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In terms of the kitchen project, I’m running out of time (and since the days are getting shorter – daylight!) before my aunt and uncle come to visit. In other words, I’m going to need to bust my ass after work each day this week to get the remaining cabinets painted. While things are going somewhat smoothly (I have the paint and all of my other supplies thanks to already having been through this with the lower cabinets), I ran into a little bit of a difference for the upper cabs. For starters, there are more of them than the lower set, so I’m expanding into the dining room to give myself the space to paint everything at the same time:
I’ve also noticed that my upper cabinets – in some places, but not all of them, which is just so like my house to be inconsistent – some areas have wimpy little bits of molding tacked to the top. I assume that these areas are like this because the cabinets would look even cheaper without them and cover up some awkward spacing. Naturally, I pulled out the high tech tools expressly made for this type of removal. My bare hands…
…and a stray butter knife I had inexplicably left on the kitchen window sill. (Warning, gross picture coming up soon!)
The knife wasn’t dirty (at least not until I began prying off molding) – but the knife is really old, cheap, and tarnished. Which probably explains why I may have used it for another purpose and refused to put it back in the drawer. But, regardless, random knife on the sill is now my impromptu wimpy-molding-prying-thing:
Yeah… that’s just gross. (Oh, come on, this is The Ugly Duckling House after all…)
No matter – just like the lower cabinets, everything’s getting a massive scrub-down and coat of fresh primer. If you don’t hear from me a lot this week, assume my ick factor just prevented me from posting until the cabinets don’t give me the heebies anymore.
What are you planning to tackle this week?