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Kitchen and Flooring Updates ~ Lessons Learned

Saturday, October 25, 2014



I haven't been visiting or posting much lately so thank you for sticking with me!
The end is in sight and I can't wait for things to get back to normal.

Our daughter and SIL built a home and have lived in it for a year...we are still in this remodel.
One of my best friends has sold her home, searched for another, and has been moved in...we are still in this remodel.

It is so true...
remodeling looks real ugly, and in our case takes a  l-o-n-g  time, before things look pretty!

When sharing about the Dry Wall and New Flooring being installed you may remember where the old and new floors were weaved together how mismatched they looked?  Today I get to share how well they turned out and also some lessons I've learned along the way...


Amaze Me Monday #81

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

I was planning on painting staircase risers and spindles this weekend but the floors needed to dry a little more, so instead I began painting the table we will be using in the kitchen.

The carpenter begins installing the cabinets tomorrow...yippee!
The schedule for the next week and a half is lined up for the trades putting the finishing touches on our new space and we are BEYOND EXCITED!

So glad you are here for the party!
Enjoy the three most viewed from last week...


~ 3 ~ This home is lovely!  Thanks Roxanne for sharing a House Tour Love Story...

Carpet to Wood ~ Staircase Update

Saturday, October 18, 2014


It's Friday and I have big plans for this weekend,
hopefully I'll get the staircase priming and painting finished!

Here's where we are now...

After removing all the carpet,
carpet tack strips,
staples and nails,
we began removing the paint, filling all the holes and sanding...

If you remember our stair treads and risers are pine,
the type of wood intended to stay underneath carpet, but we decided to see what we can do with it
and were happy to find the front of the treads were bullnose even though the exposed ends are just a straight cut.

When the spindles were originally painted some got on the stair treads so we used paint remover to loosen it up...

Country Roads ~ God is Good

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



It was like most mornings are these days.

Up way too early,

tons on the to-do list,

another crew coming to work on the kitchen,

and today the search for pantry door hardware continues,

so after getting the crew on task I hit the road...

Amaze Me Monday #80

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

It's c - h - - l - l - y here today!

Mid 80's yesterday and low 60's today...it's definitely Fall!

So glad you are here to party, enjoy this weeks three most viewed...

~ 3 ~ Shelia just moved in and has already transformed her kitchen!  Check out her Kitchen Before and After...

Kitchen Remodel Update ~ Lots to Share!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


I am excited to share these remodel updates with you today!

So much has happened in the past two weeks.
We are in the final stages so it's really hopping around here!

Let's see, where did I leave off?

Oh, yeah...bare to the bone!

All of the paneling had been removed,

the wall between the old den and old kitchen had come down,

 and the steel beam was put in...