Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Projects

I'll be joining Twice Remembered for Week 18 of Make Your Monday. Won't you join too?
I have been busy lately. Trying to finish projects and getting ready for the upcoming Spring Vintage Market and driving down south to pick up a teenage daughter twice in the same week. I have been making these cuties, Easter Egg pockets for gifts for Easter. They're really easy. I saw one on the internet and jumped right into making them. Now I just wish I could find where I saw them to link you there for the pattern. I'll try to find it again soon. I'm going to put a chocolate rabbit and use them at everyone's place sitting for Easter dinner.

I've also been busy trying to finish projects in my kitchen. I mean it's only been 3 years since we began remodeling the kitchen. I mean why not drag this thing out forever.... Sheesh. Of course before there was mom to take care of and homeschooling the kids. Now there's just work (part time) and things around the house. You would think I would get more done. But my days just seem to disappear all the same. After three years I finally decided to just paint under the lone cabinet. I thought about putting bead board there and thought that I would do it when I finally did the west wall cabinet. But last week I went ahead and painted it. It took a half hour in the morning and about the same after work. It is a narrow space and it looks great now. So why didn't I just paint it sooner and have done with? Who knows... Anyway here are the before and after pictures of that little spot. I could probably blog for a whole month just on the kitchen. Seth and I hope to tackle the west wall cabinet bead board project next week on spring break.

Yep, just this little space. 

Now it's just pretty.

Also got a new island. My friend didn't need this lovely dresser anymore and I knew a spot that did. The carpenter is going to cut a new top for it and I'll probably paint it. So what color do you think it should be? My large spice cabinet will be coming down off that wall and finding a new home next week also. So the kitchen saga/journey continues. Will it ever be done? Tune in for further developments. 

I hope to tackle this area next. Finally paint the shelf, different brackets and add some kitchen type items. I've been looking. Already have one project in the works for this area. I'll post it soon.

I hope to work on the coffee bar as Tina calls it when I do the west wall bead board. I think I'll add bead board under here too. What do you think?

I also got these lovely prints for the front room/dining room. Aren't they just perfect? My friend at my favorite shop set them aside when they came in because she knew they would be perfect my house. Now isn't that sweet. Just love that gal. Have a great day. {{ HUGS }} Amanda  (sorry about the large gaps again) 


Marilyn said...

You and I would make a great team. But, I think you work faster than I do. Your area looks very nice now. I'm going to order some beadboard wall paper from Home Depot for under my cabinets. I hope they still have it! Then, of course, I must put it up!! ♥♪

Laura said...

What a pretty kitchen. I love all the flowers!

I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!