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HOUSE: New Mexico #3

  • Kitchen - open wall shelving

    A new refrigerator! Pantry shelving!

    Oy! I am SO sorry it’s taken me as long as it has to get this post up! I got the photos ready last Wednesday, and then spent five days trying to…

  • Installing a stacked bond subway tile backsplash

    Installing a stacked bond subway tile backplash.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking looking at this photo: That backsplash looks great already, Dorfman, why in the world would you want to tile over it? (Am I close?) Well, I’m…

  • Organizing jewelry with the Umbra Stowit

    Jewelry organization.

    I don’t own a ton of jewelry, but I almost always wear jewelry. Earrings every day, for sure, and if I’m leaving the house, a couple of rings and a necklace…and maybe…

  • LG HI-MACS kitchen countertop installation

    It’s time for the kitchen to get some countertops!

    Once Manuel finished the new cabinets and I built the storage cubbies, it was finally time to get the new kitchen countertops underway! Since it’s really not possible to do accurately when…

  • DIY wood storage cubbies to fill gaps between cabinets and range

    Building cabinet cubbies for extra storage.

    November 2019 When I shared the photos of the new lower cabinet, a few of you smarties wondered what I might do to fill in the remaining gap on either side of…

  • New kitchen cabinet corner - doorsixteen.com

    Let’s add some cabinets!

    October–November 2019 Along with demolishing the old countertops (and, obviously, fabricating and installing the new ones), the other part of the kitchen renovation project we decided to hire out was the construction…

  • Kitchen steel casement window - doorsixteen.com

    Painting the kitchen’s steel casement window.

    Before I even begin this post, let me offer a disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO RESTORING STEEL CASEMENT WINDOWS. It is merely a documentation of my repainting of the inside…

  • Countertop demolition - doorsixteen.com

    Kitchen countertop demolition.

    After Wednesday’s documentation of my 11-month kitchen floor painting/stenciling saga, I definitely need to devote a couple of posts to the kitchen renovation work that I did not do myself. First up,…

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