Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dreamin' up a lovely Kitchen...

Kitchen Reno Dream Board: 

White Cabinets
Curtains In Lou Lou Fabric & Burlap
LG Stainless Steel Appliances
Wood Counter tops (DIY, of course)
Valspar Shark Loop Wall Paint
White Subway Tile
Farm Lighting
Ana-White Farmhouse Table 

*Highlighted are started Projects, Crossed out are finished items.*

Before I ever even MOVED into our home, I had already, with the help of Pinterest and my imagination, dreamed up my new kitchen space. The home we lived in before I was still learning my style, and working with the budget we had and doing what we could get away with, do to renting and having a landlord. But this space is special...it's mine! So, it should feel just as so, right? Right! haha

And...we have begun to make those little wildest dreams of mine, come true!!! Let me show you were we were before...and where we are at now!

The Kitchen from us moving in.
Dark cabinets, plastic light fixture...counter tops that are separating from the wall and gold accents. Gold accents EVERY WHERE. Now I should add I truly have nothing against gold, dark cabinets, or chandlers. But in this space it makes this end of the kitchen feel SO weighed down. Busy and dark. The light is dated. And gold accents done with taste can totally rock, but in this space, its just feeling a little lack luster...So, what have I started??

Cabinet door, fronts.

I told ya I was priming the other day! ;) lol It was all primed and waiting for lots of other coats of white paint! (We are are using Valspar; White for anyone curious, btw!) Today I have managed to get the first white coat on everything. I think I will do a total of three coats to really cover that dark oak under.

As if this project isn't big enough....look what the hubs started....

My Farmhouse Table!! :D !!! The hubs got this put together in two evenings. FIRST wood working project can you believe that??? Of course the plans came from the lovely Ana White. Everything you need right down to the supply list is on her plans! She is just great! And such a nice sturdy piece! Can't wait to stain and finish this bad boy!!! Hopefully this weekend.....I can share something finished! hahaha...

Half finished dreams right now....;) Show me your projects!! I would love to find some lovely DIY'ers and writers to guest/feature on the blog ! So please share away!! Better go finish painting a coat on the base.....*sigh*...lol

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mmm Fall

I love Spring. New life. Summer....Hot. But Fall, you must agree here in KY, it's just right!! lol The past four/five months have been wild!! Loved the summer fun with the kids and watching them enjoy the great out doors and grow their love for the sun and bugs! Lots of bugs and reptiles....maybe too many for this mom! I mean ladies, ya know those little black jumping spiders?? Yeah! THEM! *shudder* My beautiful 4 yr old daughter....she carries them around! Can you believe this? 

This adorable little girl....

...carries around some of most crazy things!! Here is a spinet of the wild and crazy animal tales we have collected over this past summer! I just have to this specific story! I laugh so hard every time I think about it! Miss G, has this adorable little white purse. Perfect fit for a princess. Well, my mother comes over and as we are setting up a project outside she was asking Genevieve about her frogs she has living in our baby pool at the time, wanting to know if they are still in there. Genevieve promptly responds "No! It's in my purse!" My mother shocked by her response says "Your purse??" Genevieve says "YEAH!" (In the tone of "DUH!") Dumps out her purse and this HUGE bull frog pops right outta her purse. I have never heard a grown women squeal so loudly, as my mother jumped about a mile away from my beautiful little lady, who has by this point quickly swept up her "treasure" and placed it back in its purse. LOL This for sure has made us all very leery about what Genevieve now carries in her purse!! But probably one of the BEST memories of our 2013 Summer!!

I'm ready for this Fall/ Winter...no more bugs & frogs... WHEW! And lots more projects and fun to keep warm!! Any funny kiddo stories to share! Have you started your fall project list!! As a Mom & DIY'er I'd love to hear'em! Leave me a comment and share away!

Happy Fall Y'all! 

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