Sunday, November 15, 2009

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...

...or developed a dreaded disease, or been traveling in a remote land somewhere in the world with no internet access!


I have just been trying to finish our kitchen here and there, between busy school days, more sickness in our house, and that never ending attempt to finish the laundry! But all is well! I don't think I have ever, ever gone over three weeks without blogging before! :) I have missed it, and have missed visiting all of your blogs! I am trying to catch up on everything you have been doing! :)


I have finished one project that was interesting, to say the least. We decided to put off replacing our garden window for the time being (until next year or the next) but I didn't care for the dark aluminum frame...




My husband half jokingly suggested I paint it. Well, there are few things I won't try painting, but it took me a bit of time to decide if I could do it, then how I would go about it. I hadn't seen any how-to in my "how to paint anything" edition of BHG. But let's just say, I had a bee in my bonnet...




So I started with just the bottom of the window, figuring if it went south, at least the whole thing would not look awful. Plus, that would be the easiest surface to paint.




See the bottom surface and surrounding area is primed twice and painted. All went well...So I taped the window up, and went to town~ again, priming it all twice and painting it until it looked finished! :) Here is what it looks like now:







And a peek at the kitchen...










And you can see one of the upper cabinets in this picture. I am not finished adding all the trim, but it gives you an idea of what I am doing with them. I put all the bead board on the insides and outsides of all the cabinets, and am painting the inside of the cabinets this green color. :)






Again, I'm still putting up moulding, but do you see the corbels underneath the cabinets? What do you think of them? I still have mixed feelings about these particular corbels...I got this idea from Angie, over at The Happy Homebody, who just added these to her kitchen this summer. Hers are a different style, but it's the same idea!


Okay, and one more thing...do you remember me telling you about my sweater project? If so, you also probably remember this picture:



Come on back tomorrow to see what I turned this into! :)

Well, here's hoping that your weekend was wonderful and you're all rested up and ready for another week! :) Have a good night!

Many blessings,




8 comments:

Bubble said...

you did a great job of that window...and i have to say you kitchen is looking gorgeous!

xxx

Darlene said...

Oh Jenni I absolutely LOVE how your kitchen is coming along!! LOVE the painted garden window....it looks 100% better..LOVE IT!!!! The green in the cabinets looks beautiful. I can't wait to see more, more, MORE!

Tracey said...

That window looks so much better & the kitchen is fantastic! XXX

Southern Belle said...

The garden window looks lovely! Good job Jenni! I can't wait to see how the sweater project turned out. Well I can wait, but I don't want to. It seems its all I do these days, wait, wait, wait, lol.

~Christine

Linda said...

Your kitchen is looking good...love the corbels that you installed on your top cabinets...they really add alot POP!!!! I'm working on my kitchen too...I'm taking a break for a few minutes...so what do I do?...BLOG!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Liz said...

The window looks GREAT! You did a wonderful job!

jen said...

Your window looks great! Might you decide to keep it now??

The kitchen is looking incredible!!

Jen

Jen R. said...

I love that chandy there!!!