"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”–e.e. cummings
Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Lighter and Brighter
As I'm enjoying the painted cabinets I realized that I really did NOT like the backsplash. At all. Never have. But paying off doctor and hospital bills will leave one with NO $$$. So no chance of anything new.
But having a can of primer and some glossy enamel paint made me think I could transform that laminate into something I could tolerate until my ship comes in.
More light! Much brighter. I'm not a splish splashy dish washer so it should be just fine. On the opposite wall from the window I coated the cabinets with a coat of shellac after reading that on a blogger's page that sells Annie Sloan paint. Wish I'd seen that before I started the whole process. I'll see if that will keep the tannins in the wood from showing through the paint. The first coat of primer on them is drying and will do another before I paint. Now it doesn' t seem like I cook in a cave. Actually I don't cook much anymore, but I'll enjoy being in the kitchen much more!
After more years than I care to admit, I'm now a retired teacher. I'm a Colorado native, love to play the hand bells at church, will always choose reading over cleaning, and I dearly love my family. In the spring and summer I love to get out in my flower gardens and play in the dirt!