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When your kitchen looks like this…

cabinet painting in progress

…it’s a little tough to cook.

You end up toasting bagels on the floor.

toaster on floor

Your laundry room might start to look like this.

messy laundry room

Piles of unfolded laundry may be on your couch.

unfolded laundry

Conditions inside your fridge may become so crowded that random items fall on your feet when you open the door.

messy fridge

BUT! I am pleased to say that most of the indoor work on my cabinets is now done. I’m not sure I have words to say how pleased I am about that.

Kitchen upheaval is muoy difficult for me.

I really have been cooking, despite the mess, though. I’ve just been briefly cleaning it up at mealtimes and then going right back to more mess-making.

seafood supper

(This is a meal from my new 6 ingredient cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen, which I shall be reviewing and giving away soon.)

Hopefully by the end of the week, I’ll be done painting my cabinet doors, and then I can share some fun After pictures, at long last!
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Diane C

Wednesday 31st of July 2013

Lance wants to know: Why did you empty out all the cabinets? If you haven't emptied everything and you're not painting the insides, he says just push everything back. My theory is that you're using this project to thoroughly clean and purge the contents of each and every cupboard. ;-)

Also, do you have room in your garage to set up a table and make a temporary kitchen? During a heat wave, I put my toaster oven on my laundry counter in the garage to keep the heat out of the house. I liked having it out there (and off my kitchen counter) so much that it never regained house privileges again.


Wednesday 31st of July 2013

That's because I was sanding the frames with a power sander, and the dust was too much. It was easier to take everything out, sand, and then vacuum up all the dust!


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

I know the mess a small renovation makes ... but you will love the end result!

Lee Ann

Tuesday 30th of July 2013

I can't wait to see the finished product. Go on with your bad self. LOL


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

Once, my parents moved into a nearly-finished home, where my sweet mom got the task of washing her kitchen dishes in the upstairs bathroom sink for.a.month. It was a good lesson for me about conveniences, and how very much I enjoy them! (Also, how very crabby I can be when things are just a teensy bit harder.) Ugh.

Congrats on facing the mess so you can enjoy the fruit, soon!! :)


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

I love your website and enjoy your emails. Through your email I signed up for and issued a 10.00 payment for an ebook class that I did not rec'v a link to join the class last week. I was looking forward to it but no email. Do you research the classes that you recommend? I do enjoy your site though.


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

Yep, I got my email yesterday. If you haven't gotten yours, email Mandi and she will help you get the problem solved. Here's her email:

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