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March 30, 2014

Cabinetry Are Us

Several months ago I found some used kitchen cabinets, bought them, and they have been languishing in the basement in storage ever since. With the free time that I had last week I decided to put a couple of them up in the dinette. They were all white, so first I painted the sides to give a little visual effect. Hanging cabinets by yourself can be challenging, but I managed to work out a system that worked well for that particular spot.

Luckily for me, there is a bookshelf just under where I wanted to place the cabinets. Double lucky - these are anchored to the walls so made a stable platform. Add a couple of boards (came with the house) and a sturdy cardboard box, and voila:

  Cabinets Step 1
Cabinets Step 1
Cabinets Step 1
Cabinets Step 1
Cabinets Step 1

I wish I had painted the faces of the cabinets too and left the just the doors white. I think it would have worked out better visually. Well, the good news is that The other two cabinets (which will go in other rooms) can be apinted before putting them up. I will have to see if I can buy canned paint that will match the color and I can get the interesting pattern. What is so special about the paint you ask?

  Paint Can

I used metalic spray paint, that was left over from painting the registers in the stairs, and which I expected to give a smooth color over the white. But two coats gave more of an pattern of lights and darks - which I love. It works with the wood grains of the bookshelf and kitchen cabinets well. I don't think I can get that from brushing on paint.

Ahh well, I'll figure out something and the rest of the cabinets will benefit from my experience with those two.

Posted by Bogie on March 30, 2014 at 07:01 AM in House Work | Permalink


Your new cabinet looks beautiful, and the work was beautifully done. Congratulations!

Posted by: Cop Car at Mar 30, 2014 11:53:33 AM