Buried treasure in the kitchen
Just wanted to share my excitement. We are not ready for a full kitchen remodel, but as a stopgap measure we swapped a cabinet with the fridge over the weekend to improve the layout. Now we can open the fridge door all the way.
Here is a picture of the "before" (minus the doors, I always forget to take a before picture before I start):
The surprise was that when we pulled off some paneling behind the fridge, we found BEADBOARD. And some kind of pretty wood floor when we moved the cabinet. I am on cloud nine. It's unbelievable, how many layers in this house are modern, often inferior materials covering something prettier. Like my vinyl siding over gingerbread, lol.
Here is the beadboard:
I love it!!!
And a closeup:
I am so glad I found these materials now so I can plan to use them to the best advantage when we remodel. I wonder how many people hire out a kitchen reno, go off to work, and come home to a kitchen gutted to the studs, with no idea of some intermediate layer that was beautiful. Maybe I should do my own demo.
My 8 yo. wants me to tear up the two layers of linoleum and plywood and expose the original floor right now. A girl after my own heart...
And here is a link to pictures of the floor:
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of floor in thread on woodworking forum