But for now, they just have to look like diamonds in the rough.
I was right
I WAS getting sick. And very sick indeed. Who knows how long I have had mononucleosis... but at least I now know why I was so overly exhausted during renow week. Thankfully I am finally feeling much better though I am still very tired. My tonsils are almost back to normal (they basically became two giant, painful, pus balls --- disgusting. I know.)
I'm basically contagious for [up to] the next year and a half.
Oh well. The Lord had some reason for it. Though I don't understand it.
Staying on topic however, I would just like to give a list of things I am pleased about and things I would do different next time.
What went well:
- all the help I received from Sheree'
- Jason surprising us with help
- the painted brown knobs look really cute (as opposed to purchasing nice new metal ones)
- I love.love.love the smooth texture of the oil paint. Its nothing like acrylic
- the oil paint went really far so we didn't have to buy any second buckets
But... next time [and there never will be]:
- the cream paint will be just a touch darker
- the brown paint will be a few shades lighter or... I'd add more glaze to the mix
- use acrylic paint - and just make sure to use a finish coat
- hire a professional
- actually... .I'll just buy new cabinets. Thanks.
I'm debating whether I should post a picture of the kitchen in its current state or not. Though the cabinetry and white appliances all look great, the two main problems are the white walls and hideodeous white-and-green tile backsplash. Since I'm sick, however, those white walls shall remain until my energy is regained (not for a few weeks, at the least).
The good thing is that the mono didn't take over until after the cabinets were finished :)
And for that, I am very grateful.