Friday, December 8, 2017

My 2018 Wish List

Every year, I like to plan ahead and put together a wish list, mostly so I can remember what I am looking for when I'm out treasure hunting, so that I don't come home with something I already have! This year's list is the smallest list ever! I imagine each year it will become less and less. I don't think I'll ever find everything on my list. some things are very rare, and wayyy above my el cheap-o price range.

I over-heard one of my cousins telling someone about my Pyrex and Fiesta display shelves in our sun room the other day. She told the person she was talking to that it looked really nice, kind of like a store display...not like a hoarder at all! That made me laugh. I'm still smiling today as I type this. Especially since that cousin is a total minimalist, who doesn't collect anything!

So here is my list for this year:

See what I mean about not ever finding some of them in my price range? Since I don't get out as often as I used to, if I ever do find some of these things-imagine how exciting and how much FUN it will be!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Kitchen-Before and After

Some of you have asked to see the kitchen. Here are some before, during and after pics...

The wallpaper was put up 17 years ago and had long out-lived its life expectancy!


We decided to paint the shelves in the pantry, and I'm so glad we did! The stained wood was so dark!!

Gotta paint the living room too!

It's starting to come together!

Once upon a time, there were three poopers, who used to have tons of attention and love...but during the kitchen project, they got really sad...or, maybe confused when living room furniture was sitting in the dining room!

Trying to find the perfect backsplash...

This would look great with Fiesta, but too much work if we ever tired of it, or wanted to go neutral

I think I drove my cousins crazy with all the picture texts asking which one they liked best!

FINALLY! A winner!!

We raised the counters up about 3 inches and I absolutely LOVE it!! These are the caibnets that Mr made. It took almost a year from start to finish. We still plan to put the stone over the door into the laundry room, but other than that, it's done! It looks so different! We still feel like we are in someone else's house!

With the exception of pulling out old carpet in the three bedrooms, I think we are done with major house renos! We've had one major project since we bought the house 24 years ago, it will be nice to not have a big project always waiting in the wings.

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!