Things to do this week:
1.√ Go over the contract with contractor, make amendments and sign it.
When I went over the contract I discovered that the contractor was not sure of everything I had planned. For example he was installing a fluorescent fixture in the pantry when I already have a pendant light for that space.
My pantry pendant
He also has a lot of recessed lighting planned which I don’t really see the need for. We’ll work this out, I’m sure.
2.√ Order granite for kitchen island.
I went to the granite dealer nearest us and asked for a remnant for less than $500. The sales rep showed me a piece of River White that seemed a little darker than the one I had seen at another place.
River White granite from the dealer closest to The Glade
And she said if I want to get the $500 price I’d need to pay in cash. Cash is OK with me but I’d rather use cash to bring down the final price; I already have a $500 quote.
3. √ Photograph counters at Starbucks and find out what they’re made of
I went in two local Starbucks and they both had wood counters. Third place was a charm. I hope the kitchen designer can tell me how to get this.
This Starbucks countertop is clear frosted plastic with a layer of color (yellow) on the bottom which glows through.
4. √ Get a can of semigloss interior paint in Queen’s Lace for laundry room and trim.
I’m going to try Clark and Kensington interior semi-gloss since it was the most highly rated paint in the Consumer Reports. I want my favorite white trim color: Queen’s Lace which I always bought from the local Glidden dealer.
The recipe for Queen’s Lace is on this old invoice.
Unfortunately we have no local Glidden (AKA ICI) dealer anymore. So I’m taking the recipe to our local Ace Hardware hoping they could match it for me.
5. √ Make an appointment with the kitchen designer.
I may have forgotten a few details for this kitchen designer which I’ll share at our meeting.
Appointment made for Wednesday, August 28, at 2 p.m.
6. √ Order appliances during Labor Day sale at Best Buy.
Here’s the stove we’ve chosen — Frigidaire 30″ Freestanding Gas Range with 5 Sealed Burners, Stainless Steel
The Labor Day sale at Best Buy is offering free delivery and haul away. The last time we checked they would meet any bona fide price. I’ll have my papers with me. Oh, yeah!
Six items in 7 days – DOABLE!
Got any immediate plans?