Cabinetry Sneak Peak

You guys! This kitchen is moving right along. There are a couple of things that can’t be done until that one nice, still day before the rains come. That one week in Oklahoma where you can spray paint things before summer. Not too cold, not too windy, not yet April showers or May tornadoes. I’d …

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Pantry Part 3

So, last we left off I had told you that we were moving the refrigerator to the former pantry area and we closed up sliding doors where we were building a new pantry. We weren’t exactly planning to “build” the new pantry. There would be some elements of building, but it would mostly just be …

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Pantry Part 2

I explained why and where the refrigerator would be going in this post. It got all wordy and long so I stopped abruptly. We unloaded all of the pantry items so that we could tear out the shelves and move the fridge to that area. I’ll show you more of that in a later post, …

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The End of An Era?

My baby turned six yesterday. SIX!! When I started this blog, I was affectionately referring to him as “the three-year old.” How has it been that long? That’s like 62 in blog years. Like, retiring age nearly. (Seriously. Google it. Most are dead and in the grave before their third year.) Anyway, I made him …

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Pantry Part 1

Breaking news: all people are different. We like different things. Somethings you can pretty much be sure of: no one wants popcorn ceilings. No one. But other things are iffy. Like shag carpet. Or drop-down ceilings, apparently. My in-laws’ neighbors just ADDED a drop-down ceiling in their new kitchen. Do whatever you love! It’s your …

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Beam Me Up, Scotty.

The main objective for the kitchen remodel was to take down the wall between the kitchen and living room, but that couldn’t be done until everything inside the wall was relocated. This is a two-story house. The only other two-story we’ve ever owned was a town house and the kitchen was pretty open to begin …

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Opening Up the Wall

This is the “move all this crap” post. I thought about calling it that, but it seemed too vague. By “crap,” I mean gas lines, electrical lines, phone lines, cable lines, speaker wires, even a water line for the ice maker and a European outlet. Also, the drop-down ceiling falls into the category of “crap …

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The Plan

The kitchen is moving right along. I suppose I should get to blogging about it before I totally forget what all we’ve done. First things first, the plan… That’s the view from the living room (before we moved in, obviously). The kitchen is behind that big X. When we looked at this house, my first …

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Brick Wall (part 3)

I started showing you my attempt at a brick wall here and here. After my narrower tape arrived from Amazon, I was anxious to do another trial board. And then it hit me that even if I could successfully pull off faux brick, I might decide not too far down the road that it was …

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Brick Wall (part 2)

Alright, so I showed you the start of my brick wall trial board the other day. Measuring, taping off, and smearing joint compound around were the easy parts. Next, I needed to try and match the existing brick in my kitchen. Eek. Not gonna lie; I was not sure I could pull this off. Faux …

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