Monday, December 29, 2008

I spent the last 5 days visiting the fam in Texas. I received some nice gifts. My sister gave me a bunch of owl themed items- kitchen towels, wash cloths, soap dispenser, night light, pot holder etc. I also got to pick out a lot of bedding- a quilt, 2 blankets, pillow cases, 2 sets of sheets (big sales at belks!). I couldn't fit everything in my suitcase so when my mom and brother come to visit in a few weeks everything will be here including my new ikea ceiling lights! We don't have an Ikea in KC so my mom and I went on Saturday and it was insanely crowded. It was worth the trip because I scored three of these lights:
They were only $5 a piece- marked down from $25. Sweet! They're going to replace each of my three ceiling fans (bedroom, craft room, dining room). I might try and spray paint them too. I also got a picture frame and a pretty throw that was $10, down from $20.

I'm going to start painting my cabinets again so Queen T, per your request, I'll do a more detailed explanation of the cabinet painting process, and yes I'm doing everything myself so it's taking an extra long time!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vote for me!

Hello blog visitors. Since you are here you might as well stop by 1912 bungalow and vote for my living room in the Christmas Decorating Contest. Just click here.
Mine is of course the room with the yellow walls and white tree. My chances of winning are very small since I only entered last night and I think it's been running for the last couple of weeks. You can vote once a day until Christmas Eve.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Decorations

Well, I've done just about all I can as far as Christmas decorating goes. Christmas is a mere 4 days away so this will have to do. I just put up 4 strings of lights outside today, the very first, and only of our outside decorating.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The kitchen redo

Well...things are progressing in the kitchen much slower than I would like. I've just been lazy, is all...and I feel like I have no room to spread out so that I can paint the cabinet doors. I've basically only done the open shelving...sanded, primed and painted. I haven't done the sealant coat. And I'm not totally finished painting the right side open shelving. I've painted the cabinets over the stove and adjacent to it, but not the doors. Well, one or two doors have been painted. And I can't put the doors on until I decide about hardware. I don't know if I should spray paint all the hinges with a pewter finish or what. Anybody want to weigh in on this? Should I just try to buy new hinges? Would that be a big hassle? Can I get by with spray paint? And I haven't ordered any knobs or is a little tight now...My mom and brother want to come visit me at the beginning of January so I'd like to have it finished then.

Oh! And of course I've done most of the painting of the walls in the kitchen. I love the color. It's so pretty. But I haven't painted the wall behind the fridge.

Here is a picture of the kitchen I took the very first time I saw the house.
And here is a picture showing the wall color and the finished open cabinet (I'm leaving the doors off)
The wall color is a bit washed out's actually more similar to the bowl on the middle shelf (on the left).

Any opinions for the color of knobs/pulls I should put on the finished cabinets? All of the cabinets will be painted white.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My bungalow

You can view more images of my home, including dining room, living room, den and craft room, on my flickr. Just click here

I moved into the 1100 square foot home in Kansas City, Kansas, in Sept. 2008. I'm in the middle of fixing up my kitchen and am still putting the finishing touches on the bedroom.

My dining room on Apartment Therapy!

Submitted it yesterday, and the image was chosen as a roomark today! Sweet!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Holidays Cometh

I'm only 24. I've barely owned my house for three months. So it's no wonder my Christmas decorations consist of: a white christmas tree, candy colored bulbs/snow flake ornaments, a four foot pink tree and three skinny, decorative firs. This here house needs some Christmasing up! These are the projects I plan on undertaking:

Well, looks like it's off to the craft store before The Office starts!