Thoughtful Thursday – Renos

thoughtfulI thought I already posted this, but apparently not. I started a kitchen reno. Just a little bit at a time. It was instigated by my peel and stick floor starting to let go.

My cabinets are solid wood, so with a little ingenuity I can make them look nice. I think I’ll do what these people did to give them dimension: http://www.beautifulmatters.com/2013/02/diy-inexpensive-cabinet-updates/

I need to fix the drawer bottoms and one piece of the drawers. The very back and bottoms are not wood, so guess where the moisture has collected over the years. I literally needed one piece of wood to fix the top three drawers and I can probably leave the very bottom one. For bottoms? I was going with plexiglass because it’s waterproof and I had enough for 2 of the 3 until one didn’t work out and when I looked at the price of plexiglass, I said holy crap! So onto thin wood bottoms instead.

Then I’ll paint them a dark chocolate on the bottom doors I think, or maybe the top too. I was thinking of leaving those white. I figure it’s best to paint before changing the floor. There is old flooring underneath the peel and stick tiles that are coming unglued. I’m going to uncover that first. Speaking of the floor, I can get the flooring I want for $18 because my kitchen is ultra tiny. I’ll actually have some of the roll leftover. I’m planning a flagstone look fiber floor. It’s easy to maintain, resists mold, and no more individual tile issues.

Eventually, I’ll do a backsplash. I think I need help on the counters though, so those won’t be for a while unless I can get them cheap too. But that entails more because plumbing. I do have a water shutoff on my kitchen sink at least.

Anyway,  I have some things left to do before leaving town for the weekend. After that I can worry about how to get the rest of the floor up and how to move my major appliances. I need to clean behind those anyway.

Ciao,
R~

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