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So the kitchen. The painting is DONE! Yay! But I can't decide whether to post pics before or after we do the lighting and once Robert completely finishes the window. They're framed out but need to be painted. :-)
Y'all, I pretty proud my kitchen. I mean, I actually did most of the work! I primed 3/4's of them by myself. Robert AND I both first and second coated them.
Then I (yes, all by myself) re-hung every.single.cabinet and drawer. Electric drill and all!
Then....I got all crazy and decided to repaint my desk!!!!!
Who am I!??!
It needed it bad. It was all scraped up. Now it's as good a new!
I also got to rearrange my desk and clean/dust behind it! Yikes, it needed it.
We still have to pick out and replace the under-cabinet lighting. I'm not sure when that will be happening. Hopefully soon!
The two ceiling light fixtures will be "dealt with" as well. When, I dunno.
Robert did a beautiful job on the windows in the kitchen. I want to hang some window treatments above them to match the one hanging over the sink. Just good old blue toile. :-)
I'm also proud to say that there are NO random items (except for playdough - which cannot be left out within hand reach of my children) that are sitting on top of the cabinets!
Which brings me to the title of this post.
Since I worked pretty hard on these cabinets, I practically won't let the kids touch them!
And if one splatter of anything gets on them, I wipe it up ASAP!
And my desk....I won't even set my coffee cup on it! :-)
I'm pretty sure the kids see it too. If they start to jump up on the counter, they catch themselves as to not accidentally kick the cabinets and scuff them up!
It's such a valuable lesson. Labor = Value. And one that I'm afraid isn't around much anymore. BUT, I hope to instill it in my kiddos!!!
I just hope it last a while for me and my kitchen!!
Do you want pics NOW? Or after it is like, completely done? Which I have no idea when that will be?!???