Progress… Sort of.

The kitchen cabinets - primed and painted!

The kitchen cabinets – primed and painted!

Hello dear readers (how funny I am, acting as if there is more than one of you despite being fairly sure everyone lost interest long ago). Work has continued on the ol’ homestead over the past several weeks in the stops and starts that have characterized this entire project. I’m so done with it all. Unfortunately, it is not done with me. I plan to share a few photos, taken more than a month ago, and update you ever so briefly on our progress. I don’t plan to share many more photos or updates until we’re done. It’s become rather demoralizing for me, so I hope you understand. Later, I’ll try to provide more detail about specific projects, if there is any interest. 

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– Filled, sanded, sanded, sanded, sanded… sanded kitchen cabinets

– Primed kitchen cabinets

– Painted kitchen cabinets and crown molding

– Cut shoe molding for entire rest of the upstairs (with the exception of the bathrooms)

– Cut baseboards for the new half wall

– Sealed cabinets in kitchen with caulk

– Painted the living area walls (By myself, ugh!)

– Removed wood blinds in the living room and patched and sanded the window trim

– Moved the thermostat and patched the wall

– Installed all new electrical outlets in the living area

– Installed ($150 worth, yikes) of new dimmers in the living area

– Installed a new ceiling fan in the living room

– Primed the living area trim

– Installed tile backsplash in the kitchen

– Caulked tile backsplash

– Reintroduced the stove and dishwasher (angels sang)

– Installed the new over-the-range microwave

From the side.

From the side.

Now, it’s time for me to paint the living area trim and then move on to the master bedroom. Once the trim is painted, Tyler can install the shoe molding in the living area and hang the new solar shades (whee!). We’ll also move some furniture back in at that point. I still have to paint the bedroom walls, prime and paint the bedroom trim, and then backtrack to address the trim on the north side of the house, and then… Oh wait, at first it seemed like I was so close to being done… Here are a few of the things on our to-do list.

Living Area

  • Cut trim for around French doors
  • 2 coats of paint on the trim, 2 coats of paint on the shoe molding
  • Install shoe molding and other trim that’s not on the wall (some  of it is up, some down)
  • Fill, sand, and touch up shoe molding where it’s installed
  • Caulk living room trim
  • Install fireplace tile
  • Paint French doors?
  • Fill, sand, and stain wood trim on half wall
  • Clean interior doors
  • Attach new hardware to doors and hang back up
  • Paint front door

Kitchen

  • Touchup paint on cabinets from backsplash installation
  • 2 coats of paint on the cabinet doors
  • Install new hardware on cabinet doors
  • Reassemble cabinet drawers
  • Clean out cabinets and remove all tools and painting tape, etc.
  • Put doors and drawers back on
  • Celebrate.

Master Bedroom (including hallway nook)

  • Patch holes in wall, sand
  • Remove outlet covers etc.
  • Remove wood blinds, patch and sand trim
  • Paint 2 coats on the walls
  • Clean and scuff trim
  • Prime trim
  • Paint 2 coats on trim
  • Paint shoe molding
  • Attach shoe molding
  • Shoe molding touchups

Guest Bathroom

  • 2nd coat of paint on vanity cabinet
  • 2 coats of paint on trim
  • Cut shoe molding
  • 2 coats of paint on shoe molding
  • Attach shoe molding
  • Shoe molding touchups
  • Touch up wall paint
  • Order hardware for doors and drill holes
  • Paint cabinet doors/drawers
  • Reinstall doors + hardware
  • Decide on lighting and install, if necessary
  • Install new outlets and dimmer

 

White Room

  • 2 coats of paint on trim
  • Cut shoe molding
  • 2 coats of paint on shoe molding
  • Attach shoe molding
  • Shoe molding touchups
  • Touch up wall paint
  • Install new window shade
  • Clean and reinstall closet doors and interior door, install new hardware on both
  • Sand, stain the window seat

Office

  • 2 coats of paint on trim
  • Cut shoe molding
  • 2 coats of paint on shoe molding
  • Attach shoe molding
  • Shoe molding touchups
  • Touch up wall paint
  • Install new window shade
  • Clean and reinstall closet doors and interior door, install new hardware on both
  • Design, build, paint, and install my “Cloffice” shelves!

I’m sure there is lots I’m forgetting (like the linen closet, etc.)… but that gives you the general rundown.

Anne

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