Update: The cabinets are down. We originally planned on doing it this weekend but we couldn't wait. The spindles were decorative. We took out all the screws and the cabinets wouldn't
budge. They were attached to plywood that was bolted to a metal plate attached to a very large lag bolt (2ft.) that was bolted in the attic. There were 2 of these. Now I just need to figure out what kind of lights to use. I was thinking of pendant lighting or can lights. Maybe even a track light that is simiilar to the one I have over the sink but only bigger. What do you think?
We just moved into this house a couple of months ago and are doing some minor remodeling. I hate these spindles under my cabinet. I would love to remove the upper cabinets but I need the space for storage and I need something to support my cabinets. I would love any suggestions or pictures if you had the same issue and came up with a great solution. Eventually I would like to remodel the kitchen but that is much further down the road.
Commented on Nov 04, 2012
Are they needed to help hold the cabinets up. If not remove them.
I know your first reaction may be to "save the wood"....but my cabinets are pretty nicked in some places and I wonder if it would be better to paint them? They are over 17 years old and
have been "well loved and used".
I love the creamy white color of cabinets with bronze pulls and I would love your opinions! Would it give my kitchen a fun update or "what if"....knotty pine comes back in style???? Is that like wishing mom jeans would come back in style? Help!!!!
Paint or NOT?
I have created a clipboard with many of your kitchen transformations as my inspiration! If I didn't include yours, let me know. They have been awesome inspiration and are helping me make up my mind! Here is the link to the clipboard: http://www.hometalk.com/57a1p9smop/board/148.... Follow along!
Sorry for the rough pics. I do not take many pic's in my kitchen! Help!
Commented on Nov 04, 2012
A shade of white that would blend with your counters and appliances would certainly go, at
least until you are ready to replace the counters and the appliances. Your kitchen would certainly be bright. You could pick up your colors with accent items, rugs, towels etc things you set out.
Make your own dog shampoo that is better for your dog and inexpensive! These are the three main ingredients: 1) 1 cup generic brand uncolored antibacterial liquid hand soap 2) 1/4 cup glycerin (found in the pharmacy section near the rubbing alcohol) 3) 1 cup white vinegar. Mix all ingredients in two quarts of warm water (I use an empty apple juice bottle) and pour it over your dog. I still use baby shampoo for her face and do not get this mix in her eyes or ears. It pours on, soaks in,
suds up and rinses off much better than any other dog shampoo I have ever used. The antibacterial hand soap kills any bacteria on the dogs skin (which is what makes them smell "doggy"), the vinegar balances the ph in their skin so they don't get flakey and itchy and the glycerine makes their coat soft and shiny. I've been using it for a couple of years and it is the best! As soon as my dog sees me mixing it up she gets into the bathtub and waits for her massage and bath.
It's almost a universal consensus that we all hate builder-grade plate glass mirrors. It's so easy to spice them up, so I guess that's the silver lining! I looked into using
hardware-store mosaic tiles, but they were a bit too pricey for me. My solution? Hot glue and individual glass tiles! I bought them at Hobby Lobby for $15. The tiles have had no problems at all staying put in over a year of use. Plus I did it while 9 months pregnant, so it's a very user-friendly project!