Kitchen Progress – Paint & Wait

SSStttiiiillll waiting on the sink, which is probably a good thing since I continue to be in the process of painting.  If you see me in person, you will surely be able to see that I am not the most perfect painter.  I did finish the cabinets and doors and they are pristine.  Details and lessons learned will be in a few separate posts.

DIY Deeds - Paint & Wait 3

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Kitchen Progress – Litter Box Cabinet in Closet

I’ve been trying to write this post since Monday…argh.  I wish I could blame the lack of progress on the fact that we went to visit family this past weekend, but I can’t.  I was sidetracked building a containment area for the litter box, but the best news is that I received a picture of the sink!

DIY Deeds - New Sink

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Kitchen Progress – Boxes & Paint

About two-thirds of the boxes are installed with trim, and the transformation is well on its way!

DIYDeeds - Kitchen Progress Box and Trim 1

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Kitchen Progress – New Faucet

The faucet was installed yesterday and boy I love it!  I guess my style is “eclectic,” or just a mish-mash of things.  I searched for faucets for weeks and was about to settle for a cheaper bridge faucet until I ran across the Jalco Steam Valve Original series.

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Kitchen Countertops

An update on the kitchen countertops…they’re done!  Technically the countertops and backsplash are done, and they are beautiful.  As usual, we ran into a few snags, and I am waiting on a sink to be made.  More pictures and deets after the jump…

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B&A – His & Her Eastlake Chairs

My friend and colleague Melissa and I recovered these chairs in two days without any sewing! We used my air-powered upholstery staple gun, which I wrote about here, and some Fabric-tac to attach the trim. I only have pictures of one of the completed chairs, and no pictures of the process since I didn’t really learn anything new in this process.

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Demi 17 Weeks


Introducing Demi!  We call her Demi the Disaster!  When she joined our family, she looked like this:

Demi Day 1


She is growing like a weed, and she is into EVERYTHING!   I won’t bore you with tons of cute puppy pictures, because we have Pinterest and YouTube for that.









Since her size changes on a daily basis, I’ll slip in a pic here and there so you can watch the pony grow!

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Summer 2014 Plans


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I bet you thought I gave up on this blog!  The good news is that I haven’t found a new hobby yet to replace my DIY bug, the not so good news is that John talked me into a Great Dane puppy.  What does that have to do with this blog???  Continue reading to find out, as well as my plans for this summer!

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Bayou City Art Festival 2014

My recent interest in art motivated me to attend the BCAF this year.  John and I walked the entire festival in about an hour, which is probably not something to broadcast.  However, like shopping, I only stop and look when something grabs my eye.  The “art” mainly consists of interior and exterior sculptures, wall art of every kind, and jewelry.  I picked up a few gifts, and I collected business cards from the artists that really caught my eye.

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Safety Red Nesting Tables

Rustoleum Safety Red is such a great pop of red in any room.  I first mentioned it on Instagram and realized that I hadn’t posted about my obsession with it.  The pictures of the lap board desk wouldn’t upload, so this is the second time I used the color.

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