The cabinetry is circa 1985. While most of the rooms in this house have been gutted and rebuilt over the years I've owned it, the kitchen still has old drywall over lathe and plaster.
I accepted that I could not get into this kind of major project but what harm can there be in removing an old, hideous, useless microwave shelf? ~
Off comes the shelf and I stare in horror at this! ~
Of course, busting out the plaster and fixing the cracks and holes was the first order of business.
I picked up this shelf at a yard sale for $1. Someone had stripped it and found it wasn't worth refinishing. I wanted a place to display vintage tea tins that belonged to my Grandmother. ~
So two weeks into the shelf fiasco, it's finally hung. The doors are removed from the cupboard above and the oak trim painted in the Silver Fox. I'll leave this as an open cupboard and next post I'll show you how I dressed up the interior. ~
I'm putting a lot of man (okay, woman) hours into this kitchen but I'm actually having a ton of fun with sticking with my Thrift, Gift, Reworked & Found goal!
Wait until you see how I reworked the hardware!
I'm sharing this with Saturday Nite Special