Frugal Home Improvement: All It Needs Now Is a Few Coats of Paint!

My husband started the oven project in November 2010. I’ve had a working oven since just before Christmas (See my December 14, 2010 blog, “New (to Me) Oven Just in Time for Christmas!”). This past weekend he finished and hung the last cabinet door. Since the new oven is bigger than the old one, the cabinet opening above and below it had to be made bigger as well and the old doors replaced with larger ones to fit the gap.

My hubby tried to extend and reuse the old doors, but it didn’t work out, so he had to start from scratch. We waited until we had the money available to buy the plywood to fabricate the four new doors. The doors were made and installed over a couple of weekends. Now all that is necessary is to prime and paint the doors and trim the new color we intend to paint the rest of the kitchen cabinets later in the spring and summer (when we can open windows)!

The next phase of the project will be building floor to ceiling matching book shelves on either side of the fireplace in the living room. This will require cherry veneer plywood special ordered by our local coop to match all the solid cherry trim and paneling in the rest of the room. One bookcase will disguise the five-inch shift outward of the living room wall on that side of the room and the bookcase on the other side of the fireplace will help maintain the harmony of the room.  I’m really looking forward to having more space to shelve our books. Begonia

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