I just thought I would stop in for a quick kitchen renovation update. To be honest, we haven’t gotten any further than taking down the cabinet doors, but that wound up being it’s own little mini beast. By looks of it (different glues & many old screw and/or nail holes) these cabinets have been tweaked a few times in the past. While I’m not expert, some of the “rigging” that was previously done has me scratching my head for any understanding in it.
See that piece of pressed particle board with the notch cut out. That was to allow for the door hinges to be mounted so the door would hang flush. After looking into hinges and all their creakiness I’m of the mind set that this could have been avoided had the installer used the correct hinge in the first place (not trying to point fingers, I’m just saying this was not the most visually appealing solution). Needless to say, I am not a fan, and those suckers came down!
I found that a wood chisel and a hammer were the best way to go about this without damaging the actual cabinet frame. Tip – hold the chisel flush with the cabinet frame, holding it at an angle usually means you’ll be filling a hole later. After, we coerced those strips off with the chisel we had to go back and scratch or peel off any glue or remnants that were left behind. Eventually we were able to get all of the cabinets to this.
Sorry about the blur in this last pic…still learning to shoot in Manual…eeek!
This weekend we’re hoping to have all of the holes patched and everything sanded and ready for paint. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
If anyone has any DIY kitchen renovation tips, I would LOVE to hear them! Is anyone working on a similar project?