Are you kidding me? No, I have not done a new project.

I sat on my butt holding my new baby girl watching my mother-in-love clean my kitchen floor, bathrooms, do my laundry and clean my kitchen while my father-in-love was busy hanging moulding on the top and bottom of my kitchen cabinets and doing another project I will feature tomorrow. All the while still letting Isaac be the center of attention. They are amazing! It was heavenly. Although it was hard to sit there and do nothing I thoroughly enjoyed resting and loving on Kayla.

They left yesterday and so last night was my first solo night with Kayla. It wasn’t so bad. She was a pistol until 12:15 then slept until 2:15 when I fed her. Then she woke up again in the 4 range and I got her to go back to sleep again and then woke up at 6 to feed, back to sleep, woke up at 9 with a cold (big brother shared it with her) and had a little difficulty feeding and we had to suction her nose a bit. Then slept until 12:30 when I woke her to feed. Now that you know my schedule back to the project…

I have been wanting to take the plunge on painting the oak nasties in my kitchen since December 15, 2007 (the day we moved in). However, the enormity of the job kept me away until now.


Ok well maybe not today or tomorrow but soon…I am going to paint my kitchen cabinets. I can’t look at them a month longer. I am not sure what color and all that yet. I keep rolling ideas around in my head. Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated. But I definitely wanted to start the project by adding a little molding so they don’t look so much like the “I-am-the-cheapest-cabinets-you-can-buy look.” I am hoping once caulked, primered and painted I will have achieved that look a little.

P.S. Don’t you love my black dishwasher, stainless steel microwave and white stove? Yah, those were in the house when we moved in too. Fabulous. Those will be changed when the budget allows also.

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  1. smiling at the fact that you refer your in-laws as in-loves.

    I think your hormones are a little wacked about wanting to tackle that project on that lack of sleeping schedule. Honestly your cabinets will sit and wait. Or maybe your paint angels could come again.

    Love ya!

  2. Can’t wait to see how this turns out…I want to paint my kitchen cabinets also. I am also trying to get away from the cheapest-cabinets- you-can-buy look! Good idea to add the molding!

  3. I am glad you weren’t painting. When I saw that heading in my google reader I was worried. Those cabinets do have hidden potential. The moulding will look great.

  4. You are nuts…. man, when I have a baby I don’t do any projects for months! : ) But, we are talking about you now aren’t we? ; )

    I am sure whatever you choose will look fabulous….. I have those cabinets too, I would love to see what you do! : )

  5. I have recently found your blog and I love it!! I have wanted to paint my cabinets for awhile but only the doors are wood and the rest of the cabinets are like laminate to look like wood so I am scared the paint wouldn’t stick:(

  6. I also recently found your blog and love it! The fact that you are thinking about projects so soon after having a baby is awesome! I was so tired I couldn’t think straight! And cabinents no less – wow! 🙂

  7. The molding looks great! Once you have a chance to paint them (with a newborn?!? You must be super mom!, the molding is going to add a very custom look to them! You’ll feel like you have a whole new kitchen! Can’t wait to see what color you choose.

  8. Your father in law did a great job!! I need to hire him for some projects the next time he’s in town. Thanks for letting us come over for a little while Friday. It was nice letting Garrett play with Isaac. Kayla’s room looks even better in person.

  9. I’m anxious to see the color you choose, I bet a dark like black/walnut would really look good-don’t you have red accents? How about a red base under the dark color, then sand to show some of the red?

    Have you seen these? Magnetic panels to cover your appliances to unify the appearance, cheaper than new appliances 🙂

  10. I have a friend who has a blog who painted her cabinets and they turned out GREAT — whew, long sentence!! So if you want her e-mail, just let me know! Oh, and PLEASE give yourself a break about the fitting into jeans thing!! I called my husband from an Old Navy fitting room about two weeks after I had our son…bawling. He was like…UH, you had a BABY less than TWO WEEKS ago you crazy woman! Well, not the crazy woman part…

  11. Isn’t it wonderful having family that you love so much around, letting you just savor the newborn time? I love that.

    I think your cabinets would look cool black with your blue walls…Or white would be nice and fresh…I’m sure whatever you do will look fab.

  12. Love the trim idea! I’m going to warm up my cabinet painting skills by doing the bathroom first (I bought the supplies…now I need to DO it!) but I really do like the trim you’ve added to your kitchen cupboards. We also have blah oak cupboards that I can’t stand. I also want to add beadboard to the exposed ends of our cupboards.

    ~ Sarah

  13. I knew that you were fabulous, but then I saw the red spoon rest and paper towel holder, and I knew what good taste you have. I have them too, I guess that means I have good taste too.

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