We’ve been working on adding a mini-kitchen feature to Glade Cottage which would make it livable year-round and not just as a guest house.
Under the counter we used a skinny cabinet left-over from the house renovation 3 years ago. I needed to purchase upper cabinets that wouldn’t overwhelm the space so I visited the warehouse of our local cabinet retailer to see what they might have on hand.
I was happy to find a 21-inch and 30-inch cabinets to fill the 53-inch wall. The shorter cabinet seemed perfect for over the high-arch faucet in the sink area.
Our carpenter hung them leaving the 2-inch gap at the left side facing the sink.
The plan is to also have the front of the undersink area closed in with a custom cabinet using 2 all-wood doors from our old kitchen cabinets in the house.
In addition to the kitchen cabinets I also bought an enormous cabinet that I hoped would fit over the washer and dryer in the laundry area.
While a shorter cabinet was available I thought it better, neater, and cleaner to hang a larger cabinet with doors all the way to the ceiling rather than to use the top for storage.
The laundry area needs more light so an under-cabinet fixture is on the list.
Now that we have a new master bathroom with ice white tile walls our white towels look distinctly grey.
So I did a little research on the internet only to find I’m not the only one with this problem.
And there are numerous suggestions for its alleviation. I decided to try the two-step method of first washing the towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar added, no laundry detergent.
The second step is to again wash the towels in hot water this time adding half a cup of Borax and half a cup of baking soda, also no detergent. I put these additives in the detergent dispenser of the washing machine.
The towels look about the same to me so I’m on to the next suggestion.
Do you have a secret recipe for keeping whites white?
It’s been raining all week including today which both precludes exterior painting and cutting trim since the saws are set up outside to keep the sawdust at bay.
That doesn’t mean nothing can be done.
My bedroom cleaning was such a success that I decided to try to make the dining room once more accessible to painting and papering the walls. That’s my task for Saturday.
Charlie called me at work yesterday to find out where the caulk is so he could fill the gaps in the dining room. That’s a perfect task for a rainy day and now I can tick that off the list which means the paneling is ready for its final coat of paint.