Koot Steenkamp

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Name: Koot
Surname: Steenkamp
Location: Wellington, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jul 24, 2021
Category: DIY
Project: Kitchen

About the Project:

I’m an accountant that grew up on a farm, where I learned to do most things by myself. Married and living in Wellington now, with my lovely wife. My wife is very good at baking stuff, and therefor have a love for a nice stove (expensive taste to add to that) So she saved her…

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I’m an accountant that grew up on a farm, where I learned to do most things by myself.

Married and living in Wellington now, with my lovely wife. My wife is very good at baking stuff, and therefor have a love for a nice stove (expensive taste to add to that)

So she saved her baking money selling her produce, to buy a new stove.

She decided on a red shiny new smeg stove.

First of all, the stove was bigger, so I had to break out some cupboards to fit the new stove.

Then, with kitchen being rose wood, the stove didn’t fit in.

She wanted to change the kitchen.

With contractors being expensive, I told her I would do it for her.

So we searched for some inspiration online, and decided on olive green.

The existing cupboards was mdf boards, so I decided to rout in lines and add pine strips for boarders ons the cupboard.

I purchased an electric spray gun at build it, and spray painted the cupboard, because my lovely wife wanted it to look professional.

I did all the labour myself, except for tiling the back wash and behind the stove, and I used the old cupboards. I did not replace any cupboards.

It took my almost 4 months, and I’m glad that its finished now,l, with a happy wife, and something to be proud off.

The next thing will be vinyl floors for the kitchen.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Paint
2000
Pine wood strips
3000
Consumables
500
Tiles
2500
New tap mix bowl
1400
New mixer for zink
4000
New tops
6000
New lights over the island
1800
Floating shelves
1800
23000

Contractors:

Barlin electrition
1750
Lloyd tiler
4000
5750
Grand Total
R28750