I had the job of priming everything with Zinsser primer.
I don't recommend sticking your head in a cupboard, while using Zinsser, for too long.
Really strong and stinky!
We tossed around the idea of buying the doors, but in the end, he wanted to build them himself. I am really happy with them. They have a recessed panel and 2 of them have a glass insert. Some of the drawers have a recessed panel and some are flat. He made the drawer fronts, but we ordered the drawer slides from Lee Valley.
I had a really hard time choosing a countertop. I wanted something that would be true to the feel of the older home. Most solid surfaces were out of my budget and butcherblock was not easily accessible. I wanted pine, but everyone told me I was crazy! My brother, however, thought it would be a great idea! He found some unfinished pine stair treads and pieced them together. I stained and varnished them and they came out great. All for only $70!
Let's look at the before picture again:
And here is the after with painted cupboards, walls and trim and a new backsplash:
A view with my new sideboard. A peninsula was part of the kitchen plan, but my brother is a busy boy!
This works well for now!
The pine countertops are still holding up well. There are a few dents, but I like them!
My sundae painting, made by Gaby ;)
I love the glass knobs. They add a little sparkle:)
Glass knobs - Lee Valley
Chrome cup pulls - Lee Valley
Appliances - Fridgidaire Professional Series Furniture Gallery
Lighting - Canadian Tire
Wall paint- Souvenir ICI
Cabinet paint - Natural White ICI
Roman Shades - made by my aunt Marilyn