Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our Long Weekend (aka "Home Improvements: Part Two")

We were very excited to get a 3-day weekend off of work. So, we spent a large portion of it... working. But, it was good work and we're very happy with the results. We decided this weekend to tackle painting the kitchen and replacing our very worn out stove/oven range. After buying this house five years ago, the first thing we did was paint the kitchen. In order to do that, we had to strip down some very loud VEGETABLE wallpaper (I still have pictures if anyone wants to see!) At that time, we decided we would paint the kitchen white because well, white goes with everything. Over the past five years, I've learned that another exciting feature of white is that it SHOWS everything, especially food splatters! So, we opted for a different color... RED! It turned out very good and has us wishing we had done it 5 years ago!

Look - it's the Passover!
Here's the new stove. It's amazing - an oven that actually preheats and doesn't burn everything put in it, an oven light that works, a DIGITAL timer, a stove where food can't fall below the coils. Wow!
A few pictures of the finished product:

A Madigan story: While painting, Madigan did an excellent job of playing/reading by herself in the living room. But, she occasionally had to come check and make sure Daddy and Mommy were doing an acceptable job of painting. One of those times, she was NOT in "paint clothes" and accidentally backed into a wall... a WET wall. She got red paint all down her back, on her pants and of course, in her hair. So, after cleaning up the clothes and her hair, I changed her into some more appropriate clothes. It wasn't until about ten minutes later that Ted started laughing and said, "Did Mommy dress you to look like her?". Sure enough, we both had on a white long-sleeve shirt and black windpants with a white stripe down the sides! What can I say, she's a very stylish kid!
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Yes, white is more practical but I love bright colors to cheer a home. It looks great!