Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kitchen renovation, part two

Ed experimented with a few ways to get off the old epoxy. We got two-thirds of it off with hammers and chisels.

Then Ed found some cross-peen hammers (probably 100 years old) that belonged to his grandfather, which worked much better to shatter the epoxy. (Thanks to Wikipedia for helping us identify these mysterious hammers.)

The Formica that was being held up by this nasty epoxy had received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval back in the '60s.

Ed patched up the wall and sanded it down, then staged the lower cabinets. He also painted the ceiling.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Nice work! Reminds me of trying to get the epoxy off our back bedroom walls - they had used it to put up paneling (the ugly 70s kind). I ended up having to take a grinder to the walls.

Looks like a fun project! Having done 9or had done) a kitchen reno, I can relate to the "where do I put this now?" syndrome!

Good luck - can't wait to see the finished product!