Okay, so I got some actual work done on the MacGuyver Kitchen this weekend. On the plus side, I don't have the MacGuyver sink and diswasher any more. On the minus side is that I don't have any sink or dishwasher (or sink) and I won't have one till I finish the kitchen. I guess that's one way to motivate myself.
I do have some actual pictures of it, but I didn't load them into my beautiful MacBook yet, so in the meantime, I'll just have to brag about some previous work that I did, but haven't bragged about yet. This way, I can justify having taken a picture of it in the first place. It's not enough that I actually do something constructive around my house, I need to brag about it endlessly, otherwise what's the point? If a tree falls in the woods and I can't film it and show it to hippie to make him cry, then why bother chopping it down in the first place?
So before I fired the contractor, he didn't finish up the drywall in the kitchen.
Here is where the drywall meets the glass door in the MacGuyver kitchen. Even if you don't know anything about construction, you can probably tell that it's not finished because you wouldn't buy a house if the doorway looked like that. You would pull your Real Estate agent to the side and say "what's with that doorway?" And he would tell you that the owner never bothered to fix it because he doesn't have a blog.
The first thing I had to do was add corner bead to the unfinished corners. This wasn't difficult at all, except for the fact that buying it involves a trip to Home Depot, which is about as enjoyable as a visit to a fat-fingered proctologist.
So I put the corner bead all around the doorway, then I proceeded to use joint compound (also known as drywall mud or lucifer's spit...okay I made that up) to finish up the edges.
So I finished it up, then sanded it. Mudding is fun, because it's like playing with frosting, but sanding it afterwards sux, so I hired a day laborer to do that and the rest of the sanding. That way I can use my time more constructively (get it?) by doing things like laying out the kitchen, blogging, or pretending to "supervise".