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Update Old Cabinet Door Handles With Paint

My daughter heads back to college tomorrow morning.

Today has been an incredibly emotional day!

Since my dad is driving her tomorrow, she is staying the night at my parents’ house.  I had to say my good-byes today.  There were lots of tears.  I’m still kicking myself for not investing time and money into a tall tower to lock her away.  Of course, I’m just kidding… a little.

A Few Projects to Take My Mind Off of Her Leaving

Rearranged Bedroom and Did Laundry

I always find that when things get too emotional, I need a project (or projects) to take my mind off of things.  Today, my husband and I rearranged our bedroom and cleaned the floors.  I did lots of laundry that managed to find its way into obscure crevices under random pieces of furniture.  I suspect the cats may have chased them there.

Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture and Some Jars

I finished spray painting some outside furniture.  I had some spray paint left so I painted some large jars.  I think that they came out cute.

I added some spray painted jars with the tinted jars I made earlier.
I added some spray painted jars with the tinted jars I made earlier.

This is really easy to do.  Just remember that if you paint lids to go on the jars that you paint under the rim of the lid, too.

Spray Paint Cabinet Handles

After painting the jars, I turned my attention to the cabinet handles that have been looking bad for a very long time now.

These cabinet handles have seen better days.
These cabinet handles have seen better days.

A little spray paint makes a huge difference.

The handles are freshly painted and drying.
The handles are freshly painted and drying.

I never liked the gold, anyway.  We swapped the gold for a nickle finish.

Cleaned tough grease off of cabinets.

Of course, the cute handles couldn’t go back onto cabinets until they were thoroughly cleaned.  I had some tough grease on the very tops of several cabinets.  I took a little Dawn dish washing liquid and rubbed it onto the area.  I let it sit for a few minutes.  After sitting, I wiped it up.  It took a little elbow grease, but not much.

Now that the cabinets are cleaned and the handles are dry, we can put them back on.

A fresh coat of paint and a new lease on life.
A fresh coat of paint and a new lease on life.

I’m exhausted ( and I still miss my daughter), but I’m so happy with the way these projects turned out.  I think a long, hot bath is calling me.

 

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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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