So Hubby and I finished the microwave cabinet. It’s done, finished and in place. You might remember that we originally thought to mix paint and stain. The drawers were going to be stained along with the drawers-the rest was going to be chalk painted to match the island.
Well we ended up not happy with the stain. On the wainscoting doors we couldn’t get the paint out of the cracks good enough and the drawers were stained but we didn’t like the look and decided paint the whole thing. I’m glad we did. Here’s the reveal:
After we had it in place we both marveled. Hubby asked me if I still had the beginning picture. I did and showed it to him.
It’s hard to believe it was the same piece. He was impressed all over again. He praised my painting and I praised his work. Then we decided right there and then we really are a good team…not just in marriage but woodwork too.
Here’s the funny part of it all. Even though we originally wanted this for a microwave cabinet I rejected that idea. I put the microwave on the counter in the laundry room for now at least. I hate the microwave. It takes up too much space and I (maybe) use it once a day or so. It’s not worth taking up prime “real estate” on my kitchen counters.
The kids had fun making fun of Hubby and I. They keep telling us that they can’t believe we can continually find more cabinets and find more places to put them. I think we are done in the laundry and the kitchen now. It’s kind of bittersweet. Both of us love the hunt and love working on projects like this..but alas, we’ll have not other places to put them in the kitchen.
So now, here’s how the kitchen looks. This is when we first moved in….
and this is now. [Read more…] about Microwave Cabinet that Wasn’t