Our Kitchen Update and Removing Paint from Clothes

Recently, we have been updating our kitchen. We started off with a 1970’s kitchen with good “bones” as they say, but ugly appliances, countertops, cabinets that need refinishing, etc. We have put in a lot of work ourselves to get a better looking kitchen.

This is basically what we had to start with. We already did those floors!

All put the cabinets needed to be refinished completely. The original finish was pretty much gone/ wore down to bare wood on most of the cabinets. Plus the cabinet over the fridge had been saws-alled at some point and was unrepairable as an actual usable cabinet so it had to go. Also, the “vintage” appliances were an eyesore. My husband and oldest son worked hard on sanding and restaining the cabinets. I think they did a marvelous job!

Before we painted and finished up.

We picked out new appliances! It is so hard to find appliances in stock anywhere. We ordered and had to wait what felt like forever, probably a month, for the wall oven, induction cook-top and over-the-range microwave. The fridge we got at Costco and had to wait a day or two for delivery – while everyone else is backordered at least a month!!

We are enjoying our kitchen now!

After all this, painting the room was all that was left. Yesterday, we did a quick paint job on the kitchen and dining area replacing the gold vessel/ yellowish color with a paper kraft/ whitish color to brighten up the rooms. It looks great!

Well, working fast and in clothes I didn’t really want to ruin – I got paint on me. Not only did I get paint on my clothes, but I left it on the clothes overnight and only this morning did I decide to do anything about it. Not worried, I got out the rubbing alcohol and a scrub brush I keep in the laundry room. Using a small amount of rubbing alcohol poured directly onto the paint and scrubbing lightly with the brush removed all the paint. Then, I just tossed the clothing in with the rest of my laundry.

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