Q: My husband and I will soon be closing on our dream house in the country.Sadly, it does not come with a dream kitchen — the cabinets are oak and I hate them. My husband will not allow any painting and/or staining of these cabinets under any circumstances.Please consider the era of your home when you are designing your kitchen!!
and now I will recreate them for you here (I’d share a link but can’t find an active Girl with Aspirin blog). Cabinets: original oak cabinets, painted in Benjamin Moore Bittersweet Chocolate Satin Impervo Alkyd (oil-based) paint 2. Paint the backs of doors and insides of drawers first.
If I walk into a kitchen that has dark brown cabinets, I know it was installed in the last 10 years.
If it’s an orangy, ginger coloured, shaker style cabinet, I know that it was installed in the late 90’s early 2000, if the cabinets are oak (keep reading), well you get the picture!
, dark cabinets to me are like a cupcake covered in the most divine chocolate glaze ever. However, I’ve watched enough HGTV to know that my first home wouldn’t be my dream home, so these are the cabinets I currently have (with the previous owners stuff still in the picture).
And the shiny hardware is the equivalent of sprinkles.