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Cabinet Commencement

Yesterday was my first morning back to exercising with Cristina, my trainer. She had been out of town when I first got back.

I decided not to go to school. I have some planning to do before I can work in the garden bed any more, and I wasn’t in the mood to do any classroom stuff.

I had some coffee and read a little. It was a pleasant morning. After being lazy for a while, I decided to start on a Project – I was going to get the kitchen cabinet trim ready for staining. I want it to be a darker color than it is now, and there’s a product that is stain and polyurethane in one. The wood just needs a little prep first.

I washed it with naphtha, then sanded it with 220 sandpaper, then wiped it with mineral spirits. It really cleaned it up. But it took me a while to get going. And I think the fumes got to me because I didn’t open the window. I only got four cabinets done. Wah-wahhhh…. (that’s supposed to be a sad trombone noise)

The ones over the fridge aren’t done… you can kind of see that they’re a little darker/dirtier


  1. Lauren

    “Four done is better than none.” That’s become my personal motto (not with ‘four’ though, usually just saying ‘one’.) I think those are going to look fantastic!

    That cup-of-coffee morning is just the ticket for a good beginning to the day. 🙂

  2. Debbie

    I do better with a minimal step project so i admire you taking this on. Looks great and yes, there are more done than before! Trudge forward happily!

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