October 30, 2012

Doing


Lots of doing going on around here. Car repairs, heater repairs but also lots of fun stuff like brainstorming for a little party I'm having for some crafty friends on December 1st. I love party planning. I believe I could happily do it for a living.


I also managed to work in a quick project with a friend and added heart elbow patches to one of my sweaters. I think there will be more elbow patches in my future.


 Of course I've been working on the kitchen. We are making good progress. I still think Thanksgiving is a reasonable finish date. In an effort to truly appreciate how far we've come I pulled this before picture out of the archives. This is from when the house was on the market.


Oh my. I'm not sure how we managed to see any potential there but thank goodness we did. This project has not been for the faint of heart. It looks so simple when you look at the before and after but it has been anything but! When it's over, I'll be so glad we went for it though.


And just because I don't want that to be the last picture you see before you leave here's another current one. Lots of priming to do this week and maybe get those cabinets skirted but first I'm off to work on party invitations. I think November is going to be a creativity filled month for me. I'm so excited!

35 comments:

  1. I am so inspired by your posts and pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Amazing how the ceiling looks so much taller now that the upper cabinets are gone! Amazing work done already!

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  3. Your kitchen is looking wonderful. I always smile when I see the little dresser you bought from me in your photos! Sometimes I think I too could easily happily be a party planner!

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  4. It's looking great so far! What a big job-It's always more work than you expect it's going to be, isn't it? I'm back from my blogging great and going to catch up on a few of your past posts- xo Diana

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  5. those aqua tins in the box r fab... i need to get my crafty tush in gear... i love the heart patches....

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  6. Adorable! I put a heart patch on one of by fall coats. I covered a moth hole with it and I think I love the coat more now than before it had the hole!

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  7. Your kitchen looks beautiful! The walls look great!

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  8. The kitchen is looking really great. Love the patched elbows. I'm looking for ideas to brighten up and re-vamp a number of totally plain cardigans I have and I think that could be a great idea. They don't actually need patching but it looks so cute. Fiona x

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  9. Love your heart patches! What a great idea.

    Your kitchen is looking wonderful Jen!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  10. LOVE!!!!!! good for you for having vision, and your hubby for having a hammer!! ;o) can't wait to see it in person! winkidy wink

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  11. I love it already, looks so clean and crisp. I also like the blue you picked for the bottom cabinet, it is so you! I think I may have to copy your heart patches, so darn cute. Can't wait to see you next projects.

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  12. Loving your kitchen so far. I really like the heart patch on your sweater!

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  13. I just love the way it is coming together for you. Your kitchen has a lot of the cozy kitchen feel in the After photos.

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  14. I just love the way it is coming together for you. Your kitchen has a lot of the cozy kitchen feel in the After photos.

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  15. Its really coming together! I love the open shelving above the stove.

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  16. love it, Jen! You should pin a finished kitchen pic on Pinterest! It is inspiring! Love the heart patches, too! Love your creativity! xo, Cheryl

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  17. Could you be any cuter with that outfit?! And your kitchen is looking fabulous! I want to have a girlfriend party at my house in February - when the holidays are over and we all have terrible cabin fever.

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  18. Love the open shelving in kitchen....looks like a great job so far.....

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  19. Can your Jim come and clad my entire main level in beaded board? Please and thank you.

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  20. *I second that FPFG's question.

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  21. Your kitchen is wonderful! I can see many happy hours will be spent in this lovely space! Your crate of crafty things is so inspiring and I love your darling heart patches. Have fun with your party and I hope we get to see photos! xx

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  22. Beautimous! I think November should be National Creativity month or something, because now you got me inspired! As always, you're cheery house makes me so happy :)

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  23. oh, jen!!!! it looks wonderful! i love seeing how far you've come and i can't wait to see the final picture! (p.s. you totally rock the elbow patches!)

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  24. Your kitchen is looking wonderful! What else are you planning in there?

    I just had a crafting day with friends & it was so much fun. It really energized me & made me feel so creative!

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  25. WOW... Love it!! Love the color on the cabinets (where island is)...can't wait to see it all finished :)

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  26. I love the butcher block counter it's a dream of mine to have a counter space like this, she is looking pretty so far.

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  27. I adore the sweater and your whole outfit! And oh my the kitchen is looking beautimous!

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  28. you are so inspiring!! really you are!! the kitchen looks great....it's beautiful and are you sure you are not done yet? It's look great & finished in those pics!
    xo
    kara

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  29. Lovely! Oh so lovely! Especially the heart elbow patches!

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  30. I spy lots of fun treasures in that box! The sweater patches are so adorable...must try that. Your kitchen looks so pretty what a transformation happening there...great idea to put the hutch on top of the counter in lieu of cabinets. So excited to see the it all done!

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  31. your kitchen is looking great! have fun party planning... your box of goodies is delightful.

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  32. Looking great! I am loving it. Kit

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