Friday, July 15, 2011
Hope you enjoyed the kitchen tour from the previous blog entry....now, on to Part 2! If you click here you will be sent to our second youtube video....
Then, as if you thought it couldn't get any better....well, I have more video on my dining room table place settings....YOU are sooooo fortunate to know ME! (you know I am kidding, right?)
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I made several videos to share with you so you can "see" some of our latest home diy endeavors. Hopefully you will get the picture....'scuse the pun....!
You can go here to have a look at the first one, which is a tour of our kitchen....but not the finished product as yet, still more diy ahead!
hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, we are helping friends celebrate the nuptuals of their only son to his true love!!! We get to go to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding and dinner reception.....I am excited, should be just beautiful....and I can relax and enjoy, hoo-ray!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I have seen a lot of design blogs that have been talking about adding color to your interior doors. One in particular, though not a design blog per say, but still I enjoy is NYC taught me. She painted her entry door a nice blue…but I have been drawn to aqua lately. So, I picked up a sample jar of Valspar Simply Aqua and put two coats on our front door!
I know I need a new rug now, but I really do like the look, makes quite a pop!
Here it is from a distance, still saying howdy
this is a lovely geranium in our window box outside the kitchen window…I was seriously thinking of painting the door this color….what do you think????
Can you believe it is July already? Paul and I are still working on painting projects…but we have made good progress and are on target for completion very soon. Paul added bead board to 2 sides of our “L” in the kitchen. We were told by a “pro” that it would not work, but, well…ignorance is bliss and we just plowed on ahead and what do you know….it worked and looks amazing! We have all the supplies ready to put up our new back splash…the tin…wow, that will make a huge impact. Then we will begin painting our 40 year old Ethan Allen club chairs, they are a pine-dark stained, we will paint them black and upholster the cushions in this fabric. They should look like whole new chairs. I bought the fabric from Joann’s to cover the cushion on the ottoman and just fell in love with the pattern.
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. Celebrate freedom, remember the heroes who created and sustained our liberty. Pray for our country, her leaders and her people. Recognize we are among the absolute luckiest people on this planet to live where we live and have what we have. Renew your resolve to guard our great gift with all your might.
God bless America
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I am using a new-to-me software from windows and I have no idea how it will work out….but, if I can figure it out, it should make blogging a whole lot more exciting and easier. Nothing ventured….right? and it is free, so what is not to like???
We brought Zion out to camp with us this first week in June. Above: Z sleeps real cozy in the tent!
Here’s a shot of Zion’s new bike!
Paul loads up the red truck to take the first load back to our storage unit.
Here’s what it looks like from the rear!
Chilin with the psp
loading up the W too
Here’s Paul’s new Cruiser…it’s a beaute
camping with us is a MAJOR production
we do have a lot of fun….
lots and lots of smiles
In June, the garden flowers are breath-taking
The deer eat my roses, but somehow, a few escape
I love hydrangea…
Progress is made in the painting of the kitchen cabinets….they are looking fantastic!
We are getting a new stainless microwave (LG) installed soon
We will also be using this faux tin for backsplash and getting new countertops!
more to follow
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Here's the cabinet after 2 coats of primer and two coats of paint.
we deal pretty well with the chaos........
When we finish painting the upper cabinets, we will begin painting the lower ones in a very soft grey...........should be pretty. I promise to keep you posted. I have tons more photos, but blogger is fussy about too many photos. I am really hoping to get the painting all done very soon...but you cannot rush....patience....right!
We are going to get new countertops and a nice backsplash and then....I think that will be all for a while!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Hello again friends,
Have had fun with the Flip camera. I made a short...6 min. video of our camp, but, it takes Blogger forever to upload, so I am not sure it will work, but I will try. Gives you a real "feel" for camping with us!