I am fortunate to be off the entire week of Thanksgiving, and the goal I set for myself was to paint the kitchen and the dining room. The good news is that my dining room is finished (well, with this step)! The not as good news is that my kitchen is unfinished. I worked really hard. Really really hard! But with three kids and a dog at home, I frequently had to take time out to do for and spend time with them. I was also trying to clean at least one room in my house per day and do one load of laundry per day. Plus, they gotta eat!
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner here at my house, just for us and my parents, so obviously I did not paint that day. I cooked all day long! The dinner was delicious, although I did not have much of an appetite after working on the meal all day, but I quite enjoyed it later that evening. After my parents left, my husband went to work, and the two older kids went to their ma maw’s for a family dinner with their father’s family, I was so exhausted that I put the leftovers in containers and Gavin and I took a big huge nap, all snuggled up in my bed. And it was glorious! I saved most of the cleaning up for after naptime, and that was OK!
Anyway, back to the kitchen. I got most of it finished, everything except above the cabinets, the back splash, and behind the refrigerator. All of the most tedious parts. I will get to it in time, but I must pause to decorate for Christmas! My kids are itching for a little holiday spirit around here! So that starts tomorrow. I went ahead and took some pictures of the progress in the dining room so you can see what it looks like before it is decked out for Christmas. You can see before pictures of the dining room here. And here it is now!
Update January 2015- See our current dining room here.