Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What a busy weekend!

Between bountiful basket pick up, a massive tamale party I put together and the arrival of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint my weekend was packed fuller then its been for a while. College starts back up in a week, so I am trying to knock out some home improvement things between then and now.

 This is the kitchen that we were given when we bought the house 2 years ago... you can tell from below a lot has changed!

First I decided to paint just the island to see how the Chalk paint took to the cabinets.... it didn't take but a few hours to decide that the bottom cabinets were getting a makeover. 

This is what I am currently dealing with in my house! Notice the several wine bottles on the counter! (I joke) While it is stressful I am tired of my house being so dark, so this is one of the attempts to lighten it up a bit. 

We have plans to take out the top cabinets, rip out the soffett that is above the cabinets. Put up open shelving all around the kitchen. Get a new butcher block counter tops, tile a back splash, get a new ventahood and of course do the floors. Sounds fun huh? Oh we will also eventually put up a new ceiling over the "pop corn". I will have to also get new base boards paint the trim of the current doors etc AND paint the cabinet that is oddly place in my kitchen! Wanna help? 

That's a lot! I am so sorry for the cruddy cell phone pictures but while I disappear for a few days I will be working on getting my bottom cabinets done and start pulling out the top ones!


  1. Oh wow, you are busy! It will be so worth it, though! We are living in a bit of a mess too as we conquer some big projects =)