Kitchen progress, looking good so far!

Even though I only have one coat of White Dove on the cabinets (but not all of the trim) it’s looking much closer to a finished project… however don’t even ask about the door fronts as they have technically been ready for painting for weeks I’ve just been neglectful and reluctant to paint in 90% humidity…

We also got the tile grouted this weekend as well. Have I ever told you that I have tiling anxiety? No, I’ve never been formally diagnosed, but I’m pretty sure it’s a real thing. You see tiling itself is not difficult at all, but you have to move pretty quick in order for the mastic and grout to not dry out and cause problems… SO I get anxious and pretty crazy about moving quick, quick, quick (like at a DEFCON 10) and my Super Awesome Hubby just wasn’t born equipped with anything over say DEFCON 7, so if you can imagine he’s moving at like a 4 and I’m at a full on 10! I’m so lucky he puts up with my crap sometimes I swear… but anyway on to the progress shots!

Kitchen cabinets painted and raised to ceiling

My favorite cabinet so far is the one over the refrigerator / oven area. At first I was not really thrilled about having to stage that area, but I have a plan and I’m super excited to get it finished!

Kitchen cabinets painted and raised to ceiling

And I don’t regret for one minute adding the tile over the window here, I think it really finishes off the area nicely.

Kitchen cabinets painted and raised to ceiling

I still have to caulk the crown molding and fix some areas that aren’t quite perfect before I can paint them. Also, the blue tape is marking areas I noticed after I painted that needed some additional repair so they have been fixed and re-primed and I will paint spot paint those areas when I paint the trim.

Also, a follow up on the cooktop I broke… we haven’t replaced it yet, but I did get “lucky” and was able to buy a replacement glass top for it instead of having to replace the whole cooktop. I would have much rather replaced it, but finding one that fit the exact cutout dimensions proved nearly impossible.

The rest of the to-do list consist of painting the ceiling, installing the range hood, reinstalling the under cabinet lighting, a few more coats of paint and painting the doors… so I think we’re on the downhill slope, right?!

Until next time…



  1. So I’m just gonna own it….I’m a bit of stalker. I live in Hillcrest and saw your house was for sale. I found your blog and I am in LOVE. You have done amazing things with your house. So many amazing ideas. Do you have a contractor that you love or do you just do everything yourself??


    Heather Spencer


    1. Haha, you seriously made me laugh out loud!! Thanks so much for your kind words and for also checking out my blog of course! My hubby and I do all of the work ourselves, with exception to plumbing, and serious electrical, but we’ve been doing this kind of work for many many years. I do all of my own design, decorating and furniture refinishing and really love all of it! We are very sad to leave the neighborhood and Louisville, but I’m hoping our next home will end up being as wonderful as this one has been. We’re having a garage sale this Sat & Sun 9-1 stop by and say hi if you get a chance! I’ll be here through the end of the school year as not to disrupt my daughter’s life too much 😟


  2. I know this was years ago and you’ve moved but were you happy with the painted cabinets while you were still in the house? We have very nice cabinets but they are not white and I would love white cabinets without a remodel. But, I don’t want to ruin good cabinets either.


    1. Hey Dawn,
      Absolutely is the answer! We loved our painted cabinets, it was the 3rd house we had painted cabinets in and I have painted some of the cabinets in our new home and couldn’t be happier. Having said that I have grown kids now and I ensured that the paint and prep job were top notch so that there is no pealing or chipping. I think you will love them, but ensuring they are properly painted is the key to longevity and them adding value to your home. I hope this helps and good luck with your decision!


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