Weekend Distractions No. 5

Anyone know why the pictures I share from other blogs, even though I link them back to their blog, disappear after I post with WordPress? I mean the second I post, it turns into a blue ? …

Remodelaholic shared a kitchen remodel on Facebook yesterday. I always click on those links to see the before and afters. I love seeing these newly redone kitchens and am so inspired by the painting of the cabinets that I want to go out and find used cabinets that would fit in my kitchen. I would seriously paint the ones I have but they were refaced, and I think by a shotty handyman because they did a really crappy job of cutting off the laminate on the edges.

Falling asleep last night, and staying asleep this morning, was being taken over with thoughts of how to use this faux brick in my house.


Make sure to go over to Sawdust 2 Stitches to see how awesome Corey’s kitchen and surrounding area look. I am thinking of using the brick, with this technique, on the soffit part of my kitchen. It would really help tie in the industrial look. I just may go to Home Depot or Lowes today to pick up a piece of the brick paneling. It makes me giddy thinking about it. Even though, we all know I have so many other things to finish.Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 5.33.20 AM

While thinking about where to put the faux brick, I also got to thinking about the corner above my dishwasher. This cabinet I want to remove and put up shelves. Would I want the brick behind the shelves too? But the distraction eventually became that I should put shelves on both sides of the wall. So of course I had to look up corner shelves. I am pretty positive that is what I am going to do. I keep thinking, that if we can build a pantry, we could just build the entire upper half of the cabinet area too, with a surround around the fridge. It’s doable.

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My kitchen may have gone from this to that:kitchen5

But it still has a ways to go:

  • Need to do the beam all the way across, to cover up where the wall came down
  • Replace the fluorescent light with track lighting that also extends over the bar
  • Paint the ceiling
  • Replace the cabinets
  • Replace sink
  • Add backsplash
  • Replace or redo the countertops

Not necessary but also want to:

  • Try out the stainless paint and do the microwave and dishwasher, the oven would be the first thing I would replace when I can.
  • Add the faux brick to the soffit
  • Replace single cabinet with corner shelves
  • Make a farmhouse style sign for soffit up above microwave

Again, what I really need to do is finish the fence. Bwahaha.



Published by Lili

Single mom trying to find fun and happiness thru the lens.

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