The cabinets have been sanded, stained, and refinished--and new hardware has been installed. The cabinets were not damaged in the leak, but the floor business was slow, and the man who loves me suggested putting his guys to work for a couple of days. I'm glad I said yes because they (the cabinets) are now so much more attractive than they were. The guys haven't changed much.
The long narrow return next to my fabulous red vacuum cleaner will be painted with chalkboard paint this weekend. I have a thing for chalkboard paint and already have my supplies standing by. There's always stuff you wanna write down in the kitchen. Post-it Notes are too small and like to flutter away. This chalkboard will be big enough to write a poem or a list of ingredients for a big dinner, or draw a map or mark how tall my grandkids are when they come to visit. Then we can compare those marks on their next visit.
The lights have a dimmer. Which is cool since my kitchen is a tiny galley-style kitchen and the dining room is just on the other side of the bar that adjoins the sink. Now we can get all moody.
My tool box is back in the garage. Aaand yeah, it's red and my car is red.
But my drill is still on an end table in the living room. I will probably put some kind of frame around the chalk board.
I dig doing projects--especially when I have help that can keep me from getting overwhelmed. TMWLM and I took all the doors of the hinges. He made the templates for the hardware. His friend Ken attached the first half dozen or so drawer pulls. The night before last, I reattached all the doors. This morning after a little espresso, strawberries, sourdough toast, and some encouragement from TMWLM, I drilled the rest of the holes and attached the remaining hardware. Clean-up and then........tada!