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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Guest House Renovation

I tell you, this grieving process is not easy and I am still having a hard time of it -- so been trying to keep busy on a few projects, one being renovating the guest house (Chris' old apartment). The apartment is fairly small, but bigger than an efficiency, what they call (here in Florida) a "mother-inlaw suite" and consists of one bedroom, a bathroom and kitchen/living area combined. Sort of a small motel suite size.

The project is nearly completed now, just waiting for some new windows to be installed. Here's some before and after pics:

The cupboards were painted, but note the pealing paint left hand lower corner. So my
first project was going to be to repaint the cabinets.
But when I attempted to sand the pealing paint, the paint came off in sheets!



gaaa!


Turns out whoever painted these cabinets painted over Formica....
The floors were also in bad shape, old linoleum pealing up in spots, uneven in others...

So I ended up stripping all the cabinets down to the original Formica and installing new bamboo floors.
Really makes a BIG difference.....
Soon I'll be ready to entertain guests! So make your reservations now!

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow does the place look 100% better! Great job!

Denise said...

Good job! I like what you've done with the place!

Mary Ann K. said...

You have been busy!

michaelmaloney said...

There's nothing like giving a room in the house your own touch and a new look huh? I have to agree that those storage cupboards are looking really good stripped down though!

Anonymous said...

Looks really nice. Cabinets go really good with the floor and back splash. Good job Diane,

Essie Reed said...

I love what you've done with your kitchen! The restored cabinets look great, and give the kitchen a much more neat appearance. The bamboo floor you installed inspire me to install my own! I have an older one too that needs updated. You're bamboo floor looks so elegant! It gives the kitchen you started with an entirely new look and feel. Thanks for sharing your great renovation ideas.