Living Room Cupboard – Part 2: BIN Primer

painting the living room cupboard white

Last week I primed the living room cupboard base and doors with Stix primer. However, after two coats, I noticed the doors were showing streaks of yellow through the primer. Which made me worried that the stain was coming through. So, since my motto is “when in doubt, BIN”, I re-primed the cupboard and doors with 2 coats of Zinsser BIN. No more yellow streaks – BIN FTW! With 4 coats of primer between me and the stain, I should be all set to paint!

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Back in the Swing of Things

back yard of condo and my black velvet petunias

Well, here we are in June, and the last DIY-related thing I did was back in April! Oy! Every weekend I tell myself I’m going to do some DIY stuff, but every weekend comes and goes with no DIY. Lately my weekends look like this: Saturdays are spent relaxing, decompressing from the work week, and re-charging my batteries [aka – reading, napping, walking, and laying on the couch watching TV].

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Big Island, Hawaii – Part 3: Kīlauea & Lava!

big island hawaii ka lae southernmost point in the us

Sorry for the long delay between posts – my computer died last weekend and work has been C·R·A·Z·Y with a capital K. Now I’m sick with some kind of major allergy attack or cold [there’s also a small chance I inhaled an inchworm hanging from a tree on my walk last week, which could account for all the coughing, but the more likely scenario is I’ve caught the blight that’s been taking out my coworkers at record speed.

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Big Island, Hawaii – Part 2: Mantas & Flowers!

big island hawaii red hibiscus

After our long road trip to Hilo and back, we decided to chill out in Kona for the next few days. We relaxed in waterfront parks, dined in waterfront restaurants, took daily naps, snorkeled in an almost-enclosed, coral-filled natural bay where sea turtles feed [so cool!], played in the waves at our favorite beach, and slept 10-12 hours a night! All that relaxing tuckered us out! We also toured a local coffee plantation and visited a local honey farm.

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“Basic Home Repair”

whittier tech learning to drywall

This was the last week of my “Basic Home Repair & Preventative Maintenance” class at Whittier Tech. It was a 10 week class, each class was 3 hours long. I learned so much! We started with 3 weeks of electrical where we learned how to fix a loose outlet, replace an outlet, ground an outlet, map our basement electrical box, and add a switch to a wall.

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