3/29/09

Progress: A Sneak Peak at my Kitchen Cabinets


Happy Monday everyone!  Did you all enjoy your "unplugged Friday?"  If that doesn't make sense to you... go visit Kimba and check out her challenge.  I used her unplugged challenge to catch up on some much needed time with kiddos and projects.

I made sugar cookies with my kiddos... only they didn't look like these from A Dozen Eggs.

And they didn't look like these either... imagine a lot more frosting... MORE... Keep going... Now, get every color sprinkle you have on hand and cover the frosting with all of them.  Really, it looks more like the black hole than a cookie.  Next, make sure that you lick your frosting knife before you stick it back in the general bowl... this promotes healthy immune systems... oh, and add a snotty 2 year old.  I took my cookies straight up with no frosting.
Here's a sneak peak at my project....  I've been doing a little hand painting... I mean A LOT of hand painting in my kitchen.  I went to church and my daughter spent the first hour picking cream paint out of my hair.
Here are more in bad light... even went on date night with my hubby with brown hands, white hair and glow in the dark green on m'butt... he made me stay in the car... JUST KIDDING!  He flaunted his DIY thrifty bride through the grocery store... fun date eh? We needed smoothie ingredients.
The bottom cabinet doors are mounted.  If ya'll look close, I left the weeks worth of jelly and paint drips on the floor for you so you can all feel better about your kitchen floors.  Perfection is overrated... especially when you're painting a kitchen in a house of 8.  Bedtime has been after 1 am every night so I'm a loon most of the day.
Now, here's the skinny... my parents are visiting this coming weekend and the kitchen has to be complete by then.  I'll post the final project this week.


So what then when the kitchen is finished?  You got it!  The Laundry Room...  As a mother of 6, I dream in laundry.  All of life's revelations are given in the laundry (like- "oh there's that missing chapstick", which kid stole moms pack of gum, who's passing notes in class, which boy has a runny nose... hence the Kleenex all over the clothes) and most of them require re-laundering.  Give me a little time on this one because the hubby is still going though paint detox sessions and counseling for my unholy treatment of natural oak cabinets.

If you're new to this Palace, check out my Hassle Free Homemaking tips because I'll be posting my job chart that a bunch of you have been asking about.

What projects do you have up your sleeves right now?   Anyone want to send their hubby to the "Keeper of the Grain, Protector of the Natural Wood" therapy sessions with my husband and start paint'n the kitchen?  I'll offer how-to's if youre interested!  Geesh... I'm gonna get labeled a homewrecker if I'm not careful.

See you tomorrow!

Oh, I've had a few business's contact me about advertising on Pretty Organized Palace.  If you have small business and are interested in putting your button on Pretty Organized Palace email me and let me know.  There are a few bloggy changes in the works... some Palace Remodeling!

26 comments:

debi @ life in my studio said...

Ooooooo!! I love the harlequin pattern on your cabinet doors! Can't wait to see your 'new' kitchen!

Martha said...

Oh my gosh - SO. CUTE!!

That harlequin pattern is perfect!!

The Real Me! said...

I was a little distressed before I came and read your blog but knowing that you too had jelly on your floor set me at ease once again! LOL. What neat things you are doing. You have a great blog. I may have to follow you around! LOL.
Blessings,
Kim

Jenna said...

Wow! What a beautiful pattern for your cabinets. Love it - an amazing amount of work. Hopefully you have the whole thing down to a science by this point in the game. I can't wait to see the finished project.

My current project? We just finished painting, carpeting, & putting in hardwood in our previously unfinished basement. Now, we have lots of additional square footage so it's time to rearrange everything.

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

I love the way your kitchen is coming right along. Just stunning!
I only have 4 kids and I too have jelly on my floor. Actually, I am looking at a plop of fruity pebbles that someone spilled and did not clean up that has since petrified onto my floors. My floormate died and the new one is supposed to be delivered today. I'll have some chiseling to do before I can clean...
Have a great week. Can't wait for the finish kitchen cabinet post!

Chris said...

I am on the edge of my seat. It looks to be a total transformation!

Cathy said...

I love your cabinets. Can't wait to see the finished product. I have loved reading of your journey...very witty. Good luck!!! I will be checking back in.
XOXO
Cathy

Crissie said...

LOVE the cabinets!!! As a mother of 5, I am right along with you that painting can make you insane! I took a good look at my living room for the first time in two days yesterday and was appalled!

You can find my kitchen painting project in process here:

www.riches-of-my-soul.blogspot.com

Stop by and let me know what you think. :)

xoxoxo,
Crissie

Scribbler said...

You have given me hope for my boring cabinets!

Scribbler

SHURTER'S :) said...

Love them!!!! Love them!!!! Love them!!!!! I can't wait to see the final pics!!

Oh and that is my new pic to show my husband...the laundry room! YES!!!

SHURTER'S :) said...

Ya, mine too, (laundry room) very small, and very narrow! It looks like a bowling lane! Yes, we CAN dream!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I really would have loved to see the cookies you made that boost your immune system. L.O.L. I would love to know where to get the boot cookie cutter, those were adorable. Your cabinets are fabulous. Can't wait to see more.

Amara said...

I love the cupboard doors! I was a little apprehensive seeing the bold harlequin, but your colors are so soft, it's beautiful.

Magic Brush said...

I luvvvvvvvv harlequin patterns. I own a faux finishing company, so we do diamonds on occasion. I recently did a post on Diamonds in a master bedroom! You will love it!

Your kitchen is going to look AMAZING! I can't wait to see the results. I'm gonna have to be a follower!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The doors are pretty...can't wait to see the finished product!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love reading your blog! I laugh out loud as I read it, that my kids or husband has to come see why I am laughing. I sooo relate to your world...it is just nice knowing we are not alone!! lol. I love the harlequin design on the cabinets, can't wait to see the finished look! I too long for a great laundry room being a mother of 5. One day, when we can settle after my husband retires with the Air Force, we can plant some roots and build my dream house! O.k. back to reality...at least I do have high efficiency washer and dryers..thank goodness! Have a great day, you made me laugh in mine!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

salmagundi said...

Send me just a little of your energy!! How clever the harlequin pattern is looking. Can't wait to see more. Sally

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am stopping by via ASPTL. You made good use of yout time off!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the harlequin pattern you painted - what a lot of work! I'd love to have a wonderful laundry room - my washer and dryer are in the garage!

Manuela

SoBella Creations said...

I can't wait to see the final project!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love your cabinet doors! You're doing a fantastic job. Now I REALLY want to paint our old oak cabinets! ☺ Diane

mishebe said...

Looking forward to the finishing project. Great tease with the harlequin cabinets. lol. mishelle

The Masked Mommy said...

I am loving the cabinet preview! Can't wait to see the completed project. When you're all done, you should come by and link up at my Cabinet Powwow I'm having starting tomorrow.

PS. I heart your blog :-)

Erin said...

Those will be so pretty. YOu are doing an amazing job...I can hardly wait to see the finished product.

jessica said...

I LOVE the cabinets! So creative! Good luck on your upcoming laundry room project!

Amy said...

I can't wait to see the finished kitchen!! Looking great so far!

 
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