Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying what is left of the weekend. But, good news for most of us, this week will be a short one! Before I jump into today’s post, just wanted to send birthday wishes to my Mom! Happy Birthday, Mom! Thanks for all that you do for our family, and I hope that you enjoyed your special day!
So, if you’ve been keeping up with the blog for the past few months you will know that my Dad and Brett have been doing some serious renovations in the pantry/laundry room and kitchen. Last weekend my parents came into town to install our new cabinet doors in the pantry and laundry room, and at the same time Brett painted the kitchen cabinets. I pretty much spent the majority of this weekend cleaning the house in order to share with all of you the big reveal. To refresh your memory here is a picture of the old cabinets.
And now, drum roll please…our beautiful, new cabinet doors!
Here is a picture of the cabinet doors on top of our washer and dryer.
I couldn’t be more pleased. Thanks to my Dad for all of his hard work since he built these doors with his own two hands. He really has a wonderful talent, and I’m so honored to be so deserving of his time and dedication. Check out all of his notes below that prove that this was indeed a well thought-out project!
Brett assisted my Dad last weekend by spraying all the cabinet doors. Check out our make-shift spray room that we set up in our garage below. Using the spray gun saved loads of time, and really makes the doors look like they came straight from a factory. Notice that Brett is putting his safety first by wearing a respirator. If you are tackling a project like this at home, please be sure to take the same safety precautions.
Brett used Benjamin Moore ADVANCE Waterborne Interior Alkyd paint for all of the cabinets in Tapestry Beige. I really love how the lighter color accents the stainless steel and really opens up the space.
One of our next projects is to take down the painting that you see in the picture above in order to install exposed shelving. We also have plans to paint the walls in the pantry/laundry room Revere Pewter (the same color as our master and guest bedrooms). A few other updates will take place in the laundry room as we plan to purchase a front loading washer and dryer.
Christmas Craft Project
Before I sign off, I wanted to share the craft project I was working on the other day. As Christmas is quickly approaching I was able to finalize my Christmas shopping along with my gift wrapping this weekend.
I simply wrapped natural polished hemp twice around each gift and secured with a simple bow. Assembling the decorated clothespins was really easy, and only took about 15 minutes. The supplies needed are clothespins, double sided tape, glitter, tiny ornaments, a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
I simply placed double sided tape onto one side of a clothespin then dipped into a tupperware filled with glitter. I then secured the tiny ornament to the end of the clothespin with hot glue. I wrote out my loved one’s names on a craft tag, then secured the tag with the clothespin to the hemp.
Since this week will probably be a bit busy because of holiday traveling, I may not post again until after Christmas day. Enjoy your holiday, and please be safe if traveling. Also remember my holiday tips in order to stay on track with your health goals and exercise.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!