We ordered several cabinets in our house in paint grade poplar in an attempt to hold costs down.
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Where was I?
Oh yes... saving money.
Can I just say that this tiny little cost saving measure in no way compensates for the thousands of "surprise costs" and "last minute changes" and "hidden expenses" and YOU BOUGHT WHAT!?!?! and HOW MUCH DID YOU SAY THAT EXTRA STEP ON THE SIDE PORCH COSTS???!!!???
So getting the paint grade cabinets was not only a very minor savings, in the grand scheme of things, it also gave us one more task to do ourselves which I have just been too weak and shaky to even think about...
The Country Doctor took all the boys on a camping trip last weekend. I decided to use that precious, golden, holy, sacred, blissful, gift of time alone to paint the stinking... not cost effective... not saving us any money... %$*#*#%^& mudroom cabinets.
No mom, I did not use the magnetic/chalkboard paint. I could not find any magnetic/chalkboard in my small town hardware store and I was not about to drive 20 miles to the bigger town just for a can of magnetic/chalkboard paint. My family is just going to have to suffer and subsist on chalkboard only cabinets! How will they ever face another dawn?
Here is where I started to paint the mudroom cabinets in the high gloss Killim Red paint that I bought right before Thanksgiving in order to have the mudroom cabinets painted by Christmas.
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Here is where I started to have serious misgivings about that high gloss Killim Red paint on my mudroom cabinets. Here is where I started to think that my mudroom cabinets were beginning to look like they were painted with left over fingernail polish from the Dollar store. Here is where I started to wonder if I was completely cracked out on cranberry sauce when I bought that high gloss Killim Red paint.
Here is where I thought about toning the cracked out glossy red paint down with a pale yellow interior on the inside of the cubbies.
Here is where I considered repainting the cabinets in Ralph Lauren Sun Washed Blue.
When I walk in my mudroom, I try very hard not to look at the glossy garish killim red cabinets and I focus all my energy on this cute sign.
I am giving away one $60.00 gift certificate for a custom made sign for your own garish glossy mudroom.... or for any other room in your house. Your sign can say whatever you like! Cindy at Cindy's Signs and Such will make it for you and I will ship it out.
Just tell me what your custom made sign would say in the comments. I will have a random drawing on Saturday to find the winner. Contest ends at noon CST on Saturday. Thanks for dropping by!