Tuesday, April 12, 2016

One Step at a Time: Kitchen Edition, More of the Same

Clean, fill, sand, prime, paint, paint, glaze, varnish, varnish, varnish, varnish. Repeat. 

One week ago.

1. Refinishing the cabinets & counter.

This week's work was cabinets, cabinets, cabinets and keeping the shop environment good for curing the counter top finish. Not super photogenic or exciting. Perhaps next week there will be some stunning photos.


I think Eric and I figured out our plan of attack for making the refrigerator look nice with the new cabinet and counter finishes (see number 12, below) Stay tuned for that!

B. Unrelated to the kitchen remodeling project.

We were singing spring carols here.

We also got some sad news about our dear Betty. The short story is that she has a large-ish benign mass in her chest (thymoma). While there is no cure, one treatment is the same prednisone + chemo treatment that a dog with lymphoma would get. The treatment doesn't leave her feeling poorly and, in fact, has helped her breathing and appetite, so that's what we're going with as long as it helps her and she can maintain her high quality of life. Various appointments and errands associated with this as well as re-implementing the "life is short, play with your dog" policy has taken some time from the kitchen project and that's just fine with us.

Just a couple hours after her first IV chemo treatment - hence the bandage, Betty insisted on fetch-as-usual.

The original list of the order I thought the projects will happen. Line through for complete items, italics for additions. I'll let myself do partial line throughs for partial completion, because it's good for my morale.

1. Light fixtures
2. Remove corner shelf in order to...
3. Remove wallpaper and repair walls (& ceiling) as necessary, get temp solution for backsplash
4. Paint walls above cabinets, around wood stove, paint laundry/bath hallway.
5. Cabinet repair, move, modify
6. Refinish cabinets
8. Level, repair, and refinish counter tops
11. New sink and faucet and the counter modifications that go with it.
10. Replace outlets, switches, plates.
9. Install backsplash, probably tile
7. Maybe try to do something with that terrible brick veneer wood stove surround?
12. New refrigerator surface to replace old new refrigerator surface.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about Betty, but so glad treatment is working! Great news!

    Your place looks great! So bright and pretty! Nice work! - Catherine (but signing anonymous because I can't remember my password ;)


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