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Kitchen Walls – Continued….Part 3

A picture that tells it all…..

The husband calls him “Mr. Bloody Face Smiley Guy”. The husband has an odd sense of humor.

Update: North wall will have to be replaced. The whole wall. This will be confirmed tomorrow with “B”. While the wall is open we will see if the window frame is on its way out as well. I’m gonna say a big fat yes on that one.

Yes – in our lovely older homes nothing ever goes according to schedule.

Update: B came over to assess the north wall. The verdict is….

We are good to go with a few minor repairs. The framing is not rotted, and main material behind the plaster is stable. Back on schedule.

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Kitchen Walls – Continued….

It’s Saturday night do you know where your 5&1 is at?

It’s late, I know, I should be in bed.

The husband and I continued to work on the kitchen this evening after taking the dogs on a 4 mile hike.

Very interesting finds tonight. Remember the beige paint? Here is what is interesting and yet very concerning. We were able to get a 5&1 on top of the beige paint, under all the other layers and pull it from the wall. For the most part this stuff started to come off in sheets. There are areas that are still adhered to the wall that we scraped down to the white primer from long ago. We have a feeling that by morning we will be able use the same technique. The beige is the very first color that was ever painted on the walls. I recall when I was stripping the old cabinet that paint stripper wouldn’t touch this stuff. So what the hell is it? What is it made of? It is a paint product from 1943-1947. Nothing adheres to this stuff. How do you seal it?

Before:

After:

The bottom of the north wall is hit. It is actually pushed out and shattered. We will have “B” come over on Monday and assess the actual damage and make a decision how far up to tear out if not the whole north wall. The material the wall is made out of has this board like stuff behind the grainy/concert with a skim coat of plaster over it. It is the board like material that is worrisome.

All in all we had gotten a lot done tonight. I am tired and I need to be up early in the morning to get a jump on this so we can prime out the walls on Tuesday. The north wall will have to be fixed right after Thanksgiving. Time is running out and we still have the damn floor to deal with prior to the install of the new kitchen cabinets.

On a happy note the pulls and latches came this week. Woooo Hoooo!

There are more photos here.

Kitchen Walls

I have decided to take a 2 day break from the kitchen madness. I thought is might be wise to rest up for the weekend marathon that is going to occur when I get home tomorrow from work.

This kitchen has looked like this for about 4 years since the husband and I were burned by a cabinet maker.

My tools: 60 grit sand paper, Craftsman hand orbital sander, scrapers, 5&1’s, drywall sander, various sandpaper grits for dry wall sander, shop vac, many filters, Visqueen, soap and water.

So for your viewing pleasure this is what we are dealing with.

Texture: Once upon a time I thought this was a good idea. Actually I love the warmth that textured wall brings to a home. Taking it off – I don’t love! I told the husband that if I get some hair-brained idea like this again to remind me what it took to undo it.

Texture: Old remaining tiles that I just removed on Wednesday night.

I started with this and moved to a hand sander with 60 grit. I have become very up, close and personal with our walls, possibly a little too personal.

A walk down memory lane – past colors.

Pumpkin Spice with Buttermilk: Two color, 3 Part paint processes. I like to call it “paper toweling” off.

Seafoam Green: In the beginning the whole entire house was this color. Every single room – must have been on sale that week. Blue: This was discovered under the seafoam green. I actually like this.

Beige/ Yellow-Gold: There was a cabinet that was destroyed in the first flood that was the same color beige.

Red/cranberry: I like this color – Grandma “S” had shelving on these walls prior to the cabinets.

I started with this:

Ended up with this:

More photos in flicker.

Off to bed.


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