I didn't make over a miniature kitchen, in case you were wondering - but that would be kind of fun, wouldn't it? *note to self - purchase doll house immediately* Anyway, I did a mini makeover in *my* kitchen.
So you know all about our dining room renovation saga. What you don't know is that my bright idea to paint our cabinets white crashed and burned. Hard. The cabinet faces and drawer fronts came out fine; it's the doors that are the problem. (Ok, wait - the cabinet drawer fronts are no longer fine because Pita Pocket took a metal measuring spoon to most of them - let's just agree that the whole project has gone to pot, shall we?)
For some reason the primer and paint on the cabinet doors came out all glompy and rough. They were bad enough that I decided that there was no way we could hang them back up. We did end up hanging the bottom doors back on, because keeping Pita Pocket out of the cabinets was a 24/7 job, and also because it's not as noticeable. But the ones on the top we left off. I DID NOT want to scrape and re-paint them, but we also really can't afford new cabinets.
Fast forward almost two months. It occurs to me that we're having a birthday party this weekend, and that the kitchen might not look...err...its best. We are messy kitchen cabinet people over here. There's no neatly stacked dishes and beautiful mason jars filled with spices. It's more like a bunch of dishes and glassware threw up in our cabinets. Oh, and then someone tossed spices on top of the throw up.
The Mister has decided to build us all new cabinets (yay!) but until they are completed (I'm guessing somewhere 'round 2014 at the rate we move) we needed a cheap solution. Enter a good friend, who came up with the idea to pin fabric up instead of doors.
So I did it, and I'm pretty sure that I like it. I'm still kind of iffy though - at any rate it's better than the gaping holes of dishware vomit we had going on. What do you think?
Oh, and check out how Pita Pocket kept himself busy while I
hid all of the shit normally covering the countertops took pictures: