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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
what happened? my blog was changed to minima. oh.my.goodness. you'll have to pardon the terrible mess as I redecorate.
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Friday, March 26, 2010
So … remember that I wanted to learn woodworking? And how my Dad is teaching me ♥ ? And that we decided to make the Knock Off of the Logan Media Console from Pottery Barn? Well …
This is it after it was assembled, but didn't have any trim or any holes filled with wood putty:
Today … preparing to wash it down so that the primer will go on nicely:
Ooo … I ♥ these things! ...
Ready to prime:
My lovely hinges that arrived today! I had to order them, but they were worth the wait:
The media console primed:
The doors primed:
Look at the woodgrain showing through …. that is fabulous primer! Painter's Touch by Rustoleum - I swear by it!
I put the first coat of Sweet Molasses on this evening and I cannot tell you how good it looks! You'll just have to wait and see for yourself!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I know I haven't been posting my daily photos for the project 365, but I have been taking them! Maybe later, but right now I wanted to introduce you to:
She is finished! Remember what she looked like when I first brought her home?
She is so lovely. I couldn't wait to take pictures, so I took them even though the kitchen hasn't been carried up to the bonus room yet. Here are some more shots :)
Monday, March 15, 2010
When I saw the theme for this week I knew immediately which photo I was going to enter:
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Saturday, March 13, 2010
I was tired yesterday. It was a long day of shopping and errands and chores and helping my daughter finish her science fair project (that is due Monday - nothing like procrastination!). So at the end of the day I was beat and thinking about the bed …
Friday, March 12, 2010
I found this fabulous antique rocking chair at the thrift store yesterday. I paid $10 for it. What a find!
I think we're painting it red. What do I mean "I think"?? … I bought the paint yesterday … this will be red in a week or so :)
It's coming along quite nicely!
… and it's huge! I'm sooooo glad that I am building this with my Dad. First, it's special bonding time for us. Second, he's really good at it and I have learned a lot! There's no telling what this might look like if I had tried to do it on my own! All that's left is to make the doors, add the bottom molding and it's done!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I have been dreaming of a farmhouse kitchen, of renovating my kitchen to make it fit my style. Well, I have been playing house. Instead of renovating my real kitchen, I am in the process of renovating our new play kitchen. I was at a consignment sale the other day and I found a 4-piece wooden play kitchen set for … $50!! Yes. I said that right. All it needs is some TLC from me :)
oh, and I just wanted to add that my current favorite tool is the sander. I love this thing immensely. So much so that I want to run to the thrift store and see what I can find that needs to be refinished! I'm serious!
Anyway, here is the play kitchen that I bought for $50!!! I still can't believe I got it for such a steal! I was thrilled and snapped this with my camera phone to show my facebook peeps right after I bought it. How cool. Four wood kitchen pieces for $50!
I went right out and purchased primer and paint, new hardware, paper to decoupage on some of the shelves and fabric for a curtain under the sink. All I have left to buy is something for the knobs on the stove, the kitchen faucet (going to put a real one in there) and somthing for the sink itself. I'm still only out $!00 for this fabulous wooden kitchen!
I am giddy and my husband asked if this was for our chilren or for me. I said a little bit of both :)
So I spent Tuesday sanding (at the times I wasn't working with my Dad on the media console) and was done that evening. Here is the result:
Can you say super thrilled? They are ready for some paint, and I am ready to paint them. It's a rainy day here today. Can't think of a better way to spend it that renovating this little farmhouse kitchen!
But I don't live on a farm. I used to once think that I wanted to live on a farm, but now I am sure that it's just the idea of it that I like. I really can't see myself getting up at the crack of dawn EVERY morning and going out to milk the cow! I think it's the idea of the simple life that makes it so appealing to me, times gone by and all that.
Currently I am still working on my living room. My dad and I are building a media console, which will be huge and lovely when we're done! As a matter of fact I'll be spending all day tomorrow with him working on it and I'm quite excited! And after that we STILL need to buy some new furniture for that room (our couches & chair are, well, quite literally on their last leg!!).
But I have this farmhouse kitchen in my head. I know exactly what I want to do … paint the cabinets white, change all the hardware on the cabinets to black, new countertops that are either black, some mixture of black, grey and white, or greyish, pale yellow walls, beadboard in the eat-in area, a new light fixture … I could go on and on.
We went to a play last night that was set in the 1950's and it had a retro-y kitchen. I liked it. I didn't like the turquoise color, but the elements were cool. It had me dreaming of my kitchen while I watched the play (which was very good by the way!).
So this morning on my favorite site I read this: Farmhouse Kitchen Style In Your Home … perfect! So I'm reading it and I come across the idea for retro appliances. Now, I really don't see me spending the money for them (they are $$$), but I just had to share them, they're so cool!!!
Big Chill Appliances (they sell that yellow fridge above) … very awesome and completely out of my price range. But very awesome.
I'm dreaming on ….