Monday, July 26, 2021

Den Painting and Kitchen Tile 7.26.2021

Hi Everyone!  I haven't been on here in awhile because I have been painting, painting, painting.  I had to put KILZ on the trim and wainscoting in the den.  The wood was stained Black Walnut.  It took 2-3 coats of KILZ.  I then painted the trim and wainscoting with semi-gloss white.  It took 3 coats of that.  I then pick a bold color for the top of the wall above the wainscoting.  I picked Veranda Blue.  I love the way the white paint makes this color pop!  Here is the room so far.

This is what the den looked like before my paint job.  I think the change is so much better!!


The contractor came today and worked on the kitchen backsplash tile.  I chose a white subway tile and behind the stove a herringbone pattern with the subway tile.  Here is the backsplash without grout.  It will be grouted tomorrow.

I love the way this has turned out.  Once the wood flooring is put down the Refrigerator and Dishwasher can be installed.  The gas stove might have to wait because I am waiting for the gas line to be brought in from the street and a meter set.  It will be amazing though.  The appliances are all stainless steel.  The grout will be white.

My contractor also could make the windowsill extra deep so I can put mementors, small flower vases, etc. on there.  (There is a piece of trim missing under the sill.)  So happy about that!

Everything is moving along and I can move into the kitchen soon.  I will still have to use a portable burner because the stove isn't ready yet, but it will be wonderful not to be cooking in the dining room!  I have been doing this since the first week of May.  I also now have water on the first floor!

Thanks for coming along with me on the remodel so far!

Have a wonderful evening!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

House Renovation Update and Owen's Birthday!

Hi Everyone!  I haven't been on in a while because I had so much to get done on the house and then I went to NJ to visit my family for 6 days around 4th of July.  It was a great trip and I'm glad I got to see my family and friends but I really missed my home!

Lots of things are happening at the house.  The Master Bath shower and floor is all tiled and grouted.  All but the granite sill going into the shower is done and the 2 end tiles that cannot be installed until the sill is put in place.  Thursday the countertops are coming so the sill should be done then.

Master Bath Floor Tile

Master Bath Shower (hardware will be installed soon)

Master Bath Shower (hardware will be installed soon)

 The bannister needed to be sanded down to the wood.  I did that, then stained it and then polyurethaned it.  I think it looks so much better.  Excuse the half painted wall.  I have not finished painting the blue paint yet.

Today the front door is being installed.  I changed from a metal door to a craftsman style fiberglass door with window lights.  Above the door the original window light will be put back in, they are working on that now.  I have also changed out the coach lights on either side of the door.  I can't wait to see this completed!

On July 11th Owen turned 10!  I cannot believe he is 10 already!  Where did the time go!  Our grandchildren keep getting older but not us LOL!!   

I made this collage for Owen's birthday for FB.  I thought I would share it here as well.  He is such a sweet, kind and caring little boy!  I am so glad that I moved close to him, so I can see Owen and Jack all the time!  

Well I would love to show you more, but time doesn't allow for it at this time.  I'll be back when they have the front door all installed.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!