Monday, March 14, 2011

Painting and planting

I started doing a major paint job in the kitchen over the weekend. It's going to take all week to finish it (and maybe longer!), but it will be nice when it's done. The cabinets are made of press board and this is the first time they've been painted inside, so they take three coats of paint and a fourth touch up coat. That doesn't sound too bad, except that my kitchen is small so there isn't much room to put things that I take out of the cabinets.

That means it's one cabinet at a time, nearly an all day job for each. I take things out, wipe the cabinets down, paint inside and out, let it dry, paint again, let it dry, paint again, let it dry, touch up, let it dry... then put on fresh shelf paper and replace things. THEN I have room to take things out of the next cabinet and repeat the process.

And most of the time, I'm planting the garden in my mind. Killing two birds with one stone, you know. ;)

It's been warm here with threats of rain. The dandelions are beginning to grow and I see good sized, pinkish nubs of rhubarb. The tulips are up, the crocus is up, the grape hyacinth is up and I'm ready! Well, as soon as I finish the kitchen, I mean.


  1. yes I am on vacation the next week and a half. we are going camping and then next week we are spring cleaning including painting our trim. I have to clean from top to bottom and then weed my yard! It never ends.....

  2. We'd probably be bored if it did end. :)