I Don't Want To Grow Up!
I want to live in my fantasy world. You may know the world I'm talking about. In this world, I can afford to have my kitchen gutted and replaced. Ok, I'm over that fantasy - but how about the one where I get new doors to go on the old boxes (nice also).
But no! I have come back into the real world. I am going to 'refresh' my kitchen. You may ask "what the heck is a refresh"?
I'm going to paint my existing cabinets, add a few 'off-the-rack-unfinished' upper and lowers. Move my stove out of the corner, get new vinyl and replace the ceiling fans.
For the last week I have been trying to figure out the best way to blend my old cabinets with the new.
These are my existing cabs. They have the routed groove around the edges. I have been practicing filling these grooves with wood filler (that is the white stuff you see), sanding, filling, sanding, etc.
This is the result beneath the primer. I can still faintly see the groove. I need to fill it again.
When I get it filled, I plan to add trim to try to get it to look like the new cabs. It will look sort of like this.
This is what the new cabs look like. The door profile is very similiar.
Mitering those corners will take me forever.
Also, it may be impossible to fill the grooves until the are not noticeable. So, I was thinking that I could buy a roll of the beadboard wallpaper and put in the middle of the panels?????? No filling, no sanding?????????
So, I have a tentative plan. It will take me forever because I will work on the doors when the mood strikes me.