So I know I have been a AWOL blogger… we have just had a really crazy few weeks. I helped with girls camp for church then my kids all had camps the next week and all needed to be in a different place at a different time (I don’t know what I was thinking!)… Then my youngest daughter ended up pretty sick and had to go to the kids hospital for a ct scan… all is well! But I have been sidetracked lately….
I have lots of sewing tutorials to share but not too much time to “write” them.. so I thought I’d try something new:
Almost 2 years ago (geez I can’t believe it has been that long!) We moved into a new house. It was bigger, closer to the schools and a much better fit for our family. The house we left was one that we built, I had picked out everything down to the doorknobs. Decorating is one of my passions so it was hard for me to move into a house that was already “done.” I have slowly been making changes to the house (some big and some small) to make it ours. It was wonderful before so anything we have done has just been to personalize it to us.
I thought I’d start a posting series called “around the house”… It will show some of these projects that I have been tackling. (and a few ideas from the last house too)… Some of them are pretty big (like finishing the basement) and some are small (like a photo wall in my kids room)….For the next few weeks I’ll share them… I hope you can get some great ideas ….
One of the first projects I tackled was the kitchen. I LOVE too cook… and I LOVED LOVED LOVED my gas stove. I wanted to switch out the electric cook top (that came with the house) for a gas cooktop and move the microwave to give me more “head room” when I was cooking. We moved the microwave to a bookshelf in the kitchen and installed a vent hood.
Next was tile… I am a messy cook and could quickly see the walls behind the stove getting dirty and fast. I wanted a glass subway tile and lucked out and found one the SAME color green as the paint! I knew this project was beyond my abilities so we got a tile guy to come and do it and he did a great job. It gave the kitchen just enough “sparkle!”
The kitchen before:
My gas cooktop..