Daily Archives: June 18, 2013
|June 18, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under DIY||
For the past week, we have worked tirelessly through the night after the Toddler goes down. At this point I have put in over 30 hours of gluing, priming and painting while the Toddler has napped and slept. My arthritis tells me this will be the last time I attempt to refurbish our cabinets- yet I know that if/when we move- AND- I want new(looking) cabinets in our future home that I will always refurbish over shelling out the big bucks for new ones.
I glued the bead-board on to the side of our kitchen bar, caulked the bottom sides, and the husband put in a couple of finishing nails to make sure it didn’t warp in the heat-or with age. I then continued to glue the bead-board on to the front of all of the bottom cabinets and attempted to caulk the edges.
Note: “Attempt” is used loosely around here- I decided I liked the look of the cabinets without the caulking but for the moment have left the caulk on three bottom cabinets while three are prepped without- I frankly may be the only one that will notice this- yet it may just drive me bat crap crazy- only time will tell… that is a warning for you hubby.
Here is a look at our progress- the Toddler and I are leaving for the Pacific Northwest and the project will be continued when we return.
Note: All of the priming, gluing and painting had to be completed indoors because the temperatures outside were too hot for the materials I used = over 100 degrees until midnight.