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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

KiTcHEn MaKEoVER

I couldn't find a better picture.  This was Ashton's 4th birthday party but just look at my ugly cupboards.  They had to go.  It was shortly after this party that I yanked them all down and got to work. 

I had Eric put beadboard into all our cabinet doors to replace the old foofoo look.  It sounds easy but it took him two days or hard labor.  It was SO worth it.  I love the results! I look at it as money we saved since a "new" kitchen wasn't in the budget.

The Process:  I took all the cupboards out to the garage.  Eric routered into the cupboard into a rectangle shape so that he could place the beadboard into the actual door.  I had to lightly sand all the cupboards and put on a coat of Glidden White Gripper primer so that the paint would last on the previous oil base stain.  Then I had to paint the cupboards white.  It took a few coats.  Once they were dry we had to use some white painter's caulk to fix any imperfections around the beadboard.  I painted them with a final coat of white.  I used some Polycrylic over the cupboard doors that we would use the most.  I wasn't up for painting all of the cupboards with the Polycrylic.  I am thrilled with the outcome.  I have been putting off painting our bathroom cupboards but that is next on the list.  It is a very inexpensive project that made me actually like my kitchen.  Later I will have to add a post about how I painted my kitchen counters.  Notice the difference from the first picture to the 3rd picture?  Now onto the next project...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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The Sohm's said...

Brittany, I love it!! I need to come see it in person. We still haven't gotten together. I have about 2 weeks before the baby comes maybe we should try to squeeze it in.

Weavers said...

Brittany, I can't believe how talented you are AND how you can do all of this with all your kids at home!! You are superwoman. I think it's hilarious Ashton has a chicken. I remember him telling us he was going to get a chicken, but back then he was just dreaming. Now his dream has come true :) He also told us he was going to be getting a buckin' bull. You should put that next on your list of projects :D

Lanes said...

It looks so so good! I love love the wall color and the gray with the white cupboards. Good job you two, I am really impressed. Justin and I always talk about how fun it would be to be able to hang out with you guys if we lived in Utah. Looks like all is going well, hopefully we'll see you at Christmas this year.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Brittany, I love these photos of your darling home. Your taste reminds me of your mom (big compliment!). Hop on over to my blog to enter my giveaway! Warmly, Michelle

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...