Saturday, February 11, 2012

It’s Finally Done!

 

I am exhausted, but happy!  My kitchen is finally finished except for a couple of minor things.  I still need to get a new range hood and will be removing the shelf.

Here is where it all began.  Click on the photos for a larger view.  This was the first photo I posted of the kitchen when I first bought the house.  YUCK!

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This is some of what I had to contend with .  The previous owners weren’t big on maintenance or cleanliness.

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I almost ripped these tiles off the wall. As a matter of fact, I did rip off a couple behind the microwave (not shown) and of course, it took some of the wall with it. Since I am not made of money, I decided to give cleaning them a shot and I was pleasantly surprised at the result!  I scrubbed them down, bleached the grout and then I scraped out the old caulking and put down a new bead and it looks great!  I also brought the wall color down on the top edge of the tile.

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I spent about 4 days with this!

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And finally, I reached the finish line!  ::THUD::

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At some point in the future, I may redo the countertops and I will definitely be redoing the floor at some point, but I must say that I’m very happy to live with this kitchen for a long time!

Keep in mind that EVERYTHING you see here was done with 2 gallons of paint and one can of spray paint.  That is ALL I spent on this project.

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