March 2013 archive

Dining Room Table and Mismatched Chairs

You’ll notice a lack of BEFORE pictures in this post.  2 reasons for that:

I tend to JUMP into projects with abandon… Much too anxious to get started, I forget all about things like cameras and how people might want to…. You know… Actually SEE what my piece of junk looked like when I started.

 

Secondly…  This was before I started my blog… Or even seriously thought about *maybe* starting a blog.  Therefore… Not really on my radar screen at all.

 

So anyhoo…  Since we’re skipping BEFORE… On to the DURING and AFTERS!  🙂

 

Imagine this…

Free dining room table…. Large… Screamin’ 80’s… with a damaged laminate top.  This thing was uuuuuuuugly!  🙂

 

 

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Went to Menards…. Bought 7 – 2×6’s…    We arranged them on the tabletop… Not an easy task, because even if you spend forever picking out the straightest boards… They’ll still be a wee bit crooked.  So we arranged and rearranged and rearranged till we found they fit the closest.

To attach them,  Handsome Man just screwed them in from underneath.  He had me use my weight to our advantage… Ummmm yeah…. That’s code for… He had me sit on the table while he drilled!  😉   Whatever works, right????

 

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A little leftover stain from the wood floors….  and 6 coats of high-gloss poly sealer…

 

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Looks AWESOME, right?!?!!?  Love it!!!

 

I suppose you’re wondering about the base/legs too, right?

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I painted the legs with several coats of various gray paints… and just for good measure, I sprayed flecks of black spray paint.

 

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Sanded the living daylights out of the edges to distress…

 

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And then glazed the whole base with this miracle stuff.  Seriously?  Love what magic this glaze can preform.  😉

 

 

And the chairs!   My pretty little white mismatched chairs.  Again…. No before picture.  KICKING myself, of course!!! 🙂

 

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I did, however… Get 3 random pictures of me recovering the seats with this awesome gray vinyl I had on hand.

 

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LOVE these chairs actually!  All mismatched but painted the same.  Kinda adore the look and the price makes it even MORE attractive!!! 🙂  Especially since friends gave them all to me for freeeeeeee!   All it cost me was the paint, people.

 

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Anyone else in love as much as I am?  And cheap!  Sweetness!!!

 

 

Check out these other mismatch chairs I loooove!

 

 

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Check out the original Dining Room post….

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How to Install Crown Molding…

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I guess maybe this isn’t as much an actual tutorial on HOW to do crown molding as a show-off of what ours looks like as well as a resource list with tutorials from people that were actually involved in the process! 😉  lol

Let’s face it.  I just cheered Handsome Man on.  You know how I lack thoroughness and exactness?

Yeah.  Crown molding needs both.  Like a LOT of both.  😉 Haha!

 

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Step 1:   Last time I believe this process was started the same way… YouTube baby!  Handsome Man’s best friend when it comes to quickly learning something new! 🙂

 

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Step 2:  Realize that the crown molding is quite a bit deeper than all the tutorials you could find and that you have to cut it from 2 angles because your miter saw isn’t big enough to cut it in one shot.  Call Handsome Man’s Dad and ask him if he’ll help get things started because he’s exceptionally good at things like… You know…  Angles. 😉

 

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 Step 3: Put up several pieces of the crown molding using the beloved air nail gun.  Expect to have a few gaps in the corners.  It IS an old house after all… And let’s face it, I don’t think they even knew what a square corner was back then!  Simply remember that caulking is the best thing ever invented and it will work wonders! 🙂

 

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Looking faaaaabulous, baby!!!

 

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This was the only piece that we had to use glue on… We couldn’t use any nails on this piece because it was an end cap piece.  We just glued it, taped it up there, then took the tape off after it dried.

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This was the glue we used… I don’t love it or anything…

We just happened to have it on hand.

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Looks KILLER awesome, doesn’t it???!

 

 

If you missed it, don’t forget to check out our dining room reveal!  It has all the links to all the details in this awesome room! 🙂

 

 

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Young House Love actually just did a tutorial on crown molding recently on their blog….  They used an awesome new tool to find exact angles…. It looks totally SWEET!

