Friday, May 29, 2009

The Day Before The Big Reveal

It has been a long day coming that is for sure. It is the Day Before The Big Reveal of my Kitchen Cabinets and I couldn't be happier. I finished staining last night, put the top 12 cabinet doors back on the top and now I am just waiting for the bottom ones to dry. What a project!! I can honestly say that all that sweat and hardwork was worth it, but I am definitely worn out to say the least. I laid my head on my pillow last night and I was out like a light. I slept the best that I have slept during this whole week. I guess I feel like I can relax now that it is all done. Tonight I am picking up all the knobs and I should be able to get those on and hopefully if all goes well I can go pick out my new curtains at North Shore Primitives tomorrow. Oh yes!! I am going back and I can't wait. Hopefully Cameron will be a little bit more cooperative then last time. I really wanted to get my curtains from North Shore Primitives because afterall she is the gal that gave me the idea and directions on how to do my cabinets so I thought she deserved the business. I also sent her pictures of my kitchen before I did my cabinets and she knows what it looks like so she would probably know what would look best. I am having a toss up right now between 2 different styles....... one is the tobacco panel style and the other is what I think they call a prairie swag style. With the prairie swag you can use both sides or just one and in my case...... I would just use one side. Hmmm, decisions decisions!
Today has been a day full of tweaking and cleaning. I have been cleaning my kitchen countertops off and tweaking certain areas on the countertop. Awhile back I received some gourd eggs from Dru Ann McCarty and thought they would look too cute in my kitchen somewhere. Well, I had this sifter and I have been thinking about trying to find something that could go inside. So, after much thinking and staring at the gourd eggs for sometime I thought I would try my eggs inside the sifter. What do you all think? Good idea or not so good idea? I thought they looked pretty cute in the sifter myself, but I always like your opinion too.
Oh yes, this is my area right about my stove and as you can see it is empty and bare. I am looking for the perfect prim sign that would fit in right there that has something to do with my kitchen. I have seen lots of kitchen signs on alot of blogs, but I am looking for something that really strikes my fancy. Does anyone want to trade a gameboard or a sign of mine for a kitchen sign of yours? I was thinking that a sign that said Eggs 5 cents would look cute or even something else. I am definitely up for anything, but I would like to see pictures before I agree on the swap. So, does anyone wanna swap? Let me know by sending me an e-mail. Oh and did you notice that I was VERY CAREFUL when I took this picture not to reveal any sneak peeks of the cabinets.......hahahaha, I caught you all trying to look too : ) You are such sneaky little prim ladies (lol). While I am on this area of topic.... do any of you have ANY ideas on how to get that nasty grease off the back of your stove? I wash it off with hot soapy water after each use, but it still has this nasty oily coating and all I want is for it to be clean and smooth. Suggestions?
Talking about Dru Ann McCarty originals...... I bought these two prim make-do soap holders during one of her shows. I just love them and I love how they are so prim, BUT wouldn't you know it that I don't have a place to put them now that I have them!?! Yep, I think I need a few more bathrooms. What was I thinking? I buy this stuff and then I don't know where to put it. Do any of you prim ladies do the same thing? Why are we like this? It is like I don't have any sense when it comes to prim goodies. Yep, it must be that horrible disease that I have. Mad Obsession Primitive Buyers Disease. That has to be it!! Totes and totes full of prim goodies and I still end up buying stuff. Oh my........ this disease is getting bad. I guess the only cure is to go shopping again (LOL). Totally kidding ladies! Just checking to see if you were all awake and still with me : )

My last picture post is this huge VERY TALL ladder. Now what could I possibly be doing with this ENORMOUS ladder!?! Hmmm, well I guess you will have to wait and see. Oh and don't be looking at my deck.... it is in need of a MAJOR paint job, but that is where my dear sweet hubby comes into play. The deck and the fence is his area and primming is my area (lol). Just kidding - I am sure I will get caught having to help sometime or another.
I guess I will see you all back here sometime tomorrow for the BIG REVEAL of my new and well improved prim kitchen cabinets! Hope you all have a blessed day. It is a tad bit chilly here today, but I am optimistic that it will warm up for tomorrow and be a sunshiny day!! Hugs & Smiles to you all and I hope you enjoy your weekend.


Colleen said...

OK,'re keeping us in suspense! Can't wait for the reveal!

I sure wish I had something to trade you but I don't. I'm sure one of your followers will be glad to swap you something.

Love the eggs in the sifter! Great idea!

At Home With Amy said...

