Monday, October 11, 2010

Back to the Splash

Progress. Ladies and gentlemen, we have progress. Progress that is on Project Update Kitchen.

We are finally past the stripping and sanding stage (mostly) of refinishing the cabinets.

This weekend, we started staining half the doors.

I love this stage. Because is not nearly as strenuous. And it doesn't take as long to reach a stopping point at each step. And what's not to love about that? Nothing. I tell you. We like easy. Well, who doesn't?

Unfortunately, it will still take a while as we have to wait 24 hours between each coat of stain and then each coat of varnish. But I'm hopeful for a lot more progress at a much quicker rate. Some call it naivete, I prefer optimism.

I stood in the store staring at the stain samples for a good five minutes agonizing over which stain to choose. I am not doing this again so it has to be right the first time. Finally though, one of the employees took pity on me and confirmed my choice as a good one. And so far, I really like it, which is a good sign.

And and AND (Oh, yes, there is more. You know you love it.)

Our backsplash was installed. Granted it's more progress that we didn't actually do anything for but write a check (or more accurately swipe a debit card), but it's progress nonetheless.


New backsplash.

I'm lovin it.

With every step our kitchen looks more awesome. And I love it that much more.

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In addition to wearing my Home Improvement hard hat, I donned my Betty Crocker apron and got my bake on.

There was a recipe in the fall baking magazine I picked up a few weeks ago for toffee mocha cupcakes that I've been dying to try.

Toffee mocha cupcakes.

They are effin' delicious.

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