After 19 years and much use....I had to replace my much loved and hated cabinets. After Katrina we painted our old cabinets and prayed they'd last five more years. Eight years later (and much fixing and shoring up) we finally said goodbye to them.
I know 18 years for cabinets doesn't seem long. Really, I don't think that's so long. Cabinets should really last a lot longer...but our cabinets were very thin press board....really funky cheap cabinets. Considering the quality...I squeezed everything I could out of them.
Thanks to my dear friend Carla, I was able to get my new lovely cabinets. Solid wood cabinets. Yes, I am hoping to get many more years out of these. Time will tell the tale. I do think they are lovely.
I really love the porcelain apron sinks, but I'm afraid I'm a little to rough for them. I love to use black iron pots and I'm scared they my chip the porcelain. So I got a new deep stainless steel sink instead. I think it will last a long time.
OK this may give you an idea of what my cabinets and stove used to look like. I liked it then too....but my new cabinets are really snazzy.