Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 25, 2014

Before and After!

I won't show the original fake, ugly brown wood paneling, but if you look closely, you can see it inside the cupboards. Ugh!

It took six days to finish the project due to the special primer and paint. A good time to do it was when Elaine was overseas. Basically, the kitchen was unusable for the six days, which was a good excuse to go out evenings and eat junk good tasting food.
I am hoping that the surprise will be a good one for Elaine. I basically said that I was puttering around the house, which is true.
 The counter top was a close match to the new ones I installed earlier and is a granite stone material that also took a lot of applications. Two coats of primer, two coats of granite compound and two coats of finisher. Curing time was 4 hours between coats and 24 hours between steps. It will continue to harden over the next seven days.
 The best part was that the project was done with two days to spare before Elaine gets home!
This should bring in a whole bunch of brownie points to be used during fishing/hunting seasons

Oh yeah, my back operation has been delayed again to May 25th.


peihome said...

Good job, Ian! So fresh and clean! What a nice surprise for Elaine to come home to!
Back surgery... May 25th is soon enough, but not far away enough (if it were me!)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - I would say you earned major brownie points! I love the transformation!

Montanagirl said...

Busy Boy! It looks wonderful! My Grandmother had dark brown wood paneling on one living room wall when we moved back here. She wanted it painted a light cream color. My husband painted it, and what an improvement! It lightened up the whole room!

TexWisGirl said...

you sure have been busy! i like the accent color and the way you painted it on the peninsula (not really an island since it's attached). nice job!

Jackie said...

So sorry the back Op has been put back - yet again!
Have seen some photos of the family's trip, awesome.
Glad they all had a great time and are on their back way home.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Wow, nice job! I bet Elaine is going to love it.

Texan said...

My goodness you have been busy! I see your helper there in the kitchen floor LOL... that is how my helper helps too :O)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I would love to update my kitchen but we can't afford to do so and also we rent which sucks at times

Michelle said...

You really did a fantastic job. What a transformation! Sorry to hear about the delayed back surgery. Prayers.

Alica said...

You did a great job, Ian! I hope Elaine was thrilled with the results!

Debbie said...

WoW-zers, the kitchen looks fantastic. you really did an awesome job!!

i would have to say that you have earned many, many days off to fish and hunt till your hearts content!!