Kitchen and bath remodels are the absolute two worst rooms in the house to remodel, especially when you're doing all the work yourself. First I had to de-grease the entire room using a more environmentally friendly version of TSP. I could not believe how much grease was on every surface of this room...and yes, I did clean it regularly. It was super hard getting the grease out of all the dental molding. Decorative molding in old homes is beautiful, but it is so hard to keep clean.
All the cabinet doors had to be removed, all the hard ware had to come off. I decided to save money and keep the existing hardware. It was in good shape and I still liked it. However, the old hinges rusted, so I had to clean and spray paint those.
I decided to skip re-painting the inside of the cabinets to save money and time, after all, who sees the inside other than me? I did give them all a good cleaning and reorganizing.
Now, this is still not the finished stove wall. I simply did the top of the cabinet by just keeping the pieces you see, but everything in the middle, above the range hood, is not staying there. It's only there temporarily. I will decorate and make that section pretty too!
I did buy some new bamboo spice racks from Amazon which I absolutely love. Those will remain where I put them. I will share more about those in my final reveal post.
Would you believe this light fixture used to be white? I know, yuck! I could take this down, clean it up, and spray paint it, but I decided on new lighting for the kitchen. This light fixture is too dark for this room. I am going with track lighting to bring more light in the room.
I'm grateful to have a nice large, warm space to work in my sunroom. I can't imagine doing a project this big without this extra space. After I remove the doors, I take them downstairs to my sunroom and de-grease them, sand, prime, and give two coats of Ultra White Cabinet Paint.
My son gave me this wood ornament kit for my birthday. My first thought was "What am I gonna do with those?" and I decided to use them as an activity with the grandchildren. In the process of painting the trees with the grand babies, I discovered that I really enjoyed myself!
The kit came with Christmas Tree Shapes, Round Ornament Shapes, Stars, and Snowflakes. So far, I've only finished the trees and round ornaments.
Here are my trees:
Well, now you know why I haven't been blogging as much as I use too. I haven't gone anywhere, nor have I stopped blogging, I am just super busy right now.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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