Not exactly my favorite way to spend the day but necessary, we are back to the renovation reality.  Have I mentioned how much I would really like this business to be over with?  Last year I was studiously working on the kitchen cupboards but got completely burnt out from it that I had to just walk away.  It resulted in us living in a kitchen, without cupboard doors for a year and a half.  Crazy right?  It seemed like a good idea at the time, but ultimately I was only prolonging the inevitable.


Working on the kitchen has been extrememly challenging, not just the logistics of working around the four kids, but oh the mess. During the early days of the renovation I thought the drywall dust was never going to end.  Things are better now and I am currently working in an area of the house which will be my future studio space, just off the laundry room.  You can imagine that my motivation for finishing the cupboards may be a little selfish.  I can't wait until we can start carving out a creative zone for lil' o' me.   Oh the dreaming that has been going on for that little space.  I really should put Ikea's phone number in my speed dial for ordering day.  But let's snap back to the cupboard doors. I am making progress, it consists of some painting, sanding, sanding, painting...repeat and then more sanding.  Yup, that sums it up.     Yesterday I finished the final sanding of the upper doors, they are ready for the aging process, I'll explain that in another post.   I should be done soon, only about a year later than our original plan, c'est la vie...sigh. 



  1. We re-did our old cabinets about a year ago too! We have a small kitchen so it wasn't TOO bad... but man the dust got EVERYWHERE! We went from oak veneer (or some ugly 1984 style faux-wood) to 3 coats of fresh white paint. Makes all the difference in the world!
    You can do it! Will be so worth it in the end, I assure you! Cheers!


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