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September 9th, 2011

I'm finally ready to start painting my kitchen cabinets. I've been putting it off since I got the condo in 2008. I have a brief window in Oct to do them - when the weather is not too hot and not too cold, so I can paint all the cabinet faces in the garage. I was just going to paint them, but recently Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations has come out, and it seems easier than regular paint because you don't have to sand anything. It wouldn't be that expensive, except I think I might need two, or even 3 boxes (despite the fact that my kitchen is tiny). I vowed not to spend another cent on anything in the condo that can't come with me one day, but I am so sick of the ugly, cheap wood cabinets. I'm going to paint the cabinets black. The countertops are dark gray/almost black granite, and the wall above and next to the kitchen cabinets is almost black. I will have an all-black kitchen!

For the last year I have been trying to figure out what color to re-paint the walls in the kitchen, and it dawned on me that I don't need to paint them - black is fine. As long as I have enough light I think it will look good. And the great thing is I don't have to worry about resale since my place will never regain its value. But if it does (in 53 years or so), black cabinets are neutral (and maybe they will be retro in the year 2064). I would go with espresso (everyone's fave) but it clashes with the gray countertops. I am totally dreading this project but the cabinets are making me crazy! What really makes me crazy is that the newer condos that were made after mine came with espresso cabinets!! I would have gotten those and picked a different color granite, and I would have saved a ton of money on my mortgage, but I wouldn't have my pool view. And I think those condos came with the AC duct issues fixed(!) I'm not sure, but I know they did something with the AC to make it suck less.

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