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!