Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Handyman Returns

My husband is so sweet! He has apparently enjoyed all of his home projects lately, so he came up with this one on his own. We had extra wainscoting left over from the nursery project, so he decided to paint it red to match our dining room & a wall in our breakfast area & then glued it up as a backsplash under my kitchen cabinets. It really adds a lot to the room! Here is the kitchen before:



And here's the handyman, hard at work. He's gotten really good at cutting these boards perfectly after working with them in the nursery. Mark, thanks for sharing your tricks!
Power tools: a legitimate way for grown men to get to play with toys.
Because red is so hard to get right, he had to put on 6 coats of base, primer & paint. Yikes!

Notice here our very fancy weights to hold the board to the wall while the glue dried: paper reams.

Here's the finished product. Pretty cool, huh? Thanks J!

8 comments:

The Reiboldts said...

That looks awesome!!!

Amy Mc. said...

That does add a lot to your already cute kitchen. All of the improvements and the nursery look great.

Suzanne Barrett said...
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Suzanne Barrett said...

Former resident of your wonderful home here! I love seeing all of the wonderful projects you guys are up to!!! I check out your blog from time to time when I check up on my sweet friend JT. So crazy how life is sometimes. :) Glad to see you guys are doing well and are almost ready for those sweet babes. Can't wait to see.

Paige said...

Wow! He did a great job. Its amazing how a little color adds so much.

Miranda said...

I love it! I'm such a sucker for red in the kitchen.

Jodi said...

Wow! That looks so good! You are quite the little decorator... I love your house! :) And nice work there, Justin!

AmyB said...

That looks incredible! You guys are my DIY/Weekend Warrior/handyman heroes!