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Thursday, October 8, 2009

"lipstick"

where do i start...well i could start with the fact that since cam & i have been married we have lived in 7 different places (in 10 years) and thus i've gotten use to living in places that aren't usually "my style" (whatever that is...) or i could start with the fact that i do not paint - i once painted A room when savannah was born but it didn't go so great so i just don't paint...
but i guess i will start with this...
so a few weeks ago, we decided to get new countertops...im on a walk with my sister and she is like "you should totally re-paint your cabinets while your at it" i blew her off like fire on a marshmellow, quickly. then my friend nachelle was talking about re-painting her bunkbeds & that is something i had been wanting to do to the girls bunkbeds as well...she was like, "you can totally do it!" but the kicker came when i was on a run with my "friend" heather (im using friend lightly here because my new motto is "friends, don't let friends, PAINT!" heather, if your reading this just kidding girl...if your not reading this, im totally not kidding! lol) early one morning - two weeks ago! i was talking about my countertops & how i really wanted white cabinets and she totally convinced me..."you can do it!" she said ..."it's like putting on LIPSTICK!" i ran the idea past cam and he neither agreed or disagreed but said he was totally not involved...so within 24 hours...
i had taken all the cabinets off by myself and...

repainted the cabinets...luv you girl...you totally rocked this out with me!

not bad right...trust me it does get bad...


i rented a paint sprayer from home depot...heather started spraying and we started getting a little confident...first coat...looks promising...until the wind picked up & it started to rain...right onto my cabinet doors...so i basically had a breakdown...drove myself to mcdonalds and ate a cheeseburger in the parking lot and worked up the gusto to call cam and beg for his help (and forgiveness :)...or better yet, i thought can't we pay someone to finish the job?!?!


cam went from zero to hero in a matter of days...he luved that paint sprayer gun...and a big thanks to our friend who let us borrow theirs for a few days...


my dad was in town for the weekend and did a great job taping
up the garage for us...
so here you go...pretty legit right.


ps...yes, im crazy...i did the bunkbeds & a dresser too!
how cute did they turn out!!!

pss...im never painting again.

23 comments:

TeamWalbruch said...

Professional help...that's all I gotta say

TeamWalbruch said...

PS - They Look AWESOME!

Kelsi Fullmer said...

Cam--SUPER CUTE! you are the woman...and cam is the man. I wish I could do that to caleb's house...can you say the 70's!?

Nachelle said...

Camie...IT ALL LOOKS AMAZING!!! Sorry to have contributed to coaxing you into doing it, but I love it all and put with the new countertops, seriously gorgeous!

Randi said...

Wow, they look really great! Good job!! I love the new look.

Scott & Tami said...

Cam...looks amazing!!!! I'm so proud of you...You always just bust stuff and finish it quick....way to go!!!

Scott & Tami said...

ps....love the counter tops too!!!

The Brown's said...

looks so good cami! good for you!

Whitney said...

cami- i was seriously laughing out loud at my desk when i read, so i blew her off like a fire on a marshmallow. haha, still laughing.

on a separate note, i LOVE white cabinets. love them and you did amazing. they turned out so good! they look amazing.

Sarah said...

luv it cam. totally would NEVER do it myself...but you are awesome for having the guts.

Your house looks beautiful.

love.s

Ming said...

Way to Cam & Cam! The first thing we did when we bought our home was paint our kitchen cabinets. We love white kitchens! It looks awesome!!

MerileeAshton said...

LOL, they look fantastic. But girl, your clean and organized cabinets with the doors off make the rest of us look bad! Even your before picture makes my kitchen look bad! Thanks for sharing...not sure if I'll ever paint cabinets, probably not!

Sunny Jo said...

Super cute Cam!! I have always wanted a white Kitchen...LOVE it!!! :)

Tia J said...

You guys are amazing. It looks great I love the new look.

Humphries said...

It turned out great! The girls furniture looks so cute and the new countertops are awesome!

hEiDi said...

Yahh great girl, and I was seriously just on Apartment Therapy looking up how to paint an Armoire! Yes, we just bought one off of craigslist and I thought I'll just paint it, so guess what we're doing on Saturday. Seriously though your kitchen looks AMAZING!!!! Wow what a difference. I love it and dream of my white kitchen someday too!

*J*E*N* said...

SOOOOO proud of you Cam, they look great!!!!!! I love white cabinets-I wanted to paint our brand new ones white and I was threatened by the look of death. I painted my tables, chairs and fireplace white instead-same thing sunny when we started, blizzard and wind a week later. At least you (or Cameron) had the sense to cover your garage with plastic, everything in ours has a layer of paint dust :) Lipstick... funny.

Heather said...

You know you love me! Cam can call me the "mastermind" all he wants. I take it as a compliment now because it looks awesome! (although I was worried for a little bit) haha

Rosanne said...

Sorry for all you went through - but they look awesome!! Good job. ;)

Lindsay Clegg Sundloff said...

You did a great job and they look great. I am partial to white cabinets though! Love ya.

Misty Kesler said...

They turned out super cute!

Jacqui said...

Hey Cami - you should check out my blog...your picture is BEAUTIFUL!

banks said...

I love the paint job. I can't believe how good your kitchen looks. Love the other Kami