Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm back!

 Looks like I'm back in business.  I went ahead and ponied-up for the extra storage

 Alex and I put the finishing touches on the cabinets this weekend; hardware and what-not
Cabinets in front of the sink, before
Here are the cabinets in front of the sink, after

Cabinets before
Cabinets after, with hardware

doors in progress

doors drying

pantry before
Pantry after

Kitchen before

Kitchen after

We are hoping to order a new cook top so we can put in the order for our new counter tops!  Then this baby will be done!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


So it would appear I have exceeded my quota with Blogger.  I can't upload any more pictures unless I pay for more space...hmmm

Until I figure that out, I've posted pictures of the kitchen to Facebook

You can check them out there

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kitchen update

I got a good bit of painting done this weekend. 
Here are some of the cabinets without the doors
This is essentially what I have left.  I haven't done anything over here yet
I added bead-board on the end of the cabinet.  I am planning to do this on all the cabinets.  You can also see an attempt at trying a paint color for the kitchen.  What do you think?  I'm not crazy about it but with the white cabinets, it kind of growing on me.  I don't know.  I want grey but Alex doesn't like that idea
Here are the cabinets under the sink; and you can see the ones in process in the background
Finished doors under the cooktop

 This is the hardware for the cabinet doors.  I hope to get them on in the next few days

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chugging along

So here was my set up in the garage.  The priming I can do in the garage as it allows for painting from 0 to 90 degrees
The actual painting has to be done inside where it's warmer.  This is the first coat
Looking pretty good!  The priming makes all the difference in the world

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New projects

 Check out this awesome sewing machine Alex and his mom got me!  It does 100 different stitches!  I can't wait to try it out
 My brother and his wife got me this gorgeous flowers.  I love love love lilies and gerbera daisies

 They know me too well!
So my newest project is painting our kitchen cabinets.  I bought a nice sander, cleaned these up real well and then primed this baby.  I'm starting with this one so I can see if I really like the color.  It's a creamy white.  I'm so tired of our boring oak cabinets.  It's a big project but I'm ready for it

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Alex and I made a very summery dish for dinner tonight.  It's mahi-mahi with a jerk seasoning with a cantaloupe lime salsa.  It is so delicious!  It's also very pretty

I noticed some of the bulbs I planted last fall are starting to come up, which makes me very happy!  I've forgotten what I planted so half the fun is seeing what comes up :-)  spring is almost here