Wednesday, October 7, 2009

No Whitewashed Tombs (Funky Under My Sink)

The post title is a Bible reference. Google it :)

We've been taking on the last of the kitchen cabinets, and we are close to done with them! Yay. This last bank of cabinets has been the lower ones on the sink side of the galley. There aren't many doors and drawers - easy as pie. Well, it would have been, if I had been able to ignore this...


We could have just painted the doors and the outside of the cabinets and never, ever opened them again. No one would know about all the ick. Apparently, the previous owners had been able to carry on just fine while ignoring it all.

It was really filthy. There is not a current leak/water issue, but there clearly had been at some point. The wooden board that was inexplicably placed on the concrete floor showed proof. It was warped and a little molded. Super gross, y'all.



We decided that making it look great on the outside while ignoring such grossness inside would be cheating bigtime. Besides, I saw this area as a potentially usable space. Break out the bleach for this one, honey.

Sam is awesome, by the way.


Scrub, scrub, scrub and get rid of the nasty board.

After a good rinsing and time to dry, Sam primed it with Kilz. Awful stuff, but sometimes you just have to break out the big guns.


The last photo was taken just as Sam started priming the floor. He finished priming and coated the entire inside with 2 coats of high gloss paint the same color as the cabinets. We have a fun little idea for this space, now! :) I'll show you what we do with it this weekend. Stay tuned :)

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