I know that it might seem like I've been slack lately. I haven't had any new blog posts or anything new crossed off my list, and I have been extremely slack with things around the house (laundry, cleaning and OH MY the vacuuming!), but it's all because I've been diligently working on Resolution # 47 ... Painting the Built-Ins.
When we chose the floor plan for our house and went to the design center to pick out our kitchen cabinets, fixtures and upgrades, one of the things we did not choose to pay for was the built-in cabinets on either side of the fireplace. There were two reasons for that: 1) My husband and I are big do it yourself-ers and we just couldn't justify paying over $1,200 for something that we could do ourselves for about $250 in lumber. Granted, the builder's built-ins would have been the same cabinetry as our kitchen cabinets and surely worth more than $250 in lumber, but that brings me to our number two... 2) We (when I say "we" what I really mean is "I" because I'm sure my husband would have defaulted to me on this one) wanted white cabinetry for the built-ins. I didn't want them to match the saddle finish kitchen cabinets.
So, here we are in our NINTH month of owning this home... and we are... finally... wait for it... putting in the built-ins! Now, I have to give credit where credit is due. My husband has done a FANTASTIC job building these. This is the most patient I've ever seen him with a project and the most attention to detail I've ever seen him have, and I have to say, they look awesome! So, why have I not had any new posts? Well, I've been caulking and painting these suckers for three days now. One of the things we learned about ourselves as a couple while renovating two houses is that caulking and painting, along with taping, mudding and sanding drywall is completely my department. Matt builds. I finish.
Right now he's out in the garage making the cabinet doors. I'm taking the time to type this up while waiting for the pink caulk I used to turn white and tell me it's dry so that I can finish painting. Tomorrow I will post a picture of the finished product!
The other thing I'll be doing tomorrow... picking every little easy to do resolution left on the list for February and trying to cram them all into one day to catch up. Fun!