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Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Folks, I finally can share our fully finished, newly renovated kitchen!!  I’m so excited to share the results of how our new fireplace and new floor turned out! Behold: We got a laminate floor from Habitat for Humanity of all places that cost us less than $2/ square foot.  Best part about the floors: the...
Using a Level in an Old House

Using a Level in an Old House

    Allow me to direct your attention once more to our kitchen for just a minute.  This is a quick post… lots of dishes and cleaning to do while the baby’s asleep.  She’s teething right now so I don’t have much time to do anything while she’s awake!  Anyway, we moved a big mirror from...
Chalkboard Countdown Support

Chalkboard Countdown Support

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but for those of you who don’t know, David has been working on his MBA since the week Evie was born (August 20) in addition to working at his job full-time during the day.  Add a 165 year old house, two rambunctious dogs, a crazy cat, a newborn and...
Pass That Dutch... Door

Pass That Dutch… Door

I kind of have a “thing” for Dutch doors. Traditional Entry by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Savvy Interiors Traditional Entry by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Bradley E Heppner Architecture, LLC Traditional Entry by Santa Barbara General Contractors Giffin & Crane General Contractors, Inc. Traditional Hall by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp...
Flip That Fireplace

Flip That Fireplace

  Pardon the interruption in blog posts… sick baby = blog is not the highest priority.  Evie’s not sleeping through the night anymore and it makes it tricky for us! Anyway, here’s where we left off with the fireplace in our kitchen: Allow me to blow your mind with how we’ve started to transform it!...

Kitchen Floor Ideas

When deciding what kind of floor to lay above our new sub-floor in the kitchen, David and I spent a lot of time thinking about our options… Brick Floors Beach Style Kitchen by Santa Ana Interior Designers & Decorators Darci Goodman Design Farmhouse Kitchen by Arrington Cabinets & Cabinetry Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry This was originally...
New Kitchen Sub-Floor

New Kitchen Sub-Floor

If you look closely at the floor in the picture below, taken a few months back, you’ll observe a startling feature: the floor dips about two inches to the right!  It’s definitely two distinct levels that kind of slope together. That’s because the two sub-floors are two different materials and two different heights.  To the left,...
Decreasing the Fireplace, Increasing the Space

Decreasing the Fireplace, Increasing the Space

Sorry for not posting anything in a while– each time I tried to log on, my account was blocked because apparently there were hacking attempts/ security breaks!  Crazy!  I’m in now though, and it’s time to share a BIG change in our kitchen: BEFORE:   AFTER: This is the view from the hallway looking into the...
Tearing Up the Kitchen Floor

Tearing Up the Kitchen Floor

  Confession: the work described in this blog post was actually done a few months ago (when I was pregnant, before Evie was born).   The tile floor in the kitchen had seen much, much better days.  The air conditioning holes in the floor (see below) were totally gross and the tile surrounding them was...
Taking Apart the Cutesy Doorway Arch

Taking Apart the Cutesy Doorway Arch

  So the doorway to the sunroom from the kitchen has always kind of bothered me… it never seemed to fit in for an 1850 farmhouse. (Sorry these pictures were taken at night– not the best I know!) Out of curiosity more than anything else, David started prying the wood boards off to see what...
We're halfway there!

We’re halfway there!

I just realized I never gave a status update on the kitchen renovations.  (Remember, this is what it looked like when we moved in!)  We’re still not done but we’ve been living in a “halfway point” for a few months now.  Here’s how it looks so far!     Still to do: — Replace the...
"That's Cute."

“That’s Cute.”

After being with David for nearly eight years (time flies when you’re having fun!), I’ve learned a thing or two about him.  He uses the word “quite” when he’s trying to be polite.  He laughs really heartily and contagiously when he finds something funny.  And when he thinks something is frustrating or really annoying, he...
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