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Repurposed Piano Island. Part Two. – Victoria Bc Kitchen

And ultimately deciding that all other options were unacceptably lacking when compared to a piano of gloriousness and impracticality. Plus we have been moving the piano a few inches this way and that way, and also moving some mock-cabinets, and it’s surprising just how much difference a few inches make— placing it right or left 6 inches does really change the feel of the aisle/space. We will set it up and get a feel for the size and the space. Hugh, fancy, have mirrored doors…and speak to my soul! I always show your posts to my hubby so he can see that it is not just me! Your blog posts make me smile and laugh and they are a wonderful way to start my day. I adore you and your fancy pants grandeur so very much! You are lucky to live where you do, where there is so much old, giant fanciness to be had. I would stay on the smaller side for your square piano-as-island. Finding something else that was old and giant but never quite as fancy. This is the smaller end of a spectrum that runs about 7’ long, by 4’ wide, depending on the manufacturer.Reason and compromise mean nothing to me in the face of minute detail. But girl you have everyone stampeding to beat us to the good stuff! Can’t you put a larger granite on the top to extend it as much as you want. I am all for it as long as it was a nonworking piano when you got it. You’ll have more room to walk around in your kitchen and it’s difficult to reach across a too-big surface. We don’t have it in the budget so you must take money out of retirement savings? I truly love this idea and think you must be master of furniture-repurposing ideas.


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Kitchen Cabinets Victoria | Kitchen Craft Cabinetry From Dailymotion | Duration 1 Minutes 7 Seconds Park like surroundings with fantastic vistas wherever you look. This stunning new cottage is 2 bedrooms – plus den, 2 bathrooms with an open floor plan. Large living/dining area with fireplace and access to view side deck. Master bedroom with ½ bath and deck access, two additional bedrooms and 2nd bath. This is a truly a retreat compound like living on a private island complete with private road. Large country kitchen with seating and massive living area surrounded by windows with access to a generous outdoor deck overlooking lush gardens, play area and guest house which is fully self-contained with kitchen and ¾ bath. Too say this is a unique property would be an understatement. Views to the south west from spacious living area and multiple decks.

Kitchen Cabinets In Victoria Bc | Duration 53 Seconds Recreation room, bedroom and expandable space in daylight basement. The cabin is in very rough shape and may not be able to be salvaged. Remodeled with new floors, paint, metal rood and a newer septic system. Property has large back yard, upgraded septic and huge amounts of storage. Located in a neighborhood of other large lots and executive style homes this a great investment opportunity. Two bedrooms, real wood burning fireplace, large private deck. Blackberries shown in pictures will be cleared from lot prior to sale. The water views from inside are spectacular from any where in the home as the front is all glass. Upper games room/2nd bedroom has patio doors to upper balcony, vaulted feature loft ceilings, custom mill work everywhere. Two blocks from the beach on a very quite street overlooking the horse pasture. Has many new updates including septic system, roof and heating.Additional outbuildings, along with large sunny private deck. This 3 bedroom, 2 -1/2 bath home features huge kitchen on upper level, large games room downstairs and expansive decks. Make it your own, just needs a few finishing touches to get final occupancy. Great kitchen with brick floor and access to backyard deck and garden area with sunny private stone patio surrounded by lush gardens. From the moment you enter this property you feel good and will find it hard to leave. Mobile / trailer is updated, clean and definitely usable all year round.

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I think people have this idea that painting kitchen cabinets is a huge ordeal. I used regular old latex paint in semi-gloss (allows you to wipe it down). The hardest part is taking all the doors and hinges off (labeling them) and then having to reinstall them all. I think our biggest problem is that each of our doors and drawers still have child proof locks on them. I did have to repaint the entire front of that door or drawer front. I never understand it when people say they like the oak better! If not how about make them black w/stainless accents? I did another coat with the same type of roller and it still left streaks. Don’t expect it to look like a new, stainless fridge at all. However, it will never be completely smooth and shiny and the texture will likely still show through a bit. I will finish it off with a clear coat to get the polished look. If you are worried about possibly ruining the finish of your stove, it might be worth it to wait. I really like the idea of using the water-based poly!

Granite Countertops Victoria Tx, Granite Countertops Repair | Duration 3 Minutes 18 Seconds No brush marks on the cabinet door and it was super easy to use! We did sand the doors some with just a palm sander bc the doors were ancient and needed it. If you’re not a fanatic about cleaning the cabinets use 2-3 coates (make sure you let each coat fully dry) of polycrylic. The walls were red and it took us a while to decide on a wall color that looked good with the oak. We’ve talked some about painting the cabinets but the grain of oak is pretty noticable. They have held up well but we wanted to do something different. I liked certain aspects of how it finished but became concerned about the durability of chalk paint in a kitchen and also the fact that it probably would need to be re-waxed every year or so. I used my test door to experiment with brush vs rolling and also the best way to used the glaze. What kind of brush did you use for the smoothest results? I then took my orbital sander and tried to sand it off the drawer front (again testing for durability) no go. Friends walk into my kitchen and are always curious about painting their own kitchen cabinets. Before plasma cars and hockey sticks made a daily appearance in my kitchen. Even a tiny splatter of spaghetti sauce was wiped off within seconds of ever landing on a cabinet door. So every time we open them we have to put our hands on the actual door and not the knob. The cabinets directly below my sink have also seen more wear than other areas. But first test it on a small area to be sure it doesn’t yellow (if using white paint). I find it makes cooking food for kids who never eat anything way more enjoyable. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home. I have a white double oven set and the rest of my appliances are stainless. We tried to save money on painting the fridge, but it definitely is not going to “match” in the end. If your current appliance has a texture, like most non-stainless refrigerators, sanding is recommended. It’s a good product for a temporary upgrade until you can get the real thing, at least for appliances. I have seen some folks have great luck and others not so much. If you can’t wait to upgrade to stainless (like me), it’s worth a shot. We painted old inset cabinets in our last house and the and the chipping paint was discussing! I just used it on our cabinet doors and it didn’t alter the paint and glaze at all! They are oak and they were clear coated with not stain in a satin finish. It is a water borne paint with the properties of enamel and it claims to be a self-leveling product.

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