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Old 04-25-2008, 07:29 PM  
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I told you I was up to something this week.... said I had a surprise.... I decided that I needed to do something in the house that made me happier.... and fooeyy on what everyone else wants.... so.. I picked out some cabinets I liked.... and look what I did in just few hours. I am doing the bottoms now... and then the tops in a month or so... I will keep you posted and put up more pics as they come



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Impressive!
Your helper there looks a little less than impressed though lol

While you have the walls exposed, this is the time to get that wire spliced and down the wall to that Garbage disposal and add circuits if you need them. Most kitchens do.. A hole in the wall below countertop level is easy to repair and no need to spend a lot of time trying to match.

Looks like you're going to do a new floor too!



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Change your name to "MRS ambitious get otta my way i'm buildin somethin" if you like it or not.
Great way to get er done all at once. You know we are all here rourin you on.

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Hopefully today I will at least get painting done, rip up the vinyl that is glued down under the carpet up, get the wire spliced and the new vinyl flooring down.... that may be a bit more than I can chew... I tend to do that to myself sometimes...... but I will post some more pictures


I am also gonna change the receptacle near the sink to a GFCI..... I have been wanting to do that and now is the perfect time!!!!

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Wow- That cat musta been REALLY angry to do all that damage!!!






Good job and keep up the good work!

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Way to go Shan!!! Maybe we could hire you to do some work at our house. I seem to have a hard time getting a 'round-to-it.
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OK... so... I figure this would happen and forgot to plan for it... but man I am worn out.... so... I am done for the day since I cant do anything else... in the am i am going to go to lowes and buy some luann and strap it to the top of the car ghetto style.... (and yes I am being very serious... I will take pictures) so..... further updates tomorrow hopefully ( i have to go back to work on thursday)

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Be sure to get a bag of floor leveler while you're there. It will make the vinyl look much better.

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so this is where I am at.... I am right in saying that I need to put lauan down correct? I cant just put adhesive over top of this because it will come apart some day right? I would love for you to tell me I can... but .... I do want to know the truth... if it will last 10 years gluing... I would be very tempted... but still want to know the truth.....
You guys are great... cant wait to get it done and show it off to you

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Glue vinyl directly on that and it will look terrible within a month.
You need as smooth a surface as possible. Seriously, you'll be able to see every bit of that left over backing right through the new floor. I know you must be tired of scraping but you need to get as much of that up as possible before you even lay the underlayment.



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