02 January 2010

This Old House

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! It's about time for a house update...

Our contractor finished all of his work on December 26th. He did a great job and left us with some really big projects. In an effort to save some money, Nate and I decided long ago to paint and tile the kitchen once all the more laborious work was finished. As a result, the kitchen is functional, but we still can't use it. The desk in the living room continues to function as a pantry, cupboard, and a general collection place for just about everything. The dust, once long gone from the kitchen, has returned.

We, er, I mean Nate, has sanded the inside of all of the cupboards. I just finished priming the last shelf. We should be able to slap on the first coat of paint this evening. Once the insides are finished, then we must move to the faces of the cabinets. Much sanding and swearing will ensue, no doubt. Then a couple of coats of paint. Then the walls. Then the tiling. If we're lucky, we'll be finished by 2011.

The good news is that everything looks great. With a coat of paint everything will look fabulous. And, for the first time in over a year, we have a functional oven. Definitely something to celebrate in the new year!

Happy holidays to all! Here's to home projects and 2010!

1 comment:

Katy said...

no pictures? I need pictures.