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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Exhausted, Busy, Tired, Exhausted


ugh... I've been busy which has made me tired and exhausted. I'm going back to the gym everyday to loose this baby weight and all the other weight that has found me over the years. So that is making me sore and tired. To top it all off, thursday we had to empty out all of our cabinets in the kitchen so that the bug guy could come spray inside our cabinets on friday.

Well, being the genius that I am.... I decided that I would just go ahead and give all the cabinets a quick coat of paint while they were empty. I'm laughing on the inside, or is that pain?

Friday morning after our bug guy left, I took the girls to the gym and pushed myself  to the max. I'm going out of town next week and I want the weight that I've lost to be really noticeable to the people that don't see me daily. Hint, Hint.... comment if you see me. Just kidding. No, I'm not.  I walked on the treadmill for two miles and then decided that it would be a good day to start lifting weights.

We got home and I immediately started sanding the cabinets and painting while the girls took a nap. I seriously thought that I would be done by early evening. What I did not know is that I had picked the worst paint possible. Our cabinets were off white when we bought our house and after six years of use and abuse, they have become a lovely stained off white. I was painting them off white again, not much difference. The paint I bought was so bad that it required 4 coats of paint on most of the cabinets. Again let me say, I was covering off white paint with off white paint. It took 4 coats. Are you getting me? It was horrible! Every streak showed through. I finally finished painting the cabinets at 1am last night. All together it took me 10 hours to paint the cabinets in our teeny tiny kitchen. Your momma's closet probably has more cabinets than my kitchen.


This is the kitchen before we started. The handles have already been removed and the cabinets are empty.


I had no idea that we had this much stuff in our kitchen! Notice the box under the table stuff to the brim. Also, the best part happens to be the adorable baby laying on the mat. What a cutie!

I don't have any pictures of the finished project because that would require me to walk downstairs and up again. After my genius decision to start lifting weights on friday mixed with the painting motions that I did for ten hours straight, I can no longer move my upper body. I guess the fact that I am moving like frankenstein works out well for this time of year.

I do have hints for anyone that wants to paint their cabinets

1. Don't. just buy new ones.
2. Paint the backs of the cabinets first and then the front, if you do it the other way around, you might get paint in your hair.  Don't ask me how I know, just trust me.
3. Don't buy Olympia 15 year paint from Lowes unless you like large amounts of mood altering drugs. I kid, I kid.
4. Really though, just give up now and buy new cabinets. They are going to fall off the wall soon enough.

The saddest part of painting the cabinets is that I had to paint over my pet roach. No more scaring people when they open my cabinet. I might just paint my current pant size on the inside of the cabinet and scare myself everytime that I open the cabinet.


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Michelle Holmes said...

I'm here for the free hug! ;-) I'm sorry it was such a bad experience for you! I wish I lived closer I would have helped. - Michelle

October 25, 2009 at 5:14 AM  
Anonymous Jana Worley said...

That roach is freaky, you are a crooked lil person, lol... Did you take the cabinets off the hinges?? Just makes it alot simpler!

I agree whole heartedly about not buying new cabinets, paint them what you want, take the hinges, and hardware and resurface them with a new can of pewter or whatever you want for a fresh new look for less than 10 dollars. Hardware is pricey!

Love ya hot mama! Oh and by the way, no matter what your size, baby fat and all, your still my favorite Bobbie!

October 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Nicole Garner said...

Okay, seriously.... I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blogs! Anytime I need a good laugh or want to feel encouraged I just come here! I love your honesty about everyday life! Some days are better than others but you always seem to find the good. Thanks for being an encouragement!

October 26, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

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