Thursday, June 10, 2010

What We've Been Working On

We've been in this house for three year and have never done any type of construction on it.  We always make half-hearted plans, but we never follow through.  The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, I suggested to Charles that we go on a family outing.  When he said he didn't feel like it, I got miffed and started saying how I feel like we never go do things together.  About an hour later, he asked if I'd like to work on the breakfast bar we'd been talking about. Wha???  Uh, YES!!!  

So we headed out to Lowe's to get our supplies.  We ended up spending about $350.  Of course, I jokingly mentioned to Charles that if we'd gone to the caverns, we'd have only spent around $20.  I'm sooo glad he nixed the cavern idea because we really enjoyed working on this together and if you can believe it, there were no arguments.  I need to point out here that the previous Thursday, I'd smoked my last cigarette (20 year nasty habit).  Even with that figured in, we really had a great time.  At least, I did.  ha ha

Here's our sad little emaciated breakfast bar before:

Here is our beefed up, fabulously clothed new breakfast bar!
new paint already on the bar wall & look... columns!!

Of course, once we got the tile down, we realized it didn't go with any of the paint colors we have in our open floor plan.  You can guess what this means.  New paint everywhere!  I'm doing the kitchen today so pics to come soon.  I'm really hoping that the lighter paint colors help remedy my dark photographs.  Fingers are crossed!

6 crafty peeps said:

  1. Looks great so far! Yay for your diving it and DIY-ing and even better is kicking the habit. AWESOME!!!

  2. great job! I love the tile you chose.

  3. spontaneous home improvement projects sometimes turn out the best!! looks great : )

  4. Wow.. love the tile.. very rustic looking.
    Thanks for visiting today.

  5. So cool! It looks fantastic. And congrats on kicking the habit and not killing your Man during this project!