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This past week, I’ve been sick with the flu. Which is to say, my third illness in some fashion since Thanksgiving. Which is to say, I’ve been super pissed off. I’m already starting to feel much better, but it completely trashed my weekend plans, so I’ve just been resting for the last week (I figure having my third bout in as many months is enough of my body telling me to slow the eff down already; I’ve been listening).
And yet, somehow, little elves must be sneaking into the house to get more done on the kitchen, because this week’s Dueling DIY includes more white paint. After finishing the final coat on the upper cabinetry, I need to finish up the last coat or two on the upper doors.
I’ve turned to my only free space in the entire lower floor – my empty dining room – for help to get them all done, assembly-line style. They aren’t installed yet (they still need some cure time before handling to prevent chipping), but I’ll be damned if this isn’t a good sight for sore, tired, itchy eyes!
For those who ask (and it happens in almost every post when I have a picture of them), the little yellow things are called “paint pyramids” – you can easily use 2x4s or other items to prop up doors for paint, but these were relatively inexpensive and do the job really well. They come in packs of 10 at the hardware store (I found ’em in the paint aisle). Should have the first few back on the cabinets next week – and hopefully a few more things, like:
- tile delivered (the weather has been causing a few issues for my order, but this should be resolved soon)
- door handles on the lower cabinets
Getting things more in order means getting my stove back. And my dishwasher. I even bought groceries, like bananas and orange juice. You know – for the vitamins ;)
And now, it’s time for your updates! Remember to head over to Carrie’s blog to see her progress (if her Instagram is any indication, she’s kicking my ass this week!) and include a link back to this post so folks can find others participating.
PS: for all of the previous Dueling DIY posts, I’ve added a new page to the blog to keep things organized!