Me?  I just get it close and use a ton of paintable caulking.  😉 lol!

 

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Q & A Day: Buying and Installing Crown Molding by The Remodeling Guy.

He doesn’t post often, but I totally love his blog!

A man?  Who blogs? And has awesome taste?  Ummm… Yeah, that’s pretty sweet!

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 DIY Cheap Chunky Crown Molding by Bower Power

This is kinda brilliantly done.  Some types of these DIY faux chunky crown moldings are a bit… well… obviously faux.

This one?  Actually pretty awesome!

 

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A good tutorial by This Old House…  A good step-by-step how to.

Anyhoo… Those are my best links…  I say GO FOR IT!!

 Looks great…

Gives better resale value to your house…

Relatively inexpensive upgrade…

Crown molding is a pretty awesome addition to your home!

Check out the original Dining Room post….

Check out the DIY built-in coffee bar that’s rockin’ my dining room!!

 

 

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You know how I mentioned that I have a tendency to do projects at my friend, Emily’s house… Fall in love with them… And then re-create the project in my own house?

Yeah… Guilty again.

 

My coffee bar is no exception.  That goes for the upper cabinets anyway…

 

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We already had this buffet that fits PERFECTLY in this space.  It actually belonged to Handsome Man’s great-grandparents.  I got it from his grandpa’s auction before we were even “official.”  We were “just friends” at the time.

Didn’t THAT work out well?? 🙂

It was soooooo empty up there though…. and all that storage I was missing out on….  I was totally itching to re-create Emily’s built-in coffee bar!

And yes, unbeknownst to me, I was photographing my terribly attractive blue pj’s with clouds all over them.  Sexy, right?  😉

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You guys must think I never do anything!!! All these pictures of Sam working oh, so, hard.  Honest!  Right before I took this picture, I was holding those cabinets up by myself while Sam screwed them into place!  Haha!!!

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I’ll go ahead and mention… Even though I don’t know a whole lot about this part…

When he was screwing the cabinets together, he mentioned that you should always drill pilot holes so the cabinets don’t crack and something about he was screwing at an angle because it actually gives more support.

That, and those were the only finish screws we had on hand and we didn’t want to make a trip just to get more finish screws. lol!   They were a shade too long, but if he put them in at an angle, they were perfect!  My man is so smart. 🙂

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Clooooose up!

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4 little cabinets, all in a row!  Now bring on the paint, baby!

We finished off the sides and underside of the cabinets with bead board.  We also inserted 1x’s on the underside between the cabinets and the bead board for the cup hooks you’ll see later

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You know the drill…

Primer…

2 top coats…

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Looking clooooser!!!

We added an old scrap 2×4 up top to attach the crown molding to.

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The crown molding TOTALLY finishes it off!  It looks AWESOME!!!

A post on how to install crown molding coming soon!!!! 🙂

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Look!!! It’s me!!!!  And I’m working!

That’s my arm screwing in cup hooks for out mugs to hang on.

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TAAAA-DAAA!!!!!!!

This built-in coffee bar is ready to roll, baby!!!

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How DIY batten walls saved our lathe & plaster dining room…

 

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As you can see…. Our dining room walls were a mess.  They were lathe and plaster and extremely cracked.  And to top it all off, they were COVERED with layers and layers of wallpaper like so many old houses are.  By this time the dining room came around, we had demolished and moved so many lathe and plaster walls that I was in NO mood to rip out all the lathe and plaster in ANOTHER room and drywall it.

And therefore… Necessity is the mother of other creative options that mean less dust.

Or something like that.  However the line goes.  😉 lol!

So enjoy the sega of how we went from

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To this!

 

 

Step 1: Remove the loose wallpaper.  Don’t worry about getting it all…. I’ll explain that part later.

 

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Step 2: Seal remaining wallpaper and upper walls (That will not be behind the batten walls) with GARDZ by Zinsser.

