Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Orange paint

It's been kind of a weird day! First of all I could not go to sleep last night!GRRR!! I was still awake at 2:30 A.M. and when I did finally doze off I couldn't stay asleep---had that stupid restless leg thing last night! Anyway I have been tired and useless all day.(besides the fact it rained most of the day!)
I did muster up all the strength I had and went to Curves. Came home and fixed supper(oh, I did fix lunch too!). It was a new recipe called spaghetti pie--very good by the way---I'll have to post recipe sometime because it was very easy. I have been needing to paint my cabinets for awhile now. They are old cabinets but in decent shape. We painted them 18 yrs. ago when we bought the house and they have held up wonderfully but are a little chipped so I decided to start the process. I'm telling myself I don't have to do it all in one day so I don't chicken out. I took the first door off and Jalen started sanding it for me. He did a great job! I've been torn on what color to paint them---they have been cream(that was the big thing 18 yrs. ago---you know the stove and fridge and all)so, now I have white appliances and was thinking I would just paint them white but am toying with the idea of painting them brown??? So, we will see. But back to the reason I was sharing all of this----I sent Jalen to the laundry room to get the little hand held electric sander so he got it and started sanding. About 2 hrs. later I head up to put some laundry in the dryer I turn around to leave the room and gasp in horror!!!!!!!When he got the sander apparently he also managed to knock my beautiful orange paint onto the floor and about 2/3 of a gallon of paint was on my newly painted wood floor!!!!!Huge puddle running into my NEW rug and Sheets that were folded and lying on the floor!!!! I wanted to cry but instead I grabbed Jordan who was walking down the hallway and he helped me----about an hr. later it was cleaned up!! Whew! Thankfully it didn't happen yesterday when all of our clean clothes were folded in piles on the floor! The only thing I couldn't get it out of completely was the cracks in the hardwood so I will have to go over the floor again with the brown paint! Jalen of course felt horrible!! Poor kid!
So, that's my lovely ending to a very boring day!
Maybe I should take a survey on what color to paint my cabinets! My kids all say brown because white is boring and they have been cream forever! Any thoughts on that anyone???? The walls are that aqua color.(blueish green)


Mari said...

Mari Fye here! It has been a long time, and I don't usually comment, but I have a definite opinion about this! I would love to have white cabinets! My bathroom is all white and I love being able to change the accessories and get a new look when sets are on clearance. I'd like to do the same in the kitchen, but Mr. Fye has his opinions, also! But brown is really hot right now. What "theme" or style will you go with using brown?

Julie Waggoner said...

Mari?? the real Mari Fye??? Wow-I didn't know you had a blog! Nice to hear from you! I probably should have said that we plan in the next few years to knock out a wall to expand our kitchen so when that happens I will probably get new cabinets. Therefore, I feel like I can do what I want because I won't be living with them forever etc. I really don't have a theme if you go back about 6 or 7 pages in my blog I have a few pics of my kitchen. It is just that really pretty aqua color with brown and lots of bright color accents(red, orange, green). I think because my cabinets have been cream forever I was just thinking about doing something different but----I know white would look good too----soooo---I can't decide!!!
Sorry for the book!

Ronda said...

Oh my...that makes me nervous just hearing about it...glad you were able to do quick "damage control"! Hope that you are having a great summer! I am starting to feel that relaxed summertime feelin'!(smile)(Hey...I get to see Mrs. Mari Fye every once in a while! She doesn't look one day older and that is the truth!)