Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Special - Projects WE Suck At

Happy Friday!

For some reason, this week has been dragging on at the pace of a snail.  I am definitely ready for the three-day weekend.

So, to celebrate, I thought I would entertain you with another addition of "Projects I Suck At"; however, this particular project does not involved me individually - it involves the Permanent Roommate as well. :)

I present to you...


...our backyard.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Cabinet Battle Rages On


My plan to finish the cabinets over this last weekend was thwarted by the simple fact that I forgot HOW LONG IT TAKES TO PAINT CABINETS!

It takes forever and even that is an understatement.  

It probably would have been helpful if I would have just done them all at once, but thinking ahead has never been a strong point of mine.  

Here's an update of what was accomplished over the weekend, sorry in advance for the bad IPhone pictures.  My fancy camera still isn't working and my focus wasn't on getting good pictures.  It was on finishing the stupid cabinets.  

The kitchen has remained pretty much untouched for the better part of the last few months.  I successfully painted 50% of the bottom cabinets, and that was it.  As you can see from the below picture, a drawer front was only primed, the drawer fronts for under the sink are missing and not pictured...the backs of most of the doors weren't even primed.  

Friday night I came home from work determined to get moving on this stagnant task. 

I removed all the doors and drawer fronts that needed paint and set to work. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reviewing Our Ikea Kivik Sectional After (almost) Two Years

When the man-friend and I first moved into the duplex we had a lot of boxes and pretty much no furniture.  Well, that's not true.  We had a coffee table, a desk and Vern's hideous black Lazy Boy recliner.


Somehow, that stupid recliner has wound up in my living room again, but that is a battle I am willing to fight later.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Vacation Weekend!

Since my last post, we haven't made any sort of progress on any sort of project around the house.  Well, that's not entirely true - we did install a new high-tech door lock, but I'll get to that in a later post.  This post is just a re-cap of our awesome mini-vacation to the big city and the beach because I'm sore from the gym and don't want to get up to take pictures of house-related stuff.  :) So enjoy.

A few months ago Vern discovered that the musical "The Book of Mormon" was coming to Seattle.  I never thought that the word "musical" and Vern would go hand-in-hand, but considering this is a musical from the creators of South Park I should have known better.  We bought tickets for a Thursday evening and decided to make it a super fancy date night since we don't get many of those.  Coincidentally, Vern's family were planning on a weekend at the beach the same weekend, so I took the rest of the week off and we planned a mini-vacation with Sam (the Thundercats had to stay home - much to my dismay).  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Special: Projects I Suck At

The biggest pet peeve Vern has with me is my inability to finish one project before I start another one.  It drives him absolutely insane.  He is a very focused individual when it comes to tasks or projects.  When he sets his mind to something he sticks with it until it is done and until it is done right.

Me? 

Ehhhhhhhhhhh.....

Not so much. 

Right now, I can count at least six different house/art projects that I have "in process".  I like to tell Vern that my creative process is to have multiple things going at the same time, that it helps me visualize the project as a whole better.  That's bullshit.  Really I just get bored and find something different to entertain me until I feel like doing the first project again.  Perfect example....our kitchen. 

I swore after I painted the cabinets at the duplex that I would never, EVER, paint cabinets again.  Fast forward to a year later and I'm staring at this: