As I mentioned in this previous post, there is an addition off of the kitchen and dining room. It looks like the space was either a “breakfast” area (which is how we labeled in the original floor plan), place to play cards, etc. Immediately I asked if we could add a half bathroom and laundry room here, as the only bathroom in the house is upstairs and who wants to have people over use the upstairs, personal bathroom? I sure don’t!
The 80s made people do questionable things… the faux marble finish on the 13 foot buffet cabinet in our dining room has been one of the biggest projects. Our lovely seller, Jill, told us (thankfully!) that underneath the faux marble, that she had commissioned a local artist to do, there was a lovely warm wood and the top was the 1×3 tile that matched our entry. I spent many hours stripping both sides of this 13 foot buffet with an eco friendly paint stripper. Pulled the top off only to see that the 80s top was glued down to the lovely tile. We were able to salvage a lot of the tile which came in handy when we repaired the entry way which had some broken pieces (and needed re-grouting). We sanded & stained. I have lovely pulls on their way and acrylic solid surface counters being installed soon!
Here is our work in progress… Final transformation in a couple weeks!