Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Looking for a Magic Wand....Bungalow Kitchen Renovations

The progress is slow...having only 2 days a week,
and sometimes only 1 day,
 to work on the projects.
This past Saturday, the vent hood and upper cabinets were installed.
Also the tile work behind the stove.
As you can see, the tile still needs to be grouted.
As a reminder....
 this is how the kitchen looked on the day of inspection.
The cooking range is still in the same spot.
I can't imagine how cooking was done, for eighty years or more,
 without a vent hood.
I will still need to arrange for an electrician
 to run electrical wiring to the vent hood. 
The tile was a real find at a "close-out" price.
Wanting to keep the vintage look, the stone tile is perfect . 
A few glass tiles sprinkled through out the project,
give it some sparkle.
Now what to do about the electrical outlet cover...
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I remembered seeing a spray paint
that gives a rough texture...like stone.
I can't say brilliant idea, but....
it will work perfectly to camouflage
 the inexpensive plastic outlet cover.
Do you not agree?
While the carpenter was there,
 I had him change out the original cabinet hardware,
drilling new holes.
I will still need to remove the birch hardware and apply a stain.
The old hardware holes will need to be filled and sanded...
Oh well, another Saturday project ! 
I feel something special in my tiny Bungalow Kitchen.
It is pure joy to cook in there....
Meggie Mac