This post is not about wool, not about sheep, not about sewing. But it IS about recycling. Specifically, it’s about recycling our kitchen and its original-to-1984 cabinets.
Here are the BEFORE photos, taken on a snowy February day:
I actually tackled these cabinets once before, about 10 years ago — I stripped and refinished them, repairing a couple chipped panels, and sealed them with polyurethane. They have held up great, seeing our family from grade school through college.
But a few factors got me started thinking about change again:
1. Our almond-colored laminate countertops were showing their age.
2.My husband gave me beautiful white dishes (Crate and Barrel’s Aspen) for Christmas.
3. A Craigslist search produced the island in these photos, filling our previously bare middle space and inspiring me with its butcher block top.
4. I read about Rustoleum’s Cabinet and Countertop Transformation kits.
Hmmm, it doesn’t look all that bad from far away — but I was ready for something different and eager to take advantage of the wonderful light of these south- and west-facing windows. I’ll share our kitchen’s change(s) with you guys bit by bit, the same way that I undertake them: as ideas come and as time permits! So stay tuned for Part II…