I have 2 more doors, 2 more doorways, the crown moulding over the fireplace (very small area), and the baseboard in the front room.
Ok, when I list it out like that it doesn't really sound like I'm almost done...but compared to how much I had when I started, I feel SO CLOSE.
So, of course, I am beginning to wonder what my next project will be.
My long term goals include redoing the kitchen and laundry room cabinets and getting hard wood floors. But these are very long term goals. Very. I am saving up but it'll be a while for sure.
I am starting to wonder if I should paint my kitchen cabinets as a temporary fix since I can't get them replaced anytime soon. A few of them are broken in one way or another but they all function, if imperfectly. I could do some minor fixes before painting...a little wood glue and a screw here or there will help make things work a bit better.
But the idea of painting a kitchen just sounds so overwhelming! Plus there's all the cleaning and deglossing that has to take place in advance of painting. Of course, painting the trim was also overwhelming and it hasn't been that bad really.
It's a lot of cabinets though.
This morning I asked Frank if he would be open to helping paint the kitchen when I finished the trim project. He said he'd be happy to help by not complaining as I do it. Ha! He also offered Carter as an assistant. I was already planning on that. :-)
I've always got about 5 projects rolling around in my head and this is just one of them.
I was talking about all the things I've been thinking about doing and Frank said, "I keep hoping you'll finish one project before thinking of a new one." He is SO RIGHT. I'm always thinking of new things even though I have tons left to do on projects I've already started. The good news is, I do always finish my projects when I start them. Eventually.
Since the painting of the trim requires some drying time, I've been doing numerous other projects at the same time. Making curtains for the guest room/office, looking for/buying a hide-a-bed couch for the guest room/office, and painting the master bathroom.
Painting projects always feel more doable to me than other kinds of projects because I can do it myself pretty easily.
I've also been looking at light fixtures online (I haven't told Frank that I want to replace some of our lights), looking at rugs online, considering painting my white cabinet again since it's looking a bit raggedy, trying to decide if I should sell a couple of the dressers I have around here and getting new (old) ones to redo.
So, anyway, that's what I've been doing.
What do you think? Paint the kitchen or no?