So you know my usual whining and crying. Especially about this kitchen. Then I went and ripped off the backsplash, stood back and blinked a few times.
Yup, still looked like a mess.
Lucy! You got some splaining to do!
The reaction I want him and everyone else to have and the one he is going to give me are two totally different things. So I started working on the countertops. That is soon to come with pics. And I am sure that you remember the whole paint saga. So then I went up to Home Depot.
The tile I was going to get was so not what I remembered. Uh-oh. When I explained to the very nice Home Depot guy with the 3 foot braided beard and pierced lip what I had going on he did not look well. He tried to make me feel better cause I am sure that I looked like I was going to cry. I got some tile that was totally different than what I expected. At the register when the girl rang me up the boy, in his infinite wisdom, said "Holy crap Mom! Do you really know what you are doing?" I hitched up my big girl pants and said "Yeah, I think so."
But I have a saving grace. My trump card. Crystal! I love Crystal! I did 70 mph to Sherwin Williams and Crystal. No luck though, they closed at 5! WAAAAAAH!
So defeated I went home. Threw the tile on the kitchen floor and sat down. That in itself is a hard task considering the stove and fridge are in the middle of the floor. And then I looked at my mess....
I pinkie swear that the lights got brighter, and angels were singing! I got it! I know how to fix this mess! I even did the Snoopy dance! All is good and well now! In my mind it is gorgeous. I even got the curtains figured out! That was really stumping me too.
Of course it mean repainting the kitchen..... again! But I am good with that.
And I owe it all to Steamed Milk.
P.S. I've never done a p.s. before! I am not a p.s. virgin!
P.S.S. Oops! I was going to say that there are no pics on purpose cause I want you to be surprised or shocked too!
P.S.S.S. I made a whole 105.30 on the garage sale so far. If I can pull this one off I may buy myself a tiara!