Thursday, August 11, 2011

The State We're In

Literally, Oregon, or if you are politically inclined, a real hot mess, but I'm referring to my kitchen. After a week of having all the top cabinets torn apart with food, dishes, glasses and other sundry stuff scattered from here to there we're finally putting shelves (painted) back in and putting the "there" back here. I'm taking a break from now until Monday, when I start all the lower cabinets. Oh..... Joy.

In 10 years I had forgotten how truly awful oil paint smells, how slow it dries and how thin those coats need to be. I ended up having to do 3 coats to bring my light green cabinets to cream color with a slight hint of lemon. They look great too and I am pleased although I was ready to pack it in after one coat it looked so crappy. The weather has been warm and sunny and that has helped everything dry as quickly as possible between coats. No humidity here to speak of during the days. Cool at night for airing out. For all the hassle oil is to use, nothing lasts as well. To it's credit after we cleaned all the cabinets off and such Gene asked me again why I was painting them. They looked still fresh and you would have never known the use and abuse the finish had taken.

In other news, no sewing, weaving, knitting, riding or anything that might be considered remotely fun except of course playing with Robin and company. Daily walks have been maintained as has poop patrol. There is always time to put a brush down and have a little game of ball or tug outside, to pick someone up for a cuddle or go racing after a puppy with a contraband packing peanut in his mouth. The little bugger is getting fast.

And of course, there is football! Everyone got their act together (Congress take note, the art of compromise does still exist), and tonight the first of the pre-season games start. Oh heart be still! :) Fall is almost here.

Parting shot: Look! Up in the sky! It's a ......?


  1. It sounds like the pups are making sure you get lots of fresh air breaks...they do make great supervisors!

  2. can't wait to see a picture of the finished cabinets! was looking at mine at the beach again and the job looks too overwhelming.

  3. Look in the sky, it' of course ;-)

  4. The colour of the cabinets sounds lovely - can't wait to see the finish.

  5. That little munchkin is just so cute.
    I'm gathering your a Seahawks fan... being only 30 minutes from Buffalo I'd have to say I enjoy the Bills although with each new season we can only hope for something better than the last!
    Susan x

  6. I want to paint my kitchen cabinets but the DH is opposed. And I need his help so it is off the agenda. But the walls are coming along.

    Go Redskins? Please? I can't help it, I grew up in the DC metro area.

  7. I''m looking forward to fall. It's my favorite season. I'd love to walk my dogs, but not until it's cooler after my neighbor was bitten by a rattler while walking hers! I'm looking forward to pictures of the final reveal!

  8. LOTL, what color you doing the walls??? Hook up with Cindie at Eweniquely Ewe, she's a Redskins fan too I believe!

    Evelyn, I'm hoping they will look good because I sure am not doing this again for another 10 years...

    R&THW, now would they love that, food that falls from the sky. That only happens with popcorn...;)

  9. Three coats?? So sorry to hear that you had to do that much to get the result that you wanted.

    I can hardly wait for football to start, although I think Auburn doesn't have much of a team this year. War Eagle!!