Started this job in late December. Its now February. The bones of the job are finished. Its the 'pretty' part that is still to come.
So, here is our progress.
Small Kitchen Reno part 1 here
|the cupboard had to be removed and... no drywall !!!|
|Before (we bought a taller fridge so...)|
DH had to add framework inside the hole so that a piece of drywall could be attached. He did this work when I wasn't home so no pictures of that part of the job. I gather it was not a pleasant experience, but it was done and the drywall was screwed into the framework.
Next was the mudding. The edges were tough to do because of metal joins that stuck out on the far side, plus mudding upside down (well it felt that way) isn't as easy as it was 30 years ago when we did the bulk of our renos.
So, on to part 3 of this 'small reno'.
The new fridge was about 1 inch too tall to fit under the cabinet. It sometimes seems as though the project was the fridge rather than the repair of the ceiling, and sometimes the project is a cupboard in waiting (to fill the repaired space).
This is the reality of January, we just ignored it and carried on. Still not showing the ceiling. Well, the picture below shows lots of ceiling. I didn't include pictures of all the sanding dust but there was a lot of dust (wear a paper mask and glasses). You can see part of the the kitchen furniture, the pie safe (post here) and the free desk (post here) and the organization calendar and painted bulletin board (post here). I found it interesting that several of my furniture posts ended up in the same area of the kitchen.
Looking forward to a shelf/small cupboard or whatever DH decides to make for the 'refreshed' over the fridge space.
and then Moms Make Lists hosted an Empty Your Archives Party - LOVE the idea.
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors