I am Die-ing to paint my cabinets a lighter color. They are 1980's oak. While they are solid wood and have a decent shape, I like to refer to my kitchen as "the cave". Those cabinets make the room DARK.
I am planning on doing it after the holidays settle sometime in January or February.
Here's the first step of prep in this loooong journey.
This is the microwave stand, which would be useful if I was 6'4.
Since I am about the same height as Mary Lou Retton,( or for those you in the younger set Li'l Kim.) everything that would come out of that piping hot microwave is at the perfect spot for pouring hot soup right on my head. So, the microwave is on the counter, and the area kind of became a junk collection point and looked very dated with the "bump out."
We had a carpenter friend take it down and cut the lip off so we still could use it, but it would blend in more... Look at the surprises underneath the wood! Whoo-hooo!
Was that shade of green ever in style?!
Now that it's been "trimmed",it already looks better! We are going to put molding on to hide the bottom and crown around the top to finish it off... but alas, while there is potential there, and I am impatient and want it done NOW..I have to remind myself one step at atime...