I am going to attempt a mini series on our mini remodel. I am hoping I won't get so involved in the whole process that I forget to take pictures along the way. I'm already a little behind because I forgot to take some before pics before I started making changes. These were little changes but changes none the less. I will try to do better. First off, what do you do if you want to remodel your kitchen? Well, you get rid of stuff. Here is the start of that.
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Then, we started thinking about colors, new counter tops and whatever other changes we wanted to make. My hubby's nephew is a cabinet builder so we were talking about adding a built-in hutch and coffee bar cabinet thingy to our dining room. He is also going to repaint the existing cabinets and new counter tops. After getting an estimate, we decided we couldn't do it all right now. We decided to get the most bang for our buck. We are going to go with repainting cabinets and walls, and installing the counter tops. The hutch thingy will have to wait. But... then I had a brain storm. Scary, I know but I sometimes get these ideas and it always makes my hubby shudder with dread. Not really. I already have a hutch in my dining room that is going to eventually be relocated to the living room. I decided I could add my own temporary coffee bar off to the side of it until I could afford the built in. I took a cabinet that I used at my niece's wedding and repainted it white. Then, I took an old metal filing cabinet that I had upstairs and painted it white. It was the same depth as the other cabinet but not quite as tall. So my enduring hubby added some little feet on the bottom. Then, we got one of those glued wood panels from Lowe's and stained it a dark walnut color for a counter top.
Have a blessed day,