Weekend Update – and how NOT to paint kitchen cabinets.

This weekend included a mini-milestone, some shopping and a whole lot of frustration! The shopping was a happy accident. I’ve had my eye on these white Hampton Bay wicker chairs at Home Depot for a few months now, but when they finally went on sale I could resist them no longer.. And the cute indoor/outdoor […]

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The Floor Drama Continues – I’m so upset I could scream!

What would you think if you saw this in your refinished floors that you have an admittedly overly emotional attachment to? Apparently our floor guy thinks this is an acceptable patch. Yes, this is an old house, and these are old floors so there were a couple spots like these with large chunks of the […]

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The Floor Guy DID Show Up!

I arrived at the house after work and to my delight saw the floor company’s sign in our front yard! Upstairs I found a beautiful sight. Before I post the after pictures, here is a brief history of our upstairs floors: Disgusting carpet under which was sheet vinyl tile (not shown). Under which was black […]

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Weekend Update – in which we almost break up.

Yesterday was a backbreaking and potentially marriage wrecking day.. It started off innocently enough: obsessing in my usual way about what color to paint the trim, a lovely trip to see the dining room set from craigslist etc. But our ho-hum weekend was interrupted by an unexpected call from our floor guy that he was […]

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Living Room gets its Crown Moldings..or is it Mouldings?

However you spell it, we thought we wanted it.  Or I always did up until my friend Elliot who owns a renovation company said it wasn’t period appropriate. I’m so indecisive anyway that a little comment like that made me second guess my desire for trim! I had always been under the impression that ALL […]

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Weekend Update – in which the Kitchen Countertops and Floor Arrive!

Saturday was one of those days when after weeks of preparation and/or waiting, things finally came together in the kitchen. Wait a minute, I’m getting ahead of myself because Friday night is when Jeff actually laid the floor. Yep, it only took him one evening…the first time anyway. I say the “first time” because at […]

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Weekend Update

So the last week or so has been incredibly frustrating which is one of the reasons I haven’t posted all week long.. and one of the reasons I haven’t been motivated to take pictures, so I apologize in advance that their are no images to accompany this rather long winded rant! To start off with, the […]

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The Appliances Arrive and the Countertops Depart..

It was an exciting weekend with the arrival of the kitchen appliances and the hanging of the new cabinets and a little frustrating as well. The weekend started with another trip to ikea friday night because I had decided I wanted the “Stat” doors instead of the “Lidingo” doors because I realized I might want […]

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The Odyssey of the Kitchen Appliances

My wonderful husband Jeff travels alot for work and has an uncanny knack for not being around in times of crises…like yesterday for example. Known as Thursday May 31st to all of you, but to me it was officially “The-Last-Day-of-the-Sears-Appliance-Sale-on-which-I-MUST-choose-all-my-appliances.”  I have spoken to you about my pathological indecisiveness before in regards to paint colors, and that’s bad enough. […]

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Ikea Squared

You know things are bad when you go to Ikea TWICE in one day.. just walking through the showroom with its snaking paths and corridors takes up at least half a day, and that’s if you don’t actually stop to look at anything! We were in the market to find 39″ wall cabinets to replace […]

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