This is the first weekend where my mom has lived close. I took her to Walmart because she doesn’t really like to drive. I also found out that I do know what I’m doing in regards to decorating. I had arranged her furniture and things last weekend and I don’t think it is what she had envisioned. A family friend, Staci, came over and told her how well put together everything was. You’re welcome!
On Sunday after I spent some time with Izzy and Jessi (and my mom), I came home and became obsessed with the tops of my kitchen cabinets. Even though I rarely see them (the tops of my cabinets — not my family) I have been working on decorating and when I climb up there and look at the top of them it is gross. Not a little gross. A lot gross.
At first I thought a good dusting would work. Wrong. It’s actually dust mixed with grease up there. It makes a nice little paste for you. Yeah, right? Then I tried a rag and some Pinesol. It cuts grease, right? Sure but not when it’s like this. Finally I used a scrub brush and some Scott’s Liquid Gold. This did the trick.
Now I don’t want to keep going through this every few months. It’s more exercise than HIIT. To solve that problem I used wax paper (or parchment paper, whatever you want to call it) torn to the length of my cabinet. Set it up there and now I only have to change it out every few months. On one hand I won’t get the great arm muscles from scrubbing on the other my neighbors won’t hear me screaming at my cabinetry.
Now the last problem is that I have crown molding on my cabinets and I can’t really see my stuff. Then I read an old post on Thrifty Decor Chick that to prop up my decorations with old books. Genius! Sure the donations to the library slow down by my house looks so much better.
I’m not done because I need to work on getting more things in the color scheme (and finish cleaning the other cabinets) I’m going for — green and purple. While there is no purple incorporated in it, I do think that my Mud Pie Round Cupcake Platter is perfect in the corner.
Now you know what I did this weekend…and hopefully found something that’s helpful in here.
- How was your weekend?
- How do you decorate the top of your kitchen cabinets?