About Me

Twenty years ago I asked a Tarot card reader what would I be doing when I was 50. She replied, “I see you doing something so wildly creative, it defies a job title.” Only recently did I realize that was a slick way of saying, “I have no idea of what you’ll be doing.” But that prediction kept me charging ahead to the fifties with zeal and anticipation. Now that the future is today, I’m ready for anything!

Our Cupboards Are Bare No More

The final coat of paint is on our kitchen cupboards.
They're no longer bare like this,

but painted in a high-gloss oil base.

I painted the whole room myself. Mike would come in and point out where a second coat was needed or a spot was missed.

Like that bare baseboard at the bottom.

As it did for the walls, the cupboard color palette evolved. At first I thought of doing the trim in yellow, even going so far as to paint the trim of the cupboards above the sink. But I realized how bright the wall was going to be. So I switched to red, to complement the Twister carpet.

One of these days we'll be back up in Bruno. I want to stop at the thrift store because they have the largest collection of curtains I've ever seen. I can visualize the curtains I want, a red and yellow and brown lava lamp–type print. But the poultry valance will do for now.

And to think the kitchen started like this...

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  1. Cool! I'd say...turn the light on that was on in the before pic. So we can view it as it will be in the evening. :D

    I'm not yet sure about the yellow and red...but I am optimistic! And after all, to each his own. I'm having issues with the Pseudo-Husband about items for the place we're moving to...and there seems to be no compromise. (Have I mention he's a tad FREAKIN' STUBBORN?)

    Yep. It's a conundrum!

  2. Are those the unfinished cabinets from Menards? I just bought all the base cabinets from there for my still-unfinished kitchen. I probably will go with a natural finish, but hey, whatever complements the room!

  3. Good eye, Deb! The cabinets are from Menards. I'm impressed with people who have a vision of their finished project at the very beginning. Will you be working on your kitchen while the kids are in DC? Susan


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