It’s coming on nine years since we bought our little farm and ranch property. I didn’t know then, but as time passes I realize just what a huge project we purchased.
Lot’s of repairs have been done, with priority given to the most important things like a 4 ton A/C unit, a new roof, garage siding, septic system, exterior paint, fencing, and etc, etc. These things are crucial to the re-sale of a house, but beyond the curb appeal is still our 1980’s interior eyesore.
No matter how pretty the furniture or the freshly painted walls are, neither distract the attention from my butt ugly kitchen cabinets. It’s a toss up deciding which is worse, the spray painted cabinetry, the ten shades of dingy tan tile counter-top, or my stone-age dysfunctional appliances. I chose the cabinets, and that’s the new nightmare project. Estimate for new cabinets and counter-top, $15,000, this extraordinary expense is definitely not going to happen. So, for the next who knows how long, the cabinets will be a do it yourself job.
This is part of our kitchen, there is actually more cabinets on the other side of the window. That’s a lot of ugly cabinets!
We are a week into this horrific job, and I’m astonished by not only the shoddy craftsmanship of these cabinets, but also the crappy paint job from a previous owner. I mean really… some idiot actually spray painted right over the door hinges and shelf paper! Yes, there was contact paper lifting underneath the paint, unbelievable.
Here is the progress so far, 11 cabinets and 9 drawers to go. I’ll keep you posted on our progress!
amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch