Sunday, September 9, 2012


What. a. weekend. I have counted and I think we've been to Home Depot six times in the past three days. 

After we closed on Friday, we spent all afternoon choosing paint colors, purchasing fixtures and ceiling fans and getting contractors lined up to start their work. 

We woke up early to meet a contractor at the house at 8:30 a.m. And can I just say? Fall has arrived! The temperatures felt absolutely amazing all weekend. 

Tito {whom my mother-in-law references each syllable as, "Tee-toe"} has spent the last day staining our ugly oak cabinets to a dark walnut to match our wood floors in the kitchen and hall bath, and whitewashing our master bathroom cabinets. 

Once he was started, we made one of our many trips to Home Depot; this particular trip was to pick out new doorknobs for the entire interior and exterior of our house, which yours truly changed herself. Buh-bye, ugly brass!!! 

After a long day working at the house, we came home and watched college football on TV with a nice Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

And because it was feeling so "fall" outside, I decided to make some homemade corn chowder. 

We slept in until 9 a.m. today {!!!} and then went back out to the house to check on Tito's progress. And can I say? I adore the cabinets. 

We went to Home Depot again and came back to the house to change all exterior locks and the remaining closet doors we didn't get to Saturday. 

We came home and lounged around, I cooked supper and we spent time with sweet Oliver who has likely been wondering where we've been the past few days!

I'm off work tomorrow {yay!} so I'll post photos of our finished cabinets then. 

Happy Sunday!



  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures of the improvements :)

  2. I am loving the updates! Can't wait to see what you do with the place, I know it will be beautiful!!


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