Hello all? Are you frozen yet? It's crazy cold here, and I've actually started to get used to it I think. It doesn't mean I like it, but I don't step out the back door under false hope of thawed nostrils anymore.
I'm not actually finished much of anything right now, so I thought I'd share a progress post to hilite the many projects I'm splitting my motivation between. It sounds counterproductive, but as any DIY Craftsperson will tell you, one can't always be assured that your motivation will go in a straight line. Or maybe just my Mum would say the same… so then it's a genetic problem, and we'll begin the search for a cure… once we're finished what we're working on.
Anyways… kitchen island, woodworking, kitchen floor, dollhouse, etc…
Taa daa! There's a small snippet for you of the kitchen cabinet doors that I did for a friend. She and her hubby painted them and put on the knobs. They're hanging them now and working on a backsplash and painting the kitchen entirely so that they can get their house sold this spring. I think it was a good repurpose of something old. We saved the door faces from a landfill (for now) and likely the cabinets too - I don't think you could have just bought new faces for them as the doors seemed to come in about 8 different sizes.
Yikes. The left is the before we sand it down… the right is mid-way. The gunk on there is years of who knows what, that's proven to scrape off easier than sand off. (shudder)
I'm sure there's a proper way to do the edge of drywall meets 1939 door trim… and I think I figured it out after pouring over the metal edges at HD. Somewhat. I'm onto the second coat of putty now on this project, and once we get that finished, we can prime this whole section and then try to match the paint that's already there - whee!? I actually think that I'm going to paint the 'outcropping' where the pipe is the same colour as the cabinets so that it blends in a bit more.