Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Home Alone

Joe's annual conference in Vegas was this week, so Rocco & I were left to our own devices for the last few days. Typically I have a sewing marathon or a knitting marathon or just plain girly time, but this year I am on a home improvement kick. Just before he left, I saw a commercial for Lowes Creative Ideas magazine, so I went to their website to subscribe (it's free, so why not). One of the ideas on the site was to update your kitchen cabinet hardware & paint your cabinets for an updated look. My cabinets are already painted, but the hardware was definitely questionable (I didn't remember to take a before shot until I was a little bit into the project, but you get the idea):

So, $100 later, I came home to install my new hardware. OF COURSE the holes from the new hardware didn't line up with the holes from the old hardware, so I had to drill new holes, spackle & paint the old holes, and while I was at it, touch up paint the nicks & scrapes that suddenly became painfully obvious. But since I had nothing else to do all weekend, I didn't mind too much. I think it looks WAY better this way:

These pics were taken with my cell phone at night, so sorry if they're blurry. A shot of my prized jade-ite chicken:

Rocco was pretty pissed that my lap wasn't as available as usual, and my knitting productivity was nil this week, but I think it's worth it. I can't wait to see Joe's reaction when he comes home tonight!


Karen said...

What a pretty kitchen you have! The picture looks like it is from a magazine! I agree, new hardware can make a huge difference. That is also on my very long list of home improvements projects here. Mine are from the 80's and oh so ugly.

Robin said...

It turned out great!! I would never have the courage to attempt it!

Knittymuggins said...

LOVE the improvements & can't wait to hear what The Mister has to say! I don't think I'd be brave enough either - my cabinets are wood finished and I can't imagine painting them (even if I love how that looks). Great job!