Check that off the list

This was a busy weekend. I had a lot I wanted to do and I got to a whole lot of it. But, you're going to have to come back all week to hear about all of it because, well, it was just too much for one blog. And, I like an...ti....ci....PA-tion!

I did finish what I hoped to finish on painting the kitchen. But, for some reason, the camera did not catch the true color. The appliances are almond and so are the cabinets. Not the same exact shade, but closer than these pictures look.

See the new knobs? I love my new knobs. They just fit my fingers and they stand out and make the doors and drawers easier to grab. Hopefully, that will solve the problem of peeling paint that we had around the old knobs.

In this picture, you can see the one lonely door that got left behind. This door got removed to repair some damage done to the wood where the hinges are. During some of the frustrations of this project, when I was not sure that this repainting was going to work out, this door got moved to the dining room and forgotten, so it will need to be included in the next part. I'm doing this in parts because the whole kitchen is more than I can think of to repaint at once.

Next step is this door, finish under the kickplates and the sides of the cabinets on either side of the stove and the fridge...the parts you never see, but have to be done anyway for the job to be complete (and I'm sure both sides of the stove could use a good pull out and clean). Then, I can start the upper cabinets; 5 doors on one side and 8 doors on the other. And, there are two full doors, one to the laundry room and one to the garage. And, then the walls. And, at that point, I can replace the floor. Homeownership is the gift that just keeps on giving.

This is the pantry. This was the easy part, believe it or not.

Okay, so that's a good start on what we did this weekend. I'll tease you tho. Sydney has a new shirt that just needs buttons. A new vintage kenmore sewing machine came in with shipping damage. I started that darn sock over for the 18th time and took my friend Pauline's advice. I'm working on reviews of all my vintage machines, making something on each one and then talking about the good and the bad of each one...and whether I'd like to sell one. And, it's Father's day, so there should be a good Way Back Wednesday. Hmmm...even I'm intrigued and I was there! I know how all these stories end.



lw said...

The cabinets look great. I think the new paint may be more reflective than the appliances, and that's why they're brighter in the images.

Looking forward to way back Weds.

Becky said...

Lane, you are always a bright spot in my day! I love your sense of humor. The cabinets look fabulous and I'm looking forward to the remainder of the posts!! Have a great week! Becky

Vesuviusmama said...

Looking good, Lane! And I know about projects that are so big you can't just tackle them all at once. Last night, I asked my hubby if tonight, after we put the kids to bed, we could plug his iPod into the home theater and have a Priming Party. It has been a year and a half and we still haven't painted our basement, and half of it still isn't even primed. It is just TOO MUCH!

INKcredible Girl said...

looks good lane looking forward to reading more this weeek .

Crunchy Diva said...

your kitchen is coming along nicely. those knobs look great!