Monday, August 11, 2014

Day Fourish (?) of 100 days of blogging -- more kitchen

Thankfully I didn't commit to blogging 100 days consecutively.

OK, maybe I implied it, but I didn't specify it so I am officially off the hook.

Thank you me.

We slogged away on the kitchen all weekend.  Two days on the ceiling.  So far my least favorite job in the kitchen was sanding the dry wall on the ceiling, followed closely by sanding the walls.  Ugh.

Our house is nearly 100 years old and nothing is level or even or straight.  It's been quite a challenge to get the dry wall up and there are some pretty uneven spots.  Especially the point where the walls meet the ceiling.  I didn't think J47 was ever going to figure out how to join those together, but he did.  It took about a week of evenings filled with trial and error.

I wish I had a before picture to show you so you could understand the transformation.  Here's what it looks like now -- or at least while we were working this weekend.  And yes, I know it is just an ordinary ceiling but to me it is a wonderful, bright, clean ceiling:

I'm going to try and paint above and around the cabinets (at least) this week.  I've committed to the task of tiling the backsplash and need to start watching some tutorials.   Honestly I'm spending more time picking out the backsplash then I'll probably spend installing it.

OK, that's probably not true at all.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I hear you on SANDING drywall. Nasty job. And, funny story, I'm kind of kicking around buying a backsplash, too! Twinsies;)