The kitchen is south-west facing, but for some reason it's kind of dark most of the time. So I chose a white paint (BM Simply White) to lighten up the whole kitchen and to visually purify it of all yuckiness that it previously had. The walls, ceiling, trims, cabinets, were all painted the same color white. If I could paint the tiles white, I would.
We finished painting before we moved in November, and until just this weekend, we lived with this "open-shelving" style that is definitely NOT for us (visual clutter leads to literal clutter, and let's be frank that we're not the neatest couple in the world), while T took his time finishing painting the cabinet doors:
|Yikes. I can't believe I'm putting this on the internet.|
|Siro Decco knob!|
|And matching pull handle!|
And this hinge's clean look goes well with the knobs and pulls, even though the finish isn't quite matching, but it's pretty close:
|Well, at least the doors will close.|
Another couple of months passed.... and without much planning and thinking, I started working on installing the doors. I marked the hinge locations on the doors and frames:
|x marks the spot|
|I like this part, makes me feel like a true DIY-er|
|And I like this part too, 'coz it's so easy.|
|The screws go in toward you, so a right-angle drill is a must. Eyes optional.|
|Hand screwdriver is best; I inadvertently snapped off a screw using the power drill.|
|Hinges clipped on, finally.|
|Installed! 16 more doors to go!|
I mean, sure, if I had one of those fancy flexible drills that probably cost too much!! I'm happy with the result though, and too exhausted to exert further complaints, so I will shut up now.
On to the reveal!