Monday, January 10, 2011
Chris and I are do-it-yourselfers. We built our own home 8 years ago (minus the framing and drywalling), and have tried to complete all of our own projects since then. Chris is definitely a handy-man, and I enjoy working with my hands and creating new things. So, add that to the fact that I am now entering the "nesting" mode, and now we've got projects coming out our ears. Friday night, we started things off by ripping down the wallpaper border that has graced our kitchen for the past 8 years. Then we primed the walls above the countertop. Saturday, we tiled the backsplash. My plan is to paint the kitchen and living room, too, before it's all said and done, and we may have to redo a bedroom when we get our referral (depending on the child or combination of children we receive). As I said, I'm definitely starting to "nest." Anyway, here are some photos of our latest endeavor (I still need to grout the tile yet, which sounds like a great project for today).
When the kitchen is all repainted, I'll have to post "before" and "after" pictures. But that's all for now - I've got lots of grouting, taping, and painting to keep me busy for awhile! Have a great Monday!