Sunday, September 25, 2016

The difference a year makes

We've had Mercedes for a year and a day now; I'd say she's come a long way!

FuzzyHusband and I took her out yesterday to celebrate. She got a new collar, new toys, a long walk, and ice cream!

That's all for now. We've got more work that needs doing. Nothing fun.. but necessary things can sometimes be boring. See you next time!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lazy Sunday

 FH and I went to an orchard today.

We brought a cookie back for Mercedes.

And the wallpaper for the dining room side of the current roombox showed up during the week.

I'm still kind of sick, but slowly getting better. But this is all for this week. Hopefully I'll feel more human in this coming week. See you next time!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Note from Mercedes

Hi! Hi! I'm Mercy and I love you!

Mom is sick right now and I am helping!

There will be more things that are "no no bad kitty don't eat that" soon!

I also heard Mom say the pretty paper I'm not supposed to step on will be here soon.

I need to go and be helpful now! I like helping!

Play lots! Nap some! Then play some more!

I love you!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wallpaper and Cabinetry

Firstly, I did manage to get the wall straightened. It took the better part of an hour to remove 7 staples and get the orientation fixed. Many words not fit for polite company were said. I'm glad I didn't stream that!

The wallpaper went on pretty easily. It was fiddly getting the border sections to line up, but not heart-wrenchingly so. The left hand corner lined up better than the right hand corner. 

The strategic placement of a hanging plant will help hide the misaligned border in the corner and I will happily move along.

I need to order some 7/16" crown molding to hide the exposed wood around the top. I should have plenty of baseboard, but I need to check my supply.

I did start in on the pile of kits this week. Currently this is as far as I've gotten.

I need to sand everything before I get further along with some of the larger pieces. Also the dishwasher front needs to be painted before it's glued down. I'm kit-bashing one of the 3" base cabinet kits to create a more modern sink. FuzzyHusband has designed a sink in a 3D modeling program that we can print out and it will fit the kit dimensions. The sink will set between the cabinet with 4 drawer and the dishwasher.

To have the layout I want, I need three 2 inch upper cabinets and two 2 inch base cabinets, I'm on the look out for more of these kits, or something like them. 

The dining room side is on hold until the coordinating wallpaper arrives. I do have most of the furniture for the room already: table, four chairs, and a side board. I'm hoping to find a China cabinet that will match the existing furniture's finish.

So that's all for this week. Hopefully I'll find some additional kits and the other wallpaper will get here soon. Otherwise I'll have to get as much done with this project as I can and then switch to a different one for a bit.

I hope everyone has a great week! See you next time!