After a hectic week at camp with my fifth graders, I was able to muster up the energy to put the finishing touches on the longest cabinet redo ever.
I had mentioned before that we were going to go for more modern look with grey cabinets and white counters, but after some talking it through, we decided to go with our favorite stain; General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
Yes, a sleek white kitchen would be so dreamy, but Chris and I are far from sleek, or dreamy. Our house is not built to have a million dollar kitchen. We live in a neighborhood where our same house is a couple houses down. Realistically speaking, we don't want to put too much money into this house since we don't plan on being here forever. We still plan on going with a light granite and back-splash, so that should keep things bright!
We already had the stain since we have used it to transform our bathroom cabinets and our nightstands, so this whole cabinet renovation cost zero dollars. That was another major plus to going this route instead of painting them.
Another deciding factor; the Texas humidity. Seriously, it takes paint for-ev-er and a day to dry here and I didn't want to chance God knows what flying into our freshly painted cabinets while they would be drying for an eternity out in our garage.
After two full weekends of hard work, I am happy to say that this project is complete. Having the cabinets done makes us want to put a rush on getting granite, new floors, and an island, so we are starting to get the ball rolling in those areas!
Here is a look back at what they were before: