When we bought our new house a few months ago, I loved the space in the kitchen, but wasn’t too thrilled with the colors. It’s not that they were bad, but they just weren’t our style.
I thought it looked really dark and the bars on the windows made me feel like I was cooking in a prison cell (plus they had no quick release so they were actually more of a danger than a help).
Finally, last weekend I finished off the last part of the things we wanted to do the kitchen. In total, we sanded and painted all the trim, painted the walls, re-caulked the windows and trim, and finally removed those bars!
It turns out security bars are, well, secure. I tried every drill bit and trick in Home Depot and finally just went with brute force to remove them. I borrowed a friend’s angle grinder and just cut the darn things off. This was fun and only slightly scary.
Anyway, I really love the space now (even with the electric stove which is a much larger project to replace).
No poll this week, but here’s some fun links from around the Interweb.
Coriander Chicken – Coriander (or cilantro if you’re using the leaves) is a divisive spice. To some people it tastes like soup, but to others (like me) it tastes like awesome sauce. So, I like this recipe very much. (@ PBS Food)
17 Ways to Use Strawberries - Not that you necessarily need other ways besides just eating them out of the carton… if you do want some fun ways to use seasonal strawberries, here’s a great list. (@ The Kitchn)
Have a great weekend everyone! If you need me, I’ll be NOT doing home projects.