Thanks for following along with the chaos.
I know these new pics are not so pretty, but reality.
Bob has been working on this redo daily.
His cousin comes in every now and then
to check on the progress.
IE: electrical thus far and tile when that part is needed.
I wanted this opposite wall to have beadboard
like my Cupboardscape wall.
Bob thought it would be nice to also
do this little wall on the right too.
I so agree.
He uncovered this 50's linoleum
underneath the original cabinets.
When I purchased this house in 2002
(19 years ago)
the entire house was this brown paneling
(above pic which was underneath upper cabinet)
and brown linoleum.
They added a pink rug in the living room
over the brown linoleum.
I was told this house was built by the original
owner whom I purchased from.
He built the house just for a Summer home
for his family.
Thus the linoleum was there so when his
children came back from swimming in the river,
it was easier to clean up the sand and dirt.
I had to paint these paneled walls
right away, because at night I was tripping
over stuff because it was so dark.
When Bob sold his house and we were married,
that was when we started the prim remodel.
We were a match made in heaven....
literally...which is another story I need to tell
in a future post.
Homes with fireplaces
always had a chimney cabinet nearby.
They were used to store wood.
Bob made this one, but will hold
all of my seasonal plates and glasses.
[Easter, Thanksgiving, July 4th and Christmas]
It is standing on the side of our fireplace.
No more window... and I dont even miss it.
I had it covered anyway.
Old silver insulation.
Bob hit a bit of a snag after putting up
all of the drywall.
The plugs on the wall were no longer working.
In comes cousin to the rescue.
Bob went underneath the house,
while Cuz Jimmy stayed up to pull the wires.
Come to find out a mouse chewed through
the neutral one and once Bob
jiggled the wires because he moved
one of the sockets, this wire completely
Glad it happened before paint.
The walls will all be Benjamin Moore
I do not like green primitives....
so sorry to those who do.
I have saved this upper prim cabinet
for 10 years...stored in the garage.
It hopefully will be painted the same
white as this primitive antique cabinet.
Early white cabinets were really more
of a creamy yellow color.
This cabinet has been stored
in our laundry room for years too.
Hopefully I can color match this white.
Fingers crossed as this is the next chore
I need to do.
So believe it or not, the cabinet color
matches my bunny.
I looked desperately around the house,
looking for something close to the cabinet color.
This bunny matched perfectly.
I knew there was a reason why I like bunnies.
Oh yeah, one more thing.
Most of you are probably thinking
I am now going a farmhouse
white look for our kitchen.
You are half right.
The bottom cabinets will be another color,
a bode to my heritage.
Wonder if you can guess that color?
Week One Blessings To All!