So, you might be wondering how we’ve gotten so much work done in such a short amount of time. Especially when we both have jobs.
Well, sorry to break it to you, but we’re not really that great. We had about a three week lead on the projects before we started blogging. So, it’s kinda like a cooking show. You know, the kind where the whip up a frittata by mixing together the contents of a handful of pretty glass bowls, pop it in the oven and then, after about 30 seconds, pull a fully baked and amazing looking dish out of the oven, cut it and declare how delicious it is.
I wish! If not for the quick-baking, for how clean their kitchen is after cooking!
But alas, it doesn’t happen in the kitchen, nor in home renovations. Actually we’re going to need to speed up the renovations here, or we’ll have to slow down our posts!
But, we’re making progress…. Here’s some updates on the kitchen.
Remember the beginning:
We particularly liked the tchotchke shelf. (No. That was sarcasm…. :))
And, the off-white color of the cabinets….which looks ok in pictures, but just looked dingy and dated in real life.
Painting the cabinets was fairly straightforward…just very time consuming.
Prepping for paint:
Removing the ruffles!
Cleaning the cabinets. Ew!
Painting inside cabinets: NOT one of my favorite things to do. I learned a few things. First, paint fumes make one a bit….loopy. Second, loopyness is not conducive to keeping my hair paint-free. Sorry no pictures of that.
And, after the first coat we were making progress….
Final paint. As you can tell, we’re still working on a solution for these ruffles. They are built in to the cabinets so we couldn’t just rip them off like the others. We have a few ideas. Pictures to come when we finish that step!
New paint makes it look so fresh and clean.
It was so much fun to get to put things away!
I didn’t even realize how much I had missed my kitchen and cooking (even if it’s not magically done in an instant like on cooking shows).
We still have a few projects left (as you can see we need to hang some blinds) but it’s definitely starting to look like a kitchen.