Miscellaneous Outstanding Projects

Every homeowner will know these projects- the miscellaneous projects that aren’t big or too difficult, but there’s about a million of them and you just need to 1) remember that the project is outstanding, and 2) have the time and energy to take the 5-10 minutes to carry them out. They’re small enough where they don’t really interfere with your everyday life, but just annoying enough to get annoyed about.

Well we finally tackled one of these miscellaneous mini-projects – the drawer dividers! Back when we were looking for them it took us a minute to find suitable drawer dividers that would fit the size of our drawer. There were some that were plastic and could be extended to whatever size the drawer was, but we weren’t too crazy about those. Leave it up to Ikea to get what you need – we spotted some decent ones that happened to match our drawer color pretty closely. And when combining three of them they filled the drawer space pretty well. Only when we got them we couldn’t be bothered to cut the dividers to match our needs…so ever since we got them however many months (years?) ago the cutlery compartments looked fine, but the back space was totally wasted and the extra items we had in the drawer were sticking up and got caught just about every time you opened it. Well they will not get stuck any more! We took the 5 minutes to cut the divider into a better size and voila everything is great.

Yay for miscellaneous annoying project getting completed.


Cutlery organization


Cutlery organization

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Kitchen Drawer Pulls

Another item that took us 4.5 months to install was the kitchen drawer bin pulls…

My little handyman. :)

Installing kitchen pulls

Our beautiful satin nickel bin pulls, as well as handles previously installed by the contractors.

Installing kitchen pulls

I think we’re going to have to get used to not pulling the drawers out by the side. We’ve both caught ourselves doing it the old way several times since the pulls have been put on, haha.

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Bathroom Painting

Last Friday Patrick was working on removing paint off the kitchen built-in drawer.

Paint removal

…while I was putting primer in the corners that hadn’t been painted.

Paint bathroom

Today we finally put the first coat of color in the bathroom!! We almost got the entire room done. I have to finish a few more spots by the ceiling. But my husband keeps asking me every 30 seconds if I’m done and we can finish watching “Little Miss Sunshine” so I can only take the questioning for so long! (Otherwise I would have finished it tonight :-P).

Paint bathroom

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