The kitchen makeover is taking much longer than expected ... which of course is always the way! I got the frame work all sanded, cleaned and primed now, but such a chore. I think my husband realized I might start to feel a little discouraged with it all, and has had pity on me and decided to pitch in and help (thank goodness!!). He took over the sanding of the doors because he can use an electric orbital sander for that job. I think he's a little tired of a week of traipsing down the hall to the storage locker for every dish he wants. It was easy to convince him to order in Chinese on the weekend to save making a meal here, and hopefully we can get this kitchen back together quickly now that the painting has started.
Progress so far:
|One little strip there that needed resanding|
|Doors partially sanded, screw holes filled, now they need wiping with tack cloth before priming.|
We went shopping for the final choice of paint colour (a very pale taupe), and couldn't resist looking at the countertops at Home Depot. We came home with a few samples of those too. I don't think a new countertop is going in before Christmas, but I've got to admit I would be thrilled to have one of these to replace my outdated fake marble there. I like the one second from the right.
The dog took full advantage of the door coming off the pantry cupboard and all the food unprotected for a very short time, and quickly made off with a bag of Oreo cookies ... the mint kind!! Little cheat! My husband is always teasing my son for eating all the cookies and got after him for the missing bag of cookies. He said "I just bought them last night and now they're all gone?!" My son said "I honestly didn't eat them all, there were lots left!!". When they realized the bag wasn't in the cupboard or in my son's room, my son (wanting to clear his name) checked behind my chair in the living room where the dog will hide any food wrappers he gets hold of. Sure enough, there was the empty bag. Of course, Cody being the trusty dog that he is, gave back all the cookies sometime during the night, and told us all about it with his barking around 5:00 a.m. A nice liquid chocolaty pool of regurgitated chocolate cookies in front of the back door ... ugh. It's turned us all off of Oreo's for a while now. Cody spent the entire day in the garage until I had time to give him a bath.
A very gloomy day today with the snow coming down all of yesterday (Jane, I'm not laughing anymore!). We only got a few inches of snow, but it's a bit early for us to get snow in mid-November, and it hasn't stopped yet! I hope this isn't a prelude to what's in store later when things really get cooking out there.
|It was a fairy wonderland out there earlier, but it's melting away now (but a very find sleet is still falling)|
This is the last photo of the year for my mini rose (taken yesterday). This morning it was in a heap on the ground, weighted down with the snow. I sure hope it survives the winter (the last one didn't).
And one more rambling thought. I've been going through some photos of my mom's lately, and came across this little memento that my grandfather sent to his sister back in the first World War. I thought it was quite pretty, and I'll bet Great Aunt Mary was pleased with it when it came in the post from her brother whom she admired very much. I found it too late for a Remembrance Day post, but thought you might like to see it anyway :) The card is embossed, and the window is lace with embroidery on that, and the little flap lifts up. Isn't is sweet? I love these old-fashioned cards, and there's quite a few in my box.
Well, time is ticking, and it's taken me far too long to write this post. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and ...
thanks for stopping by!