How's that for a title? This is the story of a work in progress and of a girl who really wanted to do something cool. But she was worried for a long time about the process; how long would it take, how messy would it be, what if she did it wrong, what if she hated the end result?
But then that girl took a leap and said to herself, "It's my kitchen and my house and I can do what I want! I'm the one living here and so I'm gonna do it. Pthbttttt!" You hear that? That's the sound of me sticking my tongue out at any naysayers.
Yeah, this was a process, both in time and in a chance to learn a bit. Not about cabinets but about enjoying the process of a good work. You see this project took longer than I thought it would and there were some days I couldn't even pick up a brush and paint. But in it all I was reminded that a process isn't bad. Just as the kitchen was a process, I'm in a process too. I didn't quit because it wasn't working out like I hoped. God doesn't quit, and won't quit on me-even if it takes a while for me to learn what I need to.
Now, on to the finished project.
Here's the start of it, just as I was taking the doors off.
And here's how it looked with the just the primer. And how it looked for about two weeks.
But it's okay-it's done now and I so appreciate the finished product. It's a great place to start the day.
And the best part, I got a new kitchen for twenty dollars! I already had the primer and other supplies so all I needed was the paint. Not bad, huh?
What the cheapest redo you've ever done?
I'm linking up to The Inspired Room's Beautiful Life Series; even though life was pretty good before the new kitchen I was reminded that taking a chance and doing something you've always wanted to do (regardless of how it might have turned out) sure makes life beautiful for me. Head over to the Inspired Room to see how other's are finding beauty this week.
I'm also linking up to Kimba's DIY party-be sure to head over and see all the awesome DYI projects that are gonna-you're bound to find some serious inspiration!
Sharing some with Nester's National Take a Risk Day-this was by far the riskiest thing I've done in my house, and the most rewarding!