Monday, February 27, 2012

Making Progress

A few kitchen progress pics.  My husband used a sledge hammer to knock down the old tiles as well as the dry wall. It gets pretty dusty & dirty during the demolition. But, we are making progress:

This last pic shows our latest dilemma.  We never did like that the microwave was not flush with the bottom of the cabinets. This Samsung microwave is a little bit larger than our old microwave & so the space between it & the range top is too tight.  We have decided to move the center cabinet & microwave up & put more crown molding around the cabinet. Here is an example of what it will look like:

The tile will not be in until later this week.  Stay tuned.....did you work on any fun projects this weekend?!
Happy Monday

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Need some help!

Yawn (as in boring) post today. Have you bought a new microwave lately? We are on the hunt for a new one since our current micro is 22 years old. (Can you believe that?!).  I will probably buy one similar to this:
Lowe's Frigidaire

After reading some other blogs that talk about maintaining stainless, did you know that this is one of the best cleaners for fingerprints on stainless? Here is more info on this 'stainless' cleaner:

So, any recommendations on a decent microwave?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Kitchen Update

I've been wanting to make an update in our kitchen for some time. At first I thought painting the cherry cabinets would brighten things up & give it a fresh look. My husband I've decided instead that we can brighten up the kitchen with new paint on the walls & a new backsplash instead. (A special thanks to Paul for his input. If you haven't checked out his blog before, he has lots of great kitchen design info!).  Here's our before:

The walls are going to be painted with a nice gray:

Valspar Notre Dame - 5006-1B

The back splash is a honed carrara marble from the Tile Shop:

I am ready to lose the orangy tones of the tumbled stone & getting a new look.....stay tuned.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Caught my Eye

After checking out some of my favorite blogs the other day, I stumbled on this post & pic about a new sunburst mirror:

How cute is that? And to think it's available at Home Depot. Thanks for the tip & from their website, you can plug in your zip code to see if it is in stock at your local HD.  Good for me that it was in stock & off I went. The quality is really nice & worth the price.  My oldest daughter has been looking for one to put above her bed & she didn't want to make the same one that I did a few months back.  I think I like the Martha version from Home Depot better than mine. :(

Wishing you a fun weekend & TGIF!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Affordable Light Option

Are you a fan of the shiny chrome industrial lights above the island? I love them!

If shopping, how about this version?

Lite Source....$112.50

Or a more affordable option: 


More kitchens with these fun & functional lights:

via Decorpad
via Decorpad

Happy shopping & happy Monday!

Friday, February 3, 2012


A note of thanks to Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!!  That was so nice of her. I haven't been blogging much lately but hope to get back to it soon & start some projects like painting my kitchen! :)

For this award, I then get to nominate other bloggers. Here are my pics:

Thanks again to Tonya & wishing you all a fun weekend ahead!