Tag Archives: Kitchen Remodel

about time!

About time I get back on here. Holy cow. Time!!! A girl thinks—I will have running water in my sink, and appliances!! I’ve arrived!! But then the workers leave. And the work’s not exactly done. And the rest is all up to us. So…we start transitioning our lives back into the upstairs. But there is [...]
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Out of the box! Top it off with BIRCH countertops and wah-lahh! The pulls. The pulls. The pulls!!! I obsessed about these for some time — brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, matchy, mismatchy??? Martha Stewart, soft iron. Yes. I love the weight. I had this—”I don’t want my kitchen to look like it is floating [...]
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I hear the sound of a dolly rolling. Thud. Heave. Hoe. Door opening and shutting. What shall appear? Oh my!! Oh my! Another Christmas Morning! I refrain from hugging Worker Mark. I want to open the boxes and play all the day long. Or just sit in a chair sipping a mocha and watch this [...]
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weekend: painting!

Mr. C contributing to the weekend project. Cutie. Gotta love rolling and painting when the drips and drops can fly in this empty space with plywood floors. As for the wall paint color? That is where I really get all jazzed up—heading to and fro from the paint store with samples and shades. The winner [...]
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light at the end of the tunnel.

Plumber Monday. Electrician Tuesday and Wednesday. And our contractors in and out as well prepping walls for the upcoming drywall. The guys names—or “workers” as Mr. C says: Brad Mark John Paul Dan Rick. Cute, huh? I did not make that up. And guys, I am so very sorry I referred to you as cute—it’s [...]
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With the back of the van empty we head to IKEA for a nice Sunday’s drive. I have done this so many a time, tooling around all the loveliness * sighing * and * groaning * (in the most innocent sense of the word) at all the tidy kitchens. This time is different. First of [...]
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caught on tape.

My homespun video clip tour. Roll it. —  
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another kitchen perspective.

Here it is in black and white. The kitchen is just taking a little jaunt to the right of the house—here’s the layout of the back wall. The sink finds it’s new home under my previous dining room window. The kind of sink? Oh, just a basic white cast iron apron farmhouse style. Ok. Yea…it [...]
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hello! the plan

Still a happy girl!! Yes, I am in the basement a whole lot. And the fridge is up some stairs and around a corner, and the box filled with essentials required to survive this transition somehow got sealed up and went off with the POD. But lets keep in mind that I am so on [...]
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Oh. The sweetest of good-byes I tell you!!!! I woke up to that little girl on Christmas morning kind of feeling. I was greeted—as in startled awake from a comatose sleep—by a deep voice saying, “hello!!!??” Guess I overslept, which hear me doesn’t take away from the excitement I am trying to get across here. [...]
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