OK, is it reveal or revile? I guess it all depends on your point of view.
Was it worth it? Again, that's up to the individual, so if you want to venture an informed opinion I offer the following before and after photos.
But whatever your final thoughts, I started here, with an idea and a stack of raw materials
And 180 hours later I was ready to draw a line under this project and call it done.
(From the days when I was producing stuff for sale I've got a box with three separate hour meters mounted in it, each with a little clip below for the name of the project assigned to it, a switch to start and stop the meter and a green light beside the switch to tell me if a meter is running. I decided it would be interesting to dust that off and keep track of the hours I put into this remodel. As if it makes any difference. . .)
This is the original door #6 that we've been following in this series.
And here's the new version.
Original door #7, which is over the counter/sink so it's one I spend a lot of time looking at up close.
And the new version.
The original kitchen counter array
The new kitchen cabinets
The original overhead cabinets above the gaucho.
The new cabinets.
The old 'fridge stack' back when I still had the micro and TV.
Note the original-original doors under the fridge. The ones The Van was delivered with. I'm not sure why I didn't change these out 6 years ago when I did the other doors, but I didn't. And for all that time I also left that boring old insert in the fridge door, again inexplicably since in the previous van, which had the same model fridge, I did a big hand carved lizard insert of Walnut and Maple.
And that's my homage to Greene and Greene. I'm not sure they would approve, but I can hope.
OK, some of you may have noticed a few additional items in the 'after' photos that I haven't talked about yet. I have one more post coming where I'll cover those.