Thursday, May 23, 2013

FINALLY! The Cabinet Doors are

going back up!  It has been two months since I took them down; stripped them and put on new primer, let that cure and harden and then put the finish coats of semi-gloss on them and let that paint cure and harden.  Actually the finish coats have another week to 10 days to finish hardening.  Being as it's an acrylic paint, it needs 30 days to harden  But, I was getting impatient.  We won't close them for those remaining 7-10 days though.

I did drop one on the top of my left foot from the counter.  The door did suffer a little damage to the paint and see a little color showing up in the ankle area of my foot.  The cabinetry in this house is made from a very heavy and hard wood.  And, probably all hand done on site back in the 40's too.  The hinges I cleaned off and sprayed with a chrome paint turned out pretty good - not as pretty as polished chrome, but I am happy.

Still to do in the kitchen is to paint the ceiling - that's later.  I want to enjoy my new cabinets for awhile.

The touchup and detail work is almost done in the bathroom.  The inside of the door and cabinets got their finishing paint 3 weeks ago and the paint is still hardening.  The mirror and door hooks are back up.  The door hardware will go back up in 10 days or so as I painted the hall side of that door and the back bedroom door gray to match the trim in the hallway.

Haven't progressed much further in scraping the paint off the trim in the back bedroom but have my paint purchased and ready.

Since we can't do any outside watering or use water outside, I am cleaning off my siding with lots of brush scrubing.  Actually, I am waiting for a little rain and then get out there with my brushes and scrub and scrub!  Amazing how much dust collects on the siding in a year.  The windows and their screens are getting cleaned too.  This will take me a couple of weeks, since my legs are not fond of a lot of ladder climbing.

I have two grand-nephews with birthdays right after Memorial Day weekend, so busy making the new pillowcases.  Dustin is going to be 5 on Tuesday and Tyler will be 2 on Friday.  This is the fabric for Tyler - doggies, race cars and fishies. This is my project for Friday. (besides putting up the 2 remaining cabinet doors)
I hope every one has an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and a safe one.  I am going to be spending more time getting ready for the city-wide garage sale daughter and I are participating in on June 1.

Monday, May 13, 2013

It Ani't Snow. . .

It's white and cold, but hurts like h#&* if they hit you on the head!  And, since today's temp was in the mid-90's, I had to bring back the picture of our last snow.  So, hence the last snow picture (of 4/23).

Yup, that's a hailstone coming down -5/7
Moving along with the kitchen painting.  I hope to have everything in that room back together by the 1st of June.

Cabinets are getting painted and their cleaned, shined/polished hardware added.

Drawers are getting very old Contact paper (3 layers in fact) removed and painted.
 Doors are getting painted.
 More doors and lower cabinet doors are painted in an off white.
 The upper kitchen cabinet doors are a sage green color.
Now it's just waiting for the paint to harden before I put them back in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, I am still working in the back bedroom, stripping paint off the trim, then 2 coats of primer, then the color.  That will take another few weeks.
Oh, am back to working on my ribbon wind socks so I'll have some to sell at the city-wide garage sale daughter and I are participating in on June 1.

Okay, back to work!