Huge sigh of relief. Phew!
Peeps, I'm sooooo close! Right now, I'm slated to graduate in April. APRIL!!! As in, 7 months from now. I remember when on this very blog back in 2008, I was contemplating even starting going back to college. Now I'm almost done! SQUEEEEEE!
So, two weeks off. What to do, what to do. You know, besides working 40 hours a week, working out, and parenting the brood.
1) I joined a women's Bible study on Wednesday nights. It is being taught by a godly woman in my Sunday school class, and I can't wait. She is such a wealth of information and I'm always impressed by her knowledge. I'm very excited!
2) I have two other options for the next two weeks (of which one weekend is Labor Day, so I have a three day weekend in this) is either:
a) repaint my kitchen cabinets
b) do my sewing repairs
Pros and Cons:
It's going to cost money to fix my cabinets, but I have all the sewing supplies.
Sewing hurts my eyes. But painting cabinets will probably hurt my neck and shoulder.
We bought a new above-the-range microwave oven and it makes sense to paint the cabinets before I install the new appliance. I have never painted cabinets in my life; but I'm sure Missy will help reorganize the cabinets. These cabinets are old and ugly, but in good shape. Unfortunately, they are laminated particle board, which means I have to lightly sand the cabinets. Then paint. Then put a clear finish on top (I think.) Plus new hardware. Messy and time consuming. But if I can do four of the cabinets, I don't need to worry about getting paint on my new microwave.
I've looked at lots of countertops, and have my heart set on recycled glass. It's different than granite, is earth-friendly, and is so pretty I can hardly stand it. And the funniest part is, they're made of broken beer bottles! This is one that I like:
Here is another:
So in my mind, it makes sense to paint my ugly cabinets, shown here:
Seriously, designer of my house; thank you so much for the 8 inches of space on either side of my stove. That is PLENTY OF ROOM. *rolls eyes*
And do you see how icky the wall behind the stove is? It needs a backsplash, not paint. I'll be working on that eventually, too. But anyway, I don't know if you can tell, but my cabinets are cheap particle board with a fake pink wood overlay. Yes, pink. It is the bane of my kitchen existence. I cringe when I walk in there. I was hoping painting it red would help, but the only thing that will help those cabinets is being sanded down and repainted or replaced. And I don't have the money to replace them right now.
So here are the colors I'm thinking of painting my cabinets:
And then paint my walls:
Anyway, I know shades of brown are kind of boring. But can you imagine how gorgeous either of those countertops would look great with the neutral background? I could go either way and be happy!