That's me. Welcome to my life of polyurethane: four coats required, four sets of cabinets, two hours drying time in between, and a whole lotta fried brain cells in the process.
Not only that but we've taken it upon ourselves to care about the INSIDE of cabinets now. This ugly speckled press board just won't do for our high class family. How disgraceful!
So we added a coat of primer and two coats of tan paint to the innards of our cabinets. And voila! We have [wanna be] custom, finished cabinets for fraction of the price.
Necessary? Probably not. But why not add a few more hours of work to our weekend? Again, before [no poly, no paint]:
And after [4 coats of poly, 2 coats of paint]:
Poor Nate had to work both days this weekend, yesterday for a total of 13 hours at both of his part time jobs. So that left me and the in-laws to do the dirty kitchen work. And of course the dogs. Henry entertained himself by catching a few pitiful sun rays in the kitchen before the skies turned gloomy again, so of course I grabbed my camera.
[Vent begins here] It got to a whopping 50 degrees today and I swear people thought it was summertime. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. Weather in the 50's is nice and all, but don't worry because it's switching to snow tonight. And the rest of the week will be 30 degrees at the most with our usual nasty precipitation/dreary mix. I've read a few St. Louis blogs that mention 60-70 degree weather this weekend and let's just say I'm not too happy right now. In fact, I may or may not have uttered a few profanities under my breath when I read those numbers. Feel sorry for me now. I hate this climate so much. It's making me a depressed bitch. [End of vent]
In other news, the "H" outfitted two coats of poly as well. I declare the H finished and ready to hang.
So what's next?
Well here's my list:
~add all hardware to cabinets
~add shelves to cabinets [have to cut them first, which is news to me]
~finish patching and sanding walls
~prime and paint walls [yippee! Lois and I may even try a cool faux finish]
~finish installing baseboards
~sand and polyurethane all woodwork [doors, trim, etc. NOT a fun part, I'll try to avoid this]
~finish closet [add shelves after polyurethaned]
~install microwave, stove, and fridge.
~enjoy a celebratory bottle of wine:)
Whew. That makes my head spin. I swear we've accomplished a lot in the past month but the list is never ending. And I might be naive enough to believe we'll get it all done in two weeks. Anyone else completely gut and redo a kitchen without any outside help? How did you keep your sanity? So far my combo of wine, music, and coffee isn't working.
In the words of my wise friend Hannah, "This too shall pass."