My apologies to everyone for not updating this blog more frequently this summer thus far!!
As you may know, I have a summer place in Vermont, and up until 2 weeks ago, we didnt have internet in our trailer. Then, we finally got it, but a couple of days later, my laptop adaptor died on me, and I had to wait for a new one to be shipped from amazon (god I love being able to order stuff online from/in the USA! Canucks will know what I mean!!)
Anyway, on my fave french scrap forum, a few girls were asking me how my kitchen redo was coming along. Well, since I'm not home, apart from a couple of days here and there (I actually just came back to the trailer today after spending 2 days at home... had to see a doc; i thought I had broken my finger, but it was "just" dislocated... can you say OUCH?!) the kitchen has been put on hold. I cannot wait to get back to it, though!
But to give you a general idea...
We've decided to cover our existing laminate cabinet doors instead of replacing the whole thing. Covering with molding and bead board, new handles... We're also adding crown molding on top of the cabinets.
We;ll be changing the countertop (for another laminate: cant afford granite... but i found a great one for cheap), changing the floors (we'll put wood, yay!!!) and adding a backsplash (we dont currently have one!)
Here is a door that is not yet made over.... ugly ugly ugly laminate with a fake wood grain in it, with even more ugly black plastic handles!!! They were there when we moved in and we never thought to change them *WTF!*!!!
And now here is what a door looks like. Excuse the bad pictures, btw... i'm not home, so i cant take anything, and i had taken these just to show a friend, quickly...
This was the first door we did. It's not painted yet, just the white 'primer' thing that came on the molding and bead board!
What a change, eh?
I cant wait til it's all done!
The walls will be painted aqua and i hope to find cool aqua, green and white tiles for my backsplash :)
I will be back soon with some thrifty finds! I've found several things lately, mostly clothes and shoes and the like.... but also a few good deals @ garage sales!!
This weekend i'm hitting a town-wide sale in a little upstate ny town... wish me luck in finding treasures!!