October 10, 2009

Another Kitchen Before/After

I just can't live with only one blog post showing off our kitchen before and after.  So much work deserves more than one post, yes?  Also, the longer I revel in our completed (mostly) kitchen, the longer I can put off starting the upstairs bathroom.

Here's what we did to our kitchen:
- Paid someone to sand and prep the floors for painting
- Removed vinyl panels from wall and discovered original bead board underneath
- Sanded, caulked, primed and painted bead board
- Paid electricians to add outlets
- Designed and installed chair rail detail
- Primed, caulked and painted chair rail
- Didn't listen to advice about only applying oil based sealer over wall paper and had a wall paper disaster
- Paid someone to skim coat the walls
- Painted ceiling and walls
- Paid plumber to hook up dishwasher and disposal
- Spent a lot of time painting the floor
- Didn't like the results of the painted floor, so went back at it with a caulk gun.  Painted floor and polyurethaned it again
- Installed Ikea counter and cabinets

 Here's one more Completed Kitchen money shot. Prep area before:

And prep area after:


  1. LOVE the before and afters especially when a kitchen is involved. AWESOME!!

    Thanks SO much for sharing in my SITS day last week!

  2. Your kitchen is beautiful. We remodeled our, too...but I am not as handy as you are!
    Mary Ann


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