Monday, August 20, 2012

Kitchen RE-DO Almost Done

Kitchen Before


Here I took off the old backsplash.  Since I do not have a sink that is up next to the wall, I decided to cut up pallets, sand them and then attach to my wall with liquid nail.

Here is the backsplash done.


Here are my lovely builder grade cabinets. 


Now here is my cabinets painted Dove White by Valspar from Lowes.  I also antiqued the doors and drawers.  Spray painted the handles and hinges with Rustoleum Oiled Rubbed Bronze. 

We also did not have handles on our drawers.  So we did find the same handles as what was already on the doors.  I ordered them from Ebay in polished brass.  Once they came in, I sprayed them also with ORB

This is the breakfast nook.

Now here is the last thing I need to do!!!!  I need to purchase and install laminate wood floors.
Then I will be complete.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Build a Dining Table and They Will Come - or at least have room for them

I have always wanted to have a large dining table.  I could never find just the right table, or one that was in my budget.

So when asked what I wanted for Mother's Day.  I told the family that I wanted lumber to make a dining room table.  With lots of funny looks from the boys, off to Lowes we went to bring home the wood for our new table.

So while JP, my oldest son was getting ready for prom, I was "trying" out the pattern I found online for my new table.

Finally getting some where.

Even got the DH helping out on this one.  

Adding the stainable wood filler to the top of the white pine.

With a little help getting the table out of the dining room and into the garage to sand down the top.

Stain on top.  Base and legs painted with homemade chalk paint.  Love this stuff. 

The final product.  I used the chairs from our old dining set.  Paint the chairs with the homemade chalk paint.  The bench, my father made before he past away.  It sat outside for years, so I sanded it down also and stained and painted same as the table. 

The dining room chairs I recovered in canvas drop clothes from Home Depot.

Now I have a table that can seat 10.  Lots of room for both of my boys and all their friends

Total I spent for this table was $120.00

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