Feb 27, 2010
Sorry for my lack of posting lately. If you look at my profile you'll see I'm an accountant. This is the time of year that I walk around with constant black circles under my eyes. I work 3 days a week in the office and the rest of the hours I get in at home while home schooling my son. I will be leaving accounting after April 15th sometime, since my son has Aspergers and needs me 24/7.
All my projects are in slow mode until after April 15th and its killing me. I keep seeing the cutest things lately on other blogs.
Well I posted my kitchen on HGTV's rate my space and boy did I get feedback. From putting away my daily appliances, to decorating the top of my cabinets, to adding a pop of color. Their was some disagreement on the use of red, one commenter said I should and one said steer clear. My walls are grey-blue so that is the direction I am going in for my pops of color along with white.
This morning we stopped at the antique mall looking for apothecary jars and I found the cutest cannisters. They are just so me and go so well in my kitchen.
Here was my attempt to recreate these cannisters. It didn't work out so well. I will fix and finish them just not now. They are hanging out in the unfinshed project graveyard in my garage.
Here's what they looked like to begin with.
Feb 13, 2010
Well last week I was at the Habitat Restore and my husband and son were talking to a fellow blogger about my blog. When she asked what my blogs name was I didn't want to say it because its so long and unfitting.
I started this blog because I wanted to write about turning our first home into something that is truly our own.
I try to keep my family posts to a minimum for their privacy, so the blog name should be more about the house.
I live in a Cul-de-sac on a downward sloping hill with a picket fence at the top of the hill. So my new name couldn't be more fitting.
I was itching to paint something white and Goodwill had this breadbox for $3. Jackpot! Honestly, I have never wanted a breadbox. But now its just too cute. We keep our bread in the fridge, so I think I may use this for potatos. I might even put in a divider and put potatos and onions.
The bread sign was upside down. I lightly sanded the box and primed it with Zinsers. I tried spraying it, but that is not my specialty. I must have sprayed too close because I got runs and clumps. I sanded the clumps and just touched up with a brush.
I lightly distressed it and left all the nail holes. I like it this way. I did coat it with spray clear coat. I still need to restaple the bottom but for now I will let the paint cure a few days.
Funk Junk Interiors
Feb 7, 2010
Funky Junk Interiors
Feb 1, 2010
Here it is after my husband made the chandelier longer.
We put a 25" apron sink on a 36" base cabinet. This was ok because the countertop holds the sink. We did have to cut the two original drawers and make them into two small drawers (they no longer open we just crazy glued them to the base cabinet)
This has been a lot of work.
Here's what we did and a breakdown of costs.
1. Paint Cabinets & Walls Benjamin Moore - $100 paint and brushes
2. Ikea Black Countertops & Farmhouse Sink - $400
3. Price Pfister Faucet Home Depot - $140
4. Armstrong Vinyl Tile Lowes - $260
5. Tongue and Groove Beadboard Backsplash Home Depot- $60
6. 2 Ikea Chandeliers - $80
For a grand total of $1,020!!!!
We did buy a paint sprayer and compressor to spray that cabinets for $120 but since their are so many uses we'll have for them I didn't include it in the total.
Their are still a few small things to do. I will not love it until it has crown molding. But for now its a huge improvement.
This post is hooked up to:
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make your Monday @ Twice Remembered
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Timeless Tuesday @ Paula Grace Designs
Just Something I Whipped up Monday @ The Girl Creative
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Show and Tell @ Blue Crickett Design