I don't have a large kitchen, but I have a lot of kitchen cabinets and a decent sized pantry.
It is the one area of the house that I always seem to be "playing" with.
I don't enjoy cleaning, but I love a good organization project.
Last year I decided to out everything from the cabinets,
put down new contact paper and purge.
I got about half way done with the top cabinets when the whining began...
what was I thinking, why am I doing this, I'm not having any fun...
Well the hubs had heard just about enough of my whining and decided to help.
In doing so, he received a gold star and the title
"world's greatest contact paper, kitchen cabinet cleaner/organizer" in the entire world.
Don't underestimate these guys, he did good, really good.
Problem was, he didn't enjoy it either.
We finished all of the top cabinets, purged, washed everything and back in place it went.
He promised he would do the bottom cabinets over the winter.
Well winter is quickly passing and the cabinets were not done.
There was a lot of begging, whining, begging and promises of return favors,
if he would just finish...and it worked, he did.
Here's a before, 32 years ago I "lined" the bottom cabinets with flooring,
it is quite ugly, dusty and curling..
but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
But can you imagine, it's been down there for 32 years!?
Once he removed the flooring, the cabinets did have a small amount of damage.
We used this contact paper that looks a bit like granite.
It's clean and light, no curling and it works perfectly.
Now here's the best part, I didn't help,
nope, the hubs did everything, everything.
First one finished and everything back where it goes.
here's the bigger picture.
These cabinets are 32 years old and they look awesome.
I have one more project I wanted to do this winter.
It involves a mirror and some trim and a little electrical work.
He knows what I'm talking about.
Please Chuck, pretty please!!