Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My big ass crazy project

There’s no other way to describe it.

HELLO big ugly yellow cabinet!  You are ugly.  What possessed me to paint you yellow? (Oh – I know.  A compromise with my husband.)

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You going to talk smack to me?  Well then.  I’m just going to spray some chemicals all over you. (Tip – Get a sitter if you’re alone with kids…  unless you can lock them out of your kitchen.  Open concept kitchen/living room in my house makes that impossible for me.)

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Then I will attack you with a putty knife.

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After a quick bath, I will caress you with a paint brush.

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Then after you have dried for a few hours (not long enough, but I’m impatient after all of these years with the ugly), I will refill your shelves with care.

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This is section ONE of SIX.  This is a fairly SMALL section.  I’m breaking this big ass crazy project into small, bite sized pieces as to not completely and totally overwhelm myself with it.  I’m sure some of these items will be moved around once I paint/organize the rest of my cupboards.  But for now, this is what I have.  I store a lot of our dried goods in jars.  I have a ton of canning jars, so why not put them to use, right?

I’m supremely annoyed at the bleeding from the tape.  Tape is supposed to PREVENT paint from getting all over the place.  TAPE FAIL.

Also on slate for the kitchen is to replace the countertops (they have been purchased and have been residing in the basement for a month or so now), build in a book shelf on the end of one cabinet for cookbooks (and to ever so slightly increase counter space in that area), add bead board to the ends of the lower cabinets, paint the walls and re-accessorize with the new color scheme.  The walls and re-accessorizing also happens in the living room thanks to that open concept flooring I mentioned earlier. 

Baby steps.  One little bite at a time.  I hope this doesn’t take me a year.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

It looks great! I love the color change and the open shelves!

Jodi said...

Thank you! :0)

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