Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Please remind me to NEVER ever EVER...

tackle painting my kitchen cabinets again. What an extremely time consuming, ignore-the-other household-responsibility while creating, clothes destroying and carpal tunnel syndrome making experience. Day after day after day after day I paint, wipe up spills, eat a little, paint some more, holler at the kids to stay way, paint again, sleep a little, wear the same outfit (totally yuckiness), and then paint some more. It takes FOREVER! Then, silly me decided to do a little antiquing and staining/highlighting which takes even more time and then requires a final lacquer top coat.

Yet, despite the pain I am excited about my bright new kitchen. The kitchen before was pretty but just so dark (black appliances, dark oak stain, black granite counter tops, dark slate back splash, black drawer pulls and deep burnt orange walls). Since I NEED light, I just had to do something. So, out came the cream. I just cannot decide on the knob and pull colors -- I am thinking either crystal or a more modern stainless steel. I will have to post picture when I finish.

Oh, I did get some pix of the kids helping -- they are GREAT helpers and we only ruined 2 winter coats and a pair of jeans in the process before I got smart and stripped then down to their undies.

4 comments:

julie said...

Oh you are a good mom- letting them help! I don't think I am that daring.:)
I want to see the finished products though- so take some pics and let us see you and your kids masterpiece. :)

Courtney said...

You are so brave to let them help!! Yes, I forgot to warn you that painting is time consuming and tiring!!It takes a lot out of you..but the end product is so worth it! You must post pic's when you are done!!
P.S. Tia and I need to come and visit you..this summer maybe??

The Kalcichs said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! I love the kids painting in their undies!

The Amayesings said...

My fav pic is the one of Kadan w/his arm around Addy. Can't wait to see the finished product!