 

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to install batten walls over less than ideal walls Step 3: We just used 1/8 inch thick sheeting found in the panelling section.  You can skip this step if you are doing this on nice drywall walls and don’t need to cover up cracks and just less than ideal walls! 🙂

 

 

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Step 4: We used 1×4’s for the batten… battens… whatever you call those boards.  😉   I opted for a taller batten wall to both cover more cracks and we have super tall ceilings so it just seemed more proportionate.  Feel free to do whatever suits your fancy!  We did the horizontal pieces and then the vertical ones but again, do whatever makes sense to you.  We didn’t glue them since we put them every 18 inches on the original studs behind the lathe and plaster.  We just went crazy with our handy dandy finish nail gun. 🙂

 

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Step 5: If you look closely, you’ll see that we used 1×2’s along the topside to finish it off.  Again, that is just a matter of preference as to how you handle the top.  There’s about as many ways as there are various shaped of trim.  And that’s a lot! 🙂

 

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Step 6:  Finally!!!!  Those cracked walls ABOVE the batten.  I had you wondering, didn’t I??  I textured the walls.  Unfortunately I neglected to take pictures of that step.  *Sigh*

All I did was get a bucket of drywall mud and a 8 inch drywall knife.  There was absolutely NO method to my madness!

Slap it on,

spread it around,

and kinda scrape it back off in a slight random curved motion.

ABSOLUTELY no right or wrong way to do this.  I didn’t leave a whole lot of mud on the wall because I didn’t want a TON of texture.  Just enough to hide what was behind it.

 

It worked PERFECTLY!!!!   Love the walls now and you totally can’t tell that they were in such bad shape at one time!  Score!!!

 

Step 7: Caulk all the cracks in the batten walls.  You MUST do this step because that’s really what finishes it off!!!

 

Step 8:  After the drywall texture has throughly dried, quickly and lightly scrape all of it.  that just takes of the pokey high spots and makes it look more finished

 

 

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Step 9: Paint 1 coat of primer on both the batten walls and the textured walls.

 

Step 10: Topcoat both as desired.  It took 2 coats of white high gloss for the batten and 3 coats of the red satin for the upper walls. (It only took 3 because I didn’t use a tinted primer and because I was painting a deep red.  Reds don’t cover the greatest! 😉 )

 

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The finished product!

 

I TOTALLY loved this super easy fix to really lousy walls!  Even if you DON’T have lousy walls, this is an AWESOME fix!!!

 

 

 

Check out some of my inspiration for the Batten Wall re-do!

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Just a Girl has an AWESOME step-by-step tutorial!

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I just read this week about how Young House Love just did a batten wall in their hallway and it really MADE their hallway! They used much thinner boards and I’m digging it!!! Fantastic!  Awesome tutorial and cost break-down.

And there are OODLES of other tutorials and styles of batten walls out there!  Get out there and just TRY it!!!  You’ll be AMAZED at how easy it is for the impact it will make!

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Dining Room…

Some of you have seen snippets of the dining room…

In the next couple days, I’ll be posting about the details:

 

*The DIY batten walls

*The built-in coffee bar

*How to install crown molding

*My “Free” Dining Room Table & Chairs Re-do

*How I updated a cheap 80’s Light Fixture to a Restoration Hardware Knock-Off 

*Not to mention the Industrial DIY Curtain Rods that I already posted a tutorial about!

 

In the meantime….  I hope you enjoy a few shots of our dining room! 🙂

DIY in Real Life: Dining Room Before and After

 

I love before and afters!  It totally shows me how far we’ve come!!!

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 The awesome batten walls that totally covered up our cracked lathe and plaster.  It looks even BETTER in person!!!

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My cheap 80’s shiny brass chandelier!  LOVE how it looks now with a coat of black paint!!!

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Twisted rope around the chain and I TOTALLY LURVE it now!!!!  Looks like something from Ballard Designs without the hefty price tag!  😉

 

 

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 And my coffee bar…

 

 

Sooooo looking forward to showing off my awesome details in the next couple of days!!!!   Whooohoooo!!!!

When the cat is away, the mice will play… Bathroom Shower Curtain….

Soooooo….. Yeah….  Here’s how it all went down.

 

Handsome Man left for California.  My friend, Grace came to stay with me for a few days while he was gone.

