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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Coming into the final stretch

Joni’s condo kitchen update is nearly done. (See the project up to now.) Joni’s friend and fellow nurse Patti is helping out, and she files this report: I’m home from the mountains and went to see Joni’s kitchen today. It’s beautiful! I am thrilled and so is she. (Click photos to enlarge.) Joni opted to [...]

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Joni’s kitchen remodel: Mystery of the slipping tile solved

Patti here. Since our weekend tile project, which Joni and I wrote about in a previous post, we have gathered some valuable information. First and foremost is that thinset should be the consistency of peanut butter! Ours was more the consistency of sour cream, so it was too thin. (Notice the food references; it is [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Setting the tile, finally

Patti here. I'm helping my friend and fellow nurse Joni spruce up her kitchen. See the whole project. Well, we got some tile up over the weekend. Whew, it was a lot of work. With this, as with everything else, there was quite a learning curve. We were extremely careful to plan the placement, have [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: a little snag in setting tile

Patti here. I'm helping my friend and fellow nurse Joni with the update of her condo kitchen. We were supposed to be laying the backsplash tile this week, but we hit a little snag. Well, it's a time snag more than anything else, probably costing a week and $100. As it turns out, we need [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Picking wall color is not easy

Progress is being made on Joni’s condo kitchen remodel. See Joni and her nurse-friend Patti in their scrubs working on the kitchen. See the kitchen before any work was done. So far, the overhead cabinet that blocked the natural light has come down, and a fun s-curve track light has gone up. The boring wood [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen: What to do about the window covering?

Six weeks into the part-time remodel, the two friends and co-workers at a surgical clinic — Joni and Patti — are getting down to the final touches on Joni’s kitchen. So far, they have: • Taken down a cabinet over the peninsula that was blocking natural light. • Added a mod s-shaped track light. • [...]

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Condo kitchen remodel: Picking the palette

Here’s an update on the condo kitchen remodel being done, girlfriend style, by fellow nurses Patti and Joni. The two spent a few hours in surgical bonnets and surgical masks sanding the boxes of Joni’s cabinets. Patti took the doors home and sanded and primed them, laying them out on her kitchen counters to dry. [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Loving the glazed green top coat!

Hi, Patti here, with an update. My friend Joni and I have decided to paint all of her cabinets green but leave some chocolate brown (base color) for relief on the kick plates and in a couple of mid-sections on the top cabinets. Painting the bottom cabinets first gave us a feel for how the [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen: Painting the cabinets

Joni and her friend Patti, nurses in the same surgical clinic, are making good progress on Joni’s condo kitchen makeover. They have sanded the sheen off the lower cabinets and painted on a brown primer. Here, Joni brushes on a brown paint/glaze combination, and Patti is coming behind her and wiping it with a sport [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Light goes up, cabinet comes down

Patti here, blogging about the kitchen remodel I’m helping my friend and fellow nurse Joni accomplish in her SoCal condo. I blogged about the beginning of this project last week. On Saturday my husband, Gary, and I stopped by to help. And Joni’s next-door neighbor helped as well. I appreciate all your votes on the [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Act 1, Scene 2

Hi, this is Patti posting. I’m helping my friend Joni with her condo kitchen project. A little update: We are focusing in on a lighting solution — a track in the middle of the ceiling where there is now a single fixture. The track will allow Joni to direct the various bulbs where she needs [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: Act 1

This is Joni’s SoCal kitchen. And this is Patti contemplating Joni’s kitchen. Patti and Joni are nurses who work together. Patti has a great sense of style — her hair, her clothes, her house, her life. So when Joni decided she wanted some of that style for her own kitchen, she asked Patti to help. [...]

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Joni’s condo kitchen remodel: The project so far

1. Watch a video of Patti explaining the remodel goals2. Check out Joni’s lighting choices3. See a slide show of the track light going up and the cabinet coming down4. Choosing cabinet color and considering backsplash tile5. Getting started on the painting6. Loving the glazed green top coat7. Picking the palette8. What to do about [...]

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