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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Progress is Being Made!

Hi Friends,
I was overly optimistic when I thought I would be able to get my kitchen redone in a week. The wallpaper is coming off in confetti sized pieces - what a mess. Now at the two week mark, I think some major progress is being made. One of my son's has pitched in and is scraping the areas that I can't reach without a ladder, thank heavens. So here are a few pictures of what is happening here.......
back door with it's new coat of white enamel, see the window on the right with the old paint? That's the old wall paper on the walls. Loved it, but now it's just too dark. I need some light now.

Here's one of the windows with it's new white enamel finish, but still, the old wallpaper!!Here's the back door with the white woodwork and the first coat of my new yellow walls - love it!Here's my son, Mike, scraping the wall areas that are too high for me.

here's the mess on the floor that all the scraping is leaving!

Look at the size of the pieces--arghhh! Surely could use a cleaning crew here.

So this is my all consuming project, I cannot stand the chaos any longer. At least I can now see some light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, by next week, I may have some after photos that show the finished room (cross your fingers for me).

Did everyone have fun at the Mother's Day Shop Hop? I have to run over and see if any of my customers have won, is it you???? It was a fun week, I really enjoy the Shop Hops. It was fun to see the excitement and see what all the boutiques had put on special for Mother's Day.

Don't miss this week's Make Mine Pink Friday. The theme is Color Me Pink. Well, do I have to tell you that this is going to be spectacular? I'll see you there in the race to get the best pink treasures.

Have a wonderful spring time week. I really need to get out to the gardens as soon as this kitchen is done, they are being terribly neglected. See you soon,



Anonymous said...

Hi Pat, Delighted to have you visit. The Cottage Charm give-away is fun and I hope you can join us and meets lots of new friends along the way. I feel for you in redoing your kitchen. After taking down all the wall paper in this house, bit by tiny little bit, I promised myself I would never had wall paper again. We did murals on the walls this time and I love it. And easy to paint over if I tire of it. I hope you will visit often. xoxo Lynn

Fifi Flowers said...

Progress is DIVINE!!!

Unknown said...

Dear Sweet Pat,

I wish I could be there to help you with your kitchen. It looks like alot of work. But I can also see the light at the end of the tunnel. The yellow looks so pretty and will definitely light up the room. I can't wait to see the finished kitchen. I have also been working on my new place and so I totally understand. Thank God you have your son to help you. Thanks for visiting me. It sure made me smile. I will visit again to see the kitchen and of course to say hello to my sweet pink friend.

Janet's Creative Pillows

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

A kitchen makeover - how exciting!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Vera said...

Hi Pat!
Oh My!! Wallpaper removal... it's the worst! I promised myself I would never put up wallpaper again. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen. I love yellow kitchens!
The remodel we contracted is finally done. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and really glad it is over! I would love for you to check out the final pics on my blog. We are now turning our attention to our own house!
Olivia Paige