Kitchen Still in Progress

So we haven't made as much progress as we would have liked, but we did finally hang the pot rack and some art. I think the end results are great and it really makes the room look a lot better.


Refinished Gate-leg


We purchased a beautiful Danish Modern gate-leg table and chair set on Craigslist. The table was a bit worn when we purchased it. It was living the last few years of its life in the basement of a house as a kids arts & crafts table. Someone added a thick coat of varnish to the table which may have helped protect it at some point, but now its just a reminder of all the damage thats been done. After a thick coat of Multi-Strip (an odor-free environmentally friendly paint and varnish stripper) the table is back to almost its original glory.

Step 1: Apply thick coat of Multi-Strip.
Step 2: Wait 3 hours.
Step 3: Remove Multi-Strip with a straight edge paint scraper.
Step 4: Wipe down the table with Odorless Mineral Spirits
Step 5: Sit back and admire your hard work.

A little more work tightening some of the screws and some new upholstery for the chairs and this set will be perfect.

Faux Fireplace


We picked up this gorgeous wood mantle on Craigslist the only problem is we don't have a fireplace. So we decide to create a faux fireplace. All we have to do is hang the mantle on the wall and then we can tile the inside. It should look pretty good and will add a great focal point to the room.

Kitchen in Progress


Before we can afford to renovate the kitchen we decided to do our best to make it more livable. We started by painting the walls green and the cabinets and table white. New hardware has been picked out we just need to place the order. Next up we will be painting the laminate floors charcoal grey and either replace or paint the tile back splash.

We also still need to hang our paintings, we've been reluctant to hanging anything on our plaster on lathe on brick walls.







I really love the green in this room, but that floor ruins everything and must be removed immediately.