Those doors that didn't close?
Well, my dad came to the rescue -
Oh yeah - check out that flush-ness (I think I made that word up).
Honestly, I was painting the kitchen while he was upstairs fixing the doors so I can't detail everything that happened, but I know all the doors were off at one point and outside being cut down. He stripped off the 90 years of paint build-up so that the doors could actually lie flush against the wall; and cut off some deformities from warping, etc.
He used my little circular saw:
and a upside down rubbermaid tub as a bench.
He's crafty. If it were me there would be a giant gash (or 7) in the rubbermaid tub from the saw, and we would be out at least 2 doors.
But my dad is nothing if not a perfectionist - he decided to replace all the latches on the doors as well.
They originally had these magnetic ones - they had lost their magnetism due to layers upon layers of paint -
He replaced them with these -
Are they fancy? Nope -
Do they work? Sure do -
Are they inexpensive? Yup -
I lined the shelves with some shelf liner from Home Depot (it's like contact paper, except not sticky, and a little cushiony). I think it was around $7.50/roll and I used 2 rolls.
And put all our
They still need some touch-ups but I think its a VAST improvement for the $25 we spent.