You know when you are really busy in life and you still find time to build cabinets all by hand? Me either…but I live with a mythical creature who did just that. There were a few things that didn’t get finished in the house before Adam started Academy, the biggest was the kitchen cabinets. Until now we just had open shelves beneath the countertop, which worked fine, just didn’t look as nice as finished cabinets. I didn’t think Adam would have the time to try his hand at custom cabinetry, but a couple of months ago he decided to start working on them. He likes having projects to work on and it seemed to be a nice break from studying and thinking about work. Though he has never built cabinets he did an amazing job! He added some great features that we couldn’t have had when purchasing pre-made cabinets.
Another update we did recently was to paint the exposed plywood walls. Originally we had white washed the plywood and really liked the look of seeing the wood grain, but after a few months it seemed like the walls looked more yellow than white. We realized that we probably should have put a stain-blocker on first to seal the wood and prevent any oils in the wood from bleeding through. We ended up putting on a coat of stain-blocker and then painting all the walls the same color (Designer White). I really liked the wood walls but this made a big difference visually, it looks more finished and brighter overall.
I recently discovered Stikwood and think this will be the next addition to the back wall in the house. If you haven’t seen this stuff check it out, I recently discovered it and wish I had known all along! It is real wood but cut super thin, it has adhesive backing so you can create accent walls, headboards, anything really! http://www.stikwood.com