Kitchen redo

Project by Outnmbrd posted 10-25-2008 04:22 AM 4364 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought this house about a year ago. Nothing had been updated in 18 years. We started with the kitchen.

To keep costs down, we reused the original cabinets. I stripped them, re-stained and sprayed a water base topcoat. We changed the layout by using the island cabinets to create a u shaped area. We put down a wood laminate flooring and I made new shoe mould from scratch. The original had a drop type ceiling that we ripped out, and replaced the fluorescent lighting with recessed cans. I spent a lot of time repairing drywall. Then we tiled the back splash.

I still want to add some more trim to the cabinets, around the ceiling and then under cabinet lighting.

-- It's never done...

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posted 10-25-2008 03:53 PM

Great looking transformation

-- Mike, Bruce Ms. Jack of many trades, master of none

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posted 10-28-2008 12:39 AM

You did a very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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posted 10-28-2008 05:29 AM

That’s what I call a kitchen makeover! Moving the island was very smart, very nicely done!

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posted 10-29-2008 05:44 PM

Nice work on the cabinets. It gives a new look to the kitchen. Glad to see you had good cabinets to start with, and only needed to stain and re-finish them.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 11-09-2008 09:50 PM

Very nice transformation.Your new kitchen looks great.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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