If you have been following along you will know that we have been doing some kitchen renovations! It’s been a long process, but we are getting there. We have some big plans, and I am really excited about it. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Here are the previous posts if you haven’t been following along.
So we left off with our kitchen lights. While we were waiting for them to come in, I had my wisdom teeth removed, so hubby didn’t have a lot of time to get the cupboards done. He didn’t want to just not do any of the work on the kitchen, so he started by looking around the room to see what else could be fixed.
He changed out plate covers, and outlets to make them all match. We had a wide assortment going on. It was something that sort of bugged us, but wasn’t top of our list. They were different shades of white, some had splatters of paint and such. We want the kitchen to look amazing after all the work he has done, so this was just something to make sure the details looked great.
He straightened, and tightened our light switch plates, and also changed out ones that didn’t match. Oh and found the switch fail (look at the fail links above). He fixed that as well.
The one fairly major thing he took on was our skylight. It’s one of those things that every time I went into the kitchen my eyes went to it. Our previous light had blocked it unless you were right under it. I also always thought that it had water damage since the bottom closest to us looked funny. Here is what it looked like when he started:
They had put baseboard up, we think it was the old baseboard that they had taken out of the house since it was left in a pile in the garage, and there was some baseboard put up in our garage. It doesn’t match any other baseboard inside the house, which is quite nice. This one was cut kind of funny as well.
Also it had plaster scratched over plywood. Now he didn’t take the whole thing down, as that would be a massive project and completely a different scope. Our hope was that we could make it blend in more and just be a pretty generic skylight.
He sanded and sanded and sanded some more, removed the baseboard, cleaned it, and capped all the screws. They were very noticeable and the heads were starting to rust. He cleaned the rust, and painted and capped them.
I came down from my bed of misery and looked up and said “Oh hunny it looks so completely normal!!! Thank you so much!!” LOL And thankfully he got that, that was exactly what I was hoping for! LOL
So do you love or hate skylights? Do you have one?