Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The old counters were a blue grey Formica and now they're honed black granite.

We're going to be on a kitchen tour this Saturday and Sonny has been wanting to update the kitchen for a long while now.

It made quite a difference!

He installed beadboard on the wall from the counter to the bottom of the cupboards. Painted it the colonial red used in the rest of the room and I had him overlay it with black and wipe it off to leave it in the grooves of the beadboard.

Yesterday, I washed the bell jars that are in the breezeway and in the garden. The tour goers will exit through our courtyard garden so everything had to be spruced up! If you want to see the newspaper article, go to www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com and click on Life - that's the Lifestyle section. They did a really nice job with a great shot of the kitchen.

Last Saturday, grandson Luke turned 15. So hard to believe that he's that old. Seattle son, Chris, was home for a couple of days last week ~ so lots of fun for me!!

Have a great week ~ finally, nice weather is here!!

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Saundra said...

Beautiful home and the make over is wonderful. Lucky you to live with a builder. Great article too.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Yes, very lucky!!!

weaverpat said...

Oh, WOW!!! That kitchen is to die for! Cooking will be so much more fun in such elegant surroundings.

Congratulations on getting your blog back to it's normal happy state. guess it's rebellious period is over. Horay!

Julia said...

I love your kitchen renovations. It looks so sophisticated. it must feel so good that have a new kitchen built by your husband. Best of luck on your Kitchen tour.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Just new counters, sinks and faucets and beadboard backsplash. Cabinets and floors and everything else are 22 years old ~ but it sure does jazz things up a bit! Very grateful for his talents!!

Kim said...

Your kitchen is stunning!!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

You know what they say about the kitchen being the heart of the home. Well, yours is perfect. And a reflection of the folks who make that heart beat. Great job!!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Gorgeous kitchen re-do! Love the color too! Awesome!

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