Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Kitchen is 95% Done!

I do have to paint the base of the kitchen sink (it will be just white when I am done, ignore the current two tone color, that is just unfinished business).  Otherwise, we have a kitchen, a one of a kind repurposed, almost completely antique, open for business kitchen,

Let us time travel to the before land of weird laminate cupboards and Carmel Desert Sand Poo walls and no artwork other than the oddly placed giant ship and the strange little doll on the wall...

Back to the now!  Ta-da!  Voila! I can't believe we did it!

Here are more views of this side of the room:

Turn around and this is the other side of the room:

Except for appliances, everything is antique--all odds and ends that I put together and I love the results.  I surprised myself by deciding I didn't want a dishwasher or microwave.  After doing without them during the remodel, it came to light how quite unnecessary those are to the way I cook and I actually enjoy looking out into the garden while I spend the very little time it takes to wash the dishes.  I swear, it took longer to load and unload the dishwasher than it takes to just wash them in the sink.  Microwave, it was really just an expensive defrosting device and they are ugly besides--this kitchen is all form before function--I completely went for looks over practicality and I am loving it all!

Here are some close-ups of the pretties on the walls.  Almost everything has been in storage for years--I had a lot of sorting and deciding on what to put up.  I have a few boxes of primitives left that I will probably sell, just giving myself a bit more time to decide...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Best of the Best Primitives

I am too enamored of today's offerings, some of my best primitives and the prices do reflect that, I haven't even decided on some whether to really sell them, but empty pockets will prevail as usual, I think.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Prairie Pantry Goods Get a Photo Session

I have some wonderful cabin goods that have been in the shop for a while, so trying a new photo shoot to see if their beauty shines through a little better.  Lots of early (and yes, pricey) prims also on the way into the shop.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spring in the Garden

Looking out my kitchen window into the garden...

Then we go outside for a closer look, still full of weeds and thinking I may have to throw up my hands and let nature rule...

Thursday, May 5, 2016


I just finished making signs out of bread boards, I quite like the results.  The bread boards are $38 to $48, the black and white signs on old doorframe woodwork are $20 each.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Escape from Remodeling

I should be painting cupboards, but I just need a big giant break.  I think it has been a month since I have been able to list new things on ebay, let us see if I succeed.

The following are a bunch of earlies, pricey guys, but choice, as they say.  Most cookie cutters are $48, the basket, $125.