I love long weekends, but it seems like it takes me a little extra time to get my house back in order and get back on my game afterwards!! How about you??
We have had unseasonably warm weather and sunshine here and I have been loving it!! I took advantage of the extra hours this weekend to start on the next project of the kitchen refresh – the backsplash. I showed you what I was working with in the paint reveal.
|source: Thrifty Decor Chick|
|source: The Lettered Cottage|
The other thing that was necessary to complete at this stage was to change out all of the outlets and switches that lined the backsplash.
This is really a pretty straight-forward DIY. Just make sure you put everything back into the new one the same way that you took them out of the old one you should be good. First and foremost – turn off all the power, even before you try pulling the outlets out of the wall – learned that one the hard way – ouch.
White – much better.
The other semi-electrical change we made involved the phone. I have never liked the phone outlet in the kitchen. It’s in an awkward place and it’s big and it’s an ugly metal thing. I considered replacing it with a nicer white one, but when it came down to it, I just didn’t want it there at all. So, I found another place for the main phone line and we tied off the wires and simply covered it up with the beadboard – no one will ever know!! (well now you know – but you won’t tell)
I used a generous amount on each piece – I wanted it to stick. You do have to stand there and put pressure on each piece for about 2 or 3 minutes until it stops moving, but really gluing went pretty quickly.
Yay for beadboard!! I’m super excited with the results, it’s all that I imagined!! 🙂
For now it’s going to stay at this state of completion. Many other life things happening this week including getting ready for my first speaking engagement. Even though small, it’s a first. Leading a break-out session at our church’s ladies retreat – talking about how to show God’s grace through your finances. I’m beyond thrilled to be doing this, and need to get to the finishing details of that.
If you’d like to see the finished product check it out here!!
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