Thursday, January 6, 2011

Progress on the Living/ Dining and Kitchen Picture Molding

Well, we have finished the picture molding in the living room and painted out the trim around the windows and I just LOVE it! See the yucky color on the right? That is the nasty "off-white" color of the trim. It looks so much more crisp as a white trim piece.

Because we have such an open floor plan I have a living room, dining room and kitchen all in one HUGE open space. With this layout I have one very long wall with 3 sets of HUGE windows. (68 inches wide).

This entire wall has been painted the same color since I first decided on colors and I repainted the chocolate wall to the Oat Bran color from Valspar to tie the two back together. You can see that transformation HERE.

The picture above is the living room and part of the dining room wall. I have the piano moved away from the wall on the left to paint. You can see how much of a mess it looked on New Year's Day (of all days).
I have also painted to the left of the plant where the dog crates are as well. To the left of that is our back door to the deck. I will post more pictures as I finish up. I currently have the chair rail up in the dining room and am getting ready to paint the back door and behind my grandmother's antique desk in the kitchen. Then a piece of chair rail will go up behind that and then the picture molding!

Organizing: Day 5 Under The Kitchen Sink

I will be completely honest. I almost didn't do this one. I am so tired and sore from our workout last night that I thought it's alright if I skip a day. Well, no it isn't! I am not giving up on this one. I WILL do all 21 days even if my body yells OUCH every time I lean down.

I guess I can count this as an extra workout since I'm already screaming in pain. Right? Maybe not.

I pulled out all the strange stuff underneath like a disgusting pink bowl I use to put water in to hand mop the floor as well as the end cap piece to our counter top we installed. Maybe I will actually get that piece installed.

I pulled out our two small recycling bins that we NEVER use (we do recycle just the big blue ones in our "trash" closet not under the sink). And of course the random vase? I have no idea how that got down there.

I wiped everything down and put the cleaning supplies back (only until our Shaklee items come: I will tell all about that very soon Thanks Toni!)

And then it is organized. I am still debating as to what to do with the gray bins which is why they are still under the sink. Since they are clean and have never been used for their actual purpose I might use them to hold something else in our pantry on a shelf (maybe).

I swear that is not dirt on the left of the gray bins. My kitchen has horrible lighting and that is just a shadow under the sink. I do need to get some wire wall baskets like Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons. I think I may just go out and pick some up tomorrow evening after work.


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