We primed the kitchen windows this weekend. They were pretty rough, but we couldn't afford new wood windows and I'd rather watch Jersey Shore than put vinyl windows in my house. Did I mention I hate reality tv? I guess I'm a wood window snob. I only snapped this one pic of the before...the paint was chipping off all over, so Shaun sanded and scraped well first.
And after the magic of BIN, we have this:
I just can't believe what this stuff can do. Too bad it can't clean the glass. Unfortunately, BIN fumes have the ability to singe your nosehairs, so I wore a mask and only worked in short bursts to protect baby Hilton. We also used throw-away foam brushes to make sure no cleanup was necessary. The windows are officially ready for paint!
I will be using the always-delightful Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo (waterborne) paint in Decorator's White to finish the windows, and all the trim in the room. It's a very close match to the cabinetry, thank goodness.
Someone asked me what the dimensions of the kitchen are. The room is 16ft from windows to dining room, 12ft from sink wall to range wall, and the microwave nook is about 5ft by 5ft. I love my kitchen, I just wish it was ONE FOOT wider so I could have a small island. It's just too narrow at 90 inches from counter to counter. Too narrow for this most beautiful French Kitchen Island that I covet from Crate and Barrel. WHYYYYY?
Oh wells. Here is my 20-week belly to distract me from the pain. I'm feeling good, looking less chubby and more pregnant!
For my pregnant peeps, don't you just love Target 'Long and Lean' tanks? They are perfect for baby bellies! Luckily I own about a million of them...