FINALLY. I’m finally getting things done around here! What a great feeling! Whether I wanted to or not I was determined to work on the kitchen floor last night, which spurred a whole lot of productivity for today. School organization is on hold, but I’m trying to focus on the kitchen and get one thing done at a time. Regardless, I feel my motivation and energy returning (and it helped that I had some time). Since this morning I’ve managed to do dishes, unload and reload the dishwasher, complete school paperwork, put laundry away and do a couple more loads, make supper and a big batch of pizza sauce (been a while!), update our checking account software, put some things away, take the kids for a walk and learn a couple Jazzercise routines. Whew! If I can keep my energy going past Jazzercise this evening I’ll be in good shape, because the kitchen floor is not yet done…
When we painted the kitchen cabinets with our sprayer, I was nervous about overspray getting everywhere. Brad assured me this would be faster (it was) and that we’d cover everything (we didn’t). Weeellllllllll…we attempted to. But I got rushed during the taping and plastic-covering process (by whom I will not say…ahem…my husband) and before he realized what he’d done, we had paint spray over the door to the basement, on the door, the trim, and over much of the floor as the day went on. #morework
|paint splatter on kitchen floor|
I figured that we’d have to refinish the wood floors (which honestly they’ll need at some point anyway), repaint the walls (which I plan to do now as well), and who-knew-what with the door and trim. To the rescue was my friend, Jess, of Blue Hydrangea Furniture! She mentioned that when they moved into their house they had used Murphy’s Oil Soap and it got paint splatter off that had been there a long time. Sold! Maybe this is common knowledge and I was just out of the loop, but I was thrilled. So I bought a bottle…and it’s been sitting since we painted the cabinets in May.