Saturday was spent doing rehab, of course! It was really, really humid and painting was on the agenda for me. It took forever for the coats to dry LOL! Getting closer to finishing the cabinet doors. There was cleaning the doors, patching damage, priming and 3 coats of paint. I want these to last a long time.
This color is by Behr and called Moonlight White. It is a very light cream color. Its’ going to brighten up the kitchen so much!
I started more trim painting in the kitchen as well. One thing that really irritates me? When people paint over hardware:
I had to scrape the paint off the get the screws out and then sand down the big pain blops underneath. The good news is that the electrical is done! We have an electrician that we normally use when we need one, but he is ill with cancer and not taking on more new work (we wish him well). No one returned calls for an electrician, so John decided to work past his problem and go from there – and he did it. What he did was to run the electric underneath the upper cabinets. He put one outlet into the wall, but is is really difficult to cut holes in concrete, even with a hammer drill and we didn’t want to risk the integrity of the wall. I am happy enough with the results because those ugly boxes are mostly hidden. He also wired up for a new garbage disposal! Yay! BTW, he recommends this book to make sure you are following the codes you need if you want to do electrical:
We also worked on the base cabinets and getting them ready for countertops. We still need to get a sink base cabinet, but we will pick that up when we get the flooring this week (!!!). I spent a lot of time scrubbing the cabinet bases. Seriously – the people that lived here really loved their condiments. They were splashed everywhere on the ceiling, underneath the cabinets, all over the doors. At least I hope it was condiment Ewwww…
I started putting on some primer. Here is progress:
I was struggling with ideas for a backsplash. We will have wooden counters and I while I like the look of glass tiles, they are kind of trendy and I want something a little more timeless. Then I found the perfect tile. Marble subway!
I wanted marble countertops, but they are just soooooo expensive and out of our budget, not to mention I don’t know if I could deal with the maintenance of marble. Then I thought I would do it for the floor, but the tile people tried to talk me out of that for stain reasons. So – I do get my marble after all! Hee hee!!
John and I both took Sunday off from the new house. We needed a break from rehab. Plus we had to clean the house up for our open house…aaaaand it’s the start of the NFL season.
John’s bike is out of commission right now, so I rode to breakfast by myself. Lonely early Sunday road:
It was a really nice morning for biking, too. Cool and sunny. Just perfect. I got to Coffee Planet and there was someone waiting for me there :
After eating, I went out to finish the usual Sunday ride which is 20 miles. John went grocery shopping LOL!
The rest of the ride was pretty much like this:
It felt really good to ride.
We got the house super clean for the open house, but only 1 party came through, unfortunately. I don’t think it helped having the open house scheduled for kickoff time for the NFL season…
Tonight is time for the Broncos to kick some butt!!!!