Thursday, May 8, 2008

Before During and After







It's finished. Yesterday was incredible. First the colored primer, a hot coral, just to freak everybody out. While the primer was drying we tackled the cabinets. Washed them inside and out! I enlisted the help of two fussing teens. Finally got them to shut up by using some of Peach's "therapy," one additional hour of weeding in the sun! They quit gripping! Next I wiped out as in cleaned, the refrigerator. I did not take it all apart, masochistic I am not, except for the crisper's.
Right about 2 in the afternoon I am not feeling like lifting one more finger to do anything. I am officially exhausted. We have worked our hind ends off. At which my husband arrives ready to paint. There is a catch, I have to help. What's my preference, do I want to cut in or roll? Roll right out the door. First, I heated water. This calls for strong tea and forget the pearly whites. My teeth are translucent thin and don't take too well anyway. That's another story, I wore my teeth out with a Sonic toothbrush.

Back to the painting. Was it the primer that inspired my husband to put his hand to the plow? once I tried buying hot pink screwdrivers to see if they would stay in my toolbox. I thought my man would be to embarrassed to use pansy tools. Not. They are gone. Whatever his motive, he was ready to work. We started with me cutting in, and quickly switched. He started critiquing. I told him I was to tired I could hardly hang on to the stinkin brush much less paint straight and not get much paint on the tape! Isn't that what tape is for? So we switched and I rolled. Then we had some off white oil base to brush on, he did that. In a couple of hours we were finished, actually finished. We put the refrigerator back and cleaned up the paint mess.

Today, when I came home from work I finished the kitchen. Hung pictures, the curtain, cleaned up, and had the girls wipe out the microwave and mop. I then headed for the market. I haven't cooked dinner in about two weeks. The girls were bowing to me when I came home. "Thank God, your going to FEED us!" Poor starving children. There is food in the cute kitchen, it looks great. Later I plan to tile and change out counter tops etc,...all the pricey stuff. For now we are just ready to eat. Tomorrow is tacos.

8 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I LOVE IT! it looks fantastic!!!

Sorry kidlets therapy sessions do work and I am glad that G-mama found them useful... Martha had to do inside therapys today with the threat of re- mowing the yard today cause she was loosing control of her mouth... she finally settled down.

Did I mention I LOVE IT!!!
Hugs Laura ~peach~

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Martha says I am destroying teens lives all over ... she did also say that weeding would be better than picking up sticks... I will find out in a few days if she feels the same as the weeds are invading the garden LOL...

Karen Deborah said...

thanks Peach. Tell Martha that if I can break my kids from being smart mouths by making them weed, that I'm going to give you a medal, or something.
I love the kitchen too, it looks so much better. Goodbye wall paper. The dining room is next,....can't believe I'm even saying that.

Brenda said...

Cute kitchen. I love the coral. If I threatened to make my kids work in the hot sun they would say "What is the sun?" It has been cloudy and cold here a long time.

Kathy said...

I LOVE the color and what you have done. I am so whimpy, I chose all light colors when we painted because I am chicken. Awesome job, I LOVE it!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I love the makeover! Boy when you talk spring cleaning you really mean it! Doesn't it feel good to be done though...

Susiewearsthepants said...

Just getting caught up on some blog reading. The kitchen looks great! I love the color.

Angela said...

I LOVE that colour in your kitchen. Does it ever look beautiful