Monday, November 8, 2010


Around these parts, we're in overdrive. I can't decide what I'm more stressed out about. This:


Or this:

(More on that disaster in a minute).

At any rate, we started the kitchen demo today (yay!), which is the sole reason our dining room & pantry look like the inside of a moving van. I woke up this morning and told the husband that my brain was pulsing from the mess & chaos (all the while using dramatic hand gestures around my head). His blank stare only added to the craziness in my head. Why isn't he understanding me? Why can't he relate? I'm guessing because he's a normal non-crazed person, that's why!

It was sometime around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening it dawned on us that the to-be-demo'd cabinets were not going to empty themselves & it would require us to do a little work to get ready for this momentous day. I'm not sure why we were hoarding THREE different varieties of carpet cleaner (when we in fact have no carpets). Or why there was a random bottle of white shoe polish beneath the sink (which, I presume was from the previous owner & why we still had it was unbeknownst to either of us). I believe the husband's exact words were, "uh...I don't own white shoes, so is it okay if we toss this?". Our garbage tote has never seen such treasures!

Well, one day later we ended up with this:

With any luck we'll have the cabinetry fully installed by next week & the next step is waiting for the countertops to arrive. Only 3 more weeks of washing utensils in the shower!

Oh, and I suppose you're all wondering about the DIY lampshade project that went horribly, horribly wrong. Well, your's truly decided to cover the shade with fabric vs. just ordering a decorative one (which I now realize would have been the easier option...hindsight, my friends, hindsight). It would have been a relatively easy project, if it weren't for the fact that the drum shade was two different sizes on either end. Hence, the fabric's pattern laid in a diagonal direction. Oh well, lesson learned. Although, I should mention that at one point the husband was working with me to find a solution to my problem. He was barking out orders, and carrying on about cuts, cinching & glue application. In the end, it still didn't work out the way I'd envisioned. But it left me wondering...does the husband moonlight as a decorating diva??

So for now, we're down one lamp shade & living in the land of the lost. With any luck we'll be alive to tell the tale of our kitchen demo (and my mind will still be intact). So stick around now, ya hear?!


  1. ha, ha... funny stories KT! funny stories!! good luck with the kitchen demo-- I can't wait to see the finished project. If I know you (and I think I do), it will be FAB!

  2. I think Tom is lying and in fact likes to moonlight in white shiny patent leather shoes. I expect to see them at Thanksgiving.


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