Like the trim, the cabinets clashed with the newly painted walls. However… there were a lot of cabinets! If you begin, where do you end? Then there were the countertops. I really, really disliked the countertops. I knew that at sometime, someone had paid a lot of money for those fancy edges, but let this be a warning to anyone who thinks it is worth the money. That triple waterfall might look cool, but it isn’t. It catches everything. When we moved in I was impressed with the cleanliness of the home, but I had to use something sharp and thin to clean all of the accumulated gunk out of the “waterfall” – and I would have kept them just for the looks had they not been so brown. It was depressing.
So this project did not happen right away. Painting began only when I couldn’t stand it any longer. We had to save money for the countertops – do you know that island is 14 feet long? That’s a lot of counter!