Thursday, March 31, 2016

An Actual Kitchen Cupboard

One kitchen cupboard is done!  My "new-old" kitchen is going to be completely antique cupboards, no built-ins.  This is the first to be finished and I am breathing a sigh of relief that it is gorgeous.  One never knows when you start with something that looks kind of horrible, but you think it has good bones, then you work on it for a week--burning off old paint, sanding, painting, sanding again, painting again, hoping that it will pay off in the end.  It did!

In case you forgot, here is what it used to look like:

Now, I call that a cupboard miracle.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

An Actual Kitchen Floor

Work on the kitchen continues...and we have a floor!  Well, we have half a floor, but maybe a whole floor by the end the of the weekend.  All I have to do is hand tiles to my husband and I am exhausted.  If I had to be on my knees putting them in, I think I'd be in traction by now.

In the meantime, the big cupboard is painted and ready to install after the floor sets for 48 hours and we get the quarter round installed.  Here is a bit of sneak peek, just the top part without its doors.

The next cupboard is out of the garage and up on the porch awaiting my husband's woodworking skills to put a new crown molding and backing on and to fix the broken flour bin.  

this is the top, currently sitting upside down--it will be painted white.

This is the base--I adore the zinc top and it has pull out bread boards!  I am painting this dark blue.  It looks gorgeous in my imagination, hoping reality comes close!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rolling Pin Extravaganza

About 6 months ago, I had so many rolling pins and dough bowls, I thought I'd never sell them all, but guess what--I almost did!  I don't think I sold more than 2 bowls last year, then all at once, 20 are on their way to new homes, same with the rolling pins.  Thus, here is the last of the pins I've been hoarding, must go shopping!