It might be time for a cabinet battle.
(See what I did there? A little shout-out for my Hamilton fans out there!)
If you remember back when I did my kitchen renovation on a budget – you know, the one I started three days before my mom got here for Christmas! – I bemoaned the state of my kitchen cabinets.
The cabinet doors don’t close properly, and the paint is peeling off. In fact, the painters just plum forgot to paint one spot!
Well, that was two years ago and, as you might imagine, the problem has not gotten better. The cabinets still don’t close properly…
…and the paint is peeling worse than ever.
We don’t have a budget to renovate our kitchen with new cabinets anytime soon, so painting them or leaving them are the two options on the table.
So now, I’m faced with the question again – do I repaint the kitchen cabinets?
Pros to painting the cabinets:
- They would look so much better!
- Currently they are the same dreary khaki-gray color that the trim was before I painted the trim white. So I could make them a nicer, more updated color that’s a little happier.
- I could stop thinking about how crappy my cabinets look.
Cons to painting the cabinets:
- I have to actually paint them, which brings back memories of stripping and repainting a certain laundry room door, given that they were painted at the same time, by the same painters, with (I think) the same paint.
- The cabinet doors probably still won’t close properly, even though they’ll look better. (And yes, I’ve already tried taking them off the hinges and remounting them – no luck.) So it might be a little like putting lipstick on a pig.
- It’s a mess to paint cabinets and it means our kitchen will be a mess for however long it takes me.
OK, friends: what do you think? Paint them or leave them? I would reeeeeeeeeally appreciate your advice!
Paint ‘em! You’ll be picking at that chipping paint and silently (or, in my case, not so silently) seething. Or occasionally kicking them. Not that that happens here. Really.
Karen Cooper says
Haha! I haven’t kicked them…yet. Seething, yes. Kicking, no…well, not yet! 😉