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Before and after, Part II

So, I had mentioned previously that hubby was going to start stripping wallpaper in the kitchen, just to do a quickie clean up as our goal is to gut the kitchen and have a major re-do next fall/winter.

Though there were layers and layers of wallpaper (of course), there is far less wall space in the kitchen than the living room/hallway so this was a much quicker project!

As you can see, the previous owners not only liked to layer their wallpaper, but they also liked to add borders… everywhere!


It looks a bit tidier now:


Our kitchen has an island. I always wanted an island in my kitchen! Before:




This is where the Frosty likes to hide/sleep:


That’s a built in breadbox there. I hope I can get another when we remodel!

This shot is looking out the kitchen to the front door:


It was funny when we moved in because we didn’t realize until the first night that the glass in the half moon window is actually reflective glass or something. Apparently its to prevent people from being able to see in. The previous owner was a lawyer. The man across the street is a police officer. I’m not sure if those facts played any role in why a window, high above your front door, would require reflective glass, but…

So, that’s done for now. So, do you think that means I get a dust free house for awhile??? ‘Course not. Hubby’s already moved into the bathroom:


Published in:Uncategorized |on January 27th, 2010 |5 Comments »

Not much

That about sums up what’s been going on around here. Not much.

Its winter. Its blah. Today its going to rain. A lot. Which means flooded basements (not ours, hopefully!) Strong winds, too. Which means power outages (not ours, hopefully!)

So that’s that. Not much.

Published in:Uncategorized |on January 25th, 2010 |1 Comment »

Winter poem

I found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you.
It was to me and it’s very well written and I hope that you enjoy it too.


by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre


Shit It’s Cold

The End

Published in:Uncategorized |on January 13th, 2010 |4 Comments »

Hey, dude..

Frosty to Shadow: “Dude, everyone knows I can get on top of anything, but how the heck did you get up here????”


“You’re huge and belong on the floor!”


Published in:Uncategorized |on January 11th, 2010 |3 Comments »