This is it before. The wood doors made the space very heavy and dark even though it is not a dark space.
Now you remember what it used to look like!
Mic was given a gift voucher from a big hardware store in town and he let me loose with it! I went off and bought this wonderful product called B.I.N. It is a sealer, primer and sander that you basically paint on and it stops tannin etc bleeding through your paint, the top coat, handles
I gave the doors a good scrub, filled the old handle holes and gave the whole thing a light sand and a wipe down. This part was really easy as the varnish on the doors was so old.
Next up was the coat of B.I.N. As this stuff is metho based, it dried super quick and I was able to get the first coat of enamel on that evening once the boys went to bed. I need shares in this stuff!!
After hanging some curtains to soften the blinds and adding some hydrangeas from the garden it looks even better.
Now, I know the kitchen isn’t a keeper, but for now it is and I happy to look past the uneven door tops of the pantry cupboards because I know it is not forever. It is a really sturdy kitchen and it now looks great with my blackboard makeover on the side of the pantry- I am just glad to be rid of those danky looking wood doors. =0)
I still have to paint the chairs to match the table and now I have the B.I.N primer, it may actually get done a lot quicker than I thought.
From this side you don’t even know the drawer fronts aren’t done and it will be done soon anyway so I am not fussed. I am just so happy at how much brighter it is and even with the creepy glow from the fires, it still looks fresh.