Happy Friday! Lots going on here these days as we make out plans for the barn, redo our kitchen, and prepare for a visit from my brother and his fiancee this weekend (and we've invited over all of our local friends for a cookout... I was optimistic about the kitchen! ;) ).
I spent my day yesterday teaching my friend's mother how to paint furniture. We worked for almost 5 hours and had fun chatting through it all. At one point she asked me "Are you sure you're not my daughter?" because we have very similar personalities and views. It's also so fun to see someone just starting to paint furniture- the excitement and energy are inspiring! After she left, I got to work priming trim in the kitchen which is how I like to have a good time. It was so fun that I even spent my evening getting a second coat of primer on the trim while Chris assembled our industrial shelving. Today I plan to paint the walls and trim! If anyone local is looking for a good time... call me. ;) I'll hand you a brush.
Since I am busy working on the kitchen and don't have much furniture to share, I thought I would share some of my instagram photos from the week... (You can follow me at cassie8978)
A peek at a dining table I am working on...
Peonies are blooming! My Double Peonies just bloomed, too!
I promise I didn't sit on your bed while you were outside working... promise.
New kitchen lights from West Elm! And yes, I have vintage style bulbs for them, but I hadn't bought them when the electrician was here and we needed to make sure they worked.
Yesterday on my drive over to my friend's house for our morning run this family crossed in front of me.... they scurried so fast that by the time I was ready to snap a picture they were far away. Don't worry, there was no one behind me and I stopped. I didn't take it while driving!
Aaaaah..... I love my new kitchen sink pendant from Lamps Plus! LOVE! What I don't love is painting trim.... I've been working on those windows.
And last night we got our stove back in place! Woot Woot! No more chicken nuggets and pizza bagels for dinner! Eh, who am I kidding- we will still eat that!
That's all I have for you in new pictures, but I thought it would be fun to look back and see how far we've come so far in the kitchen....
Yep. I am happy with the progress! Now to go get it all painted, clean up as much as possible, put the kitchen in some sort of order for the time being, grocery shop for a cookout, buy beer and wine, tend to the gardens, all in time for my brother and his fiancee's arrival Sunday! Game on! :)
Hope you all have a fabulous Memorial Day.... This weekend I will be thinking of those in OK, and the poor wife and child of the beheaded British soldier. My heart goes out to all of them.