You know, I almost entitled this post, "Yumminess," but I thought that might be over the top. You decide.
These two cabinets were left behind in the basement of the house. The owner told me I could have them. I started slobbering the moment I saw them and haven't stopped since.
At first glance I saw the bright, cheerful yellow and considered leaving them alone. Well, bringing them upstairs and then leaving them alone. Once we moved in I discovered that these were built IN the basement (and only by the grace of God himself actually fit up the stairs!) and weren't painted on both sides. I also found the backs in disrepair.
So, a bigger project than I thought, but they are incredibly worth it. Yumminess, I told you.
I began by cleaning the cabinets inside and out, using soap and hot water. They were a mess, having lived in the basement for a long time. Then I used wood filler (Elmer's brand) to spackle in any large gouges. I also had some masonite cut to fit the backs and the boys helped me nail it on to provide additional support.
I used Behr Paint Plus Primer in Interior Semi-Gloss, Extra White for these bad boys. And it took 4 coats; no lie! I used a mini-roller and a brush for the corners. The cabinets also got brand new hardware - both hinges and glass knobs.
I am SO PROUD OF MYSELF for how they came out.