Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 summer visit from the Allison's

Exterior Paint on Nanny's house

This is what the back of the house looked like as we were replacing the siding.
Just finished painting.

Bedroom Windows

This is how the tenants left the room. They had broken 2 windows and replaced them with plywood and plastic.
Frank cleaning and replacing windows in bedroom.(Note the slanted floor. More later.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kitchen Cabinets at Nanny's house

We have finally finished refinishing the kitchen cabinets at the white house. This is the old cabinets:
We began using stripper on the old doors.
We counted 8 layers of paint on the 14 doors.
After stripping 10 doors, we discovered that a heat gun softened old paint and could be scraped off easily.
A sanded door.
I have a lot of old paint and used some oil-based semi-gloss enamel on the insides of the cabinet frames.
Frank cutting new face for bottom cabinets.
Fitting old doors to new plywood face.
Checking fit.
Painting inside of cabinet doors. ( Note unpainted area for door numbers, will paint after mounting.)
All finished. We are very pleased with results.


Karen brought me some special wine.