Don’t ask me why I thought this was a good idea, but we are having our kitchen cabinets painted this week. I blame this on that silly urge to “nest.” I feel like any nagging issue in our house that needs to be fixed, needs to be fixed right away. Because who knows when we’ll have the time to do anything once we have a newborn and a toddler to deal with! I’m actually glad we’re doing it now, because it’s even more of a pain than I realized– we are cut-off from our kitchen for an entire week!
Here’s a peek at what we’re dealing with:
I love our painters because they are being overly cautious and sealing off the entire work area, complete with a zippered plastic entry to reach the rest of our house. When they first met with me and saw that I was pregnant, we agreed to use a water-based zero VOC paint instead of their usual oil-based stuff (which can smell for months!), but I love that they are still being so cautious to keep the rest of our house paint- and smell-free.
In the midst of this process, we have moved our entire kitchen to the basement. We’re lucky in the fact that it has its own sink and fridge, so while we can’t use our stove top or oven at all this week, at least we can still have some fresh food and don’t have to rely solely on take-out. It’s just a little more challenging than normal, since doing dishes by hand is a pain and I have to walk downstairs every time I need a drink of water or my son needs a snack. (Which is always!)