Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Happy to be signing off shortly for the long weekend.  I'm thankful for my lovely family, my sweet husband, my doggy and kitty.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tear Down

The wall, is tumbling down...

Well, not the whole thing. But a significant portion of it. This wall separates our kitchen and dining room and I don't know why. In the early 60's, when our house was built, "open plans" didn't really exist and formal dining rooms actually were used.

In order to make both rooms seem bigger and connected, we're opening up the doorway separating them so it's about 7' wide.  I taped off the area that is dunzo (before I ran out of tape) to get an idea of what it will feel like.


From the other angle... Interesting side note on our wall oven spied there in the background.  It used to be pink!  There's some paint flaking off at the bottom and pink enamel is hiding underneath!  I love that someone put PINK appliances in!  When we demo out the kitchen, I'm going to peel off the white and revel in the pinkiness for a few days.
Other side of the dining room as it stands now.  I'm toying with perhaps wallpapering that wall as well, but I'll wait on that decision for now.  My chains are getting old.

First week of December and this baby's a goner!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Budget Finds of the Recent

A pair of brass stag-head bookends, $7/pair at Goodwill

Upholstered x-bench from HomeGoods: $70!

Sadly, my shopping days are over...I need to save my pennies for bigger projects and delay the gratification just a smidge.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Possible Kitchen Remodel?

Despite not *really* having a budget in place quite yet, I'm planning our kitchen remodel.

I've asked a local cabinet maker to help me come up with a plan and price out some custom work. I'm hoping he's budget friendly and I can spend my money locally rather than with a big-box store. (On a side note, I think all of the cabinetry at Lowe's and HD is made in the USA. I know Martha's line is made right here in NC!)

Here's my plan as it stands now:
Junget_Kitchen 3d view_3

The colors are wonky -- my cabinetry will likely be a creamy white and the floors are TBD.  The style I want to mimic is the Ox Hill line from Martha Stewart.

Junget_Kitchen 3d view_2

Junget_Kitchen 3d view_1
I wish I could center my sink under the window but the dishwasher throws everything off. Darn 1963 kitchens with no ability to foretell future evolutions in technology!

Thursday, November 3, 2011