Thanks to all of you for your kind words regarding my decision to drop out of the rat race. I'm getting more and more excited about it with each passing day, and it's a really liberating feeling.
If there's any question about whether I'll have enough to do while I'm home, I'll be the first to say that there are plenty of items on the list! I mentioned that I'm helping my friend Kelly, redo her kitchen, and have been hard at work, spraying her builder grade oak kitchen cabinets. (I am secretly hoping to transform many builder grade, oak cabinets across southwest Ohio, one kitchen at a time.)
So far, so good. I have been taking time to work on minimizing the grain of the cabinets by doing more than one coat of primer. You can see here, that it definitely makes a difference! And, since I'm spraying them, the coats are nice and thin.
We're also making changes to the original plan when it comes to the backsplash in her kitchen, and we're both smitten kittens with this gorgeous penny tile. Amazing!
We found a carpenter who is going to build the cabinets to the ceiling and trim them out with crown molding to give her kitchen a custom look. This penny tile is going to be like, "BLAM!" when it all comes together! UPDATE: Look! You can read about the cabinet build up here! But check out the photos below - awesomeness!
On the homefront, my husband
And FYI, that's what the walls looked like that underneath the wallpaper - it wasn't the result of the wallpaper being removed. And, yes, I have plenty of spackle, thanks for asking. We're going to trim the cabinets out with molding as well, and give this space an update with new paint, window seat cushions, window treatments and a new rug.
So yes, I'll be busy. Can't wait!
What are you working on right now?