Chloe + Corinne's House

A single girl living with her little dog, trying to navigate the world.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bring it on

I'll admit.....I've been lazy.  Like, no projects in weeks LAZY.  I have no idea why I've gotten into a rut, but I'm going to blame it on the weather being cold and dreary and also getting out and about in Columbus a little bit more.  It seriously needs to warm up soon because I'd love to spend a few hours in the Short North checking out all the local shops and art galleries.  Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio.

I've settled on a couple projects that I definitely plan on completing in the coming months, with a personal deadline of June 30th (first vacation in close to 2 years starts July 1st!!!!).  We'll see how I do.  "I love the sound of deadlines whooshing past....." gets in my head whenever I mention deadlines.  Now if only I could remember what movie it's from......

Project Number One - Make the Office Pretty
I still need to paint the trim, since so far only one 10-inch section has been completed.  May tackle more of this tonight.  Maaaaaaybe even paint the walls, because the pink is just too "little girl/princess" for me.

Project Number Two - Operation Kitchen
I promise pictures of the two-tone kitchen cabinets tonight.  I also promise that those will be covered up, along with the counters, as soon as that tax refund hits the bank.....and I find a way to keep the cats off the counters (tips anyone?).  I'm considering using Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations in one of the white colors and Giani Granite Paint for Countertops in Bombay Black.  Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations is also being considered, but I'm leery of that $250 price point.  I'm completely lost on the wall color though.  I'm leaning towards two accent walls (more on that when the pictures are up later tonight), and I really like the idea of red.  However, let's think for a second:

Red walls + white cabinets + black/gray counters + living in Columbus, OH = OSU KITCHEN!!!

 Sorry to a few family friends, but that will never happen in my house.

Confused about the OSU thing?  Columbus doesn't have a pro football or baseball team to go nuts (ha!) over, so instead they go crazy for the college football team, whose mascot really is a nut.  A few examples of the crazy lengths people go to in order to show their support:

Let's not forget that the busiest weekends for fall weddings are when the team is having a by-week or playing an away game.  Also, guess what colors are pretty darn popular for weddings out here?

One last thing....if you've visited my blog, how about a comment or two?  Pleeeeeease?  I'd love to get some ideas and opinions and helpful advice!

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Blogger Carole said...

Popped over from YHL, saw the mention of the short north in your comment there. It took us a while to get used to the football mania here, but it is a fun place to be on game weekends!

I've painted cabinets before, but we didn't use any kind of special kit--just sanding, priming, painting, three coats and we were done! It made a huge difference. You might compare the price of the kit to using a good quality primer/paint.

March 30, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Corinne said...

The football mania is a little intense sometimes! My office goes crazy, and just about every day someone is wearing something with OSU colors. Did you live in Ohio before moving here? What area of Columbus are you in, if you don't mind my asking?

I've considered just using regular paint and primer to paint the cabinets, and the price actually comes out to be a little bit more than the spiffy Rustoleum kit. I figure I'll try the kit and if it's terrible, I'll go the normal route!

March 31, 2011 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

We moved here from Vermont about 10 years ago. We lived in Powell for about 8 years, then moved to Upper Arlington almost 2 years ago, to be closer to OSU/downtown.

Good luck with the cabinet painting!

April 2, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

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