Long Overdue Update

I didn’t forget about you dear blog, I have just been a little busy still. I hope I will get more chances to keep up with you now that most of the home remodel is done and show season is over until next March.

So what has happened around here? Well in case you for got where all this started, this is a sample of how my house and particularly my kitchen had looked for way too long. Avert your eyes if you have a weak stomach because it is not pretty.


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Yuck, right?

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So here is the first steps again.

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Are you ready for the transformation?


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These were the existing cabinets. Jerry totally rebuilt those drawers and they are perfect and fabulous! If you only knew how terrible the originals were. Scroll back up to the top picture and notice how there is no gap between the drawer fronts. They hung on each other and I absolutely loathed them. I am giddy with my new drawers!

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I am very pleased with this color for the kitchen, TV room, and the half bath. It is called Tempered Sage which is a muted greenish yellow. So cheery and warm. It really brightens the whole place up.

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Scroll back up to the second picture and checkout this transformation! Yes those upper cabinets are all newly built and awesome! The only thing remaining to be fixed here is a new countertop. This is a temporary one until Jerry is finished with the one he will build with cherry.

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This spice cabinet is new also and I didn’t even know I needed one until now. :-)

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And this. This is awesome. This is the cabinet next to the refrigerator. I wish I had remembered to take a picture if the hellish messy cavern this was before. Now it’s a convenient and neat storage for my cookware.

I can tell you that I have never loved my kitchen as much. I have actually enjoyed cooking and even doing the dishes in there now, LOL!

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So here is my new sitting and dining area painted in a lovely green called Panacea. I love that name, don’t you? Sounds peaceful and it really is a color that is so restful on the eyes.

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A view of my hang out spot. There’s my knitting bag on the floor and my computer, and various devices for reading, music listening, working, etc. The TV is now in the room off of the kitchen where the dining table used to be. It is now dubbed the “TV room”. There is a door to close it off so we are all happier. If they want to use it and I want quiet this works so much better. I wish we had thought of it years ago!

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And speaking of my knitting bag a moment ago, here is my Mayapple progress. I am on the edging now.

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Last but not least, here is my brand new ride! Complete with my Rush Starman vanity plate. Jerry is driving my red ‘09 truck which is still like new except for having 110,000 miles on it. Believe me I took excellent care of that truck. I loved it to pieces. I actually felt a bit guilty loving my new blue one but I got over it, LOL!

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Isn’t she pretty? :-D

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