Monday, August 1, 2011

Filling in the blanks.

I have wanted some built-ins on each side of the Fire Place.  I finally got cracking and designed something that would be functional and works well with the decor. I wanted it to look old world with plenty of storage and of course decorative.

We got cabinetry that was the same style as the kitchen and all I did was add some ornate embellishments and wooden handles. When we put on the top, I also decided to add the arched back. This made it look more like a piece of furniture than cabinetry. We then built the top shelving with crown molding and Corbels.

This cabinetry came in a wood color that didn't match the kitchen perfectly so I decided to paint it the same color as the Kitchen Island.   
This is the completed project.
We have also been working on the kitchen.  We have one more thing to complete and then I will post about it.  So far we replaced the microwave over the stove with a hood.  I put the microwave in my butlers pantry.  We added crown molding on top of the cabinetry and new wooden handles.  We replaced the island counter top with a larger one.  The Chief put in a water pot filler for me over the stove and I completed the tile back splash.  I changed out all the kitchen lighting.  Last but not least, I recovered the Kitchen chairs and added new pillows.  The lighting is the last item we have to finish. 

The Chief did a great job with the plumbing and I have my pot filler. 
I did the tile on the back splash in tumbled marble subway style.
This was my dreary dull seats and pillows.   
The transformation! 
In the middle of all of this we needed to replace the Dishwasher. It was the original dishwasher when we build the house ten years ago. Last night we lost our refrigerator. I had to go and get another one today. We went to Lows and it was going to take 30 days for the one I wanted to be delivered. We then went to HH gregg and they had the one I wanted in stock. Tomorrow we get it delivered.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Church Camps

The Cisco Kid had a blast at this year's church camp.  He went to this same church last year and he had just as much fun.  This year they had a Panda Mania theme.  The last two days of the camp were extra special with an evening hotdog dinner and the children singing songs. 

Here are the two boys with Noodles the Panda Bear.
The group of boys were having some fun before the show. 
The staff put on a little skit.
Boy's young and old acting silly after the show.
The following day was all about the water slide.

It has been a great summer so far.



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