want need to say that I am VERY grateful for my handy husband. He is amazing! He may not always like my ideas or want to carry out my ideas, but often times he gives in, rolls up his sleeves, and jumps in to my projects, with a lot of begging and encouragement.
I keep telling Cory I will give him a break, but my mind is full of creative thoughts. Seriously, I will wake up in the middle of the night with some fabulous idea for updating our house. Sickness? Maybe, but it's my passion.
We finished our wall project. This was huge for me. I wanted an open concept feel so we could stay connected as a family even if we were in different rooms. Removing a large portion of the wall made this happen. I am SO happy with how this project turned out. This project made me fall in love with our home. I no longer want to move (unless its South to warmer weather) and if you know me, then you know that is a big deal.
When we finished up the wall project, my focus quickly went to the surrounding rooms. I made a couple small updates to our front entry. I still dream of board and batten in this room, but for now I am loving the new cushion, white mirror, and inviting feel.
My next project got a little out of control. Sorry honey ;-) I sure am glad you love me...
I decided that I wanted to update our kitchen island, a little. My idea started with a new counter. Our island counter had a belly that hung over on two sides, but our kitchen is too narrow for bar stools. This made things very cramped for a family of five. Mornings were a mess.
I went to Home Depot and picked up a 24" base cabinet of drawers, then stopped at Menards and picked up a beautiful 8' long butcher block counter. The drawer base is just a builder grade cabinet, but I knew my handy hubby could make it match our custom cabinets. ;-) Luckily we have flat oak front drawers so they should be fairly simple to recreate.
Cory stained the cabinets before connecting them to the existing cabinets. I've attempted staining before, but Cory doesn't even ask me to help anymore. Hmmmm, must not be my strength.
Here is a little peak at our pile of detailed trim. It's going to be fabulous!