We’re Making Progress!!!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We were busy here with our projects in Syracuse, and guess what!   It finally snowed!  It was our first real snow of the season, so, we had to take some breaks from working inside and go enjoy it.

Primer on the shelves

After emptying the cabinets, removing the doors, sanding and deglossing, I have finally started to prime the kitchen cabinets.  I have to say sanding took a lot longer than I expected, and the dust……It  was u.n.b.e.l.i.e.v.a.b.l.e.  I used a power sander and did all the cabinet doors and drawers in the basement, but I still  have dust everywhere.  I was not that excited to sand in the kitchen in the first place.   The power sander even has a bag attached to collect the dust, but that only helps so much.  On a good note, that step is now behind me.  Plus, the primed doors/cabinets give me a teeny little preview of what the finished project will look like.  At least, I am not looking at the yellowish wooden cabinets anymore.


Doors with primer

I set the doors in various rooms in the house to dry after being primed.  I even used our new kitchen furniture for a few.




Precious Gracie has been sitting and watching my every move in the kitchen.  This is her calm, “I’m a perfect angel” pose.



Drawers drying

I even have the drawers set up in our study to dry before I give them a coat of paint.


Gracie in the snow

I took some time to play with Gracie in the snow.  This was her first time to play in the white stuff, and she loved it.  It did take her a lot longer to find her ball when we were playing catch.



Eventually, she found it.  It looks as if she has a giant snowball in her mouth, don’t ya think???




Ahhhh, she is sad to go back in, but she knows we need to continue working on our projects.


Hope you all had a productive weekend.  Stay tuned.   The kitchen cabinets will be finished one of these days.   Hopefully, with my mom’s help (she arrives tomorrow night), it will be this week.  Mr. Spring is also continuing to work on the bar.   I’ll share those projects later.

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  1. says

    Wow I am always amazed at how much you do yourself on these big projects! You get in there and tackle things like sanding and even using a wet saw on your patio project! I think HGTV needs to give you and your mom your own show!! I am really looking forward to seeing your kitchen when your cabinets are done.

  2. Maggie says

    Looks like Gracie is having all the fun, but once the kitchen is done, know you all will be pleased and she’ll have a new, wonderful place to eat!