This is my hand.
The picture does not do justice to the swelling and bruising that are actually there. See that “cut” on the right? It’s actually a nice, deep puncture wound that is only possible when you jamb a screwdriver deep into your hand. I recommend you do not do this. Being the incredibly brave and tough girl that I am, avoiding the $100 ER charge and stitches, I hightailed it to mom’s and we super-glued the crap out of it. ALL BETTER!
Why did I do that, do you ask? Well, I’m “remodeling” my kitchen. I had new countertops put in. Here’s before:
Cute and adorable you say? Maybe, if you like three colors of tile, grout that could not be cleaned, a sink that had no finish (or garbage disposal) not enough outlets and just basic grunge. I am in the process of repainting/repairing the cabinets (stripping, hinges, closers, etc.) and the walls have to be repainted. I’m not done, but here’s a peek.
Looks better already.
I wish I could afford to do the floor, but that will come later. Oh, and a current stove. Mine is a yellow Montgomery Ward “Cook and Hold”. God knows how it “held”. I added the Ikea Expedit shelving to your left there.
So. Lesson learned. Hinges that are covered in years of paint do not respond well to screwdrivers. Screwdrivers hurt when they go several inches into your hand. Beware of screwdrivers.
When I’m finished with all I can afford right now, I will share the results…