#Weekend Coffee Share 3/19/17


If we were having coffee, you might notice that the path into my house is ever-so-slightly clearer. As the kitchen makeover progresses, some of the overflow materials, tools, odds and odders are thinning out a bit. Just a bit, though.

Pardon me while I squeeze past the stove that’s been pulled out of place and now sits in the middle of the kitchen, find you a clean coffee mug and try to remember which space of countertop was clear enough to hold the coffee maker this morning.

I poured one of the concrete countertops – just a little one; 24” x 15.5” – and set it in place yesterday to see how I like it. It seems rather thick at two inches, especially for such a small top, but I’ll leave it there for a while to see if I warm up to it. If nothing else, it will make for a good practice piece as I try to get the hang of filling the air holes, polishing and finishing the concrete.


Painting, more painting, resizing cupboard doors to fit around the new range top vent, ripping up old flooring, pulling staples… it’s slow going for me, but mostly because I’m in no hurry. I spend a lot of time just standing in the middle of the kitchen, surveying my “progress,” and alternating between a sense of pride and a sense of panic as the thought, “What was I thinking when I decided to take this on?” runs through my mind.

It makes my eskie Chules anxious to see me just standing there. He thinks if I’m in the kitchen I should be fetching him a snack, and if I’m not going to feed him I should stop staring at the walls and go play with him. Or at the very least, sit and watch him as he naps.

The sun’s actually out today, a rarity that I should probably take advantage of. I’ll let Chules take me for a walk and then consider doing some yard work.

Thanks for stopping by. I apologize if I bored you with my kitchen update. As the weather moderates I can begin regaling you with stories of my landscaping projects (something about which I am equally clueless as I am with the DIY kitchen project).

I hope you have a great week!

#WeekendCoffeeShare is graciously hosted by Emily at NerdintheBrain.com.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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6 Responses to #Weekend Coffee Share 3/19/17

  1. Peggy Lemmer says:

    The weather is beautiful today! Brisco, who really wants to take me for a drag, and Zoey, who walks like a proper princess, took mama for a walk. Half the time I was being dragged and the other half Zoey was in the lead walking so very nicely all the while being bumped in the ass by Brisco who wanted to get past her. I had hoped Brisco would learn Zoey’s good points and Zoey would learn Brisco’s good points. If I’m lucky they won’t opt for only the bad habits. Anyhow, the concrete counter top looks better than I had imagined. You are so ambitious! Chules looks like he is very hopeful of something, perhaps a new kitchen yesterday?? Enjoy this brief good weather and show me pictures as the countertop progresses.

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    • Maggie C says:

      I’m the one who would like the new kitchen yesterday! Chules was hoping for a steak-flavored dental chew. And of course he got one. Hopefully Brisco and Zoey will level each other out. Chules doesn’t drag me; he keeps putting the brakes on to sniff every single bush, water most of them, and pretend to chase the crows (but only after they’re a good fifty feet in the air; I think he’s afraid of what would happen if he actually caught one).


  2. Great that your kitchen is coming along now. The picture of Chile’s is a good reminder.

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  3. Dale says:

    Oh it is a brave thing to remodel a kitchen… I remember mine oh so well. 7 months pregnant and no kitchen to work in. Once it was done, it was great, though! Good luck with it all!

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