Friday I spent the day scrubbing years of accumulated grease and grime off my kitchen cabinets, and removing the cupboard doors and all the hardware.
Saturday I taped and primed the cabinets and woodwork. Applying “Super Gripper” primer was a little bit like painting with glue, but even so, one coat didn’t completely cover the dark stain. So I taped and primed again. After that I had to stop because it was 2:00 a.m., and I was out of tape. Again.
Yesterday I couldn't buy any more because all the stores were closed for Easter, which is probably just as well. After brunch with the family at my mom and dad’s house, My Ho took the DemiGoddesses and me to the Twins game, and I spent much of the day nibbling chocolate, picking primer off my person (I look like I have some kind of horrible blotchy white peeling skin disease), and not taping or painting anything at all. Not even a drawer front.
Which brings us to today, otherwise known as day eleven of my kitchen improvement adventure. My microwave and toaster oven remain on the dining room table. The silverware is still buried under a growing pile of mail on the buffet. The stove and refrigerator are covered with plastic dropcloths and miscellaneous hardware items. One side of the kitchen sink contains dirty dishes, the other side contains a bucket of TSP substitute. Little bits of wallpaper have been tracked all over the house. The DemiGoddesses have lived on takeout food for over a week, and today I spent my lunch hour at Home Depot buying drawer pulls and (surprise!) more tape.
The chaos that has consumed my house is making me crazy. But I will persevere. I will endure.
I WILL BE VICTORIOUS.