Good Evening my dears..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight..
Come on in..
Can you believe that a week from tonight will be Christmas Eve..
The time seems to just fly by..
I love the build up to Christmas day, don't you?
This week has been especially nice to me..
I just keep thinking that I still have two weeks..
No panic.. lol..
Now next week will be no time to procrastinate of which I excel at...
I am one of those people who gets so much more done when the pressure is on..
Next week I shall be a miracle worker.. lol
Speaking of procrastinating...
Here are some pics of our kitchen..
Almost all done..
I decided to just post them even if there are not perfect photos perse..
Here is how it used to look..
We used a kit called Rust-Oleum..
It contained everything we needed to paint the cupboards...
Terry and I washed and scrubbed the doors after he had taken them all off and then Shonda came and she and her Dad painted them ..
It took all day..
I will be honest and tell you that after they had been painted I almost had a melt down because I did not like them at all..
After they finished painting, Shonda and I decided we could not wait to see what they would look like with the rather dark gel stain on..
So she did one of the doors and I disliked it intensely..
Oh, dear Lord !
I wanted them a bit darker but I really do not want the primitive look any more!
Just the more updated country look..
This one was dark and blotchy, sort of..
She didn't know what to do when I just sat there looking
a bit freaked out!
And on top of that, I did not want Terry to know I did not like them..
I have this problem with paint that goes way back..
I can pick paint for crafts and such easily..
But to put paint on a wall..
Well, let's just say I am not always successful.. grin
After noticing the look on my face and the fact I was trying to let on that sure it was ok that sweet child of ours starts laughing kind of hysterically...
I am sitting there looking devastated and Terry says..
"She doesn't like them!"
To make a long story short..
We got out the tablet and start looking through Pinterest for painted kitchen cupboards..
Then to compound the fracture, shall we say, the first one we found was someone who hated the product and said it could not be painted over but had to be sanded down to the bare wood..
Can you just imagine how I felt?
I have waited 20 some years to have them painted and now I didn't like it and they were all painted...
We kept looking and I did finally find a few pins of kitchens painted the same and I thought that I did like them..
In the end I just went to bed and fervently prayed that by some miracle I would . .
The first thing the next morning even before coffee the dear girl grabbed a drawer front and put the gel on and wiped it off..
Oh thank God...
What a difference!!
The paint was now dry and the gel came right off and did not blotch up..
And thank the dear Lord... I thought they looked great !
The more we progressed from stain to varnish and putting them back on I actually did love them..
The kitchen is so bright now and I am a person who loves light..
We also replaced our table, chairs and hutch with a new set..
It is distressed just a bit and almost the same as the cupboards..
The process has taken so long because of hunting season and such...
We still need to redo or replace the counter top but that will wait until after the holidays...
Sorry for the long drug out story but
all is well that ends well, eh?
Here is a wee project that I finished..
I had a page from an old book enlarged and then recycled an old frame..
You can use old cards, too..
Love putting more of Christ into the holiday decor..
How are you all making out with everything..
I still need to decorate the living room, bake and put up some fresh greenery ..
Our grandsons were here on Sunday and helped Grandpa put up the tree..
The earliest I have had it up in years.. grin..
Thank you sweet friends for dropping by and I love your comments and can't wait to hear from you...