Kitchen Clean Up

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We are in the process of painting the kitchen. Doing this nearly caused our divorce. Things were pretty tense this weekend while the painting was going on. I have often heard that traveling together and renovations are two of the biggest tests of a relationship. Douglas and I travel well together, so I guess this is our test. The problem is that we have a lot of renovation left on the house, and I do not want it to end our relationship. Once we calm down, we can usually talk things out, but it is hard to get us to both calm down. He needs time to cool off, but it only makes me angrier when he walks away in the middle of an argument. It seems to me that he does not care about me when he leaves. I need to figure out how to let it not bother me so much. Anyway, we are still together, and the kitchen is nearly done. We have to finish touching up a few mistakes on the trim and rehang everything that was on the walls. Wednesday’s post will be about painting the kitchen, but in the meantime, here is a preview of the new color.

Cleaning kitchen

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2 thoughts on “Kitchen Clean Up

  1. Jessica, Thanks for the tip on cleaning the stove and fridge, I have the same problem…only add Maui red dust to the mix. Am planning to resurface ( stain) all the wodden cabinets in the kitchen…any suggestions about how to go about doing this task without making a HUGE mess?

    • The sanding will be the biggest mess. Take the doors off and do them outside. If you can, cover the doorway into the kitchen in plastic so that sawdust does not get into the rest of the house. An automatic sander with a dust catcher is better than without, but it will still make a mess. As for the staining, make sure that you wipe off the excess stain immediately to make sure that the color stays even. You can do multiple passes, but it will be streaky if you leave the stain on. It is a good idea to practice with stain on a test board before you do the cabinets. Stain can be tricky! I hope this helps.

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