The cabinet doors came down and I decided I wanted to open the doors and see fresh, clean shelves. So, I began painting the insides a gloss white. I may have rethought out this plan if I realized how time consuming it is!
A close up of the ugly brick. There was no cleaning it up, I tried.
So I primed it with Zinsser 123.
Painted the boxes a nice linen color. We didn't want a stark white, something more warm.
And chose a greyish brown for the bulkheads.
I can't wait to finish painting and get our floors in so I can start cooking! ~M
Unfortunately, the previous owner had a dog living with him that wasn't properly trained to do his business outside. As a result, we inherited a house that smelled like a zoo.
My dad stopped over and gave us a great tip. Take three large cans of inexpensive coffee and a box of Tide and spread it over the floor. Leave the mixture on for three days than sweep/vacuum it off the ground.
It will absorb the smell. And let me tell you, it does! We noticed it working almost immediately. A very handy tip for anyone who has that aromatic house scent of ammonia.