New kitchen cabinets are finally in...lowers anyway. We found solid poplar cabinets. I know poplar tends to take stain stain irregularly but our original thought was to paint the cabinets white. However, once faced with solid wood it didn't seem right to paint them. So, I decided to try stain and and then poly and see what happened. I did the rub on stain and poly to avoid paint brush marks. It was super easy and fast. I would recommend this method to everyone! We bought and worked on the cabinets a few at a time as our work space was limited. This slowed us down. We ordered the kitchen sink counter top as a custom cut but probably would cut it myself if I had it to over again. We bought stock panels and made the straight cuts ourselves with a circular saw. Thanks to a good friend, things went faster than anticipated. Thanks for your time and talents Wayne:) The slideshow below shows the various stages of this project. One note to everyone...I would recommend not taking out the sink base until the counter top arrives for the new sink area...I was 4 weeks without running water in the kitchen area. It was a huge pain! Enjoy the show.
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.