Category Archives: Kitchen

Paint as Procrastination

For the last several weeks, I’ve been too busy at work to do much real on the house – and Daylight Saving Time isn’t helping (hard to do electric when it’s dark, and it’s not dark when I leave in … Continue reading

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Closer to Fine

New appliances is but part of the kitchen equation – but the rest is going to be a few months off (though I’ll be hooking up the ice maker sooner rather than later – what I wouldn’t give for some … Continue reading

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Painted Cabinets & Shiny Hardware

Colin asked me to comment on painting my kitchen cabinets. I started to simply respond, but I figured why not just post it (and I’m surprised I haven’t already written about it!). So: The why, how and what of my … Continue reading

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A Short Video Tour of the Finished Kitchen

If my luck improves a little bit and I’m able to get the sewer crap sorted in a timely and affordable manner, my mom won’t get to see the finished kitchen project (she lives 600 miles away and gets to … Continue reading

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432 Days & $4,000 Later…

It’s been 432 days since I eased into rehabbing my kitchen by gingerly and carefully removing one of the paint-over-contact paper-over-MDF big-box cabinets that used to grace the space. I admit, the “before” shot from when I had it on … Continue reading

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One Final Piece to the Kitchen Puzzle

The last piece to build for the kitchen is a counter-height something or other to go to the left of the stove. But there are a few challenges (aren’t there always) and design considerations. The curve is the most noticeable … Continue reading

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Please Excuse the Dust

After 100+ years, the floors in my house have settled to a series of gentle (and a few not-so-gentle) undulations. So when I built and installed the kitchen cabinets, I set each on a separate base to make it easier … Continue reading

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