Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kitchen Forward Progress

Ahhhh kitchens and painting. That's what I've worked incredibly hard on lately. The inside and outside of all the kitchen cabinets which go very deep in the corners and involve me actually climbing inside them with most of my body and using a flashlight to see to paint them. Ummm yeah that was fun. (NOT!! LOL)...

Even more challenging than the painting of the cabinets was keeping my little angel kitty cat from climbing inside. Most of the time I was successful...the one time I wasn't, this was the result:

Let's just say she wasn't thrilled about having her little paws scrubbed afterwards either lol but we made it through it....all 4 of them. lol 

Just a before photo reminder:

And so far, this is what I have done...

The countertop and backsplash haven't been touched other than cleaned...and they are way worse than what those photos represent. there are nails in areas holding that laminate down to the cabinet...it'll be replaced as soon as I can get that far, but so far...what do you think??

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Can See Clearly Now...

I'm really beginning to be concerned about my mail. Thus far I've not received one piece of forwarded mail here at this house. I've received mail in which I'd changed the address to this one but there are several things I've not gotten yet that should have already been here. Like CHECKS from some of the companies I work for!! ARGH! Moving is such a hassle and it appears as though no matter how ahead of the game you try to be...the best laid plans are in vain. I suppose that was on the forefront of my mind as I typed this post but anyway on to more fun things now. :)

I've been working on the kitchen as far as painting and getting it completed since all of my bathroom walls still aren't up as of yet. To me, the kitchen and the bathroom is the most important then the rest will fall in line behind those things. I must say though, it's unnerving to not have one room that's finished. Just that one place where you feel like it's right, that one place where you can relax. I don't have that yet and am trying so hard. Then, however in the middle of the kitchen work, I realized I needed to start working on the scraping and painting of the front windows in the house because the weather won't be this lovely for long, then it will be way too cold to work out there. At that point, the interior will have my full attention.

So, I started working on the front picture window that's in the living room, just the exterior. Here's a before photo of it, though please bear in mind it was much much MUCH worse than the photo depicts:

And, what it looks like now, after 2 days of scraping old paint (all around it, not just what you can see in the above pic) then painting it and finally what it looks like now:

This beautiful baby was scraped, primed, painted, caulked and any mistakes were scraped off afterwards.
It tickles me when someone stops by here and thinks it's a brand new window. There are plenty of flaws still in it and I see every one of them but it honestly does look new from the front walk. I have to say I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. :)