Well, our DIY kitchen remodel is visibly progressing!!! At left, 2 weeks ago, and at right, today, with the repaired, primed and painted walls, a fresh coat of white on the ceiling and kitchen window frame, new ceiling trim/molding, and our delicious recoated fir floor, using a ultra-low VOC water-based espresso stain and similarly low-VOC finish. I think we spent more time obsessively watching instructional videos, as we were SO paranoid that we’d screw up! But I gotta say, I think it looks pretty sweet – and there has been absolutely NO smell in the house :). As a side note, we’ve never done this before, but after getting several quotes between $900-1,000 to do the job, so after a ton of internet research, the whole project cost us ~$150 and ~3 hours of product application time and that includes Dan’s treat, the orbital sander! I gotta say I can’t wait to put the portable burner unit away – no more cooking in the office/dining room, woo hoo!
Week in Pictures