house, we changed out the flooring and I accessorized a bit… Everything went smoothly with the painting process except that I could NOT for the life of me figure out how to remove the drawers.
Then, I painted the built-ins on the opposite side of the room, and it became glaringly obvious that I needed to paint the cabinets on the wet-bar to match. I used the exact same process for painting these cabinets as I did for the built-ins, so check out that post if you’d like more details.
I made a very small effort to remove the wallpaper glue residue from the wall. Change out the faucet handles to update the fixture on the cheap 2.
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We never really use the sink anyways, so I didn’t foresee moisture being a huge issue. The things we would’ve loved to have been completed right (Ahem! It took me about an hour and a half and much sweat and muscle to pry those suckers from the wall. I’d just been jogging, which seems to motivate me to make split-second decisions about removing large mirrors, apparently.
Now, granted, I’ll be doing a concrete treatment to them soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to minimize the pastel quality as much as possible. But, we couldn’t remove the backsplash without first removing the mirror, so…. Unfortunately, it was riddled with glue and screw holes. I pried off the backsplash first, which didn’t put up a quarter of the fight that the side-splashes did, and peeled off the wallpaper…
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Not only that, the glass shelves were screwed into the wall, but not a single screw was attached to a stud.
The screws were simply sitting in drywall with no anchors whatsoever.
She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
In a New York City apartment with a spectacular view of the city skyline, designer Amy Lau brought in “gorgeous, sweeping curves and natural materials” in the design of the built-in wet bar to offset the linear visuals.
To make the most of the limited square footage of a New York City apartment, architect Michael K.
Chen created a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t “party wall.” By day all that is visible in the entry of the home is a wall of sleekly lacquered cabinets and drawers.
BUT, since I knew our plan was to tile this wall anyways, and I saw how much work removing the glue would be, I decided to leave the glue and simply patch and prime the wall. (Note: It was NOT ready to sand or paint in 30 minutes. But again, we’ll be tiling the wall, so it’ll be fine. Once this is done and the tone of grey concrete is apparent, we can… …Choose tile to install on the entire wall behind the wet bar (anybody have a wet-saw we can borrow? I’m thinking some kind of glass mosaic tile or maybe marble? Next, I’ll be concreting the countertop (yes, I totally verb-ized ‘concrete’). We just need to get them and install junction boxes in the ceiling.