We’ve got the happy blues

Cleaning up after a project when you are done for the day is an oh-so-different feeling than cleaning up after a project when you are done. Last night I happily took the paint brush down stairs to clean it out (tip: finish cleaning your paint brush with hair conditioner then rinse it with water and the brush hairs are like new when it dries). We finished painting our dining room last night and installing the dining room light and we couldn’t be happier. What do you think? (Sorry for the night-time photos…I guess the short winter days are really here!)

In addition to the painting, we finished installing our kitchen and dining room lighting.

With the painting and lighting jobs complete we are one step closer to finishing our kitchen renovation project. So, what’s left on our kitchen to do list?

  • Install wood floor
  • Tile backsplash
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Install cabinet doors and shelves
  • Install extra cabinetry pieces near fridge and microwave (I’ll explain more later).
  • Install glass cabinet doors
  • Install cabinet shelves
  • Make and install window trim
  • Purchase and install crown molding for the kitchen and dining room.

Ok, a lot more than you and I probably thought. We have never tiled before, so we are starting out our tiling experience with the tile floor in the back entry way versus the back splash hoping we catch on quickly. We hope you like our progress as much as we do. Stay tuned for a before and after post of our free, refinished kitchen table!


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