The Actual Countertop Post

Alright, so, I told you my thought process and plan of action regarding the countertops in the precursor to this post. I explained most of it there, but pictures always help. Right? This was back in the winter, remember? I taped down some paper in the classroom and started laying out my wood. Then I …

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A Precursor to the Countertop Post

I’m so stinkin’ excited to finally show you our countertops. That I made. From scratch! Well, kinda. I didn’t grow or cut down the trees. Last post, I told you the changes and additions we made to our cabinetry, and showed you a peek of some beadboard. First we needed to do all the finishing …

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Bye, Bye, Peninsula; Hello, Flow!

You guys know I hate peninsulas and love drop zones. I’ve already talked about them briefly (whut? I’m never brief!), but want to show you more pics as a continuation of showing you the new cabinetry sections. Here’s a before pic of the peninsula section. I told you all about the darn traffic jams that …

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Trash and Drawers

I promised a more detailed post about each section of cabinetry in our kitchen renovation. Today is about the ~3 foot section of cabinetry that we added where the refrigerator was previously. Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before. We moved the refrigerator and opened the wall to the living room. I wanted …

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Cabinetry Footprint

Let’s just get right to it tonight. Here’s what my kitchen looked like before. Those pictures are from the very beginning. If you look closely in the first one you can see the spindled entryway divider before we added pocket doors for a classroom. Also, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll remember …

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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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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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