Nothing like being laid up for a couple of days to help you catch up on the little things you don’t seem to have time for.
Such as downloading photos. Ironically, this coincides with a large project we have just finished, and I’m quite proud of! The kitchen.
When we purchased this house, the kitchen was…..something.
It was quickly determined to be one of the priorities when we bought the place, and two years later, we finally tackled it. Here’s what we started with;
Last fall I bit the bullet and decided to paint the cupboards. It took two weeks of almost no activity in the kitchen, thanks to the work schedule, and if I knew then what I know now…..
Then came the painting of the countertop. We had done this in our previous house, and while we could have paid four times as much for new countertops, or twice as much for a fancy stone-look application, we know this is not our forever kitchen. We just need to give the old girl a touch up, not an overhaul!
We stayed off that counter for a full week. A blessing in some ways, a curse in others. Suffice it to say, we are not having fish and chips for a long, long time!
The Big Guy, being the handy fellow he is, finally got around to the little job that has been a thorn in my side since we put in the dishwasher. I pulled the cupboards out when we installed the dishwasher, and the remaining hole has been a catch-all. I’d like it to be a space where the boys can store their lunch bags, and a tidier look for the dish rack.
But in the end, I think it was work it!
A big job off the To Do List. The only problem now is, this room is making other rooms looks pretty shabby. (Master Bedroom, are you listening?)