Monday, June 13, 2011

This Old House - Day 2

Yesterday, I told you about about my first house, and the start of our low-budget kitchen renovations.  Our first project was to replace the ugly kitchen lighting with a few sleek recessed canister lights.  Our next project was to knock out the hanging cabinet that seperated the kitchen from the dining area.


I wish I could still find the pictures of us tearing the cabinets down.  We very foolishly thought this would be an easy project.  We started with a rubber mallet trying to just slowly knock each board apart.  I can remember the first few taps of the mallet.  No luck.  Slowly, we started hitting harder and harder.  Still, no luck.  Finally, I stepped back and let him just whale on it.  All we could hear was the sound of the revurberation of the unwaivering wood.  We ended up using a reciprocating saw to essentially cut the cabinet from the ceiling. 

It left a hole in the overhang, which you can see above.  We drywalled in the open space and added trim to finish. 


Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures.  These were taken long before I really even knew what a blog was. 

Check back tomorrow for the before and after of the cabinet refacing and then later this week for the before and after of the appliance upgrade!

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