Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Workdesk Wednesday But No Workdesk

Happy 13 years of  What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

It's that time of the week and I am linked up with Julia of the Stamping Ground for week 676. Isn't it amazing this "blog hop" has been going on 13 years! Thanks, Julia and all the deskers for keeping this going! 

Today will be hit and miss as I have a great reason! We're repainting our kitchen! I had 2 guys come over Monday and paint from the bottoms of the top cabinets up and ceiling white. They also fixed a broken countertop corner that there was just no way we could get it done. Today I'll finish the painting from the white down.

This is early Monday. They have the cupboards and countertops protected. They had drop cloths on the floor but sadly, some of the paint managed to get through but with the new flooring it was so easy to clean. After they got done with all the white I started.

What was cool was that skinny lanky tall kid on the right was able to get under my kitchen sink and fix the triangular piece in the next photo. It was loose and no longer attached to the wall! Any weight would have make it drop and cause all kinds of horrible issues!

First, I had to remove all the yucky caulk around all the countertops and sink and replace. I went with a nice white bathroom caulk since this is the kitchen.

I had to wait 24 hours for it to cure so no painting yesterday and I was gone anyway.

I can't tape off the new white so I have to work with a very steady hand and be prepared to do touch up. I tried to tape off the base boards but my tape was being a bugger and not sticking good so out came the wet cloth to clean up that mess.

This is SOOO much brighter than the room all that brown color! I'll take a picture of it completed to share next week. I'm sure tonight I'm gonna be so sore from having to get down on my knees to paint next to the base board then on a small ladder to paint around the 2 small windows at the sink.

I hope you all have been doing well! I'll be on and off but here mostly Friday visiting desks.

Stampin Carol

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Psalm 139:23-24


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't envy you, Carol. It is not easy painting a kitchen, but it looks like the guys did a great job of keeping the paint contained. Happy 13th from # 1.

Annie said...

I'm hoping to comment on all blogs today [I'm using the laptop cos I struggle on my Ipad] Happy Anniversary to you. It's a wonderful community we belong to and it's so lovely to have made so many friends thanks to our WOYWW link ups. Good luck with the decorating.
Annie x #8

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy Anniversary WOYWW. Your kitchen is going to look so much brighter - like new! I can smell the paint from here. Ali x #7

Sarah Brennan said...

No fun doing all that painting Carol but you are right about it being so much brighter. Look forward to seeing the finished photos. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol, Happy Anniversary my friend. I know it will all be worth it when complete. He certainly has long legs! Wishing you a very happy woyww on this special day. Hugs Angela x15x

Lynnecrafts said...

I hope all your works are fine soon. Happy lace anniversary
Lynnecrafts 19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay for a lovely fresh new kitchen, I get that totally! Happy 13th WOYWW anniversary xx
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Helen said...

your kitchen is looking fab - hope you show the finished room once it's all done. Happy WOYWW and 13th anniversary. Helen #3

Crafting With Jack said...

Happy 13th WOYWW Anniversary. Decorating is such hard work, but it will be great when finished. Angela #13

Spyder said...

I don't mind painting...I painted tiny leaves all around my kitchen years back...werid how I thought it looked nice and hid the real leaves trying to get in the cracks in the windows! Years have gone and now its all painted out and the windows are now double glazed. Best thing we did! Have a great week! Happy 13th Anniversay WOYWW ((Lyn)) #21

Susan Renshaw said...

Your kitchen will be lovely!
Happy 13th WOYWW Anniversary!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #20
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Julia Dunnit said...

Well its Friday now, I hope youre feeling super accomplished! I bet it all looks wonderful. the worst job in my opinion, you did first, the caulking. Hate it and am not very good at it!Cheers to your right new kitchen. Gsh, does that mean you might get the bug and have to redecorate another room now?!!

BJ said...

Super kitchen, did wonder whether it was the photo or he indeed had really long legs! Love the corner sink.
Sorry I'm so late, I seem to get busy Wednesday's through the weekend....
Happy very belated WOYWW Anniversary BJ#18

Tracy said...

Belated WOYWW 13th Carol, wow that's lot you have going on nut will beeee so worth it once it's done ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’• can't wait to see the results ⭐ Sending love and hugs Tracy #9 xxxxxx