Friday, April 5, 2013

All Done!

After stripping, prepping, sanding and priming, it was finally time for a fresh coat of bright white! We have been using Behr's Ultra Premium White for all our trim, moldings and interior doors, and love how crisp and clean it looks.

The exterior of the window is still in need some serious TLC (stripping, sanding, re-glazing and repainting are on the to-do list) but on the inside it's looking mighty nice.

Yep, it's not brand-new, in fact it has all the wrinkles of a 99 year old, but it's gotten a serious facelift and the new make-up ... err, paint looks so much nicer and cleaner and smoother.

Our breakfast station - coffee, tea cups, a toaster - missing in action are our cereal bowls.

And with that the kitchen window is D-O-N-E!

Looking at my "Three of Three" list for the kitchen at our little old house, the finishing line is near!

Three of Three - The Kitchen
1. paint window frame (Done!)
2. add lighting (Done!)
3. add a backsplash

I don't know if the budget will allow adding a back splash right away - it all depends on what we decide to install, so I might have to tide you over with a couple of musings, our decision making process and a "Three of Three" of another room before I have squirrel away enough money to sink into this project.


  1. Looking good! I still absolutely love your hanging "flower pot turned light" fixture!
    Might I suggest a temporary solution for the backsplash if you're really wanting something there without waiting? You can "paint" a backsplash in the meantime. Such as "faux tiles"...
    Of course, you may like the paint job so much and actually keep it!

    1. Isn't it cute? And it adds so much light!

      We are past the painting point at this time :) We have lived with paint as a backsplash for the past two years and we would really like something more durable rather than just switching the color. A friend of mine, however, paints faux backsplashes as a part-time job and, boy, she does some great stuff. In pictures you cannot tell the difference!

  2. I love your shelves! We are still in the process of stripping, sanding and priming...when does it end? We are renovating a house on Hubbard and I love it but I feel like I'm running out of steam!!

    1. Woohoo - hello neighbor!
      It sure feels like it will never end (but it has to, right? At some point we will run out of trim and moldings and doors to paint).

      We hit our 'slump' last year which you can easily spy by looking at the count of blog posts and, you know what? It's okay :) Bringing any size old house back to life and polishing it up is a -lot- of work and it's okay to take a break to enjoy life :)

    2. And I made those shelves :) from a bracket set from HomeDepot and a 1x10! Quick and easy!

  3. Love it! I will say I have learned more in the past 6 months than I have in the last 6 years! Also, never ever thought I would know Home Depot employees by name and the store like the back of my hand. Now if I could only win the lottery so I could fund the rest of the project! Stop by anytime if your out and about - we are the blue (I think its purple & I hate it) house with pillars next to the antique store!