Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Project: Kitchen

Kreg spent all of last week up in the mountains bow hunting... those of you who know me know I am pretty attached to my hubby!  I can handle a day or two of him camping or fishing or hunting or gone on business or gone on pleasure... but, once I hit that two or three day mark, I start to fall apart.  And this time, Westin started falling apart even before I did.  He is VERY attached to his daddy! 

Well, when I find myself in a "mini-crisis" of any sort, my solution is generally to find a project.  I am very good at losing myself in a project.  I decided to tackle the kitchen last week.  It needed what I have been calling a "grown-up" look.  Here is the progression my kitchen has made since I have known it:

This is what it looked like when we first bought it.  I'm not a white-wall person :)
So, this was the solution :) As much as I love orange, this was not the orange I was hoping for, and it was just a little too much!

Here's what it looks like now: I think I'm finally pleased!

Whew! Let me tell you... had I any clue what I was getting myself into re-finishing cabinets, I probably would have chosen a different project :).  But, I am so very pleased with the results!  This is a very good thing because I do not intend to tackle cabinets again any time in the near future.  Kreg got home and was very impressed! 

I also got out my fall decor-- which seemed a little odd because it is still nearly 90 here in Colorado Springs almost every day.  I don't ever remember having such a hot fall here!  Knowing Colorado, we will probably go straight from summer to winter once October hits.  Time will tell.  Anyway, I have been wanting a fall wreath for my door.  I went out looking, hoping to spend about $20.  HA! The cheapest (nice looking) wreaths I was finding were on sale for $50.  Sooo, $16.00 later, I came out of Hobby Lobby with the supplies for this: 

and I had so much fun!  I really am loving having some extra time on my hands to be creative.  Over the past 5 or 6 years I nearly forgot about my creative side!  Thank you again, Kreg, for working hard for our family so I can be a housewife! I love you so very much and am thankful for the past week that we spent apart.  It reminded me of how very blessed Westin & I are to have what we have in you.  We are blessed beyond measure!


  1. Oh, WOW!!! Love the kitchen makeover. And I do love the new color for the walls. Super impressed with your refinished cabinets!! Can't believe you did all this by yourself. Way to go!! Your wreath is just beautiful. You are quite the talented young lady. And yes, when these husbands are gone on their hunting trips, we figure out pretty quickly things to do. While I miss Mike when he is gone, I enjoy doing some of those projects I don't want to start when I know I will have to stop and make a meal, do laundry, etc. Way to delve into your creative side!
    Aunt Donna

  2. Love the re-do, too! And that's exactly what I do when John is out of town. Project time! You actually got finished, though, which is more than I can say for most of my projects. :) I have a lot of really great ideas!

  3. I am so impressed with your creativity and ingenuity! The kitchen looks great! Thank you for being such a good mom and for making such a wonderful home for Kreg and Westin!