to bring you this beautiful little gem: my kitchen. still in progress, but already such a shiny special sparkly transformation.

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for reference, this is the same kitchen….before.  shield your eyes, folks.  she was not pretty.  

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um…..me?  maybe.  i’ve been thinking about stuff, and thinking about writing, and writing in old school (pen and paper, y’all) journals.  trying to figure out how much of my life i want to share, and trying to figure out my life in general.  thus, the hiatus.  but i’m ready to get back in it.  we’ve got transformations galore taking place over here in the hizzy.  new basement! furniture relocating, impending decorating, the possibility of turning our office into my dedicated craft space (can i get a HELLS  YEAH!) after i convince my husband that i really need a craft room.  more later.  it’s insanely late.   they baby just started crying.  i took my ambien well over an hour ago.  i should be comatose by now. zzzzzzoooooonnnnkkk

um…..me?  maybe.  i’ve been thinking about stuff, and thinking about writing, and writing in old school (pen and paper, y’all) journals.  trying to figure out how much of my life i want to share, and trying to figure out my life in general.  thus, the hiatus.  but i’m ready to get back in it.  we’ve got transformations galore taking place over here in the hizzy.  new basement! furniture relocating, impending decorating, the possibility of turning our office into my dedicated craft space (can i get a HELLS  YEAH!) after i convince my husband that i really need a craft room.  more later.  it’s insanely late.   they baby just started crying.  i took my ambien well over an hour ago.  i should be comatose by now. zzzzzzoooooonnnnkkk

the cabinets are sanded and primed.  paint is going on tomorrow.  the granite man is picking up our slab for fabrication in the morning.   i’m off to find tile for the floors, lighting fixtures, faucets, cabinet hardware, door handles and hinges, and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to pay for it all.

granite: bought

we are now the proud owners of a large slab of rock.  in searching for someone to turn this beauty into something usable i learned that the words for undermount, faucet, sink, and measurement are missing from my spanish vocabulary.  this normally wouldn’t be an issue in daily conversation, but when searching for someone to fabricate countertops on the cheap (“you pay cash. we have deal?”) this is somewhat of a stumbling block.

i love my house, but…

August 21, 2008

do you think it would have been too much to ask for silver OR gold in one house, but not both, and especially not both in the same room?  clearly the homebuilders were blind when they installed the gold toilet paper holder next to the silver towel bar across from the gold door handles beside the silver faucets.  if someone could please come over and replace all of the fixtures with brushed nickel ones, i’d really appreciate it.

the next design star

July 17, 2008

this is a living room:

this is a living room after being decorated by an eleven-month-old baby with a bucket of toys, a box of books, and the august 2008 pottery barn catalog: