Joe is going to be soooo ready for me to go back to work. When we bought this house, the layout, location, and school district was PERFECT. However, there were things that needed to be updated. Joe said WE (as in ME) would have time to do weekend projects. Well little by little, we are getting those projects done.
When we moved in, we had the third car garage filled with junk and Joe’s samples. We pulled EVERYTHING out of the garage Saturday and threw stuff out, organized and made it a great place for Joe to piddle around!
As I posted earlier, I’ve already redone my master bath. Big DIY job #2 was to redo our kitchen cabinets. It is thousands of dollars to reface your kitchen. I found a product that had 4 easy steps. I picked a shade and went to town.
All those years of bringing my Dad, Mr. Billy, & Mr. Kenneth beers in his workshop while they did carpentry work must have paid off b/c I learned to cut tile, tile, grout, & paint! When Joe and I had trouble getting the huge shelves out of the garage, left by the previous owner, I said………….GET THAT CIRCULAR SAW! That sucker came out of the garage. It came out in three pieces, but it came out! haha
This is what I bought. There was NO SANDING required. You clean them (Drew…It only cost me a $20 bow & arrow), you stain them (all of us – mostly me!), you glaze it (Joe was the master glazer, I wiped it), then you protect it! It was $149.00. I seriously could go on an infomercial and hawk this product.
This is a before picture of my cabinets. The ugly Oak that they put in all homes.
This is a picture from yesterday. The bottom half was done, the top not yet.
I have ordered Fleur De Lis cabinet knobs, and they will be in this week. For now, however, this is the finished product!
The pictures don’t really do it justice.
On a side note. I got my stipend for attending that mind numbing training over the summer, and this is what we bought! Our old set was 20 years old. I sold it in 6 hours on Craig’s List. Joe and I slept on the floor for a week, but it was worth it! ( I mounted the TV – yet another thing I learned from Dad and his crew…I used a socket set! haha)