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Thursday, March 3, 2016


A few days later, the new kitchen cabinets are now all face-framed and ready for a few coats of polyurethane. In the process of getting to this point, I sort of went crazy with a DIY brushed aluminum technique that occurred to me. I have no idea if anyone else does it this way, but basically, you take a sheet of aluminum, beat the crap out of it with a wire wheel drill bit, and then spray on a couple of coats of clear enamel finish. Instant vibe.

It started out as my solution for covering the tops of the cabinets with something snappy and more durable than wood, since the bed platform will be resting there on a nightly basis (note the notch above where the square tubing on the front of the platform can drop perfectly into place – trust me, it does). Then I got the idea to cover the wall to the left of the faucet with it to serve as a backsplash. Or more of a sidesplash, I guess. I'm not totally sure how I feel about it yet, but it's slowly growing on me.