First, of course, I took off all the cabinet doors. Everything ever done in this house is so half-assed, Michael and I simply cannot abide it and so we must do everything, well, fully-assed. Hinges and handles went straight to the trash, as they were black and ew. I covered everything in my cupboards in plastic bags so I didn't have to pull everything out for the painting. I'm brilliant, obviously.
I had to prime the cabinets and the cabinet doors and then give them all two coats of paint. The doors were the worst, since it was 32 degrees outside. I spent 2 hours priming them in the driveway and then decided to finish painting them inside, laid out on sheets in my dining room. It was annoying, but much better than freezing off my lil fingers and toes over it. I pulled down my spice rack and painted it white as well.
How icky was this!
Annnnnd, voila! Please note Michael's artsy way of hanging the door handles. Unfortunately, once he got to the lower cabinets he realized he couldn't make all of them that way because of the way the cabinets are built. Alas our life. I also painted all the trim around the walls, windows, and doors so that would everything would be nice and sprucey together.
Please note my lovely updated spice rack! And yes, a blank wall that still requires some decorating.
I painted the book shelf (not currently being used as such, of course) as well. This shelf is from Ikea and has been with me since senior year of college. My dad has "re-stabilized" it several times over the years but it has proverbially stuck with me through thick and thin. As I painted it I was shocked to realize that I have had it for 7 years and never once thought to change its color up. There's a first time for everything I guess.
Upon painting everything stark, fresh, white - the refrigerator looks like it belongs on the curb. I am going to get some appliance paint next week and freshen it up as well. And yes, I put EAT on the wall. I know everyone else is doing it, but I can't help it - I love the idea and am not ashamed to keep up with the Jones'.
Next project: Repainting the black bathroom. Yes, it is black.