 

We were talking about the bathroom and how much we loved it when we both mentioned (I’ve been thinking this for quite a very very long time.) that the shower curtain just didn’t seem to fit in.  Everything was so light and airy and happy except the shower curtain which was big and dark brown and heavy looking.  The killer was that it was a good curtain yet! Incredibly good quality!  We’ve only used it a short while and it seemed like such a waste to get a new one when this one was still perfectly good.  Against my better judgement, I made my way to Amazon.com… Just to look…. Not to get anything!

 

Yeah.  Ummmm….. So…. while I was *just looking*  I found this.

 

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Light… Airy… Happy…

And very very inexpensive!  Only $15.99!!!!

And I *think* I can re-sell mine for almost that much!

(This doesn’t sound like rationalization, does it???)

 

 

But really… I love it!!!   Really really love it.

 

 

And… I’m totally scheduling this post for tomorrow after Handsome Man gets home.

 

So I can ‘splain to him! 😉 lol!

 

I’m TOTALLY blaming this one on YOU, Grace!! 🙂

Guess what caaaaaaaame today??! Cabinet hardware, baby!

YES!!!!!

 

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Just placed an order with D. Lawless…

I’ve never ordered from them but so far so good!!!  I’ve always heard great things about them from other bloggers, but had never even visited their website.

Last week I did.  That was mistake #1 the best choice I ever made!  My kitchen cabinets are going to love me when I put on their new jewelry!

D. Lawless has TONS of pulls, handles, and knobs for really really great prices!!!

 

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For instance… These cup pulls?  (My favorite style of cabinet hardware)

They are from Williams-Sonoma and are originally $19.87.  I did not pay that, of course.  I am admittedly WAY to cheap for that! 😉

I paid $4.10 each.

Can I get an OH YEAH?!?!?!

That’s an awesome price for cup pulls let alone ones that are so nice and solid!  I’m totally in love!  They’re a brushed satin silver finish and they’re the perfect blend of brushed satin so they won’t show finger prints as much, yet slightly shiny enough to add some bling to ‘ma kitchen! 😉

The knobs are also the brushed satin silver and I also scored those for a mere $2.00 each.

Awesomeness!

Can’t wait to get these babies onto their new homes!!! 😉

Yup.  Love.

I was in no way compensated by D. Lawless for this post…  

However if they’d like to, I’d be all for that!!! 

Spring? Where art thou? A DIY on fancying up a cheap pitcher!

Yes… We got a skiff of snow last night and Spring doesn’t feel very close at all.

 

The groundhog lied.

And I’m pretty sure the robins are regretting their decision to come back so soon.

lol!

 

Regardless….  I’m in the mood to post something SPRING-Y!

 

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This was a SUPER easy project that you could totally do while curled up on the warm couch watching a movie.

This makes me think of outdoor parties… and having friends over… and grilling… and well…

SPRING!!! lol!

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All you need are cheap glass pitchers… (I got these at Wal-Mart)

Copper wire… Or any finish wire, I suppose? (I used stripped electrical wire, actually. Cause that’s just what I had lying around if I remember right.  Craft wire from a hobby store would work too as long as it doesn’t rust?)

Beads of choice…

And a pliers/wire cutters/jewelry tools/etc… Use whatever your weapon of choice is.  😉

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As you can see close up…. I just wrapped the wire round and round the handle adding curlies here and there along with the occasional beads.  Super easy!

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I even made some napkin rings while I was at it.

The only downside?  Ummm…. In this picture, it looks like pee.

Sorry about that.

I didn’t have lemonade on hand so I just used yellow food coloring.

Yeah…  Not really convincing.

😉

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Before/After Coffee Bar… My Favorite Emily…

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Yes…. This was an AWESOME re-do!  Like my favorite ever!!!  So much so that I went home and did one in our dining room!

Actually it’s a little embarrassing how many projects I did at Emily’s and then came home and replicated.  lol!  Oh well.  If you like it, flaunt it.  😉

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This is what we started with…  A beautiful blank wall just screaming for a coffee bar! 🙂

One thing you really must know about Emily and Allyn is that they are some of the most hospitable people I know.  It’s incredible!  So a coffee/drink bar was *just* the ticket for their hospitality needs!  And of course the extra storage in the kitchen has got to be good too. 😉

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Again with the open cabinets and the bead board backsplash…  Also keen on that butcher block countertop.

