March 10, 2014

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a few things:  first, we spent our entire weekend staining our deck.  It’s looking sooooo good, but man, is it a lot of work!  Secondly, I’m starting another one of my month-long sugar/junk food fasts TODAY.  Just in time for my birthday next week– great timing!  It’s long overdue.  Care to join me?  I’ll be envisioning myself looking fly in my skinny jeans while I crave chocolate cake.  Now if that doesn’t sell you on the idea, nothing will.  I kid.

This weekend, we also bid a final farewell to the Beauty and the Beast stained glass kitchen cabinet doors I so lovingly sang “Be Our Guest” to every time I passed.  Here’s a look back, just for old time’s sake:

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I mean, look at that detailing.  Like winter’s frost forming on a window pane.  Note: frost on windows is really pretty when it’s real frost.  It’s really ugly when it’s in the middle of your kitchen year round along with some mauve stained glass.  But I digress…

We carefully removed the glass by cutting along the side of the door (the silicon seal) between the door and the glass with a razor blade.  With a little bit of work, we were able to pop the glass out without breaking it.

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We then painted the frames of the doors, while we were painting the rest of the cabinets.  All of it was very therapeutic.

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I took said newly glassless doors to a local glass shop called Beehive Glass to look for suitable replacement glass.

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As you can see, plenty of options.  Maybe it was the fact that the last glass was so busy and ugly, but I just wanted something clean and clear and simple.  I ended up just going with plain old clear glass (which to my benefit was also the least expensive).  Here are the doors frames waiting patiently in the shop for their new insides.

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$45 and the shop custom cut the glass, and installed it.  Worth every penny.

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My kitchen is looking so bright and fresh thanks to the new paint job.  Can’t wait to get moving on that backsplash.  Always a project to do, my friends.  Good thing I love them so much:)

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  1. Maggie says:

    This looks GREAT, Jen! But, the business who replaced the glass SERIOUSLY needs new carpet!!! Maybe you could help them with a make-over when you’re done! LOL! 😉

  2. Alicia says:

    I love the clear glass! I was just thinking that all of those “fancy” glass options were pretty ugly…

    Also, thanks for the cabinet tutorials! I’m hoping to need them in the near future (just put in an offer!). 🙂

  3. Your kitchen is looking so good!! Haha I love your description of the old glass- “beauty and the beast” lol.

  4. Jeannie says:

    So how did u get the old glass out?

    • Jen says:

      Hi there, it was attached using some calking, so we used a razor blade and cut the calking then carefully took the glass out.

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