Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Project in the Works



I am starting to feel my decor groove coming back.  With Terry home and captive until he finds another position in the Fire Service,  I am putting him to work!!!!  He said he loves having a project to take his mind off finding a new job.

Like I have always said I have a man with tools and he knows how to use them lol!

So here we go.

When we moved up here and sold our house and down sized to this little house I did not have room for my dining set and gave it to my daughter when we moved.

This dining room set was the first real wood furniture Terry and I could afford and I loved this set.   I was happy to give it to my daughter to have when we moved.  My daughter and son in law just bought a new home and will not have a formal dining room.  These new homes are more open concepts now.  So I did not want her to give that china cabinet away so I inherited it back.

Well...... that started a whole new transformation in my kitchen.  I am making room for that cabinet to come back into my french farmhouse kitchen.




I thought I had a  good picture of the whole long wall in my kitchen before we took everything down.  Nope this is the most current pic I could find.  Anyway you get the idea of what the long wall in the kitchen looks like from this picture.



Everything came off the walls and shelves.

Took down the cabinets and shelves.

Took the shelf bar that ran across the wall.



Yep looks like a garage sale with all the stuff from the kitchen wall area piled into my dining room.  This is the only part of re doing something I hate.  Having everything everywhere!!!!

So day one is done.  We have  spackled and primed and painted the wall in the kitchen.

Stay tuned to see the finished wall with the new china cabinet.  Just hope my vision of this cabinet  and new wall design I have in my head will come out the way I have it envisioned!!!

My daughter has primitive decor in her home so the china cabinet was painted black so it will be re loved with paint back to white.

Hope to have the reveal soon.
Stay tuned!


Please come back Saturday for Spotlight I have a really wonderful blogger for you to get to know.  She is a celebrity in her own right with having a column she writes for Romantic Homes.  She is special and so so sweet you won't want to miss meeting her.


See you Saturday and maybe Sunday I will have the reveal of the new kitchen wall and china cabinet.
Kris
:)

59 comments:

  1. How exciting! I look forward to seeing how you put it together, Kris!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  2. Oh my....that's a BIG project y'all started! Wow. I'm intrigued. No doubt it will be totally gorgeous. You two make such a great team! I can't wait to see the transformation so don't keep us waiting too long! ;)

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  3. I'm glad you are feeling better Kris. Looking forward to see the reveal!!

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  4. I love living through YOUR projects, Kris, hehe. You two are absolute pros at the sequencing and timing of gettin' 'er done! And I have two gals in mind that may be your Saturday Spotlight. So happy to see you back in your groove. Now, if we could just doing something with this snow.....

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  5. I'm excited for the reveal!!!! How sweet that you've got that piece back in your home again.

    xo

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  6. I LOVE your "go to & I can do" attitude!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  7. OH I can't wait! I know it is going to be great when you finish.

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  8. Can't wait to see your reveal! I love that the china cabinet has spent time in different homes. It's truly a loved piece. :) I know what you mean about not loving the messy part of projects...we just ripped out our old backsplash in the kitchen and replaced it with subway tile and my kitchen was torn apart for about 5 days. I had just about reached my limit of how long I can go with things in disarray. Lol!

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  9. Wow Kris, when you redo you do it BIG!!! I am super excited to see what it's going to look like, keep that man busy girl!!!

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  10. How exciting!!! I can't wait to see it....I know it is going to be amazing!!!!!!!!
    ~Des

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  11. I am sure it will look beautiful when done. You have great vision!

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  12. Can't wait to see it, Kris! I gave our dining room set to our daughter when we moved, too. I would take the china cabinet back in a minute! I would also paint mine white at this point (it is still oak in my daughter's house). I also hate what renovating does to the rest of the house. Stuff everywhere - I guess that's why I put it off for as long as I can because I know one room will wind up affecting a number of rooms!

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  13. I can't wait to see the cabinet transformation. I have a cabinet that my friend gave me that I need to get to.... It is cute and small from the 1940's. I'm hoping to refinish it in the next few days...while the weather is warm.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  14. Can't wait to see your reveal. Now who would have thought that you would make room after all. I have up an amazing China cabinet for that very same reasons and then ened up fitting in one here and could have kept my one I gave up!
    It's so exciting Kris to see how the China hutch fits in and how you group in your pieces around it.

    Beauty and grace ahead of you.

    Xx
    Dore

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  15. Hi Kris,
    Exciting new project for the kitchen from the guy with the tools and the gal with the creative visions. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. You are so creative, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  17. Oh Kris, I am so excited to see how it will all look. I am all tied up with little projects so I am living creatively through you!

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  18. Wow Kris, how exciting to be working on a new and fun project for you and your husband! I love the way everything looks even with everything out of the kitchen and in the dining room! LOL! I know it's going to look beautiful whatever you do to it! By the way your hair looks great. I have a secret my husband highlights my hair and gave my daughter an ombre hair coloring and he is not a hair dresser! LOL! Take care and have fun.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  19. You kill me!! Never a dull moment at your house, Kris, lol.
    Anxious to see what you have up your sleeve.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  20. You kill me!! Never a dull moment at your house, Kris, lol.
    Anxious to see what you have up your sleeve.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  21. I think it is going to look wonderful!

