We decided to tear out our existing builder grade cabinets and rebuild them with some open shelving incorporated into the design. We used Annie Sloan chalk paint on all of the lower and upper cabinets.
So, my hubby tore out the bar while I was out of town (and had the good sense to call a cleaning lady to come clean up the dust he spread throughout the house!! ha!) - but now we kind of
have this weird end where the bar extended out. I thought if I just put some finial type pieces or just angled it up to meet the bar, that would be good. Any suggestions?? I love how much better it looks now. I'm painting our countertops so that the connecting groove won't show as much once I sand down the putty etc.
Commented on Jul 27, 2012
Prob won't do a complete kitchen remodel for five years or so. The over hang is secure. I'm
This bar area is pretty much useless and my kitchen is small and I feel like it "cuts off" the kitchen visually and doesn't make it appear open at all. Its usually not this big of a mess, I'm painting on the other counter so everything is schlopped to this counter. So, I want to cut it off and lower it like most kitchens are these days which give a more open feel. I was just going to use the bar top to "fill - in" that area to extend it like regular top, but it extends on the side
facing the camera and the back of the lower countertop comes up, I guess I could cut it, but my hubby is not on board with this whole idea at all, so I need it to be something I can do relatively easy. Any easy ideas??? I was going to paint my countertop anyways, so I just need a way to make it all match so that when I paint it will all come together. I guess I could go to Habitat and watch for a piece that might match up sizewise for that entire countertop area, but I doubt that will happen soon. It has a diagonal seam where it joins the other piece on the wall side. Thanks for your help!
Commented on Jun 11, 2012
Thanks for the tips! I will check those places, it would probably be alot easier to find a
piece to replace the two that are there now. Habitat has alot of counter too, would just have to find something big enough to cut down. Thanks!
We installed last night and after fighting for an hour over bad instructions it then went
okay. Its not as easy to cut as they make it, especially around corner moulding, but it looks great. It does say not to let dog with sharp toenails or highheels on it, which I can see but it does seem pretty hard to scratch up, but it would dent.
We have a tiny little "Galley" style kitchen with a horrible scuffed up vinyl floor that it shares with our pantry/laundry room. No matter how clean it is - it always looks dirty. Like
most kitchens, it gets a lot of foot traffic. We're planning on painting the cabinets first. Mostly, we're worried about how durable a painted vinyl floor will be. What is the best: way to prep the floor, which primer, type of paint and finish? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Commented on Jun 07, 2012
I painted my kitchen and breakfast room floor about 2 years ago and its still holding up. I'm
surprised it still has with 2 kids and a dog and cat and hubby in work boots. I wish I hadn't varnished it or found something else to seal, b/c where I overlapped my strokes, it is a bit darker, you can't really tell now with time but it bothered me at first. It was stinky and alot of work. We just bought some of that Allure to put in our downstairs bath and it does have some great colors. I'm hoping it looks good. The bad thing about painting is its all the same color and even though mine is a medium blue it shows everything too and looks dirty if I don't clean all the time. :(
with a little creativity, a nail gun, old fencing and paint I was able to create my potting bench using what I had on hand. You can read about the details at: http://shelstringblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/b...
I have an area of the kitchen that isn't used in a very kitchen-y fashion and wanted to make it look like a separate cabinet. But I wanted to make the countertop different too - any ideas?
Commented on May 16, 2012
Here is the type that is in the cabinet now. They mounted them too close or something, so the
door rubs when its closed and chips the paint off. They used a nut to space the screw out further but that isn't enough to fix the problem, the screw isn't secure enough to stay in place You can see it isn't flush with the inside cabinet due to the nut pushing the hinge out some.