobs but Anthorpologie refuses to put my lovies on sale so what’s a girl to do to get a kitchen-makeover fix??!!  Take out the cordless sander, that’s what!!

I distressed the kitchen cabinets!  They were starting to look worn anyway.  

I just speeded up the process.  It was just so easy and such a quicky project.


Before:


After: 


So, when the cat’s away, this mouse gets a sander! I



Yanet  IIIII


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gina3 said...

I love those knobs too. I have them on a dresser I posted about a few months ago. They would look awesome on kitchen cabinets but I couldn't afford that many. If it helps any, they are glass and some people report they break a little easier than other knobs so I don't know if they are durable enough for kitchen cabinets. They would look great though!

Suzanne said...

Are those mercury glass, or just glass? I bought some plain glass knobs at Home Depot and they weren't expensive.

Your cabinets look really good~and here I was thinking I'd have to repaint soon! No, I can just distress them like Yanet!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my bunk bed repurposed into the kids bench.
Your cabinets look great! What did the hubs say? did he like it?
love you blog header btw
gail

To The Moon and Back said...

Oh Yanet! Those look amazing. I can't wait to see the finished product. What I would give for wood kitchen cabinets! I'm stuck with Thermofoil and so far have not found a way to paint them:(

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You're so funny! One time, I painted our bedroom while my husband was away. That was BC (before children)....

Bella said...

Hi Yanet.. I like to do projects when I am alone too... no questioning eyes watching:-) Your cabinets look great love it!
Bella

Christy said...

those cabinets look amazing...i'm thinking i could tackle that kind of project. great job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the way to redid the cabints. Little touches make a big difference.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I love the new look of your cabinets. I would have tackled that project while my husband was gone too. He'd try and stop me.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the distressed cabinets. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Tina said...

Great job grabbing opportunity when it comes your way. Love those knobs, too.

Jenny said...

Yanet. I love your distressed cabinets. And the chalkboard. And the knobs!

My husband used to travel a lot and I know what you mean...I would always tackle crazy projects the second he left. Alas, he never goes away now so all I get to do is blog. Sigh.

As always, this was a wonderful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

You are so creative and wonderful!

A+

Robin said...

Love your cabients. I have to admit - - I liked them in the before photo but I LOVE them in the after photo. Great job.

mbkatc230 said...

I love the way your cabinets came out. Great project. I always get more accomplished when I am alone. Now that DH is working from home, I can't seem to get ANYTHING done :) Kathy

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Do you think this would work if the cabinets were stained instead of painted? My stain is very pale....as light as I could get without painting them white. My husband wanted the wood grain to show through and I wanted painted cabinets so it was a compromise. But the stain is wearing off around the edges after 13 years and I don't want to sand them all down. Hmmmmmmm....Great job for a new look. I particularly love the chalkboard.

Viki said...

Great job on the cabinets. Love the knobs. Good W post.

Jingle said...

inventive and fun w post.

Jo said...

very cute job on the cabinets!

Christy said...

I need to do this to my cabinets - I love the chalkboard paint - fabulous.

Melinda Cornish said...

good for you, they look great!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I love them distressed! So beachy and comfortable. I'm with you on getting more done when hubby is away.