Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Picture Progress

So much has happened since my last post, I thought maybe it would be appropriate to just post a collage of pictures that represent the various things going on.

In this collage we have Claw Foot Bathtub Makeover, Framing the Rooms, Studs (the wood kind and the manly kind), Staining and Spray Painting (the hinges must match the doorknobs), and Sheetrock Party (So far only the unloading kind of party...hanging is soon to come).

This is the first year I have actually looked forward to Daylight Savings Time Spring Ahead. It's so much easier for my hubs to come home from work and go straight to work on the house when it is still light out. So, nightly work on the house has started back up. Basketball season is over so we are hoping to get some long Saturday work days in as well. The countdown says we have about a month and half to move in, hmmmm it's gonna be close!


I can't wait to call this place home...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nexus Brown Cabinets with Walnut Countertops from IKEA

I just happened to check out the new link IKEA sent me this week for their kitchen planner at and I stumbled upon a pleasant little surprise!

FINALLY, they have the cabinets we bought for our new kitchen PAIRED up with the countertops we ended up making a quick decision on. I have been googling all kinds of stuff to give me a visual on how they are going to look together. We put the samples together at the store back in November upon making a decision, but I haven't been able to visualize it sense...hence the excitement to see this picture:

Whoo-hoo-hoo! I like it.

Our handles are different than pictured and our flooring will actually be just about the same as the countertops. I haven't finalized a backsplash yet...originally I was going to go with something "whiteish" as pictured...but I wasn't sure if it would be too big of a contrast. I kind of like it now that I see it in the picture. Decisions, decisions!

Suddenly I'm no longer tempted to rip open the boxes of countertop we're storing here behind our couch (it's too cold to store them at the church house).