When we moved in three years ago, I knew I had to do something to the kitchen. It had an antique microwave from the aulden times. It had linoleum counters. I think the only thing that had been done to it was that the floor had been tiled. But hey, they tiled on top of tile on top of linoleum. I don't know what they were thinking but the guy who came to replace the dishwasher (high tile on the floor in front of the old dishwasher) had plenty to say about it. (I don't think he knew that I could hear him.) He had to wiggle the old one out and then he mentioned something about using a jack to get the new one in. (I believe this wasn't the first time someone had overtiled in front of a dishwasher for him. Anyway he finally managed to install it.)
So I stared at it for a while. I took pictures. The old stain didn't look like it was different from the new stain in the photographs. I didn't like the countertop. I counted the doors that I had to remove. I stopped counting after 40 because my head hurt.
|This is the countertop spray painted with hammered silver,|
which as it turned out, I didn't like.
Look, I've got lots of knives on my wall.
I chop a lot of vegetables.
|This is the countertop after I decided to do weird|
things with black paint and wadded up
plastic wrap. (Officially that's called "faux."
Unofficially that's what I call "Oh, what the hell?")
|This was my guinea pig island part.|
We poured epoxy on it and then
used blow torches. What fun. After all
the cold this week I have learned
that blow torches can be used
for epoxy de-bubblifying
and unfreezing frozen faucets.
|There. All done. I know these pictures aren't in order|
but the hell with it. I forgot to take pictures
of the before and after of refinishing the cabinets.
|I know this doesn't have anything to do with my DIY project but|
I thought it was funny that someone tied in DIY with The Walking Dead.
I LURVE The Walking Dead.
|Common sense DIY advice.|
|You know I don't have a nail gun...|
But I have a blow torch. Actually I have two.
|This picture doesn't do all that $%#@!!! work justice.|
t looks a lot better in real life.
I have a fricking hot water aerator now.
I get instant boiling hot water.
I drink a lot of tea. So that's good.
|Okay, who did all the DIY/Walking Dead memes?|
I think I'm done with DIY for a few weeks.