Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh My!

1st day of the last year!!
Here he is, off to his Senior year.

In the mail after school, the proofs for the Senior portraits that were taken about 2 weeks ago came in.  These are the portraits that the school does for every student.  Some of them are for the yearbook and the composite that will hang on the hall wall in the school.
Then, Ms. Melanie, my professional photographer friend (and Canyon's aide from his Kindergarten year) took these shots and shared a few with me that she had ready. 

More to come when she gives me the CD with them all!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

And finally...The Kitchen

I left the hardest for last, and not with a moment to spare.  Back to the grind next week!

I logged between 45-50 hours in these areas and will most likely live to regret it.  Why?  I didn't know that there was such a thing as cabinet paint or that using wall paint on cabinets was a no-no.  After all, I did the bathroom cabinets in this paint and they were just fine.  But, it doesn't seem to want to bond to the kitchen cabinets.  :( :(

So, even though I think it looks great now, in 6 months it could be a disaster.

After removing the matrix shelves I noticed that the screw holes were really stretched out.  I got new screws and bigger wall anchors, but they weren't big enough for the holes the other screws made either.  So, I patched the holes and painted over them. I guess I wont be putting those shelves back up.  The wall will stay blank until I figure out what I want to do with it.

It's so fresh and clean and super bright at night.  I love the beach house feel.  I went with a wide stripe to give it some personality.



My sofa covers came.

I'd like to take this moment to thank Ranger for chewing a hole smack dab in the middle of the big couch cover 3 hours after they arrived and were put on. :(  I patched it after the pictures were taken.  You can see it in the middle row of the diamond pattern. 

And I made slip covers for the ottomans too.

So, I got a lot done.  Pretty much everything on my summer 'to do' list.  It was a lot of work and I feel like I didn't even have a summer break.  But the house looks fresh and livable now.  Hopefully the kitchen will stay nice for a while.