No, I know it’s not sewing but I figured I’d show you what I’m doing instead of sewing right now. Bear with me as I remodel and paint-fy the house.
My kitchen is not big by any means but it sure has a lot of cabinets. You guys probably remember the post about the weird-ass kitchen window. Well, I took all your suggestions to heart and I’m going to have a guy come out and give me a price for creating a one-way mirror. I figure if they cut and tint the glass, I can have a fancy frame made that will make it look more like a mirror. I’m no good at trim work, otherwise, I would do it myself.
You can see from my bathroom post that the painted cabinets came out looking great. I’m using the same Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit to redo the kitchen. I figured since there were so many cabinets I would do sections instead of the whole thing. I’m choosing to do this section first. The pantry cabinets are huge and cumbersome. There’s the damn kitchen window. I’m also pondering making the shelves glass inside the weird window. I need a stainless microwave too. Everything else is stainless. I was hoping to have it installed above the stove but there are certain rules about installing things about a gas stove. I’m still trying to figure that out.
Before I did anything, I made a little a map so I wouldn't mix up the hinges. Old cabinets and hinges are persnickety and I didn’t want to try to move the hinges to holes where they don’t belong. I didn’t have to mark the cabinet doors because all six are unique. The two large ones have arches and they each have hinges holes on one side so it’s easy to tell them apart. The bottom ones I could tell from the hinges holes and the placement of the door handles.
Then I marked the hinges with a grease pencil The grease pencil writes on metal, wood, and glass and just wipes off later. As it turns out, this was all for naught because I ended up leaving these hidden hinges on while I painted. They were too complicated to remove and not all that hard to tape off. I’d rather be over-organized and prepared than under.