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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Toys for Girls and Boys

Expect to see some more action around here in the next month. We're like kids who want to play with our new Christmas toys.

My parents gave me a good heavy-duty step ladder. The woodwork is doing a happy dance because it might just get finished now. The top few feet of the doors and windows are still white as the driven snow. I couldn't reach them before even standing on a chair or the flimsy itty bitty step ladder, and our big ladder is too tall for me to manuever easily. So hurray! Maybe I'll get to mark that project 100 percent some time this century after all!

Darwin got a compound miter saw with a laser guide. Hurray again! He plans to first put the saw to work on a built-in corner cabinet for the kitchen. My Fiestaware now resides on a weak-n-wobbly Kmart hutch. I'll breath easier the day I get to move it all to my sturdy new corner cabinet.



That corner of the kitchen will also look a lot better when the cabinet is there, and either the side of the pantry cabinet is covered up or we can finish painting it out. That ragged scrap of wood showing is not cute.

Speaking of not cute, that light fixture. Gag. I forget how ugly it is until I see it in pictures.

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5 Comments:

Lenise said...

But the curtains are so cute, who notices the light fixture? =] We don't have any curtains in our kitchen. I'm too greedy for natural light. Boy, does it get cold in that room at night, though! If I had something cheery like your curtains, I might not resent losing the daylight.

1:36 PM  
Kristin said...

I love natural light, too. That's one of the reasons I replaced the full-length sheers with these cafe curtains. The top half of the windows lets in a lot of light. And when that's not enough, I just wad up the curtains and poke them behind the rod. Sophisticated, eh?

1:38 PM  
Chris said...

Those saws are awesome. Rob has one and it is amazing how many more projects he can do with it.

2:28 PM  
Jordana said...

Justin wants a compound miter saw. He got some hardware store gift certificates for Christmas, so we're going tool shopping soon.

4:41 PM  
halloweenlover said...

Ahhh, I should have bought the husband some tools for the holidays! I forgot, darn it!!!

The kitchen looks too cute!

11:33 AM  

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