by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Hello Cuties! Boy am I glad today is Friday!!! I wanted to show you what we have been doing, while trying to make my quilt too. We are not finished but here is the before, with dark cabinets and here are the refinished cabinets, painted gray. Don't you just love the stone back splash on the walls? We have them grouted now and buffed but I haven't taken a photo of this weeks work. We also have the molding up, so I guess I should have waited until we were completely through, to show you. Anyway, what do you think of our work and my niece's 'new' kitchen?

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by cfidl 22 Sep 2018

Well fone! It is amazing what a can of paint can do. I remodeled my kitchen over 20 years ago,. Well as you can imagine they look a bit grimey and just today I was considering painting them this exact color. It does look nice. The back splash is perfect also.

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

We had to get the grease/grim off, sand, then kiltz before painting. A lot of work but new (not as well built as these) cabinets were $6,000. for this small kitchen! She decided to put in the hard work and keep these.

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by sewdeb 22 Sep 2018

Wow, Toogie! It looks like a all together different place. You and your hubby did a fabulous job! I bet your niece is over the moon with how it turned out. What a great aunt and uncle she has!

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

Aw, she good to us, so we're just wanting to give back.

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by pennifold 22 Sep 2018

Looks great in the softer colours. Well done to you all for the final outcome. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

Thanks Chris I love these colors.

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by sebsews 22 Sep 2018

What a great job! Yes I love the stone backsplash! You and hubby are a wonderful Aunt and Uncle!

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

Thanks but like I said before she is good to us too.

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by killiecrankie 22 Sep 2018

By painting parts of the kitchen a light colour is a huge improvement, making it seem to be bigger than before .Just seeing the original kitchen ,reminds me of the kitchen in the house we bought 40 yrs ago.We didn't even realize there wasn't any power points in it, the stove was wired in separately & the oven didn't work.

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

Oh my goodness! I can't imagine...

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by clintonmiss22 21 Sep 2018

Wow! This looks great. So bright and inviting. Good work!

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

Thanks a total transformation for sure.

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by graceandham 21 Sep 2018

Love it. Aren't you through with the house now? Ah, to have a handyman husband. It will be a joy to cook now.

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Betsey, not my kitchen, our niece's house and she does love to cook. She used to cater weddings and for country music celebrities that would come to the collision for shows. Thanks for looking.

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by stork 21 Sep 2018

Wow!!! Love how it is turning out....

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Thanks, it did make a big difference..

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by dailylaundry 21 Sep 2018

Wow, this truly makes a difference! Love the grey - lightens up the kitchen so well! Hugs to you! Laura

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

It does look so much better. She hadn't done anything to the kitchen in 42 years!

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by noah 21 Sep 2018

It is like night to day love it***hugs

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Yes, it is, thanks. I love it too and would like to have this stone tile, on my back splash,too.

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by lildoll2 21 Sep 2018

IT LOOKS BIGGER TOO, NICE WORK, DORIS

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Maybe because the stove is missing in the second photo. We got the hood up today too but not shown in this photo.

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by dragonflyer 21 Sep 2018

Coming along nicely!

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

Thanks!

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by heleninca 21 Sep 2018

What a difference. Did you also put a new light in?

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

We haven't yet but we will.

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by babash 21 Sep 2018

Looking good. Love the Tongue and Groove Ceiling. Sure makes it so much brighter. Worth all the hard work.

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

I like the T & G too. I found out I also like demolition-lol-I took out all her old paneling in the dining room and took I don't know how many staples out of the ceiling from old ceiling tiles. I also tore out the top of her cabinets and opened them up above as the old brown ones went to the ceiling before (I don't have a photo of that tho). I was quite pleased with myself that day, as I enjoyed the work. You are right about it brightening the room up.

jrob by jrob 22 Sep 2018

You and Chip Gaines should team up for Demo Day!

toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2018

haha-it doesn't go in real life, exactly how easy they make it seem, on TV. I don't go busting through walls!

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by crafter2243 Moderator edited 21 Sep 2018

It looks a lot brighter. This must have been a bit of work. Love the stonework on the wall. It will all look great once you are done

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toogie by toogie 21 Sep 2018

I think so too. I told my dh he could put it up above my countertops, while I go to Missouri, in about 9 days. Going to Jenny Doan's Missouri Star Quilt Co !!!-lol

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