Hi Everyone! We are having some beautiful spring weather here in Texas! This time of year we try to spend as much time outside as we can, before it gets too hot! So! Our DIY kitchen and dining room projects have been slow coming!
Once we got back on it! We started with the kitchen patio door area, by removing all the thin strips from the walls, windows. and bottom baseboards. We are applying 2 inch strips over the seems using tempered brown board and 3 1/2 inch plywood around the patio door. While working on this area something unexpected came up! The room has this little wall that defines the kitchen/living space. Dale & I did not care about this wall, we decided to take it down! Yeah! Even though it was just a little wall taking it down made a big difference! It just opened up the room! Now, it could be all in our heads! 😉 But we love this space without the wall!
I wanted to show you what we have done so far, keep in mind we are not finished.
Patio door area. Strips removed.
Above picture, wall is no longer there. You can see the original strips around the windows.
Dale added an extra two inch strip next to the seem to give it a conform look. On the right is where there is a seem which is off centered between the windows.
I always get excited when prime and paint starts!
Paint color, Valspar Signature Prime & Paint, Aesthetic White
Dale installing the wood trim.
To connect the window with the transom window Dale installed two 2 1/2 inch wood trim along the sides of the windows and plans to add 6 inch wide trim between the transom window and the window below.
At this stage we ran out of wood to complete the two windows, Dale plans to install a wide piece of trim between the transom window and window.
I am so happy with the shade I chose for the walls! I actually had this paint chip sample up for two years! Ha-ha! I literally moved the paint chip on every wall and near the cabinets to see what it might look like! This color has the perfect warmth to match the kitchen cabinetry.
Once the wood trim was installed, Dale primed and painted the inside patio door and window sills. You can also see that Dale caulks everything! Caulk is our friend, it covers all minor imperfections.
Dale and I feel like once we finish painting the kitchen and dining room walls it’s all down hill from here on out! Ha-ha! Right now our home is a big mess! If you know anything about home projects you know what I mean!! I also know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s well worth it!
Even though we’ve been busy with inside home projects, I found time to start my spring garden!
We are now continuing with the other side of our dining room and will update you soon.
Till next time, Elizabeth