2/18/11

Extreme Makeover


I am slowly getting the pictures together of the rest of our kitchen renovation. Again, I stripped all the wallpaper off, textured and painted. I took down the glass shelf and brackets, sanded and patched. I also took down the shelf at the top of the window that went almost all the way around the top of the room. That was actually fun as I grabbed a hammer and released some stress at that point. My very talented mother made the window treatments, the banquet cushions and pillows. I had someone build the banquet for us this summer. I love it! I especially love the extra storage it provides. He used piano hinges so the seats lift up. My round table no longer worked, so I found this on Craigslist (my only Craigslist experience so far). I am going to paint it at some point. Hopefully sooner than later.


Isn't it amazing the difference that paint can make. The room seems so much larger now. I also eliminated some outlets and a phone jack on the wall by patching, texturing and painting over the holes they left.


The three pieces above are from an old door from our 1940 home that we are hopefully about to sell. The door was falling apart. It had naturally crackled paint and it was free. It was actually my first project ever. I made these at least eleven years ago. I managed to get the pieces out of the door, paint them and string wire through holes I made with nails. We didn't even own a drill at the time. I love that they remind me of all the great times we had in our other home. The boys laugh at me and ask why I painted "Relax, Friendship, Home!" Who can remember it was eleven years ago.

I recently finished this project. I bought the letters, frame and utensils at Hobby Lobby. I painted and distressed them all. I painted the plate in the middle too. I was really happy with how it turned out.
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13 comments:

  1. I LOVE the place setting on the wall. I'm so gonna bookmark this and try it for myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. wow. that transformation is incredible!! all your hard work paid off!

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  3. Very cute! I love what you did with the space! So fresh and new! Great job.

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  4. What a great transformation! I love the bench...I want one in my breakfast nook! The utensils and plate are adorable too!

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  5. what an amazing transformation. love the framed serving place! cute idea

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  6. That is awesome. So much airier and lighter. Well done.

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  7. What bright cheery room you have created! Great job ;)

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  8. Looks wonderful. I really love the framed place setting! And the YUM is a really cute addition.

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  9. Oh my!! I love the wall color. It makes the room look more open. And the wall decor is so beautiful. I'm your newest follower from frugal Friday's link party. I'm throwing my very first link party tomorrow (Monday). I would love it if you stopped by an added your project.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a difference!! I love the "yum" and utensils! Too cute!

    Great work!

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  11. Thank you so much for joining the More The Merrier Monday Linky Party. Be sure to come back next week. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  12. WOW what a transformation! I'm loving everything (great bench seating!) but especially that "yum" wall art with the silverware. I featured you today on my wall art round up :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/wall-decor-round-up.html

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  13. I spotted the place setting on the wall on Shabby Creek. Very, very cool! What a unique and simple idea. I think I shall steal it....

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