Monday, October 27, 2014

And, the beat goes on...


Wow.  I'd forgotten how different the kitchen looks from the time we closed on this home until now.  I went back to find a photo of these shelves to show what they were before we took them out.  I was reminded of how much the kitchen has changed.


We needed extra eating space more than we needed more bookshelves.  So, all the shelving and end pieces were removed.  Which means the tile had to be redone also.  Luckily, there were enough extra pieces in the attic. 


Corbels were added to support the quartz countertop.  I wanted something very simple and that would least interfere with leg room.


So far, it only has a coat of primer.  The lower cabinets are also getting a coat of Mega Greige, one shade darker than they were.


And, the wainscoting in the dining room is up...


And primed!!  Woo hoo!   Then paint... and a new chandelier... There are two other projects in the works, too.  I hope to be able to share the "AFTERS" soon.

And, the beat goes on... on and on and on....

I'm heading to see the Little Men tomorrow.  Hopefully, all the plans will continue without a glitch in my absence!   Being able to receive photos on your phone is a wonderful thing.

"You decide what it is you want to accomplish and then you lay out your plans to get there, and then you just do it.  It's pretty straightforward."  ~ Nancy Ditz

Pretty straightforward... in my experience, there are always a few detours to be navigated.  Still, it is a matter of just doing it and keeping moving. 

blessings ~ tanna

29 comments:

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

have a fantastic hug-filled trip with your little men, Tanna!

TexWisGirl said...

the kitchen counter area looks great!!! i hope you can relax and enjoy your time with your little men (and their parents, of course). :)

podso said...

The kitchen looks wonderful, and I love what you are doing to the dining room. You have such a good eye. Enjoy your time with the little men and family!

Betsy Brock said...

I can totally relate to this! ha.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love what you've done in the kitchen! The eating area will be very nice.
I agree with you that there are usually detours along the way. The keeping moving is great advice! I need to put a "keep moving" sign up somewhere. haha!
Enjoy your time with the little men!

Bonnie said...

Very busy lady! It really looks great. Can't wait to see everything finished.

Amanda said...

Pretty much we're counting down the seconds over here until you arrive. Alex has pulled out your coffee coaster and put it next to your bed - in case you want to have your coffee in bed in the mornings. And above his bed is his printout of the two of you at the beach last year. The boy could not be more excited!!! That goes for the rest of us, too. Come on Tuesday!!!!! XOXO

steph said...

you are one of the bravest women i know....NO WAY could i tackle what you've taken on!!! Looks great!

karen said...

gorgeous update and I see progress! lucky you :) Have fun visiting your family and get those special hugs in :)

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

It is looking great! I still pause and stare enviously at that stove..

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Everything is looking great!! You are working your magic!! It's going to be wonderful!!!

Pammy Sue said...

How exciting to see it all unfold. I know it will all be beautiful if it's anything like your last house. You did such a great job there. Can't wait to see it all!

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh, you really have been busy haven't you! It is all looking great and I look forward to seeing more as and when. xx

Kerin said...

Hi Tanna,
The renovations are moving along nicely, and I love the changes.

I'm sure that you will have a wonderful time with your Grands.
Safe travels, and happy renovating, my friend.

K.

Tricia Buice said...

I really wanted to do my dining room like that but got new furniture instead :) Your house is gorgeous - you have such vision - please come and help me!

Christine said...

Your kitchen is truly wonderful. The reward of making it yours, is in the details. So warm!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your place looks awesome. Safe travels to you sweet friend. :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

The updates are wonderful. Love the greige :)
xo
Laura

Jen said...

I have the opposite problem. I need more shelves. Lots of kitchen pots, pressure cookers, blenders, etc have no home. Your updates look beautiful.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Tanna, WOW--your new home is really looking good. You are making it work just for you!!!! AND--I love the 'brighter' look!!!!! Congrats.

Enjoy seeing your 'little men'...
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy S. said...

We have corbels on our kitchen counter, but I didn't know what they were called. Thanks! We are presently messing with a leaking watermain, a definite detour. Who wants to come see a new water pipe? But oh, so needed. LOL, sort of.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, The kitchen looks great. Enjoy your time with the "little men". Blessings dear. Catherine

Grady Schwartz said...

That is looking grand. It' s all you can ever ask for in a kitchen, to make it stately and regal enough for the whole cooking and the process of making meals to have to be delicious and worth digging in. That's what the landscape part of kitchens do, plus a whole other endeavor, along with the setting up of the electronics and plumbing. All the best with that!

Grady Schwartz @ iDesign

Mereknits said...

It is looking fabulous. I love the quote, I should memorize that one.
Hugs and Happy Halloween,
Meredith

Lynne said...

I love seeing your kitchen progress . . . lucked out on those extra tiles in the attic . . . Love the DR wainscoting look with that large window. Great redoes . . .
Enjoy the Little Men and pumpkin day!

SouthernHeart said...

I absolutely LOVE everything you've done!!! You have a gift!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Tanna, you have created a beautiful home. Knitting is obviously not your only talent :-). Hugs and blessings....Mary

Deb said...

Enjoy your time with the little men

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Just dropping in to say "hello" and hope all is well.
Have a beautiful Sunday. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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