Tuesday, November 30, 2010

~* my christmas gift *~

Yeah I am finally getting a dough/noodle board. It is the only thing on my wish list this year and my husband ordered one for me. (Actually I did the ordering but he is paying!!!) It is a special order since they are made to order when the orders are placed so I may not get it by Christmas, but that is ok. I am so happy to finally be getting one. At first he thought he would make one, but as time went on he was not getting lucky on finding just the right board to make on out of, so finally we went ahead and ordered it. I am getting black over red! Of course! It will be a nice finishing touch to that part of my kitchen! I can't hardly wait!!! I did finally get my kitchen tree up and decorated. I will try and get some pictures up soon. I have been so busy with working on the parade committee. Ok, off to fold some laundry.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~* ta dah *~

Well, I am finally done with the hutch project. And I could not be happier with the way it turned out. The back is a dark taupe, and that contrast is just perfect!
The white made the hutch the focal point in the kitchen, but now that it is red it blends in more and fits more with the rest of the decor.

If you enlarge the above picture you will notice that my island is black over red, and now that my hutch is red, it really brings the red in the island out. PERFECT!!!
And I replaced the brass and white porcelain hardware with these black ones that I have on the kitchen cabinets. LOVE THEM!!! Like I said, we are just so pleased with the finished product. Dan was hesitant when I told him I wanted to paint the hutch red, but the trooper that he is, he went along with me, and now he is so glad he did. I am so glad I decided to go bold!!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

~* whew, almost there *~

This is the hutch project so far.... I am really happy with the progress. I have one more drawer and two more doors and then I am done. The back for the top is done as well, it is just drying. I may give it another coat tomorrow, it is a beige and I may need to go over the seems again, but it is for the most part done. I spray painted the hinges black to match the new hardware since I couldn't find anything that I liked as much as what was already there, just needed to change the color.
PLEASE ignore the ugly floor, it is on our to do list to remove it, there is hardwood underneath that we would like to expose, but that is just too large a project for us to under take right now. Well, I am going to try and relax for the rest of the night... I am really tired and sore!
More work tomorrow!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~* a big re-do*~

For some time now I have wanted to re do my hutch. I refinished it quite a few years ago when I was more country then prim and it was ok, but it wasn't really cutting it in my kitchen. I had been toying around with the idea of going black (my new fav color with almost everything) but I wanted to step outside the box a little bit. I have really been going really brave with a lot of decorating choices lately so I looked at a lot of decorating sites and thought I would do something completely different.
So here it is so far!
What do you think?
I still have to do the door and I am going with black hardware. But I am loving it so far!!! And Dan is a big fan of it, too. He was a little hesitant at first when I said "I am painting the hutch RED!" but he went along with me to buy the paint and help me empty it out and take off the doors and hardware, but as soon as I started painted we just fell in love with the new look.
I am keeping the top of the buffet natural and the back of the top with be a tan so that there will be a natural look to it and highlight the collection of Pfaltzgraff I have in it. I may even go over it lightly with a dark stain to give it an aged appearance. Well, I have to get back to work. If Dan is done I want to get to the hardware store so I can be ready with the handles as soon as I am done painting. I will post a pic as soon as I am done
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

~* coming up for air *~

Well, with the elections over I have a little bit more time, but not too much more. I have been overwhelmed with my schedule, but it's all been good. Campaigning for my "team" as it is. Plus my committees and volunteer work. But I want to start getting ready for the holidays, so I don't want to be over worked. How do you do it? I don't know!!! I try not to take on any new commitments, but it is so hard to say "no"!!! I really do enjoy helping out. I am working on a dinner now to honor a Special Olympian from our City who won the Gold and Bronze medals last July. It is so special! How can you say "no" to that!? Thank goodness hubby does most of the holiday shopping or I would be sooooo behind!
The weather here doesn't know what it wants to do. Today it is raining, but yesterday it was cold and windy. We have had some Indian Summer days of late, but we are supposed to get back to cold again. Thank goodness we end daylight savings this weekend, I can use the extra hour of sleep!
Well, blog friends, I have been reading all your blogs on Google Reader so I am keeping up on all you are doing! Maybe I will have a fun post soon!
Have a great day!