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Nearing the Finish Line ~ Kitchen Update

Friday, October 31, 2014


There is so much to share but with only a bit of time so once all the dust settles I will fill in the blanks!

This has been a very productive week and we are nearing the finish line which of course is thrilling for us!

The last of the orders have arrived including the cabinetry hardware...




The island is cherry like this sample and I wanted to give you a little peek at some of the hardware...

Simple Living

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Down country roads,

around the bend,

where time stands still,

life is simple,

and the views are amazing...

Amaze Me Monday #82

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Here's a little of whats going on with the reno this coming week:

Sanding, caulking, and priming the trim, ceiling, and walls all week!

Electrician to finish up by Tuesday!

The cabinets are still being installed and should be finished by Tuesday!

Hood vent and gas line install on Tuesday!

Appliances are being installed on Wednesday!

The countertops and backsplash installed on Thursday!

Plumber coming on Friday!

The final floor finishing and final painting the next Monday - Thursday.

Please say a prayer that all goes as planned...we are ready to be back home!

So glad you are here for the party!
Enjoy these great features from last weeks top three...

~3~ Patti has a beautiful new fixture in her kitchen, Thrift Kitchen Chandelier...


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...