We have had a very busy couple of weeks here as our summer vacation comes to an end. Our middle son has been staying with us since June. We've enjoyed his visit so much but he will be taking off for San Francisco soon. And my husband, a college professor, and youngest son will be going back to college classes next week.
So my house will go from busy and a little chaotic at times to quiet and empty all day long. And I will get back to projects. In the mean time, I'm fitting as much fun into the last of summer as I can.
I had made a commitment not to paint this summer but I didn't make it! I finally broke down and finished painting the kitchen cabinets and all the cabinetry that's in the family room. And I was so happy about it that I was sorry I waited so long - lol.
My son took this picture of me painting. I posted it on my Gates of Crystal Facebook page and it went viral. HA!
You know I'm just kidding. He was actually taking a picture of his brother and I was in the background. When I loaded my pictures onto my computer, there it was. (I cropped out my son.)
But we've finished two projects in the kitchen that I have wanted to do for a while! One of them is these fabulous X's! The X's are just 2" wide pine boards. We framed out the sides where needed and fit the x's inside. We then caulked any gaps, primed and painted.
We added an X to all four ends of our cabinetry. When I got to the cabinet in the dining room, it was going to be the only X that was the SW Seal Brown and I didn't like that.
I bought the feet at Lowe's. They are furniture feet and were the perfect size. We found out that the height between the floor and the bottom of each cabinet varied and the feet were too short in some places.
Rather than add to the top of each foot and remove the quarter-round moulding in the areas where there is hardwood floors, we added a small piece to the bottom of the feet. We had a dowling rod that was the exact width of the bottom of the foot. This made the bottom of the foot narrow enough to miss the quarter round.
We've ordered our new stove (gas stainless) and I've picked out tile for the back splash and am hoping to have that all put in before our stove arrives.
I love the 'custom look' the feet and X's have added. And the French Country feel.
From Farmhouse to French Country Part One
Have a wonderful day!
love and blessings~
"For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes." Jeremiah 31:25
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