Monday, April 26, 2010

Finally, new kitchen counters.......

Although the dining room project is still unfinished, we have moved on to new kitchen countertops. We decided to put in butcher block countertops.

I have seen many pictures of these countertops from IKEA... they look nice and they are CHEAP.





It was only $329 plus tax for our entire kitchen (it is small but still!). My husband found an old farmhouse sink, the kind with drainboards on each side, for free on Craigslist last summer. Now we're on the hunt for a faucet to fit.
I can hardly wait to get rid of the old countertops, as you can see they are very worn.
Some of them don't even have any "50's" gold flecks left.

*Still needing to put the front on the dishwasher - but after 5 years without one I'm happy just to have one.

The old linoleum floors still look pretty good.... Can't wait for the "after" picture.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dining room cabinet, a work in progress


The paint cured for a week. Now the dining room cabinet has been filled with china, glassware and serving pieces... not all on display.

I'm looking for some pottery pieces for the upper small sections. Green will go in the four far left, pinkish/burgandish/mauvish in the center two and white/off white in the four far right. Probably just one piece in each "window" since I don't want this to look too busy.

The colors are based on my china (except the green is kind of a given), Old Country Rose by Royal Albert.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter


Brown eggs from Lucy and Ethel (Rhode Island Reds)
White eggs from Daisy Duke (White Leghorn)
Green eggs from Thelma and Louise (Aracuanas)