Let me say it now: painting your kitchen cabinets is not a hard job or nearly as complicated as it's often made out to be, but it is a royal pain in the butt that is taking forever. Sneaking out time to paint all 31 doors and 9 drawers has been a challenge with two small kids running around. Another complication: Greta is a grabber and a dumper. Proof:
my fabric piles, unpiled
All of our cabinets have been standing open to this point (remember?) and while I did eventually get used to it, I could not get used to Greta emptying them all multiple times a day. The priority became getting all the bottom doors done first. I got those painted last weekend, so those got hung up this week, and we used an ingenious method to keep her out:
We have those fancy-schmancy cabinet locks, but going from handles to knobs makes them a lot harder to get open, so rubber bands it is! We're very high-tech.
I also tackled the last bit of the disgusting peach paint that was all over the house. The wall is now the coffee-and-cream color we picked out for all the common spaces (Sandstone Cove by Behr).
crisp and clean!
Finally, we ordered the last huge expense of our house reno- the granite counter top. After researching a few options we found a place that could do granite the cheapest of anything else, so we decided to go with them. We picked out our slab and they are coming to measure it in just a little while. In the meantime I am left with this:
So we have plenty of paper goods to tide us over for the next week. Yes, week. One week without a kitchen sink. This is going to be interesting.
Anyone else put a hole in their kitchen lately?