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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Eleven


Today was paint day for the kitchen and dining area.
See it there around the windows?
A lovely grey.  I think it makes those windows look even better!


It doesn't go across the rest of this wall, since that will be back splash.
And, as you can see, counter tops haven't been installed yet, either.


Here's the dining room side. 
Remember the shelves that Slate 'helped' take down?
So different now!  The light will be different, too.
We've been eating dinner on the card table.
So  cozy....and wobbly. ha.


Garden Girl is still out there!
I wonder if she misses me. :)

While our contractor painted today, I painted base boards
and door trim and cleared out the family room, which
will be painted tomorrow.  Then I spent a few hours washing
dust off of more things.  Slowly but surely!


48 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy.....
    Really starting to come together...
    Winder what the backsplash will be? Those lovely glass tiles?
    I know...I know.....I have to wait and see!
    Enjoy your week....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yep...you must wait and see! I chose something different...you know me...can't be like everyone else. lol...

      How was thanksgiving?

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    2. Good!
      Thanks for asking......

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  2. I like how you have the glass cupboards all put together. It looks great!
    I know you can't wait to do the rest of the redo.
    Thanks for all the updates.

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    1. It's really coming together now. It will be fun to show the progression at the end. :)

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  3. Bet you're glad you can see light at the end of the tunnel! -- silver fox

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  4. Look really good Betsy!
    I told you will be amazing!

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  5. Looking better and better! It won't be long now until the final unveiling. Then maybe a live video tour, along with that beautiful smile, and your personal narration here and there. Maybe let the Mister hold the camera, and you point out each new item as you tell us about it.... kinda like a "Vanna White" thing, if you know what I mean. Lol. Oh yeah, that would be good.

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  6. Making progress every day!

    We have the same kitchen light as you. I'm hoping I can get rid of it soon.

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    1. It was SO cool when we got it in 1988. ha.

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  7. Oh the final reveal will be wonderful. That's when you finally will be able to sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy. Buy a special bottle for that time;)

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  8. Projects like this can be so disruptive - but exciting too. And it looks as though you're almost there..!

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    1. Hi, Mike! You said it perfectly...we are so excited but our house looks like a bomb went off in all the rooms! Lol.

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  9. Everything looks great! I think you are moving along at breakneck speed.
    Gotta love the Garden Girl, though she is looking rather chilly.
    :0)

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    1. She does look stone cold, doesn't she? Ha.

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    2. Look at that, 2:53am. Do you think I could sleep knowing my teeny, tiny daughter in law was having a baby? I couldn't, so I got up and prayed. Well, he finally made his appearance at 4:13am. James got a text a little before 5. Phew!

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    3. Aw....how wonderful that he arrived safe and sound! What a fun day for you! I can't imagine how excited I would be!

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  10. Coming together very nicely . . .
    Like the grey pait and it does highlight the windows.
    Where do you play cards now you eat there . . . lol

    Yes, I can see Garden Girl . . . still standing . . :)

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    1. I did stand and watch the birds out the window for a minute yesterday. I bet they wonder where the paparazzi is! Ha. I have managed to keep the feeder full, though!

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  11. Each day is a nice surprise on your blog. You guys are working so hard! The reward is coming. Spent Thanksgiving in emerg - sigh. Home now but feeling cruddy. Tummy issues. And I was supposed to attend a BBQ- ah well, next year.

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    1. What? Aw, poor you! I thought you were quiet because you were out partying! :(. Feel better! Xo

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  12. It looks really nice! I like your paint color. You'll soon be done!

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    1. I was painting rooms in our house grey before it became popular. I always say the pros copied me! Lol....I've never gotten tired of it...such a great color.

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  13. lovely...the lighted cabinets and the white vases and dishes and such...just pop on the dark facing...
    really this is coming together nicely....

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    1. Thanks bri....you can finally see how it's coming together!

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  14. Getting there
    At your lair
    Soon it will be done
    Then no more dusting a ton
    Then just as you get it done
    On comes the christmas decorating fun lol

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    1. Don't say Christmas yet!
      Not in the mood or wanting that to be met!

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  15. Looking great, Betsy!!! I LOVE it. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. It is starting to look good, isn't it? Yay...I'm getting excited!

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  16. This reno journey will make for great reading thirty years from now! Grey walls are perfect!

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    1. Oh, also wanted to draw your attention to my Indoor garden girl / avatar. A neighbor didn't want her, I did. Bless his heart, Carl carried her home from two town homes away! She is heavy, even though she is pint sized compared to yours. I rubbed her with a great gooey waxy product that is meant for restoring wood .. she looks beautiful and resides on our raised dark green marble fireplace hearth!

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    2. What a wonderful indoor girl...she's gorgeous!...and you can't beat free! ha. How fun that you rescued her and Karl carried her home! Oh my!

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  17. you can't have too many outlets in a kitchen. I learned that during my first remodel.

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    1. Yes, that is true! We've asked for more...there weren't near enough in the old kitchen!

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  18. I am getting inspired! Love your choices!

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  19. I love the color you picked- yes, it does show off those windows so well! And I just love those glass doors on your cabinets!

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    1. Those cabinets were the mister's choice...I was opting for a more casual look and open shelving! ha.

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  20. Betsy, the views from your kitchen windows are spectacular. Love your stained glass windows in the alcove. The lighted cabinets are genius. I have up lighting over mine, but like your idea better. Paint color is very zen. I don't know how in the world you accomplish so much in your days. You must be endowed with extra energy. Love and hugs to Slate. Lynne in NC

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    1. I need a little zen in my life, don't you think? :) I have dark grey in my bedroom and it is so restful....I've really enjoyed it.

      I think the extra energy is coffee. lol.... I'll pass along a hug to Slate!

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  21. I love the grey colour, very chic indeed!! I hope that garden girl comes home again, so sad when they go on their way, but at least you know they have been well cared for while they were with you. xx

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    1. Oh, Garden Girl won't go anywhere...not with those concrete legs!

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