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First we started with the lower cabinets.  Which were actually upper cabinets, installed on the bottom.  I think Allyn was the one who wanted this… Can’t remember for sure…  But it turned out AWESOME!!!!   Basically the big difference is that they are only 12 inches deep instead of the standard 24 inches.  It provided storage without taking up too much space in the room.  We built the cabinets up with 2×6’s thereby making them look very custom and built-in.  It also brought the countertop to a PERFECT drink bar height.  *Love*

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Then Allyn & Sam started hanging the uppers.  Never an easy task, but they totally rocked it!  Way to go guys!

Especially Allyn.

 Because Sam is missing from this picture.  Not sure where he is! 😉

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Oh there he is!

My handsome man!

After all the uppers were hung, we were ready to paint.

What I WASN’T expecting was THIS!!!!

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 Yes… When you get cabinets at Home Depot instead of Menards, you’ll see that the insides are glossy.  Even if you use liquid de-glosser first, you may find yourself looking at something that looks like an albino leopard gone very, very wrong when you prime it.

Our fix?  Wipe off the paint and give it a light coat of spray paint primer.  THEN coat with regular primer and 2 coats of white semi-gloss paint.  And then all will be well with the world. 😉

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Our faux butcher block countertops…  (Actually 2- 2×8’s stained and sealed like crazy.)

We stained them outside, then brought them in… Installed the first one… Loaded the crack up with clear caulking… and installed the 2nd one.

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Then the guys went to town putting up crown molding.

 Step 1: Watch YouTube’s on how to cut crown molding. 😉

Whatever the case, it turned out AWESOME!!!

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Yes. Yes.

Handsome Man is wearing Elmo pants.  Because that’s how he rolls.  😉

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Next Step?  Bead board backsplash, underneath the upper cabinets, on the sides of the lowers and covering the 2×6 faming on the frontside of the uppers.  A little glue… A few finish nails with the nail gun…  Whaaalaaa!

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We used strips of wood to rest the shelving on because we liked it better than the plastic brackets that came with the cabinets. (We painted these after Handsome Man installed them, of course)   We also caulked the holes that come in the cabinets because we weren’t going to move the shelves anyway and it just looks better now.  😉

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Getting clooooooser!!!

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Here it is pretty much FINISHED!!!!  After we left, they finished priming and painting the backsplash… But it looks SO FANTASTIC now!!!!

TOTALLY LUUUUURVE how it turned out!!!

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Love this girl!

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And this man… Even if he does wear Elmo pants… and Crocs… And dress up like a lion and go around the kitchen roaring.  😉

Also while we were there we painted all the other cabinets in their kitchen… It brightened it up SO MUCH!!!!

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Wow!

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This was a SUPER simple addition that REALLY tied the room together between the old cabinets and the new cabinets in the coffee bar area.  Little bead board pieces and corner round.  Nice!!!

Overall… This was SUCH a fun project to do with Emily and Allyn!

You should check out their other blog posts showing what all went down before we ever got there!!!!   Wood flooring… the removal of entire walls…  LOVE where they’ve taken this house!!!!!!

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http://allynandemily.blogspot.com/2011/03/view-from-my-kitchen.html

 

 

 

 

 

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My Favorite Emily and a Desk Before and After….

Emily is my friend.  I don’t see her NEARLY as much as I’d like…. But let me tell you…  Emily is amazing!  One of my favorite roll-models and one of the people I have the MOST fun with.  I’ve known her for probably 18 or so years out of my 26-year life. And she still likes me!!!! 😉

 

Anyhoo…. I *love* visiting Emily!  My favorite thing is to work on some project or another while I’m there… Makes for a GREAT excuse to visit.  lol!

 

A while back this was one of our projects….   Emily blogged about it here…  Loved the re-do for this desk!!!   Be sure to check it out!!!cBeforeAfter

 

 

Blog post coming soon on what we worked on LAST time we were down there visiting!!! 🙂

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