I know that realistically I should have some progress on the kitchen front, but it seems like after my whirlwind Christmas pump up, I hit a motivation snag.
A couple of things have slowed me down:
The lack of a table saw meant some cuts on my cabinets were not as flush as I would like, which lead to me being bogged down, which lead to stopping the production. Boo.
Also another factor: solid wood cabinets are not light and trying to lift them as a single person over head, well, I go to the gym but DANG that’s still hard.
Lastly, we have custom cabinets. I have the stock size 30″ and 36″ but I have two 32″ cabinets. I didn’t even notice that they were smaller than the other side! I was trying to think as to why they made these last two 32″ but then adding up all the boxes it came to an even 10′ so I suppose I can understand the logic. But, that also leaves me not able to find anything at the local Big Boxes or ReStore/Salvage.
But as I have been moaning about my lack of table saw, Christian had already decided before he left to get one when he gets back! I have a slight aversion to getting new power tools when I am by myself. I think I just get, like, ‘Horror in the E.R.’ stories running through my head and I won’t touch what I don’t already know. #safetyfirst
So that is what is going on with the kitchen. On the flip side I have new ideas percolating on how to fix these darn flabbin rounded corners that are everywhere in this house.
I have been toying with the idea of adding moulding/casing around the doorways ever since we first moved in. And now as I am trying to figure out a way to paint walls two different colors, this idea has come back. I have 4 main door ways and the kitchen pass through to cover, and then 2 in the master. We haven’t painted in the Master so there is no need for them, and we don’t know if we want to paint in there yet.
I also know that I want to beef up the mouldings around the windows too. Something that would make them look great even without curtains. I would have the same problem with the rounded corners there as well, but nothing a little joint compound can’t fix to square things off! I was thinking something along these lines:
Each doorway will probably cost in the $30-$50 range (front and back) so I am looking at $200 for the doors. Each window would probably be about the same as most are rather large, and with 5 windows and the patio casing, that’s probably going to run in the $350 range. So I can see it won’t be a cheap improvement, but I think that the impact they will give us will be well worth the cost. I can just see them now, and I may lovingly stroke the mouldings. sighhhh
Since I am pretty blessed to have most weekends off, with the occasional Saturday, I have told Christian that it is turbo time when he gets back. I thought that I would be able to get a lot done while he has been gone, but it really is a lot easier when there are two people.
1. Kitchen: Ground Zero. Needs custom-built uppers. Requires Table Saw and a second person.
2. Door Casings: Inspiration Stage. No solid plans as of yet.
This was really just a word diarrhea (sorry for the image) post just so I can get thoughts on paper. Vent some frustrations out.