Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Day is around the corner...

The only thing that has really been consistent for me lately is that I am behind my own schedule.  I still need to get the rest of the hinges painted so I can hang the kitchen cabinet doors and Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  I am very fortunate that my mother-in-law is hosting Thanksgiving again this year so that I could focus more of my attention on my "To Do" list.  However, it seems that distractions have plagued me and shot holes through my ability to get the kitchen finished in time for Thanksgiving.  I am trying not to beat myself up too much and focus on what I am getting accomplished.  I am going to get a Swedish Tea Ring and Pumpkin Bread Pudding made for tomorrow and I am getting my blog updated this week.
As promised, I do have some pictures to post of my accomplishments from last week and the week before in our dining room.
During the process 
After with the Christmas tree in place
As usual, the pictures are a bit fuzzy but you still get the idea.  If you are wondering about the white portion of the second picture; I use tissue paper and diluted glue to add texture to the walls in my house because all of the walls had too many issues to make it possible for nice smooth walls (short of completely replacing the drywall). My hubby picked out the paint color-it is Teaberry Blossom by Olympic.  The trim was done in Full Moon by Sherwin Williams.

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you to all of my supportive family and friends!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I am really struggling to find time to get everything done and post updates on my blog.  I have been a busy bee lately and will break my updates up into a few posts so that this post does not end up looking like a small book.  On Sunday, November 7th I went and picked up my first place ribbon and Nutcracker Christmas tree skirt from the Creek County Quilt Fair.  It was my first ribbon and I am not sure who was more or my mother-in-law.  
I also FINALLY managed to get all of the wording painted on the cabinet doors and have also stenciled all of the doors.  I do still have some touch-ups to complete on them before hanging them.  I also need to get the remaining hinges repainted a lovely silver.  I took some quick and albeit not very good pictures of some of the cabinet doors I had lined up along the walls in my dining room. 
There were soooo many more doors than what are shown above, but I figured you could kind of get the idea.  Anyway, I had to put this project on the side burner last week because my hubby decided that we needed to get the Christmas tree up this past weekend and I was determined to have my dining room repainted before Christmas rolled around.  I will show pictures of my newly painted dining room and my lovely 9' Christmas tree next time around.  
Until Then,

Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a Finished Kitchen...

I am now officially down to 1 1/2 kitchen cabinet doors.  Since they are still not completed and do not have any new pictures to post, I thought I would post some pictures of kitchens that caught my eye.  The next time I post, I should have pictures of the kitchen cabinet doors completed and hung.  I found these on the House Beautiful website (
I just love the golden yellows and reds in this kitchen. 
I would love to be ambitious enough to paint something similar to this on my walls and ceiling!
Again, I love the ceiling in this kitchen.  Wish I had room for  an island in the middle of my kitchen.
The black and white flooring is just like what I want to do in my kitchen.  Unfortunately, I think I will have to wait until warmer weather for mine....
What elements do you most desire to have in your kitchen?  If you are like me, this list could go on and on.  I just figure if I had everything I wanted then I would have no reason to dream.  
Happy Dreaming!