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Kitchen Cabinet RE DO Part 3

Previously on MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE –


     We talked kitchen cabinet hardware and the ins and out of wide wild world of WHITE!



     Today I talk about the installation of my kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts. How hard could it be? Right? I will tell you!


But, first let me start by saying that I look at every project as an opportunity to learn something new. And even if I am not rushing out to install any more cabinet doors…if I had to…I could!


Here were my big mistakes:
1. I did not have an assistant over the age of 13, and the ones I did have were easily distracted and prone to leaving the room and not coming back.
2. I did not take the time to familiarize myself with the European hinges and the various ways they could be adjusted. Now of course, I am an expert on them, but those lessons were learned the hard way, and I honestly could have gone my whole life and not missed knowing what I learned.
3., 4. and 5…I really needed an assistant.


That being said, and lets just get out of the way the fact that on average , the first 4 or five doors took 1 hour each to install, in the end, I am still VERY happy that I went this route. When I walk into the kitchen now, I love how it looks, and I have not even replaced the countertops  and floors or avocado green oven yet!!!All in good time!
I am saving the full reveal for when the job is completely done, and the remaining doors are hung. However, for you patience, here are some BEFORE and AFTERS!

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AFTER



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NOW HERE is the thing I want you to take away from this…no matter HOW much I complain about how difficult this was, OR HOW LONG IT TOOK,  I saved myself thousands of dollars…let me say that again…THOUSANDS  of dollars doing my kitchen update this way. And if it was a pain in my butt and an thorn in my side, oh well, so be it, not everything comes easy or is a blast…but in the end, when all of the PHASES are done, I will look like I have an expensive kitchen and I will have done most of it MYSELF!!! and like I say:
 IF I CAN MAKE IT HERE-YOU CAN AMKE IT ANYWHERE!!! 
HAVE FUN LEARNING SOMETHING NEW TODAY!


TOMORROW – INSTALLING A DOOR WITH A EUROPEAN HINGE !!!
AND PAINTING MY  DINING ROOM TABLE
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