Thursday, December 30, 2010

Perfect for our first try! (sneak peek)

Our first kitchen re-do is complete!
We kept the original oak cabinetry and freshened it up with a coat of low VOC paint and new hinges. A stainless steel industrial type double sink and brushed steel countertops ties everything up in our tiny kitchen.
Unfortunately, we could not reposition our stove due to the gas lines and still is next to the refrigerator, but being I don't use the oven much I hope it's not a big problem.
A new coat of paint, including on my dear knob-missing antique chest (which I still distressed a bit though), really livened the rooms up.
Even he thinks so!
I too am pleased how everything turned out,
but what I loved the most was...
It was a family project and it was done with love.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorry I've been AWOL

The sound of the sledgehammer and dust due to our kitchen remodeling has been greedy with my time, and unfortunately it means I've been neglecting this holiday and my blog....
Fortunately I am able to find serenity in things as small yet as beautiful as these herbs sitting placidly on my desk.
May serenity find a place in your home.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Friday

I woke up with a great feeling.
(Even prior to having seen these!)
I know our weekend is off to a good start.
May you have a sweet weekend.
See you Monday.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A peek of Christmas

Cake pedestals repurposed as tree stands.
Handmade stockings hang from random places.
A peek of my tree, I dressed her in pink and white fairy lights, mirrored prisms,
and a silhouette or two.
I wish you a good holiday season.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Inspiration Bug

Last night, the inspiration bug bit me.
I repainted and repurposed this jardiniere for use in the bathroom.
I am still working on the vignettes. How I do love neutrals and sea glass tones!
Now off to finish holiday gift wrapping. Tonight we'll be putting up our tree.
I'll share that with you tomorrow.