I've been power toolin' around here all week and I like it! My bar got a make-over. No plans, just flying by the seat of my pants. Ya'll should know me well enough by now, to know that's just how I roll. I have all these ideas floating around in my head, and I never know when they will decide to materialize.
Last week, or was it the week before... anyway, one day I was walking through the kitchen and I don't know what came over me. I just started tearing the beadboard wall paper off the bar. It just happened, really it did.
Pretty, no? This ended up being a bigger job than I imagined and took me a few hours.
Once the old wallpaper was all scraped off, I put up more. The same wallpaper friends. I wanted to start fresh. I figured too may coats of paint and you start to loose the beading effect.
Next came the fun part. Molding! Mitch cut the first few pieces of baseboard for me and I did the rest. It took me a long time. A long time. I made many, many trips to the garage to cut and re-cut, but my my thighs and kitchen are the better for it. I used muscles I forgot I had with all that bending and squatting. If I did this for a living I'd have buns of steel. I cut, nailed, caulked, and painted it all. by. my. self!
This photo shows where things got complicated. I replaced the baseboard with a taller board and brought it around to the side of the cabinet, where there had been none before. Figuring out how to tie it in with the cabinets nearly fried my brain. I do not kid when I say I sat on the floor for hours, at that very spot pictured, scratching my head and playing with molding. I looked at countless photos on the internet, consulted Mitch, scratched my head some more. Finally I rigged up something that seemed like it was going to work.
Caulk? My new bff. We're tight, me and some caulk, cause my seams aren't always so tight.
I actually enjoyed the priming and painting.
I love it, and now I want to put molding on everything.
The front is still black. I hope I can get that painted this week.
Want to see the many faces of my kitchen through the years? Sure you do.
Now brace yourself for the original, 90s version. Be warned, it's a little scary.
I'll be sharing this project at some of these fun linkie parties.