We're not any closer to moving but we are working on this house so maybe we'll be more ready when the time does come. Spouse and I have lived here for over 30 years and I've loved the dark wood kitchen cabinets, but many of the houses we've toured and most of the HGTV home shows now feature a lighter look. We've considered buying new cabinets, re-staining the ones we have, or just painting them. I've never been a fan of painting over stained wood, but we decided we'd give that a try and see how it worked.
Over the weekend, Spouse began the kitchen project. He warned it would be a messy job and I promised to not complain about the dust and paint in my kitchen. We chose a pretty neutral color called "Tea Biscuit" and he began by sanding and painting a set of doors. We're very happy with the outcome so far. Maybe this won't be as daunting a task as we'd feared. I think the new update is going to make the kitchen a brighter place. I may not want to move!