The painting is almost finished - the faux staining of the cabinets is coming out great. I can already tell that the dark cabinet is going to work much better with the green tile.
Many times (more often than not) I opt to paint cabinetry white. But in this case it was just too stark and since we have to keep the existing less-than-perfect tile countertops and sink I wanted them to blend rather than stand out.
Can you picture the darker cabinet with the new floor?
The old cabinet door hinges were painted white, in horrible shape and had to be replaced. But finding a replacement hinge that fit the existing doors ended up not being an easy task. After trying a few hardware stores with no success it seemed hopeless ... and then I remembered this:
This paint is amazing - I have used it on everything from tired looking light fixtures to my wrought iron fencing (really!). The painters soaked the old hinges in acid to remove all the old paint and they will be sprayed oil rubbed bronze. They are not the greatest looking hinges and this way they will just disappear. And the new knobs will shine.
Today the painting should be finished and by Wednesday all the fixtures (except the back-ordered faucet) will be put up and cross your fingers, the new shower door installed.
And then I will come in and style everything. I can hardly wait!