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I don't know about you, but my kitchen counters can not have any clutter on them or I will go insane. It's not easy to keep the counter clean when there is things laying around. I was
getting sick of my dish soap & hand soap lying around so I wanted to make something to clean it all up. I made this stand using a dollar store tray & a candlestick. I simply spray painted the two pieces & glued them together with super glue. I also added a bowl with white rags inside to cut back on our paper towel. They are super handy & great to bleach and keep clean for some "green cleaning". Check the post for all of the photos and info. Hope you guys love this simple DIY :)
Recently I did my first tile job by myself on my kitchen cabinet. I have been collecting tile off of Craig's list and i finally decided to recover the counters. here is the before and
after shots. The prep work is sanding the surfaces to make the mastic stick. Lay out your pattern first and cut all tile and re fit to where they will be placed on the cabinet. Set the tile with mastic let dry for a few days. Continue by putting the grout in the cracks.Let stand for 20 minutes and wipe with a sponge,then with a soft towel to remove all the residue. After 48 hours seal with sealer. I still need to finish the wall behind the stove with tile.
Hi friends! I need to know if I can tear this wall down? I want to renovate my kitchen to give it more space and take that wall out of the way and have an open floor plan, but that wall, Im just not so sure about it.
I needed to help sell my Mom's house inexpensively and on my time constraints. A 1980's kitchen never bothered me but buyers were always saying how outdated it was. I did 3 weeks of
fun internet searches and did my research so I was prepared on the day of painting/updating. (I live 5 states away, have crazy hours at work and take care of my toddler, so I needed to be efficient in a wknd.)
Sure, there are things that could use more updating in the pictures, but didn't have time. She also need to get a new fridge - but will let the buyer deal with that!
Overall: Smoky Slate (Green/Gray) paint to walls, painted over flowery tile, and island. Changed cabinetry hardware. Didn't have time or money for overhauling cabinets or changing the overhead light fixture. May have to make a few more trips.
Details: For the tile and island - used bonding primer first (2 coats for tile, 1 coat for island oak). Measured 4 fluting wood at Lowe's - painted both sides with bonding primer, then used Liquid Nails and 4 real nails for each fluting wood to put on island. Then painted island completely in the Smoky Slate.
For the cabinet pulls - they were 80's brass. Sanded lightly while still on cabinets, unscrewed, laid out on flat surface outside (my youngin' helper), spray paint gray primer, spray paint brushed nickel. The brushed nickel looked gray and horrible when on the cabinets and didn't match anything! So re-did spray primer and spray paint - Black Flat - looked much better with existing black appliances. Tedious - since we had to do it twice - but a pink power screwdriver helped!
Total time- 2 people, prepped before, 6 hours. $100.00
Effect - Toned down the formica crème cabinets and all that (good) oak wood!
A quick and inexpensive DIY. More to come on other parts of the house!