I started this makeover in September 2011 by painting our kitchen cabinets and adding new hardware. After living with the newly painted cabinets, I decided I wanted to get rid of the
wallpaper, install a new backsplash and a ceramic tile counter top. I did the majority of the work. My husband helped with the heavy work, like hanging the beadboard. I was able to achieve the look I wanted for around $600.
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Commented on Apr 05, 2013
What a terrific transformation you accomplished with so little $ Looks as if it cost a huge
amount to get that look!! Thanks for the encouragement!
Actually, the better title might be, "How do you get the 'dead' smell out of furniture?
But don't call the cops on me; this question came from the cops, a CSI friend of mine.
She wrote: "You can imagine that crime scene investigators like me get interesting questions. However, tonight's, though forensically sound, is more appropriate for my Atta Girls. Neighbor: "How do you get the smell of 'dead' out of furniture?" Seems a 78-year-old, sentimental chest of drawers in her garage became home to a decaying critter without her immediate knowledge. She's tried Fabreeze and bleach, which not only didn't work, but also warped a thin, wood packing crate her father used to craft the piece. Any suggestions?"
I gave my pal some suggestions for getting the stench out of old furniture and thrift store finds, which you can read on my blog, Atta Girl Says. But I also wanted to post the query here at Hometalk.
I am wondering the same thing, Molly. Can you get premade drawers and just put the front of
your old oneon that drawer ? I have some that could really use the new inside with the track but doubt mine which are the old knotty pine cabinets would fit the conventional size they make now. But could do this idea to divide mine and it does look very nice.
We have cherry cabinets and dark countertops, what color would look best for the backsplash? We will be using tile of some sort, but after going this far with this kitchen redo, I don't want ordinary tile.
Commented on May 31, 2012
I agree with Rachel. Something with a touch of color that you can also use in accessories
might be nice. But keeping things neutral and choosing accessories for color also means you could change the colors to accent the room without a lot of work. Really nice choices you have made so far. I am sure you will select something nice. Problem being there are sooooo many choices!
Was that tile above the fireplace already behind the mirror? It would really look less
noticeable to continue that same tile on the fireplace and remove the hearth and take the tile all the way to the floor. Add a wood mantel and paint it same color as the cabinets and then put a nice colorful collection of planted herbs on the mantle that you can actually use in your cooking. Then add the wine rack idea on the inside of the fireplace