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Moving to a new domain

I decided to move to a new domain, but all the content remains. http://www.diyknitter.com

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A Little Water Problem.

Nothing too exciting to report on the kitchen progress today. The frames for all the upper cabinets are painted and the first half have had the protective top coat applied. We got seven of the doors deglossed and four are … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget – Painting the Cabinets. Part One.

No, you’re not seeing things; you get two posts in one day! Today we were ready to tackle the cabinets. Lyle has mostly recovered from the floor adventures (apparently it was quite a workout with all the up and down … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget – Tearing up the Floor

Friday Lyle decided to get back to tearing up the floor and hopefully get it all done. He started with the carpet. The basic technique was to pull up and edge and then ram the flat end of a wonder … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget: Trimming out the Counter Tops

And why carpeting a kitchen should be illegal… We’ve been thoroughly enjoying and appreciating how much different the kitchen looks now that the nasty Formica is gone. The final step (well, almost final – there are a few tiny details … Continue reading

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Lest you think I’m not knitting

Don’t worry, there’s been plenty of that going on, too. I’ve had several projects on and off the needles lately, I just haven’t been blogging them for some reason. First is a pair of socks for Pookie. He picked out … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget – the Backsplash

The original plan for the backsplash was to use the same granite tile we had for the counters. I’m pretty sure if we’d had some other plan – any other plan – we wouldn’t have put this off for the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget: Tiling the Counters

Once I had all the demo work done, it was time to get busy putting things back together. The first order of business was to install concrete backer board. I was lucky that the builder had used a nice, sturdy … Continue reading

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Kitchen Upgrade on a Budget: Demolition

I’ve mentioned before how much I hate my kitchen and all the big plans we have for giving it a facelift. A complete gut job would be wonderful, but since I never remember to enter any of the dream kitchen … Continue reading

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Couldn’t say no if I wanted to.

It took me about six weeks to finish my Marigold sweater. Not surprisingly, Pookie was very interested in what I was doing. He loves to “help” by holding the yarn and stabbing the needles back into the fabric if I’ve … Continue reading

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