A new property…

My step mum have bought herself a new place to live. It’s on the 3rd floor of a 7 floor building, and it’s a bit of a rehab project!

There is a lot of things that needs to be done to it and fortunately she have found some workers that starts on Monday. They will take care of painting the ceilings and walls, opening up some walls, changing the wooden floors, tear down some old cloths cabinets and a few other bits and pieces.

Even so, I’m sure there will be more than enough small projects for the rest of us to do πŸ˜‰ Like yesterday!

The kitchen needs a tiny overhaul (cherry colour, with worn out kitchen counter). My step mum wants it white and bright. So we have decided that the easiest way to refurbish it, is to keep the original kitchen (as the units are pretty OK), and paint it.

So yesterday a friend of mine and I went over there to take down all the kitchen cabinets doors and drawer fronts, as they are to be delivered to a place that specialize in spray-painting old kitchen units. All the fittings had to be removed and the fronts had to be cleaned thoroughly to make them ready for the paint place.

Even though it’s not a hard job or a difficult job, I have found that regardless of what it is that has to be done in a house, it always seem to take much longer than you originally think πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow Β we are delivering the fronts to the paint place, and I believe we will get them back in about a week or so… so I guess I know what the next weekend project might be πŸ˜‰Β Β After the other workers are done with the painting, mind you…

Hmmmm, seems like I can’t seem to escape from kitchen projects πŸ˜‰

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20 thoughts on “A new property…

  1. Seems you’re a glutton for punishment where the kitchen rehabs go! But seriously it’s great that the cabinets can be rehabbed so easily instead of being completely replaced and it’s really nice of you to help out. Congrats on your step-mom’s new place! I hope she’ll be very happy there!


    1. I hope she’ll be happy too, when she gets it the way she wants it.

      I’m glad the kitchen could be reused… Saves us a lot of work. There is going to be enough to do anyways πŸ˜‰

      And you know, kitchen or not, have to help out where I can… I just hope there’s not a third kitchen lurking around a corner, when this one is done πŸ˜‰

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        1. What do you mean, WILL be an kitchen expert…!!!;-)

          Just kidding, I’m faaaaar away from an expert.. But I do believe I could put in a brand new one if I ever had to.. I did after all help (help being the operative word, not do, help) my dad, when we originally put in mine 8 years ago πŸ™‚

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            1. I know, I know. I’m ashamed of my mistake and and will know better next time. πŸ™‚ But hey, you are setting yourself up you know — you’re letting everyone know your superpower. All and sundry will be after you for your kitchen rehab prowess….:)


            2. Faster than the speed of under-cabinet lighting! More powerful than any kitchen project! Able to change out counter tops in a single bound! Is it a bird? Is it a handy-man? NO! It’s Anne Lene “THE kitchen expert!” πŸ™‚


            3. It’s been fun! Since moving recently, I’ve been trying to follow your example of downsizing my belongings. It’s been tough but I’ve been sticking with it and it’s been very helpful. Can’t believe I’ve accrued, let alone kept, so much stuff. Take care and I look forward to your next post!


    1. Now that my dad have passed away, I’m the designated practical handy”man”… And I just happen to have an eye for practical solutions, and we have to help out, right?


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