Monday, September 20, 2010

A tour of my new kitchen

I know, I know I should have some before shots, and they exist some place, but I was eager to share my afters, now that I've got my camera back. The cabinets use to be wood, with an orangey type of finish. I repainted them cream and black with a glaze over the top.
Yikes, does your fridge look like this?

It's not a farmhouse sink (my dream), but removing the old cupboard door, replacing the apron, adding some legs and making a skirt gives the kitchen the retro feeling I was going for... I also added an old panel from an organ that I got from a consignment store, over the window to add more history.
I wanted to add molding to the top of the cabinets, but I struggled with that, so instead I did a faux baten board treatment, which makes a nice backdrop for my pottery collection. I had greenish glass knobs from a redo project I did a while back, so the cream cabinets got those and the black cabinets got new chrome knobs.

I still have a few tweaks in my head, but all in all I love the kitchen. It is much more my style now and I think it belongs more in this house. Making the changes also didn't cost me much because I found the cream paint color I liked at Habitat for Humanity Restore (Nice Benjamin Moore, it was like butta) and picked up the black Ralph Lauren Paint (also very nice) at Home Depot when they stopped carrying that line. My paint cost me under $20.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm back!!!!!!

I finally found my camera equipment. Here are two pictures I took at the beginning of the summer. My personal ode to summer. And now summer is over.

Hopefully, I can get the swing of my new camera, now that we've been totally reunited. One difficulty is my computer is not letting me save my edited pictures from this camera? Frustrating. Anyone else encounter this? I'm using Microsoft Picture It! and a Nikon Coolpix 3000.

Well, it's good to be back. I can't wait to post more pictures. I repainted the kitchen cabinets over the summer, so I'll have to take pictures of that soon (it requires a good cleaning first.)

I also finally figured out how to wind my bobbin and thread the needle on my sewing machine, two requirements if you want to use the said sewing machine for sewing and not an over sized paperweight. Actually, my mom helped me with it (Thanks Mom.) and once she showed me I sewed for two days straight so I wouldn't forget.

Well, I must run. (Oh, no I didn't take up running over the summer. Although I did go for a long morning walk this morning, maybe I can work my way up to running. I could use some calorie burning, that's for sure. I don't think sewing provides much exercise.)