Have you ever noticed that the neighbours only drop by when the kitchen is a mess? Or when you haven’t vacuumed for days, and it shows.
If you live in a condo, life is a little out there for all others to see, we bare all when we open our door to someone. They can see a lot more then just the entry hall. If they crane their necks just right, they can see my kitchen, my living room, and part of my bedroom.
So it’s no wonder we always keep that corner of the bed tidy.
I’m just kidding, we make the bed each morning. Really, we do.
So this Reno has been a little challenging to bear, as far as keeping it neat goes.
Having tools take up literally one quarter of our available living space for weeks, the dishwasher breaking, the kitchen sink drain breaking, and the sawdust coating everything has taken a bit.
I am wishing that we had some recessed lighting on dimmer switches that magically lowered when the front door was opened.
As the person standing at the door peers through the haze of smoke from the router, we could just let fly with a off handed remark, “oh yes we love romantic lighting, don’t you?”
So what if it’s only the pizza boy, and not the nosy neighbour.
So for this post, I thought I might show you some of the almost finished parts of the Reno, but I just couldn’t bare all.
So bear with me while I show you the shots that made it, the shinier fixtures, and the glossy countertops. Not the water speckled mirrors, or the unfinished cupboards. See the pretty green fern, that’s called a bait and switch. So you don’t notice that I was too tired to make the sink really shine.
And send a great big shout out to my Sister for grouting all of those tiles. Way to go, I owe you big time.
Thanks so much, you did an amazing job!
I also have a new found respect for anyone who chooses to do this themselves, and blog about it. How on earth do they ever get their kitchens clean enough to show the entire room?
Now for the really fun stuff...
CSN is generously giving one lucky blogger a $75.00 gift certificate.
See I made you read all of the above, but it was worth it.
And although they don’t require you to click on the link above, [see the recessed lighting link], I am sure they wouldn’t complain if you were to spend a few minutes looking there.
I have found more then one item I could definitely use.
You could say I am willing to shed a little light on the situation.
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Draw date is on
Sunday, March 13 2011.
Good luck to all.
And if you are wondering, the photos in order of appearance are: 1. The kitchen sink, and new counters, 2. The shower curtain, I used my photos framed on the wall, 3. A really odd cut out between the kitchen and the living room, thank goodness we are not responsible for doing that! 4. The new bathroom sink, new medicine cabinet, and new countertops.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Thanks to everyone who entered, the contest is now closed.