Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Tuesday Tackle #13

You know how things can have a domino effect? Well, that's what has been going on in my kitchen.  This year first we had to replace the dishwasher, then the stove, and now sadly the refrigerator. It was scheduled to be delivered on a Saturday. Before it arrived I wanted to move out our barely working unit and sweep and mop.  The plan was to this on Friday. Before I pulled it out I decided to give the entire kitchen a scrub from top to bottom.
The first thing that was done is to take down all of the decor and wash/wipe it down.  While the decor was down the cabinet tops were washed.  I put everything back together and it felt super nice to have a squeaky clean kitchen.

I stood back to take a look and knew there was one more thing that had to be done.  You see sixteen years ago when we bought appliances I picked out bisque.  That option is only available today by special order. When we replaced the dishwasher we made the decision to go with white. Reason one is that Chuck doesn't like stainless steel and reason number two is we were afraid that if we special ordered bisque for the dishwasher it might not be available when the other appliances needed replaced. Ha! Little did we know they would all need replaced this year.
Anyway, I had painted the cabinets an off white to match the appliances and guess what? Ding! Ding! if you said the cabinets now clash with the appliances.

The next thing to tackle was to paint the cabinets. Honestly, I was dreading this project. Dread or not, it had to be done. I finally stopped procrastinating and rolled up my sleeves.
 The faux bead board had been dinged up on a couple of the cabinets so it was replaced. 
Then the real run began. 
 I'm soooo happy that I finally tackled this project. All that is left to do is to put the drawers back. That will a project for this evening. 
 Everything is crisp and clean. Even the inside of the cabinets. You see while the door were off I wiped out the insides and decluttered a couple of things. 
 The only thing that clashes now is the microwave. It's on its last leg also. It has a short in the start button. Chuck has fixed it several times and said he can't repair it again. We have to hit the start button just right to make it run. At least it works! 

I am inspired move onto another room to deep clean. You see how that domino effect is working?

What projects have you tackled in the last week? 

 May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Looks great! Can I ask what you used to hold the doors up while you painted as I am about to do my bathroom cabinets. Thank you!

  2. I use painters pyramids or sometimes called painters triangles. They have them on Amazon and also the big box hardware stores carry them. Great things that I use often.

  3. Very pretty! It looks so fresh and bright!

  4. Looks so good! We are having to replace appliances this year too. Just got a new oven.

  5. Good job, well done! Can't wait to see your new refrigerator....

  6. I love all the white,so crisp and clean . Our kitchen is def the heart of our home also.

  7. Oh it all does look crisp and clean and you will enjoy all your hard work everyday!
    I keep my fingers crossed my frig does not go out, it makes loud funny noises LOL
    Hugs, Roxy

  8. Beautiful work. You know appliances always die in three's.

  9. Oh my goodness!!!!
    Look at you!!!
    It looks great, Wendi.
    Now, sit back and relax. : )

  10. I love how you painted the cupboard doors. At our old house, I lived the entire time with unpainted laundry room doors--I never, ever got up the courage to do such a daunting task! So, good job!!!

  11. That was a big job with a big payoff, it looks wonderful

  12. Wow that was a lot of work to repaint, but so worth it. Beautiful!

  13. Your kitchen looks beautiful. So sorry though that you are having to replace appliances.


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