I think the kitchen is jinxed. I tumbled down last weekend. This weekend it was a kitchen cabinet. Kelvin was in the man cave listening to the football on the radio. I was in the kitchen nearby pasting more book covers to the wall. A pot of stock was bubbling on the stove. We are having pea and ham soup with pumpkin sour dough bread for dinner and I love to start from scratch making my own chicken stock before adding the ham hocks and finishing with the peas. Our football team was loosing. Mickey was lazily barking at a passerby. Smash, crash and the cabinet came down.
Not much damage. Just a broken cannister I use to wrangle my wooden spoons. Oh and a carrot. Crushed. It couldn't be saved. Maybe the kitchen isn't jinxed. I was intending to take the ugly cabinet down anyway to make room for open shelves. It just did it by itself :) Mess to clean up. A new home to be found for tins and jars, spices and potatoes. Makes that sad, cheap fan extractor look even more sad and cheap. A stainless hood is on the "to do" list as is a fix for my counter tops ... when I get time. I never seem to have time to finish anything.
Good news bad news with the wall though. Good news is that I am almost finished pasting but the bad news is not quite finished. I have the very top to do but I'm still finding it hard to hold on to the ladder with my sore paw. Next weekend maybe? Then the final push to finish the painting. I need to wax the cupboards. I'm getting sick of the flat matt finish already. It "marks" and gets dirty so easily. I wouldn't use it again. Thinking that waxing and buffing up will provide a more wipeable surface.
I went to a couple of art exhibition openings on Thursday night. A music inspired exhibition, a black and white showing and a local homewares store was also having a birthday party. Punk band, then jazz band, champagne, cheese, cupcakes and interesting people along a top of town street. Bought these 4 little acrylic paintings. They were the inspiration for a number of CD covers for a local indie band. Cheap as chips. Cute and perfect for a corner in my office. That's all I've got for you this weekend. I have to head back and finish cleaning up. Oh and finish the soup. Yum!