Monday, May 26, 2014

Progress: Cabinets

Man! It's been a roller coaster getting all of our cabinets painted. But, after two weeks of eating out every meal and living out of boxes for almost four weeks, it's finally done! This weekend we finally started putting food in the pantry and dishes in cabinets. It felt nice for everything to have a place.

Another projects we waited to do until the painters left was install our new bamboo shades. I'm in love. Our house has taken on a "beach" vibe without us really knowing it, and these shades really make a difference in the room. We have an east facing house, so we get direct sun in the back room for half the day and it gets hot in the den. We can already tell a huge difference in the back room and how much our air conditioning is (not) coming on.
 Here's a look at the den (what we're calling our back living room) after the painters were finished. It feels so fresh!
For comparison, this is BEFORE:
It truly felt like a cave!

Here's an in-process photo of the TV cabinet:
Here's AFTER:

We're very happy with the way it turned out. So much so, we had it as our top priority to finish off the kitchen with new countertops, backsplash, floors and taking out some cabinets. Having this done, we think we've moved it down the priority list a few notches.

On to the next project!

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