Giving in to the Mess
Operation Heart of the Home…Cleaning out the Cabinets Edition
This post doesn’t require a lot of words. Basically it can be described with a few words…we cleared out the kitchen. After we removed the cabinet doors, we were left with a very cluttered kitchen…
So Will & I spent the next day moving everything. He was a great helper. We were the same speed…actually he would have been faster but he had to wait on a certain pregnant lady :)
The upper cabinets were hard so I had to wait on Jeremy to get home till he could climb on the ladder. I had gotten stuck one time on the step ladder (yes, complete with my sciatica robot moves) and couldn’t get down for a solid fifteen minutes. Let’s just say that I am still finding the goldfish crackers under furniture.
So where did everything go? Well, we have the space so we spread it out….the most used stuff found it’s way into the foyer…
small appliances and cookbooks are near the stairway…(Will insisted that this is also the appropriate location for the trash bags).
The dining room is a big dumping ground….(same happened when we were renovating the office)…
Jeremy told me that I have too many glass jars. I can’t help it…they are FREE once you eat the spaghetti sauce or salsa or pickles. FREE!!! (cackles like a witch)
And everyone always makes comments on how many glasses we have. A lot of them are leftovers from when I used to do events at my church. I was like a pretend caterer….and had to provide the dishware…so we have a bazillion glasses. It works out because inevitably we break them constantly…klutzy I guess.
My collection of accent plates are in the reading room…Will also decided to put the blue wooden box on them. He’s very opinionated about the location of where stuff goes.
And on the other side of that room lives the pots and pans.
All of our drawers (the ones that we removed the fronts from) are in the office. We put them in there because Will has a tendency to be interested in the contents…which is fine when it’s a sticker book….not so much when it’s a couple containers of sprinkles. very messy sprinkles. And the office has a door…that we can lock….enough said.
Jeremy ended up moving the kitchen table out too….just so we had a place to sit down. Note the crime scene with the plastic…
After the thousands of trips back and forth, the cabinets were finally emptier than a candy wrapper in a pregnant girls pocket. Not that I would know what that is like…
Next up…sanding and hood building….hours upon hours of sanding. also known as 56 doors of Agony. Sounds like a movie title….except the movie would be torture to watch. In slow motion, it’s like what they do to prisoners of war to get them to break. It’s borderline inhumane.
(pregnant, barefoot, makeupless, covered in sawdust….yup sounds like a horror flick!)
Oh and we also shopped for the new faucets….you know, cause gold isn’t our jam. Can’t wait for you to see them!