Lisa you don't play fare. I want to see your cabinets and I am not a patient person. Okay, I suppose tomorrow will be soon enough. I like the idea of the tobacco panel curtains. Not so sure what the prairie swag style is though. I'll have to research it.

I wish I could help you with your sign dilemma. I need to get some myself.

I use Goo Gone on the back of my stove. It takes the grease off pretty good I think.

I have the bottoms of my closets packed full of prims that I have purchased along the way that I haven't used yet. The vision was there but the space wasn't. I have come to the conclusion that I just like stuff. Glad to see there is someone else out there just like me.
Have a great weekend.
Prim Hugs,

Kath said...

Hey girl!
So you're almost ready!!! YAY for you! Hard work, huh? But it's gonna be primtastic when you're all done!
I got tobacco cloth curtains for my kitchen too! :)
I will either use them in the kitchen or in the bedroom, don't know for sure, yet. I know what ya mean...Prairie curtains, love 'em! They would look great too.
Can't wait for the BIG REVEAL!!!

Have a great weekend :)


Oh-I'll check in my stencil stash and see if I have any for the kitchen...don't let me forget...seems I have too much on my "prim plate" right now and I tend to get overloaded and forgetful! ;) 'er maybe that's just old age??????????!!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Girl, You ALWAYS amaze me with all you get done!!!...I feel like a slug compared to you!!..LOL...I will definitely be checking back tomorrow!!...LOVE LOVE LOVE the soap dishes!!!....Send them my way!!...I can find a place for them!!...hugs,Jen

Janene said...

I can not wait until tomorrow!
I am so excited, and it isn't even MY kitchen! LOL
I love the egg gourds that you bought and they do look great in your old, prim sifter.
I am now getting really jealous of your is making mine look pretty shabby!
Until tomorrow!

~Judy~ said...

I, too, can't wait until tomorrow to see the end result. I think the eggs look great in the sifter. Love the soap dishes. I'm sure you can find a place for them...maybe in the kitchen??

Until tomorrow.......

Wendy said...

Oh I can't wait to see them!!! I love the color on your walls, red is a favorite color of mine!!LOL Those soap holders are awesome and I too have gotten things and then couldn't find places for them, such a shame!! The eggs look great in the old siftervtoo! Have fun shopping tomorrow!!:0) Wendy

Sherrie said...

OK Lisa, you are really testing our patience...we know you are trying to get everything just prim-perfect for the reveal!!! Think the eggs look great in the 'ole sifter,if you have some angel vine you could mix some in with the eggs and it would resemble a bird nest, and finish it off by tying a piece of homespun or cheesecloth on the handle.
I love the prim soap holders,and if you don't find a spot for them I would like to be your 1st customer and purchase one, I particularly like the 1st one but would be happy with either.
SO glad to know I am not the only prim shopper that has made purchases and have not got them out yet. I was really beginning to think I had a sickness!LOL I like to think of it as THERAPY!!! Have a good day! Until tomorrow...Sherrie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Bad, Bad, Bad....I wanted to see that sneak peak...but I will come back tomorrow...I bet it is wonderful. Did you put a poly or varnish on top of the stain???
I did get some new appliances today...maybe I will post a pic tomorrow but it won't be as exciting as yours. lol Dianntha

Sherrie said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I had good results with Greased Lightning for grease residue. I actually used it on my punched tin light fixture above my stove and it really worked good. Just sprayed it on and let it set for a while. Sherrie

Kris said...

Boy girlie you sure are a little tease!! I can't wait until tomorrow!! I'm with Janene, I'm so excited and it's not even my kitchen!
Love the eggs in the sifter. Very cute!!
Can't wait to see what curtains you decide on. I'm sure either one will show off your bucket light perfectly. :)
I use Lemon Soft Scrub on my stove. It works great.
Looking forward to your post tomorrow!
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Take care my friend,

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

First off - I have the same black kind of stove and soft scrub can scratch it so don't use that - and greased lightening takes some finishes off so be careful of that. I use Windex after I cook each evening - just takes a few moments with some paper towels. Works great but then it can streak so I use plain water to wipe that up. My stove always sparkles when I am done!

Looking forward to the reveal!!

hugs, Linda

girliegirl said...


I love that you've got a selling blog. I'll be buying for sure! I can't wait to see the cabinets. Try some ajax dishwashing liquid behind your stove. I think when we had to pass of our housing inspections we used that and ammonia to get off the grease.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the kitchen reveal!! I know that you worked really hard on getting them done...and I just know that they will be perfectly prim!!
hugs, Cindy