Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Knobs and Other Hardware

Our kitchen cabinets never had any knobs on them and we were ok with it.  We decided to add some stain to the cabinets and I thought that some hardware would add additional character.  I went with venetian bronze and I like that they are on the darker black side.  The stain took a while to dry and we're going to clear coat them to protect for washing.  I can't wait to finish them.  At that point the kitchen will be complete.  Well, Mr.Saylor doesn't know it yet but I'm replacing our stove. The control panel was a black paint that has flaked off.  It looks horrible and I think it makes the kitchen look ugly.

We had some shelves in our master closet that I never used.  The old owners didn't have them set up and I didn't need them.  At some point I added a bookcase in the closet and it became the dumping ground.  When we had the carpet replaced this week I took everything out.  It makes our closet look huge so I really don't want to close it up by adding the book case back in.  Instead I'm going to put back the shelves.  I bought brackets today only to find that the ones I bought were too short. I have to go back to Home Depot and buy longer ones. 

While at HD I bought some shellac and sprayed it on my ASCP painted shelf.  I hope it fixes the chipping problem.  Well see tomorrow.  How did a little shelf painting project become a weeklong project?  I just have to stop myself from making changes.  It's time to get organized and get her on the market!

Sometimes I feel like we should get our own episode of First Time Flippers on TV.  We're not actually flipping this house but the little projects seem to be challenging!

We're almost there!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Almost Finished.

We're so close to being finished with the house.  I think now I'm starting to go overboard but sometimes those little touches just finish it off. 

Saylor Street Cottage is an older cape cod style home so nothing is perfect but I've tried to give her some charm.  Recently I decided to paint this ugly cabinet we have in the kitchen.  I tried to take it down but it's glued to the cabinets above the refrigerator.  I bought a can of ASCP Old White about 2 years ago and decided to try it on the cabinet.  It looks nice but started to chip.  Now I have to go get some shellac to try to get it to stop chipping.  A job I didn't need to do. 

We just had a new carpet put in our bedroom and need a plumber to fix a stripped faucet in the bathroom.  All these little extras add up but have to be done.

I just can't wait to get her on the market.  Deadline is 3/31/17!  It's coming fast.