The last several days have been a roller coaster of problems. I spent an entire day working on getting the crown molding up on the installed cabinets only to burn through an entire piece of trim just trying to get the angles right. Of course, I had to make my life exceptionally hard by choosing… Continue reading Craft Room Project: So Many Problems
All of the lower shelves are finally installed! I spent a portion of today cleaning up some of my filler spots and getting the upper shelves to sit more easily in their cabinets. It was some tedious stuff, but I'm now ready to do the paint touch ups on all the cabinets that are in… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Lower Shelves Are Done
Yesterday felt kind of like I was taking a break. In part because the day before with the cabinet install, I'd about done myself in and I was dragging hard core yesterday. I didn't have the energy for much, so I focused on getting some residual painting done. I also did my final stain test.… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Putting In Shelves
What a difference a day makes! The underlayment is down. All but 3 upper cabinets are installed and the base cabinets are installed or in place and waiting to be screwed in. I still have to put the permanent shelves into the base cabinets. There are a few things that still need some paint, like… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Installation In Progress
Yesterday was a phenomenally productive day. I was able to get the equivalent of probably a little over 2 days worth of work in. It's amazing what you can get done when you have an extra set of hands to help with the work. BG had casually mentioned the other day that she likes painting,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Helping Hands
The cabinet painting is well underway. This is all but 6 cabinets and these all have a full first round of paint including edging out all the corners and seams. The other 6 are set up in my garage. I have all the edges as well as the top and bottom painted of the upper… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Paint Round 1
I have the first round of sanding done and have started filling holes, seams, and blemishes. There really aren't a lot of questionable places so far, so I might be able to get the first coat of paint on tomorrow. It's getting so close!
I have all the side faces built and 4 of the 5 installed. Those 4 are facing the outside of the room, the part you'd see when you first come in the room. The last one that I have to install tomorrow faces the inside where my jewelry bench counter will be, the same side… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Side Faces
There have been several moments in this project that just gave me that deeply satisfied sensation. Today was one of those days. Seeing that face on the side of the cabinet kind of changes the look of things, making it feel more finished than it has so far. It was so exciting to see it… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Feeling Satisfied
It really doesn't feel like much, but it is progress. 2 of the 4 faces are built. They should be ready to attach to the sides of the cabinets tomorrow. I was hoping to get more done, but I'd forgotten how much room it takes to have these clamped while the glue dries, so I… Continue reading Craft Room Project: 2 Out Of 4
For all intents and purposes, the cabinets are built. I had the one cabinet left that I needed to modify to add a divider and shelves to, and that got finished today. I had originally thought I'd just leave this open, but the plan is to put my kiln in this cabinet and that left… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Last Cabinet Adjustments
I am SO close to being done with the build phase of these cabinets. There is only one more that I have to put together (I already have all the pieces cut), one that is already built that I need to modify to add a center divider and some shelves (that would be the 1/2),… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Only 1 And A Half Cabinets To Go!
I'm down to 4 cabinets and 1 modification on a finished cabinet and the cabinets will be built. That is if I don't change anything. Again. For the 100th time. Two of those final 4 cabinets are just like the one on the left and all of those are a major change. That area was… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinets Almost There
Over the weekend, I got all the last of the plywood I had on hand cut, which had me with about half of the pieces for all my remaining cabinets ready to go. That made room for what should be my final round of materials. At least for cabinets. Those all got bought yesterday. Of… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Last Materials Run
I have yet again changed my plans. This time, I decided that my existing cabinet layout wasn't quite what I was liking, so I made an adjustment. The final cabinet on what I'm calling my sewing wall is now smaller than planed so I could put my table closer and not completely block the opening… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Base Cabinets Are Done!
Another materials run is done along with a major cleaning and rearranging of space. I was forced to rearrange my space so that BG can get access to her dance floor again. With recital only a few weeks away, she is going to need it for practice. The shift causes me to lose close to… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Ready for Cabinets Phase 2
The last several days have been really productive. And things are starting to take shape. All of the lower cabinets on the back wall are mostly done. I still have to build the drawers for that section. The shelves also need to get installed, but that part doesn't happen until they get mounted on the… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Part 1 Back Wall Lower Cabinets Done
Today was productive and I'm really pleased with these so far. I have 2 cabinets as done as they can get before they are painted and mounted to the walls. Both have pieces that don't get attached until they are on the wall, so those have to wait. I have the pieces cut for, them,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: 2 Cabinets Done!
It wouldn't be me if I didn't change things up, yet again. I don't think I can get through this project without at least another dozen changes. This time, it's really just changing my order/process going forward. The first plan when I was getting ready to start the cabinets was to paint all the pieces… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Start of Cabinets
Really, it would be more accurate to say it has been several days of "one of those days." I think I mentioned before that we'd had water come in one of the bedrooms from the roof. I finally got around to calling insurance about that and set that ball into motion. That was prompted because… Continue reading It’s Been A Day
This last week has been one long, drawn out headache. I have had to make so many tweaks and adjustments to my plans to make everything work and then have to turn around and do something different again, because I realize I either did it wrong or that I was doing my damnedest to make… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Materials Planning Headache