A sneak peek…..the old brick linoleum floor from 1983 in my kitchen, now looks like this!
That floor was not cleaned yet….still had some grout gunk but you get the idea. Believe it or not, that grout color is not white….it is Smokey Grey and so is the tile. It kind of grew on us after a while. It’s not the color they showed us at Lowe’s….don’t get me started! I don’t know how people do Reno’s and stay sane…honestly…..it must be why some move out and hire a crew to do everything. We cannot afford that so we do a lot ourselves.
Kitchen being painted (by us) and new doors being stored in the dining room. We found out they had to be painted after we hung them. They came back down and we are painting them now. Those old oak cabinets and black countertops won’t be replaced for some time to come. We will probably paint them at some point. The beam between this kitchen and our dining room had to come out and be replaced. It was cracking and moving and old.
Three new long boards go in side by side and then into the interior walls for support. These will not show. A custom beam will be boxed around it. Here’s the beginning of the custom beam. More boards to go up on the wall below and the top will have crown molding. We will need to paint it all. New doors begin to be put up but have to come down again to be painted. What were we thinking? It all worked out though. So much nicer than the old brown stained doors from the 80’s we had. These Christian doors are not solid wood but they serve the purpose and I think they look wonderful! They are about 60.00 a piece at Lowe’s. Goodbye old brown doors and molding……hello clean white doors and molding!!
I will post some more as we get closer to finishing. My wonderful husband put out his back and has been recooping for the last 4 days. All that heavy lifting!! So….we are at a standstill until next week. He needs to heal. I’ll be back with more soon. Sheila…..sorry I missed your kitchen makeover party! Hope all of you are well and enjoying this fall season! I have not even cleaned out my garden yet……next week…..and a yard sale is in order for possibly next weekend. I know….I’m crazy? When you renovate, you start to look at all your “stuff” differently I guess? Out with the old and in with the new? Something like that. See you soon…………….. I am not going to miss looking at this!!