Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Painted Kitchen

I had 2 weeks of paternity leave left over from when Jack was born that I recently used. It was a lot of fun, and mostly relaxing. I say mostly because the first 5 days were dedicated to painting our kitchen cabinets. Marilee can post about the details, but basically we did the following:
  1. Put up bead board around the counter and on the side wall of the tall cabinets.
  2. Wiped the cabinets with trisodiumphosphate (TSP).
  3. Primed the cabinets.
  4. Painted 2 coats of onyx black paint.
  5. Brushed on 2 coats of polyurethane.
  6. Touched stuff up with a sharpie.
We really like how it turned out. Pictures below :)




































































Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jack turned 1!!!

Jack turned one and we had a fun time celebrating! My dad brought over his calf and ducks to keep the kids entertained and we were really lucky to have a beautiful day for the occasion.