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Here we go! First update of the new Dueling DIY: Kitchens battle. If you missed the announcement last week, Carrie from Brick City Love and I are squaring off, and we’re posting each Wednesday to show you how we’re progressing on our projects (and also talk a little smack, because who wouldn’t like two bloggers giving each other the stink-eye and threatening to use a nail gun as a weapon?).
So, let’s get down to bid-ness on my kitchen. And its complete lack of visual progress. But I promise you, there is progress:
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you and I’m not trying to phone it in. But that would be the same pic you pretty much saw two weeks ago of the kitchen.
I came down with a nasty cough in the last week (I had a cold which I got over quickly, but the cough has stuck around like a bad perm). And work, while I’m pretty darn happy about its success, is keeping me very busy. So it seems all I made time for house-wise was caulking, filling holes with putty, and sanding around the kitchen cabinets. Which pretty much makes the room look identical as not having done anything at all.
I know that progress, however small and seemingly insignificant, is still progress, so I’m trying to look at things from the positive side. Which requires a little squinting. And tonight, hopefully paint.
I also managed to check off two big items on the to-do list: final decisions regarding the backsplash tile and the wall paint color (whenever the wallpaper is finally off). I sent measurements over for the tile order, and I’m hoping to have that shipped in soon. I’ll wait to reveal my final choice until they get here, but in the meantime, I can use it as motivation to get the walls ready for install.
So… booyah. Kinda.
And now, it’s your turn to share your own kitchen’s progress. I don’t really do link parties, so I’m not used to moderating them, but I’m going to try. I’ve added a code below that should allow anyone who wants to take part in the challenge to link their own posts. Let me know if it doesn’t work (and if it doesn’t, just put your link in a comment).*
*Of course, don’t be that guy who shares posts from several months ago or posts unrelated to your kitchen makeover. You know who I’m talking about… that guy who also builds burritos like this and sends nonsensical group texts. All the same guy. And I’d like to flick that guy in the ear.