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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 A 1980's kitchen never bothered me but buyers were always saying how outdated it was.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!
My husband and I love to build and create. I always wanted an outdoor studio especially for my art. I've always shared my artspace with bedrooms, living rooms, spare rooms, basements and
now lanais. My art supplies usually get scattered all over the house. Well, my husband suprised me one day last year and found a construction trailer a friend of ours was getting rid of and brought it home.
Are you looking to renovate a deck or porch soon to be able to enjoy the summer season? Or maybe you have a new building project in the pipeline. Here are a few of our favorite DIY ideas
for renovating, building, or refurbishing outdoor areas:
1. Power wash the existing deck and railings. You might be surprised at how it looks and you may decide you don't even need to do further renovations!
2. Paint wood or metal floors, railings, and ceilings. Sometimes that crisp new-paint look makes everything okay again.
3. Replace only the part that needs replacing - select rotted boards, remove, and then replace with new before re-staining or painting.
4. If a deck or porch floor has to be totally replaced, think about other options to change the look of your space either with interlocking tiles or an innovative system that allows you to use stone, tile or brick on your deck or porch foundation (shown in the photos below).
5. Lastly, don't forget the power of landscaping for your deck or porch! A little greenery and color goes a long way to creating an outdoor oasis.
The previous owners made a stupid box looking fireplace. I want to upgrade! Please see the pics and let me know if this is work you can do. I'm getting quotes together and would like it done ASAP if possible. I live in McDonough, Ga.