To dress up the cabinets we decided to add beadboard. It's fairly inexpensive and will be painted with the rest of the cabinets. In order to cover the cut edge of the beadboard we used a trim piece.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Nothing ever goes exactly as you plan. Jason's week off for Thanksgiving was spent in the hospital. He had a staph infection in his leg. He's doing much better but was very disappointed that he couldn't work on the house. Needless to say, the painting got done. We had rented a scaffold for painting the foyer and had it for a week. So my father in law helped me paint the ceiling, walls and hang a new light. We were very pleased with the color (SW Sandbar) which will be the main color throughout the house. Here's there result...We got the light for a steal at Overstock.com ($70 and $1 shipping)! I didn't want anything with glass that I would have to figure out a way to clean.I still have to paint the trim (Benjamin Moore Ballet White). I was just thankful to get the foyer painted and not have broken bones from a fall. That scaffold was 18 feet tall and we had to build a "bridge" to paint over the steps! In case you don't remember here's a picture of the foyer before. What a difference paint makes!
Friday, November 20, 2009
I haven't updated this in a while because we've been painting, which is exciting, but pictures are boring. I never realized how long it would take to paint an entire house from top to bottom. The week of Thanksgiving Jason took off and plans to use his paint sprayer to prime and paint the ceilings. This will make things go a lot quicker.
Last weekend we went to Dalton, GA to pick out carpet for the bedrooms. I couldn't believe how many places there were to shop! It was overwhelming at times but we saved a ton by going there. Plus it was a weekend alone without the kids which was nice. (Hey, I'll take what I can get!) We ended up with a nylon frieze that I'll post pictures of once it's installed.
And the great news is that the hardwood flooring has been removed!! This is a HUGE accomplishment! Here's a picture of the kitchen.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Seems like it's taken forever but we finally have the trim up. We used two pieces of trim for under the cabinets. Once we paint everything it will look like the cabinets came that way. The main reason we added the trim is to conceal the lights.
This is a closer look at the trim. You can see that we used two different types to get the look we wanted. We spent hours in Home Depot and Lowes putting trim pieces together. The next step is to add beadboard to the sides of the cabinets.