Sunday, May 27, 2012

Not much has been going on with the house lately. We decided to take a little break from all the constant work and relax a little. That meant I had time to pull out the Vespa and start riding it again. It's been almost 2 years since I've had it out and now I feel like I need to make up for all that missed time. New projects will be starting soon, so keep an eye out for them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Well that's new.

Nothing new and exciting has been going on inside the house lately, but things outside have gotten pretty interesting. Over the past few months the sewer lines behind the houses on our street have been replaced. Luckily for us the line didn't go through our backyard, so nothing had to be done back there. However, the line does run next to our house and turns in front of it. I thought we were going to miss all the exciting stuff but apparently not. This is what I saw when I came home yesterday.
Right now this is currently more interesting to me than annoying. Actually, it is quite enjoyable seeing people trying to drive down the street even though it says road closed. However, we will see how well things get cleaned up when they are done. I'll let you know if I get annoyed then. Until then, don't drive down our street!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Look who's on Retro Renovation today!

In case you haven't seen it, Pam did a piece on the wall unit we recently purchased. Go check it out over at Retro Renovation.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Pantry!

The pantry has been finished for a bit and it turned out really great! I think this is one of the best projects we have done so far. I wanted to wait to take pictures until we were finished painting the kitchen so you could get the full effect. The painting would normally go faster than it has but we are removing all the painted over wallpaper in order to do things right. 2 of the 3 walls in the kitchen are done. I will post another set of pics when we finish. Until then here are some pictures of the finished pantry. We went with color option number 2.
This picture gives a good sense of how little space the panty takes up. We were able to empty out 3 entire kitchen cabinets and put the contents in the pantry. Even with all that stuff in there we have a lot of room to spare!
Now that we have this nice clean looking wall next to pantry we need to find some art to put there.