This blog has been neglected lately while my life has changed a bit. Although I’m now single and an apartment dweller, my DIY tasks will not go to the wayside. In fact, I think DIYing in an apartment is more challenging since I have to work within the restrictions set by the owner. (No painted walls, no demolition, etc.)
One improvement I negotiated with my lease was to paint the kitchen cabinets. My new apartment is a.w.e.s.o.m.e overall, but the kitchen just made me sad. It was a dark, dreary place to be. Here it is before:
The mahogany floors are gorgeous but combined with the outdated, dark cabinets it was just too depressing.
A coat of primer and two or three coats of semi-gloss white paint later, and the kitchen is officially bright and cheery.
Such a drastic improvement, no? A lighter color was also beneficial because the kitchen is the smallest place in the house. It feels much larger now.
Stay tuned to see how I took the cabinet hardware from grimy to glowing!