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The coffee table was from an estate sale, the luggage cart being used as table was left by the former owner, the dresser being used as a buffet was my grandmother’s, the record player and speaker were my father’s and the dining table was my sister’s vintage find., we’re transforming a dated ’60s kitchen from worn and tired to stylish and new. And this is one of the millions of houses that were built back in the ’60s, and it has a kitchen that’s ripe for remodeling. Danny Lipford: So, how long have you been thinking about the renovation of the kitchen? But I understand what we’ll be doing is removing all of the doors, and then some newer hardware, that kind of thing. It’s got some browns and tans and just a hint of that sapphire blue. I mean, they’re not in bad shape at all, considering how old they are. Jodi Marks: And then once you get the surface wet, this is where this little bad boy comes in.Other than that, my inspiration was making do with our budget constraints and working towards having a home that could finally showcase all my vintage treasures.While I knew by boyfriend was handy (we had done a smaller renovation on our first condo) I had no idea he was capable of the work he did. I’m really proud of him and us for not killing each other.”-In terms of furniture and artwork, most of it is either from my family, estate sales or flea markets.
My grandmother had left me money for a down payment and after meeting the original owner it just felt right.” Although Sarah had big plans for the home (updating the sorely outdated kitchen was a must! We’re also adding larger crown molding which should add more of a formal feel to the room. His first chore is prepping the cabinets for paint. Steve Steele: Because, it’s according to how much varnish is left on here, but if it’s not a lot, 220 is fine. Now we’ve got everything laid out here that you need to help transform the look of your countertop. Shea Pettaway: Oh, we have the diamond tool sander that’s going to start the prepping on the countertop. Then we can replace the door, window and base molds. And once we do that, then we going to Bondo up where the old hinges was, because there’s going to be some new hinges in place. You know, that’s a good point, because, you know, when you look at that, you can see that there is an indentation from all of the years. You actually have a very, very slight little area there that you’re going to have to fill in, and Bondo or the automobile body filler. Steve Steele: Yeah, we’ll take an prime it, and that way we can see if there’s anything else in here that needs to be Bondoed. Steve Steele: Because the primer will let you know what’s going on. This is the secret weapon to making your countertops look great. Jodi Marks: See, now, if you can’t afford granite, that doesn’t mean you can’t get the look of granite with this kit.Stick around to find out what it takes to get from one stage to another. Like many of the houses from this era, the simple plywood doors on the cabinets had a pattern routed into the surface that someone thought would make them look elegant. Back then the countertop material of choice was plastic laminate, usually in a pretty basic color scheme. Lori Harris: Right, desperately need some new hardware. Now, I know you’ve done a lot of painting of cabinets. See all these little decorative flecks in this bag? Shea Pettaway: And after that, then you use your protective top coat to make it durable and have a shiny finish to it. Jodi Marks: And it could transform the look of your kitchen or your bathroom in no time.It must have worked at the time, because there are billions of them in U. Unfortunately, the adhesives back then gave up after a few decades. And as you can see, the cabinets are kind of looking worn and dingy. I mean, it’s just fantastic the way it’s constructed. You just pour it in here and then what you do is you evenly distribute it around the surface of the countertop, because that base coat is actually an adhesive and it sticks to the countertop. Jodi Marks: See, now you can do this project in about a weekend. Danny Lipford: David and Lori Harris’s kitchen is being transformed from the dated example of ’60s interior decor into a cool modern space the couple can love.