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  22. Wow you guys are on a roll-cant wait to see the final reveal!

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  23. I love that you are turning your lemon into lemonade right now.

    How fun to see that wall dismantled to get an idea how you created it. I can't wait to see the new look.

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  24. Oh I can't wait to see it when it's all done. I know that's a lot of work though. I'm like you and hate the mess leading up to the finished project but I always say it's got to look ugly before it looks beautiful.

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  25. I can't wait to see the finished project!!
    Kim

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  26. I sure wish I had half of your energy!! My decor tends to stay the same for a long time! I used to redecorate a lot, but I guess I am getting old. ha! Can't wait to see the reveal!! I know it will be amazing.
    Blessings~

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  27. Kris thought your kitchen looked great before, but now looking forward to the new look.
    Rosezeeta.

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  28. Can't wait to see what you do with the China cabinet. But, I know it will be gorgeous!

    Judy

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  29. It sounds like it's going to be amazing.. it's so nice to keep those pieces in the family. I'm looking forward to your reveal. I'm glad that you're feeling more like yourself these days. You've been in my thoughts.
    Blessings,
    Tamara

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  30. What goes around comes around. I bet it will look great!

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  31. Oh lucky you, I would love to start fresh this way! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  32. I can't wait to see the reveal.

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  33. Uh-oh----she's at it again. lol I am so happy that Terry is able to help you accomplish your visions. MyHero would still be standing there looking at the wall wondering what to do next...then he would pick up the phone and call a handyman...(if he was feeling generous). So...when Terry gets done there send him this way- I have a chandelier he can hang for me.....xo Diana

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  34. I can't wait to see it. What fun styling a china cabinet will be.

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  35. Your visions always come to completion beautifully! Can't wait to see it! Blessings, Cindy

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  36. Can't wait to see it completed, Kris. xo Laura

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  37. I am soooo excited for you. And for me to see what is next. :-))
    xx oo
    Carla

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  38. I can't wait to see the transformation!

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  39. I'm very glad for you and i'm looking forward to seeing the reveal!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  40. Well you certainly took on a big project and I'm sure it will turn out exactly how you envisioned it! I hate the mess of having everything everywhere too, but it only lasts a little while. Looking forward to the finish!

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  41. I can't wait to see your new project all done Kris. I bet it will be fantastic. Looking forward to Saturday Spotlight!

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  42. does he hire out?? whatever you do, I know it's going to be AHHHHMAZING!!! and can't wait to see. I, along with some pretty wonderful bloggers, will be hosting a new blog party Kris. Hope you can join us, as it's right up your alley, with your fabulous "STYLE". Party opens tonight at 7 pm. Come on by my blog to sign up. xo

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  43. I can't wait to see your china cabinet all painted and on that wall, Kris! I loved the before and I'm sure I'll love the after as well. You've got the perfect project to work on during this cold spell!

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  44. Keeping busy is sometimes the best medicine. I can wait to see how you style this space in your kitchen. I know it will be awesome!

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  45. Kris trust me your vision will be great. You never fail. I'm not good with things all over, it makes me edgy. Can't wait to see

    Cindy

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  46. Kris can't wait to see the out come I'm sure it will be fab! Good luck to Terry, my son is a Fireman and the departments can be fickle. :) Jo

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  47. Wow...you are super busy! You are lucky to have such a willing, able and available helper. Enjoy every moment of this free time together, he'll be back to work soon enough, I am sure! Can't wait to check out the reveal!!

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  48. You go girl! You and Terry are such a fantastic team, and whatever you do will be fabulous! Can't wait to see :)
    Susan

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  49. Oh My Goodness! Another kitchen redo! Wow! I can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm really glad you were able to get the china cabinet back from your daughter! Have fun and share pics soon! Hugs, Leena

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  50. I have mixed feelings about this. I feel like your kitchen wall as you just removed was pretty fabulous. I'm kinda wondering how you can improve on that? I thought it was original and quirky and romantic and vintage and pretty great. But you always do great things...so I'm going to have to trust that whatever you do next will be even better.

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  51. Your project will be terrific when you finished. You have not done anything that I didn't like. It's good to keep Terry busy that way it helps time time fly by.
    Saying an extra prayer tonight that he gets one of the jobs. They will be lucky to have him.
    Mary

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  52. Oh my sweetie, you are always up to something fun! Keeping hubby busy is good. I'm that same way!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  53. Can't wait to see everything when you get it all done.
    ~Cindy

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  54. Oh, this is going to be good! Can't wait to see this new Kris and Terry production! Hugs, Nancy

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  55. It is like reading a novel to the exciting part and then putting it away for a few days! I am eager to see the end project!!!!

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  56. Hi Kris. I'm a new follower and I must say I love your blog and the wonderful transformation you did to your kitchen! Looking forward to seeing some more transformations!

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  57. Yes, I have seen many new model homes now without a formal dining room...just a very large "breakfast room area" which I love...I always love and look forward to your great projects...so anxious and excited to see this one!!!...

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  58. I can't wait to see the new hutch in its new place!

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