Monday, March 4, 2019
Progress Is Slow
The cabinet with no doors. Still looking pretty rough, but I did get the pieces of bead board in and painted. It will need another coat, some trim at the top and, of course, the plate rack. Then the outer edges need to be framed.
As I have mentioned before, my helper is, um ….. less than enthusiastic. I wanted him to either leave or cut my trim pieces yesterday. He left the saw in here and I have hidden it. Do not tell him. Yesterday we woke to a thick blanket of snow. We sat in front of the TV all day long. Well, he did. I cooked and washed dishes and did some general picking up.
This morning I asked for his help, stating that we had both had a nice day off. He agreed, but said that he had a busted pipe to fix first. This involved a trip to town for a part, but only after his breakfast. I showered and started my day with laundry and more sorting and cleaning up of various containers of screws and nails and off pieces of notes. I even found a checkbook in one old coffee can.
Last time I was in Minnesota I purchased a pot lid rack. It only cost $7. It is expandable and looks like brushed nickel. Came in a small box and I put it together with ease and there it sat, holding lids. HeWho procrastinates had told me to just order another one and use it. I was not opposed to that idea, but the delivery fee starts at $9. I am not going to pay that! We all know I am cheap. But, I put the pot lids in the cabinet and stole the lid holder and put my plates in it.
It only holds 6 plates and I have 8, but it looks just like I wanted it to look. I had already painted the shelves that were removed. Had I left them in the cabinet, the plates would not have fit. But, I still wanted the shelves up. I used some "L" shaped brackets and measured carefully and installed them. The added bead board made them tight!
After a little touch up paint, I loaded the dishes in. I am quite pleased with my handiwork. I had to use my purple hammer to coax the shelves into place. I need another pot lid holder to put the smaller plates in. I love these dishes. HeWho gave them to me for Christmas years ago and I rarely use them, as they are quite heavy. But I love the colors and patterns.
Here is my coke bottle storage system in the laundry/equipment room. I still have some that are empty, but I like the system. Some hooks are holding more than one bottle. I will be adding more peg board soon. Just have to find an empty wall …...
One of my kampers asked me to paint this bust of a Native American. It was raw white and I have nothing much to go on except a picture sent to me. Thank goodness for Google and Pinterest. I hope they like it. I wanted to take it to them, but found out that they were both sick. I can wait for them to be well.
I am feeling good about finally getting something finished. I should sleep well tonight. I still have the lower cabinets, and there are more of them!