Thursday, February 28, 2008

it's been so long...

It's been so long, it's hard to know where to begin....

It's been so long, Honey has pointed out on more than one occasion that it's been a really long time since I've blogged. And honestly, I don't know why he cares, because he knows what I've been doing! I do like that he reads me, though.

It's been so long that I've since forgotten all the little stories that I've wanted to share.

It's been so long that the snow is down to about a foot in my yard.

It's been so long, I FINALLY found a coffee table!

It's been so long, I didn't even post my super-cute Valentine's card I made for Honey. But you can see it on my Flickr. And FYI, Honey made me a super-sweet Valentine's card filled with wedding photos & photos of the animals.

Since I turned back into a human after the months of being a raving lunatic, Honey & I have been busy finishing up the many house projects that we (I) have started & not finished. I figured that if we don't get them done now, before the baby comes, they won't ever get finished. And with 11 weeks to go, let's just say I'm motivated.

We emptied out the spare room and it became project-central. First ~ kitchen cupboard doors. Honey was adamently against painting them, and said this project was all me. And it was so much fun, I wanted to spread it out....for a year & a half. That's right. I started to paint the cupboards & doors somewhere around September of 2006.

It would have been much easier to paint them had I not been 7+ months pregnant. Honey did help prime some doors, but even better? He bought me lillies because I had been working so hard for so many evenings taping off & painting those damn doors. It seemed like the project would NEVER end. And, oh, man, did my back ache.

The colors are Benjamin Moore White Dove and Spring Morning. Once Honey installs the knobs, I'll post photos of the finished kitchen. Well, if I had my farmhouse sink, it would be finished, but for now, that remains a fantasy.

I re-painted the walls because I had done a crappy job when I painted them originally. Note to self: don't paint in a poorly lit room. The color is French General's Plume Bleu, and I love it. I also painted what was the craft room, which is now going to be the nursery, in Plume Bleu, and I love it so much, I'm not re-painting for the baby. And it didn't have a thing to do with the fact that I've got a huge to-do list before she comes.

Next, Honey ripped up the carpet and primed the subfloor with Kilz paint to cover where Riley-Cat peed. Here's Honey is laying the "vapor barrier" (I had to ask just now what "that red stuff is called"). Doesn't he look handsome doing manual labor? I think so.

We'd been saving money for months to purchase the flooring for the spare room and for our bedroom, but we waited so long, the flooring we have in the living room, hallway, and nursery had since been discontinued and we had to pick another color & brand altogether.

The new flooring, Pergo, isn't going down as easily as the Harmonics did. From what Honey tells me at least, and as evidenced by the slow progress he's making. (Honey, that's not a complaint, I'm just saying) He thinks he'll be done by the end of the weekend ~ yippee!

Lots more to share....will write more over the weekend.


jeanetta said...

oh you lucky girl! i want to redo my cabinets too.

Nancy said...

You kids certainly have been busy lately with home projects. I can hardly wait to see the finished kitchen.