Operation: Finish Work Part 1 (DIY)

Josh’s birthday is coming up in a few days and like any guy he bought himself his own presents. This year he wanted to get a few tools so he could do some projects around the house, um, yes please! You know I love me some DIY projects. We’ve had some ideas we’ve wanted to do but didn’t have the tools to do them, well now we do!

So first project was finishing the bead board(wainscoting?) around our kitchen. I mentioned the previous owners did an amazing job in the kitchen/family room with bead board and crown molding so we just wanted to make the kitchen look finished. When we first moved in, I painted all the cabinets, now we just needed bead board on the end cabinets and around the island.

Josh did all the installing, cutting, and getting all the bead board. We patched the nail holes, calked the edges, then I sanded and painted. It took us 2 full days, 1 full day of Josh picking up the supplies and cutting and installing and one full day of patching and painting. It would have taken me an hour to just paint the bead board though.


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see the two white colors?


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all one color, yay!

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It was a bigger job than I anticipated because when I painted the cabinets(almost a year ago) I needed more Pure White paint and the gentleman at Home Depot tinted it and I didn’t realize it till I was installing the cabinets and they didn’t match! I had painted all the doors and drawers in the garage so I had no idea. Since the bead board was being painted a pure white, I had to repaint the island cabinets, doors, and drawers as well as the cabinet above the fridge to match the Pure White(I didn’t when it first happened because those areas were away from the main cabinets and it was a subtle difference). It was a pain, but now my kitchen all matches.

Next on our list, adding molding finish work around all the windows and doors.

how are you spending your Thursday?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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2 Responses to Operation: Finish Work Part 1 (DIY)

  1. I love the way your kitchen looks now! It really made a big difference! I am spending my Thursday working, going for a run after work, cleaning the house before the in-laws come over, and then going to our small group tonight!

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