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Showing posts from June, 2012

Weekend progress

This weekend was busy, busy, busy. The best thing though, we accomplished so much. Bruce finished the cabinet removal and hung pendant lights. The kitchen is now ready for paint. Oh boy! That's going to be a fun hard job. Just in case you missed it, here's a before picture:

I wish I'd taken a before picture of the cabinet at a different angle. The cabinet came all the way to where the shelves are now with this little funky door for access at the bottom. There are no backs on these cabinets. You can see the wallboard behind so the shelves were the best option for the end here. oh yes, I'll be painting the insides for sure.
Bruce did a great job. He even cut ends for the cabinet to cap off the shelves on the inside.

He had to build a frame to put up in the soffit so he could add the wiring for the lights. And of course, added the sheetrock to the  bottom.

We found these barn lights at a building store. Perfect touch:

Unfortunately, we couldn't find a larger version f…

Thrift store finds and other treasures

I've been looking for chairs for the dining room and I found 4 mismatched ones for - get this - $27 total. The most expensive one was $10. I love a bargain, don't you? They need cleaning and repainting but will look great at the table when done.
Don't you love it when you find what you want? I sure do! Also at the same thrift store, I found a wicker picnic basket (think I'll add a flower arrangement to it), a lamp and some pictures and small mirrors I intend to hang on the wall (after I work my magic on them, of course!) with my small gate. Remember it from a previous post?

The lamp will look wonderful in one of the bedrooms. Plus I've been digging around the house to find other things to take up to the farm for decorating. I've had an old window hanging on the fence. I think it's time for it to find a new home.
Love the chippy paint. I need to secure the remaining glass panes and seal the whole thing but I think it will look great hanging on the wall.

I al…