Sunday, July 16, 2017

Almost Ready

I always have trouble with the order in which I need to do things.  I need to paint the walls.  But first I need to texture them.  Before that I need to know where my lights will go.  So I need to know furniture placement.

Battery operated lights can really help with that but I don't want everything run on a battery.  So it becomes this big jigsaw puzzle of where to hide wiring.  I probably made it harder on myself by putting the siding on the outside before I did the lights and wiring but its too late to change that.

So while I was thinking about all that I decided I'd work on the fridge and a couple other things.

For the fridge I started out with the Houseworks kit but quickly got impatient with all the details.  I wanted one of those old fashioned rounded fridges similar to a Smeg fridge and if I kept the hinged doors on the kit I wouldn't be able to do that. 

So I glued everything together and used my dremel to round off all the edges.  Then I painted it a dark turquoise and added poly.  I think it looks pretty good for my first try.


While it was drying I drilled and sanded handholds into the ladder and then stained it.  I like it so far I think. 



I'm waiting on some of the fixtures for the bathroom and until they're in I can't add the ceiling, light or any of the trim on a permanent basis.  So I've been working on the sliding door. 

I started with a narrow door and took it out of the frame which wasn't easy since they aren't made to come out.  The engineering of a barn door isn't easy for me to understand but I endeavored to persevere and came up with this.


I notched out part of the door and put a drawer pull upside down for the interior handle.


A lot happening this weekend.  But the last thing I did was test the kitchen layout with the windows in so I could make allowances for the trim.



I need to move the island in a little bit so it doesn't push into the living area so much.

I think with the small lower cabinet between the stove and the fridge it works.  I was concerned it would be too much color but with neutral cabinets in a pale color and dark floors I think it'll all work. 

In progress is a narrow upper cabinet with a wine rack inside it to go above the small cabinet next to the bathroom wall. I need to make a cabinet to go above the stove as well.  Then I think the kitchen will be ready for paint and the backsplash.

Almost ready to take the house apart again.

So I feel like I've gotten something accomplished for the weekend.

12 comments:

  1. I like it! Great job on the fridge!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased with how it turned out.

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  2. I love everything you did! The fridge looks amazing! And the folding ladder! And I love the barn doors - are those lego wheels?

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    1. Thank you! It's been a busy weekend. And yes those are Lego wheels.

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  3. The fridge looks great and everything is coming together well. Good progress!

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    1. Thanks! You can just see a bit of the texture paste I used on the bathroom walls in the last couple pictures.

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  4. Fun color on the fridge! I love the modifications! The barn door looks cool!

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    1. Thank you! You wouldn't believe how long the door took me. In comparison the fridge was easy!

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  5. Love the fridge especially in that amazing and vibrant colour! And the barn door is a wonderful idea. This house is going to be amazing!

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    1. Thank you! My first time making a fridge. I'm hoping the house will turn out well. I'm still debating on the baseboards and crown moulding.

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  6. I know those barn doors are a bear. :\ Where did you get the wheels, or did I miss a post? :]

    The fridge looks great! I would have glued the whole thing together, too. Much easier.

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't going to put anything in the fridge anyway so why not glue it shut.

      I got the wheels off Ebay, they're Lego wheels. You didn't miss a post, I just didn't want to say anything until I was sure it worked!

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