Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Update

On Saturday I did something I've never done before! I had a garage sale! I had a couple big items and some smaller stuff that were cluttering up my house/garage/life and decided it was time for it to go. I'm usually much more apt to throw stuff away or take it to Goodwill. Occasionally I'll post it on craigslist and let someone come pick it up from my house. I've never bothered with ebay because packing up my junk and then driving it to the post office sounds about as appealing as a bikini wax. But for whatever reason I decided I was going to garage sale it! I talked to Jeni and she had some stuff to sell as well and we made a date for Saturday bright and early. And while we didn't see the throngs of people clambering to buy my sweet wicker wreaths and broken chair pads (from my lame attempt to decorate my kitchen in the Americana style), we were both able to sell a good bit of our stuff. By the end of the day we both had triple digit sales. Not bad. Sara, maybe you need to hold a garage sale to raise funds for your Pee Yay trip!!!!!!!!

Anyway, we kept the thing going until 3 in the afternoon before bringing it all into the garage to bring back out for a last ditch attempt this coming Saturday (before conference:)) to get rid of it all. After  digging it out, cleaning it up and putting tags on it I'd like to actually SELL the dang stuff!

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After packing up the garage we made a quick trip to Lowe's to get the hardware for our kitchen so we could finally finish our stupid project! Chase worked late into the night on Friday to get the cabinet doors back on. We did paint the hinges, Chrysta, and it turned out really well! While I still hate my cabinet doors I hate them much less than I did before. And overall I really like my kitchen! We still want to put in a new backsplash, faucet, dishwasher and ceiling fan, but that's for another month (year) and another budget. See here to get a good idea of how I feel about budgets (right now, anyway). Oh, and I still haven't put anything up on the walls and I need valances. Again. Another time, another budget.

So, without further ado, here are some pictures of my kitchen! Hooray!

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P1020831 P1020832 P1020833 (The cabinet above the range hood still doesn't have doors on it because I have to order new hinges for those doors. So I guess we still aren't technically "done" with our project. Maybe by 2009 or so...)

5 comments:

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

hold on, that is NOT the same kitchen I saw on sat....
and cool that we had not much success with the sale. bummer. oh well it was fun and we did make a little off our junk!!

Pooh said...

Very nice! Glad the hinge painting worked out well and you were able to get the hardware you liked...

Sara Kilgore said...

well done. isn't it fun to see the end result?

Alyssa said...

I really like the kitchen cabinets!!! Way to go!

Kamie said...

Love the new look of your kitchen. I love reading your blog too.