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Not Crummy Thrills Me

The blogosphere is buzzing with talk of junk drawer and cupboard cleaning.  Well . . . I hate to be a braggart but my cupboards are pretty tidy.  See?

One thing was bugging me though.  Because we bought a 5 gallon bucket-o-paint (plus another gallon) when we moved in and drenched every paint-able surface in a crisp clean white, it should come as no surprise that the inside of the kitchen cupboards got the same paint job.  But I was so eager to put stuff away, I didn’t let the paint cure properly (it was soooo humid here then) and the paint came on in some spots.  See?

Note to self: let paint dry before filling cupboards

So, along with everyone else doing drawer and cupboard makeovers, I emptied out the cupboards.  Oops.  No room to cook.  Shucks.  Pizza it is!

 . . . And in the process spilled a bunch of sugar

P.S. See more kitchen pics here and here

Ta da!  Nice new paint job.  Everyone is doing pretty liners and fun colours.  Not crappy is good enough for me!

After – fresh new paint!

As an added bonus, we fixed some random gap-action (aesthetic prob only) with some caulking.  See?


After – hooray for caulking

With flash – is it any clearer?

And that’s it!  Hmmmmmm, the no longer crummy but maybe not note-worthy project is kind of a theme for me (see here for my microwave spruce).  In general we’ve been doing little teeny jobs around the house.  Like the half bath spruce.  I can’t do any super involved projects until my exams are finished (one more month) because I don’t want to get distracted.  Have you done any simple jobs around your home recently that may not have sizzle but have tons of steak (in your eyes, at least)?

Once spring rolls around we’re tackling the big bad basement and the garage.  Huge projects we’ve put off.



  1. Dana@Mid2Mod
    January 29, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    Hooray for your absolutely "not crummy" cabinets. You have such a gorgeous kitchen, and now you can rest easy knowing the insides are as pretty as the outsides.The small rearranging job I did this week…moving the new china to its home and making my tea cart the bar…thrilled me. But I have to do part of it over today, because I bought a larger tea cart and will be moving the existing one to the SIL's garage to sell in our store.

  2. Midcenturymadam
    January 29, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Yes, we cleaned out the carport last weekend and cleared stuff off the deck. It was full of ski equipment, camping gear and misc. other junk. It was really bugging me so all hands were on deck to make mom happy. We've had spring like weather so I spruced up the deck with a table and pretty table cloth. Your cupboards are amazing!

  3. Red Door Home
    January 29, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Your cabinets are neat and I love your refridgerator dishes! The best projects are always the ones which make us happy – this one fits the bill!

  4. The English Organizer
    January 30, 2011 / 1:38 am

    Double marks for you, for taking the time to do something normally hidden behind closed doors. 🙂

  5. SL
    January 30, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    I am working on touching up the paint on our kitchen cabinets. Kind of a small job but it's looking soo much nicer. We painted them white five years ago, and they held up pretty well, but some of the more heavily used ones have started to chip, so it was time to give them a fresh coat.

  6. house no. 2
    October 26, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    caulking. quite frankly the be all, end all of the world. your cupboards look fantastic and organized and beautiful.

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