My House Mondays

10 Mar

Monday seems a good time to update you all on the kitchen progress. I know you all wait with baited breath to hear the latest so, take that deep breath and read on, McDuff . . .

Ruby wants to know when the ugly flooring is going

Yes, Ruby, I know the ugly floor is still there but let’s focus on the progress we DID make, shall we?

Finished paint

The painting is done — except for touchups and . . . well, we’ll get to that later! Focusing on what got done. Even though I used lots of blue tape to protect the walls and edges, I still ended up with bleed through. So, I’ll be running around with art paint brushes doing touch up. No worries.

Cabinet innerds

Greg spent his days putting in cabinet innerds. Baskets, and drawers, and lazy susans, oh my!

my beautiful new drawers

Lazy Susan

Good News!

Tile is better than I hoped!

Our gorgeous lavender tile is even more beautiful than I thought. The pictures we ordered from did not show that it had delicate hints of color — green leaves and lavender flowers. Here’s the coolest part — I had looked at it and wished that it did. I’d even wondered if there was any way I could add color. Fondest dreams came true! Yippee!

Love the way the bread board looks

I love the way the refinished bread board looks against the new paint color. I know the picture doesn’t do it justice but when I cropped it in close, it looked ridiculous. But, I really like how nicely this turned out! I need to oil it now and then it will be spectacular!

Bad News!

Heartbreak of Home Improvement

So, here’s the bad news. When I pulled the blue tape off, it took off chunks of paint. Now, I will say — not at all defensively, mind you! — that it wasn’t MY painting or prepwork that were the problem here. The people who painted the walls white didn’t prep the walls properly (or at all, as best I can tell). My paint stuck beautifully to the white paint — the tape took it off to the original aqua paint (can you imagine all these walls aqua? shudder!). My paint stuck beautifully to the white paint but the white paint did not adhere to the original walls. So, now Greg will have to sand those spots down and I’ll have to repaint the whole blinking wall. I wanted to weep.

And, again with the defensive tone, Look at that crisp white/yellow line on the wall. I offer that up as proof that I do, in fact, know how to use blue tape correctly. Sigh. Ten steps forward . . . two steps back.

PS. Somehow, I managed to do two posts for one day so, don’t miss the other one.  🙂


8 Responses to “My House Mondays”

  1. jayne 10 March, 2008 at 2:44 am #

    Been there, done that. Love the tape too unless you get some paint on it, and then…. ack! The color is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the tile installed!

  2. KGMom 10 March, 2008 at 5:35 am #

    Liza (Lee)–do you use the Lee all the time. Just curious.
    Anyway–oh yeah, been there with the tape pulling paint off. They should make tape resistant paint.
    You are brave tackling all that redo. But the finished product will be worth the work.

  3. Liza Lee Miller 10 March, 2008 at 5:41 am #

    In real life, KGMom, I don’t use the Lee at all — no one calls me “Liza Lee” but I love my full name so I use it in writing all the time. The end result is that people who know me from the Internet seem to call me Liza Lee — and that works for me. Just for the record, it’s Liza – pronounced like Liza Minelli — not Lisa.

  4. BEG 10 March, 2008 at 5:59 am #

    I so hear you on the old paint jobs not properly done. Oi! I remember the bathroom in my parents house. We already knew the paint job wasn’t a good one — because it was peeling off on its own. But when we went in to prep it for our job, we discovered wall paper (two layers) under at least three layers of paint, each of which peeled off the other. It was mind boggling.

    In this house, I’ve wound up sanding all the paint down, priming, and then painting. Takes forever. I feel your pain.

    I love the hardware you’ve been putting in. This is something I’d like to do with mine, but it’s a bit of a job for one person to tackle…maybe I’ll be inspired anyway. That lazy susan…I hate those corner cabinets that you can’t use otherwise…

  5. robin andrea 10 March, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    Love your colors! Quite a lovely warm look. Can’t wait to see it all finished.

    I understand your wanting to integrate all those various blogging selves. I heartily agree! Write from all the aspects of yourself in one place. I think it will be fantastic. Looking forward to it.

  6. Wende 10 March, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    I agree with Robin Andrea… one place. But I know the temptation to have separate blogs… I do, I do. 😀

    The kitchen is coming along. Love the color. All those pesky details overwhelm me… which is why trim STILL isn’t painted upstairs, nearly 3 years later. OY.

  7. Pam 10 March, 2008 at 3:03 pm #

    Your kitchen looks gorgeous!!!!! What is the tile going to be for? It it so beautiful!!!! I am so excited for you!


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