We took the kids with us, and I was armed with drinks, lots of snacks, two iPhones and YouTube kid videos and games, crayons and coloring books, etc. Ready for a full three-hour tour.
We tried to go with lower end cabinets as I'm
Aaaaanyway, after FOUR AND A HALF HOURS, the designer was finally ready to give us our estimate. I'm thinking it's going to be around $3500, and that was sounding on the pricey side for me since we still have the other 1/2 to do. Deep breath. $9800!
For 1/2 the kitchen.
I packed up the kids immediately while my nice hubby tried to sweep up Goldfishies off the ground as best a he could, and we were outta there.
On to Lowe's where they were having 20% off all in-stock cabinets sale! Sweet. We got almost the exact same layout (minus the fridge garage and corner cabinet that extends down to the countertop) for... ((drumroll, please))... $1100. AFTER TAX! Oh, man. Such a relief.
BUT, these cabinets are just plain as plain can be. I loved the glazed look. Here's what we currently have:
And here's what I attempted this weekend:
I just did a small cabinet, and I used a craft antiquing acrylic, so I wiped it off immediately after. But I wanted to get a feel for it and see if it was something I really want to do. I'm SOOO afraid of destroying my brand new cabinets! But after seeing this, I'm thinking I can do it.
Here are some kitchens I'm dreaming of:
|Images from KraftMaid.com|
According to KraftMaid, my style falls somewhere between "Luxe Tansitional" and "Classicaly Traditional".
Their "Ginger with Sable Glaze" is the finish we had originally wanted:
I'm loving the combos. I can't decide if I want to do my island green or white (glazed, of course). I'm leaning toward white since that will probably appeal to a larger crowd when we sell...
Whaddya think? Should I suck it up and glaze brand new cabinets?