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Posting from my phone…

Okay I am still skeezed out by the roaches, rats and snakes so I decided I have to get this kitchen finished with the quickness. I am going to dedicate every spare moment ripping the rest of these cabinets out so I can clean the roach poop off the studs and exterminate and get the walls closed back up NLT Sunday. I know u think I am kidding but I have bleach, a scrub brush, gloves and a mask. Okay?

I went and ordered cabinets and got stuck on countertop choices. Yes I did order cabinets so just ignore that “phone call from my pastor” post. LOL. This kitchen has busted the budget and went from a cash cow to a cash and credit cow.

Okay so back to the countertops…I originally wanted black. I found this store that has pretty good prices but no true back countertop. I narrowed my choices down to a little black with brown and mostly black. What do u think? The floor is staying:

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The cabinets will be a cream color and the logs cream, hardware is black. wall color undecided but I really love this Pismo Dunes color by Behr (the light gold on top)
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Then the choices for the counter

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Or

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The second one is double the price of the first one. Also…I am supposed to be getting a custom wall with a stone pattern and i hate to be picky but I put the electrical plate over the outlet and there is no way its going to fit without modifications. Right now he only has a scratch coat up but I have to make him cut out enough for the plate cover. I know I am getting on his LAST nerve but I want it done right.

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You can already see the wall is too high and its going to get even higher. I hate to be a pain but….

As for the between the studs shelves….tomorrow I have to get another pneumatic nail gun because the one I have is jamming and I oiled it really well but it continues to shoot out 3 nails at a time and its pissing me off. I thought I had a bad batch of nails so I got more, then, I thought I needed to oil the gun better but that didn’t work either. It takes time to get that compressor up and ready and for the nail gun to fail is disappointing. I think I saw a cheap one at Harbor Freight and I may get that and get the other nail gun fixed later. Now all I need is electricity. I have to post via my phone cause I plugged in my laptop and I heard the plug sizzling. What da….I unplugged it quickly.

Okay going tear out some cabinets then hit the sack. Please post your opinion on the countertops…thanks…

11:35 pm…been working all this time. Well I did take a phone and texting break…so here is where I am…stuck…. cause I can’t get the freaking turn off valves on the sink to turn…at all…period. so once again I need to be rescued. Maybe I can get some wd-40 hmmm. I used to say all u need is wd-40, caulk and duct tape in your tool box and you’re set.
Here’s a visual on my status…
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Been looking at those counter tops all night. I made up my mind already….I am going with the black…thats the first one.

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5 thoughts on “Posting from my phone…

  1. Holy cow! What did I miss? I thought you were making cabinets? Glad you got some ordered. I like the first counter top, but I’m not sure about it with the wall color you are thinking of. I think the 2nd one would go better with the color (IMO) What kind of custom wall are you getting done?

    Good luck!
    ~K~

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  2. Regarding the plug. There are little green bumpers you can buy in a bag of a 100. They go behind the screws and build up the plug to fit nicely on whatever your wall is. I used these for an added tile backsplash.

    Many of my outlets were old in the house and replace them as needed. I like the flat switches and they look neater, especially the kitchen.

    Your blog is fun. Glad you directed me on another forum. You are doing a great job. Is wonderful going through your days.

    Tell the electrician to take those rings off (if they are what I see). Major danger working with electricity…..

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    • thank you for the green plug hint. I will check on them this weekend. and yes I like the flat switches also.
      That was no electrician that was me just showing how high the plug was. those outlets were dead as a door knob BUT I have taken all jewelry off until I finish the kitchen.

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