I don’t know about you but isn’t it amazing how excited we get when we
start a new project on our homes! Then work and reality set in and you begin
to think, what was I thinking:) But, when the end is near and you can the light
at the end of the tunnel, you are so thankful and happy with yourself! I know we are!
I’ve already shared our Old Weathered Door Spice Rack and our Cookbook Cabinet with you!
Let me show the last and final project that completes our makeover!
Picture of our kitchen before we started this little makeover!
Demo is done and it is time to install a new backsplash!
We were so fortunate that a friend of ours, had several old ceiling boards that came out of
an old local lumber yard. We cleaned and sanded the top layer off the old boards
and then applied Cabot’s Marine Grade Sealer to each board. This should seal up
any lead paint and make the boards waterproof around the kitchen sink. Gosh, I just love the color:)
As we were getting ready to nail up the ceiling boards for our backsplash,
work called, they had down so, Honey had to go and get them going, again.
The life of being married to a maintenance, who is on call 24-7. I said to myself,
work must go on. I backed up and thought, what would Honey do?
So I got the level and a board that would fit across the space. Once, I found a level line
I attached my board to the wall. That was my guide to keeping the boards straight.
Honey was so proud we he got home! He said, well done, grasshopper:)
Next, a shelf had to be built to line up the old cabinet with the stove.
Our new-old Montgomery Wards kitchen cabinet that is approx. 67 years old
with the original cast iron porcelain sink, still in great shape:) It just needs a little
tender loving care!
I love using the Rustoleum Stainless Steel Paint! It applies great, using
a four-inch foam roller.
First of four shelves going up!
There it is, our repurposed Montgomery Wards Metal Cabinet with the original
We don’t have a window over my sink yet, so I decided to take a picture of my
flowers that I having growing in a couple of galvanized buckets that we have
mounted on a pole. I loved the metal and color of the flowers. Then, I just put the
photo on the back of the window and we placed it, where our future window
The lack of conventional cabinets is possible because of what is behind this door! A pantry:)
I hope you enjoyed our little kitchen makeover as much as we did! Take care
till we repurpose again:) Steve & Tina