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Kitchen Renovation (Phase 3)

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All right everyone, I know, I know, you're way overdue on a kitchen update. So, go get yourself a drink, sit back and get comfy.

If you remember, when last we chatted about the kitchen in my Phase 2 post, we had just completed all the dry wall. That seriously feels like a lifetime ago, but in reality was only 3 months or so. Since then, a considerable amount of work has been done on the kitchen.

Most notably, the new pine floors, the cabinets, the kitchen island and trim. All respectively works of art and achievement that my wonderful husband should be very proud of!

Let's start with the floors. If you recall, the existing oak hardwood in the kitchen was worse for wear. It was not original to the house, but was also installed around more recent constructed (1980s) cabinets, so when we removed these cabinets, huge gauges and holes remained.



It really was a shame to pull up that much oak, but we resolved to save the wood for future projects and moved on. Once several more layers…

DIY: Refinish An Audio Visual Projector Cart

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Maybe you've seen a similar cart for sale or already own one?


It is an audio visual cart typically found in classrooms, used as a projector stand. See the plug on the top right corner shelf?
I love these carts! I love how utilitarian they are, and the clear resin wheels. I also love that they are fairly easy to come across (for cheap) and have about a zillion practical uses.
Sadly, I can not remember where I found this particular cart (I have the worst memory). "John, where'd I get this cart!?"

Over the past few months, I've seen them everywhere! Most recently, on friends front porches holding houseplants (Hi Andrea & Veronica!) and just this past weekend at a garage sale covered with tools.



My cart was in rough shape though, and can be seen in some of our past kitchen renovation pictures, collecting dust, awaiting its time to shine.  And now, that time has come.

I usually hold out for second hand pieces that are in pretty good shape. I rarely purchase items…