I have been working very hard on the kitchen, but I still have a long way to go. I decided I’d start showing you some of the progress. So you see that blue thing? That is the barricade to keep Louie (grand-dog) from eating cat food and cat poop. Something has got to give, but I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with that yet.
I will be painting all the cabinets white. The appliances (sadly) will remain.
I’m hoping to switch out this light fixture.
The ceiling fan will be painted.
You can really tell someone’s personality from their fridge. Do you see the magnets on the left side of the fridge? Those are waiting to be repurposed! I need to find a better place to “store” them.
I’m trying my hardest to win a Redi-Shade for my kitchen window.
Now for some in progress pics:
I started with the tongue and groove wall. I used primer with my Purdy paint brush. The wider brush worked well on this wall.
I removed the backsplash and tried and tried to remove the glue and caulk with a small razor blade. Then I had a huge AHA moment. I went to the garage and got my Purdy 6 in 1 tool! Wow! It worked like a charm. It really was a lifesaver.
After 1 coat of primer and some random second coats over the really dark spots of naughty knotty pine.
This is after a couple of coats of cheapo paint (on the right) and one coat of Dutch Boy Refresh (Sweetened White) on the left.
Huge difference! I thought I wanted to paint this wall flat white. But after doing half of it in the Dutch Boy Refresh I knew that was the way I was going to go.
This is the carport next door. I worked on cleaning it out (for the most part) The stuff in the back had water damage and it was really gross, so I left it alone.
I stapled up some plastic and laid boards on the floor to hold the plastic down. See the place where the plastic meets? Good ole Gorilla Tape securely holds it in place.
I lined the walls and floor with plastic to protect the carport from damage.
Here are the cabinet doors ready for their first coat of primer.