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    Spring Cleaning

    Since we moved in the house 5 years ago, our kitchen cabinets have been neglected and have only occasionally gotten a good wash down, they were getting to the point of embarrassing lately though. So this weekend I broke out the 409, some goof-off, terry-cloth rags, and some touch-up stain. Prior my wife was wanting to paint all of them, but is now wanting to keep them as is.

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    Darren

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    Nice job u can come and do ours if u like.
    Have to ask does your wife want to keep the hardware too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Nice job u can come and do ours if u like.
    Have to ask does your wife want to keep the hardware too?
    Funny you should ask, just got back from the Hardwood store that I was at Saturday, they had some items on close out. Just bought 25 of the 1st pulls, and 50 of the 3rd ones in this pic, all for $1.25 each, about half price for each style. I'll be spray painting the existing hinges.
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    Darren

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    You sure are a pro with that 'rusty monkey wrench' stuff nice job
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    Stopped off and grabbed some quick drying satin black spray paint tonight, removed all the hinges and did a couple of quick coats, and reinstalled all with the new handles. Makes for a nice update and SWMBO is happy with them.

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    Will be replacing counter tops and the backsplash this summer, have new flooring to put down as well, but this will have to do for now.
    Darren

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    When Momma's happy, etc. And I like it,too.
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    I like the updated hardware a lot better too. Nice job.
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    Thanks all, still have a couple to add on the sink pull-outs, they've never had handles and I installed the trays on them a couple of years ago. Looking at it this morning I really liked the look of all of it, ties the black from the other cabinets in really nicely.
    Darren

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    You and your wife have an eye for this stuff.
    Looks really cool.well done.Momma must be double delighted given the disruption and cost new cabs would have meant.

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