It’s been a bit odd around here for the past few days–we have snow, which is very unusual for our part of Washington. We woke up last Wednesday to about an inch, but it melted by the time I got home from work. Then on Sunday we got around 3.4-4 inches.
It was nice to have a Sunday together just lounging around the house with the pets, making pour-over coffee and listening to records. Toward the evening I got a little antsy and started painting our kitchen cabinets, which is something I’ve been meaning to find time for after testing the below cabinet door a few weeks ago. I absolutely loathe the orange glow the cabinets infuse our kitchen with.
Yesterday it snowed all day, and we received another 3-4 inches. My work closed our offices early so we could all get home safe (Don’t laugh, it’s a real concern here when the city is never prepared!), so I decided I’d spend the extra time making even more progress on our kitchen cabinets. We are fortunate to have quite a lot of cabinet space, so I have a long way to go.
I feel like half the time I don’t know if I’m doing any of this painting the “right” way. It seems like there are a million different Pinterest tutorials, so I’m just taking it one step at a time and going with what seems right for me. Overall, I’m very pleased with how they’re turning out.
I decided to use General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White (a little spendy, but I’m really liking how it looks–and you don’t need to prime with it!), and this morning I ordered some new cabinet handles that I think will match the chrome on the oven better. Most of my painting supplies I picked up from our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for next to nothing and secondhand.
And our kitten, Lenore, has remained ever watchful over my kitchen revamp.
I’ve always wanted a cat that would sit in baskets and other things around the house, which my husband has not been shy in voicing how specific and odd a wish it is.
And now I have her, much to my simultaneous delight and aggravation. Kittens are hard work, you guys.
Hope you all are staying warm and safe!