My mom texted me a few weeks ago asking what Brandon and I would like for our anniversary this year. Our parents are so sweet to celebrate with us, and bless us each year with a special gift. I texted back "a kitchen cabinet makeover." Well, ok. . . this is what I wanted, but I knew Brandon would love it too. So this week, that is exactly what we did, while Brandon was out of town for work. And while my sweet baby girl was (and still is) sick and puny. I was texting with my friend Jenna laughing that of course Clara would get sick and be up all hours of the night when I am home alone. Such is life, right? (A HUGE thanks to my dad who went to the 24 hour pharmacy at 3AM to get baby Vicks and other supplies. I have the Best. Dad. Ever). Anyways, it was a crazy week but somehow we got it done before Brandon walked in the door around 11:30pm Thursday night. He had no idea what we were up to while he was gone. He was shocked, but loves it. I love it. Win - win.
Oh and Clara loves it. . . she told me. :)
Before . . .
Cabinets off and primer on . . .
Mid paint (please ignore messy cabinet contents). . .
Finished product. . .
We soaked the hardware in paint thinner for a few hours and then rinsed them off and scrubbed with a wire brush. Got all the old paint off and back to it's natural state. Love. My mom also had the brilliant idea to paint the vent-a-hood (above the stove) with a paint that looks like stainless steel. I wouldn't say it looks just like stainless steel, esp. up close, but it looks awesome, and we love it!
So this is my surprise 6th anniversary present to Brandon. We typically follow the traditional anniversary gift list so in order to meet that criteria I had a card on the counter last night with a box of mini Snickers and box of Reeses pieces (6th year = candy/sugar or iron).
Thanks mom and dad!! Was fun and I could never have done it without you!
I posted on Instagram (brittbburn) that sick baby = extra cuddles. Hate that she is suffering but LOVING LOVING her cuddles this week. Prob headed back to the Dr today. Poor kid.
Will resume Friday Weekend Links next week!
Enjoy your weekend!
Note - I realized it might come off as though I asked my parents (& expected them) to spend a ton of money on this project. Not so. The only items purchsed for this project was one gallon of paint from Benjamin Moore and some extra screws from Lowes. Between their paint supplies and ours, we had most everything needed.