I think home improvement is lot like that.
|Goat burgers AGAIN? I'll be glad when this job is done, mom!|
It starts small. One little detail that could stand updating, a broken fixture that needs repair, a wall that looks too empty or too pale or... and the next thing you know...
|Put on your safety goggles and bike helmets, kids. Dad's got that 'I can install one of these at our house myself - calling an electrician is for chumps ' look in his eye!|
The point is, that as soon as we got the last bit of work done on the kitchen the deck outside the bay window looked shabby, and not in that chic way, and suddenly...
|When she said she wanted to bring the outdoors in, I never dreamed she meant an outdoors amusement park!|
So sharing my kitchen pics in bits and pieces so I can shift deck stuff out of sight. So, here goes!
|Half wall between great room and kitchen - just because it's only half a wall doesn't mean you shouldn't decorate all the way!|
|Took down the tacky blinds and went with yards and yards of sheers in the bay window - and no, the cat isn't lying on the table where we eat, it's a tea cart and if you ask her, it's HERS.|
|View from the great room - I did the island myself from a cabinet, the top to my old writing desk and wire files from HomeGoods! The stools - one vintage and one new.|
|Island top - I want to say the chaos in the background is because of the deck being redone but... um, that's EXACTLY what it is.|
|If you haven't guessed by now the kitchen is a wee bit inspired by my adoration of Julia Child. Just because I can't cook like her, doesn't mean my kitchen can't look like hers!|
Hope you enjoyed this visit to my home.